Hadashi No Gen : A Cartoon Story of HiroshimaGraphic Novel - 1987
- Barefoot Gen - 1
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The atomic bomb named "Little Boy" was dropped by American airmen on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. Three days later on 9 August 1945, the atomic bomb "Fat Man" was dropped over Nagasaki. The Hiroshima explosion destroyed 90 percent of the city and killed approximately 80,000 people; tens of thousands more died later from radiation exposure. The Nagasaki A-bomb killed… (more)
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ChristchurchLib Aug 03, 2020
Beautiful and heart-wrenching, ‘Barefoot Gen’ is a semi-autobiographical story of the artist’s experience of the Hiroshima bombing and the upheaval that followed. Balancing the harsh realities– starvation, malnutrition, nuclear burns and injuries, and death– with a simple art style makes this a p... Read More »
A series of comics about Gen's life after Hiroshima. The story is devastating and realistic - writer Nakazawa is a Hiroshima survivor.