Barefoot Gen (はだしのゲン Hadashi no Gen) is a Japanese manga series by Keiji Nakazawa, which was published by Chuokoron-Shinsha between 1973 and 1974. It was subsequently adapted into three live action film adaptations directed by Tengo Yamada, which were released between 1976 and 1980, two anime films by Madhouse, which were released on 1983 and 1986 respectively. In 2007, a live action television drama series adaptation aired in Japan on Fuji TV over two nights, August 10 and 11.
The series begins in 1945 in and around Hiroshima, Japan, where the six-year-old boy Gen lives with his family. After Hiroshima is destroyed by atomic bombing, Gen and other survivors are left to deal with the aftermath. The story is loosely based on Nakazawa's own experiences as a Hiroshima survivor.
Barefoot Gen Series
- Barefoot Gen #1: A Cartoon Story Of Hiroshima (ISBN 0-86719-602-5)
- Barefoot Gen #2: The Day After (ISBN 0-86719-619-X)
- Barefoot Gen #3: Life After The Bomb (ISBN 0-86719-594-0)
- Barefoot Gen #4: Out Of The Ashes (ISBN 0-86719-595-9)
- Barefoot Gen #5: The Never-Ending War (17 April 2008, ISBN-10: 0867195967)
- Barefoot Gen #6: Writing the Truth (17 April 2008, ISBN-10: 0867195975)
- Barefoot Gen #7: (Not published in English)
- Barefoot Gen #8: (Not published in English)
- Barefoot Gen #9: (Not published in English)
- Barefoot Gen #10: (Not published in English)
(Volume Five-Ten) now available in Japanese, Korean, Russian
- Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum
- White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007)