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NEWS: Barefoot Gen Manga Creator Keiji Nakazawa Passes Away


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nhat



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:38 pm Reply with quote
Even though I only heard of his works recently, its always sad to hear someone that had a lot of influence pass away like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:59 pm Reply with quote
Sad to hear him go, RIP Crying or Very sad
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Ggultra2764
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:34 pm Reply with quote
His work on Barefoot Gen was strong stuff. A shame to hear he has passed on. RIP, my friend. Sad
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Shiyonasan



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:45 pm Reply with quote
Sad to hear of his passing. I watched Barefoot Gen for the first time a couple years ago and it was one of the strongest movies emotionally that I've ever watched. He definitely left his mark in the world of manga.

May he rest in peace.
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RAmmsoldat



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:52 pm Reply with quote
Reunited with his family lost long ago, RIP old fella you've been through so much.
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classicalzawa
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:39 pm Reply with quote
Wow, this is quite sad to hear. I've only read the first two vols of Barefoot Gen, they're incredibly depressing but damn powerful stuff, might have to work on getting the rest now.
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_V_



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:57 pm Reply with quote
So it goes.



Few comics have "moved" me on the level that his did, largely because it was based on a true historical story. I'm young enough that it wasn't one of the first manga titles I was exposed to, but my library had a copy.

The scene that got me was when the starving kids decide they need to trap, kill, and eat a dog, otherwise they'll die of malnutrition from lack of protein. They've seen others succumb to malnutrition this way. They trap a dog but its happy to see them because it's been alone after the bombing. After a few tense moments the dog escapes, and they're happy they didn't kill it, but now they're facing starvation again.
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v1cious



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:30 pm Reply with quote
Wow, that sucks Sad
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cche7



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:02 pm Reply with quote
RIP to Mr Keiji Nakazawa Sad
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nightjuan



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:41 pm Reply with quote
May he rest in peace. The historical importance of the terrible events told in Barefoot Gen cannot be underestimated and Nakazawa certainly did his part to keep the memories alive, transcending the borders of his nation. Just as well, all the other tragedies resulting from the Second World War must also be remembered in order to prevent such horrors from happening again.
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The Goron Marshall



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:47 pm Reply with quote
Well shoot. There goes another honored, influential and historically significant manga-ka... But alas, there always comes a time... sad as it is... May he rest in peace.
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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:17 am Reply with quote
Rest in peace, Mr. Nakazawa. You will be missed.
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rag



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:20 am Reply with quote
RIP... Crying or Very sad
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Rensie



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:26 am Reply with quote
RIP sensei.
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Banjo



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:10 am Reply with quote
may his soul rest in peace, I bet he has tons of stories to tell his family Surprised
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