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Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen) is a Japanese manga story about a boy, Gen, who is in Hiroshima when the city is destroyed by the atomic bomb on 6th August 1945.

The manga was created by Keiji Nakazawa, based on his own experiences as a Hiroshima a-bomb survivor.

This article reports on Keiji Nakazawa’s experiences and the creation of Barefoot Gen, and a documentary DVD in which Keiji Nakazawa talks about his experiences.

 

 

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