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NEWS: Barefoot Gen to Become Live-action Drama




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hamtaroboy2006



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:48 pm Reply with quote
This sounds interesting. I hope we get an American release, because I really liked the barefoot gen movie. It may not have been as good as Grave of the Fire Flies, but it still sent a strong message in my opinion.
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Avacado Burger



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:50 pm Reply with quote
Oh god no... I bawled so hard watching Barefoot Gen long ago (but still not as hard as Grave of the Fireflies). I wonder how a live-action would fare?
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bonbonsrus



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:34 am Reply with quote
Wow, I had liked Barefoot Gen so very much more than Grave of the Fireflies.
I have no desire to watch it in a live adaptation however, it was hard enough to see animated for me, I cried through much of it, as did my 12 year old daughter who watched it with me.
Seeing that live would be too much for me, I try to avoid seeing those images even as I know they happen, but I don't like the sick feeling it leaves in my stomach. I had bad dreams forever after seeing the children manipulated and harmed in Blood Diamonds, which, while different than Barefoot Gen, was another movie (not anime) about a war and effects it had on people. It was so disturbing to me, I try to not see too much like it.
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Michi
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:48 pm Reply with quote
Aww. I hope they have re-airings of this so that I can see it when I get to Japan two weeks later. I've only read a little bit of the Barefoot Gen manga but I adored it. I really want to see this.
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petran79



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:13 pm Reply with quote
I found the animated adaptation one of the worst since it omitted a lot of crucial plot and character developement of the manga. Much worse than Grave of the Fireflies.

I hope the live-action movie will fare better.
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