Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen), is a 1983 Japanese anime war drama film based on the Japanese manga series of the same name by Keiji Nakazawa. It depicts World War II in Japan from a child’s point of view revolving around the events surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima and the main character’s first hand experience of the bomb.
Barefoot Gen (1983 film)
The historical anime ‘Grave of Fireflies’ and ‘Barefoot Gen’ contain bleak depictions of World War II. In their own way, they present “history as vision”—visions that are both selective and even ideological but that still contain universal images of great power and resonance.