Barefoot Gen (movie)

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©1983 Gen Production.

Alternative title:
Barfuß durch Hiroshima (German)
Boso przez Hiroszimę (Polish)
Gen, Pés Descalços (Portuguese)
Gen, pojken från Hiroshima (Swedish)
Hadashi no Gen (Japanese)
Босоногий Ген (Russian)
はだしのゲン (Japanese)
Genres: drama
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: It's the summer of 1945. 3 years have elapsed since the war between Japan and USA began. Gen is a young boy living a struggling yet satisfying life in the city of Hiroshima, that has been strangely spared by the bombing taken in almost every other Japanese City. Food is scarce, and Gen's family is suffering from severe malnutrition, which endangeres his pregnant mother. There isn't much spare time as Gen and his little brother Shinji help their father and mother at work and try to make sure their family survives the tought times. Little do they know, what the Americans have in store for the city of Hiroshima and as of the 6th of August 1945, their lives are about to change dramatically.
User Ratings: 422 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 64 votes (sub:41, dub:15, ?:1, raw:1, others:6
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
 Excellent: 106 votes (sub:76, dub:17, ?:2, raw:2, others:9
3 Russian dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
1 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 114 votes (sub:91, dub:20, ?:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 89 votes (sub:74, dub:11, ?:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 23 votes (sub:18, dub:4, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 So-so: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:2, ?:1)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Weak: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 727 users, rank: #1418 (of 6378)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.957 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6373, rank: #586 (of 6379)
Weighted mean: 7.934 (Very good), rank: #520 (of 6379) (seen all: 7.97 / seen some: 6.51 / won't finish: 5.80)
Bayesian estimate: 7.923 (Very good), rank: #365 (of 4847)
Running time: 83 minutes
2006-08-08 (North America)
Premiere date:
1983-07-21 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 3
Geneon's 2006 DVD release includes both Barefoot Gen and its sequel. It is subtitled only, unlike the original VHS release.
Barefoot Gen DVD (Aug 21, 2006)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Barefoot Gen (DVD) 2006-08-08

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Mori Masaki
Screenplay: Keiji Nakazawa
Original Manga: Keiji Nakazawa
Character Design: Kazuo Tomizawa
Art Director: Kazuo Oga
Animation Director: Kazuo Tomizawa
Sound Director: Susumu Aketagawa
Director of Photography: Kinichi Ishikawa
Animation Check: Miyuki Umetsu
Assistant Animation Director: Nobuko Yuasa
Assistant Director: Yukio Suzuki
Direction Cooperation:
Kazuyuki Hirokawa
Toshio Hirata
Editing: Harutoshi Ogata
Editing Assistant: Yukiko Itou
Photography Assistant: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Production Coordination:
Kazunobu Shimizu
Masahiro Otake
Production manager: Yoshimi Asari
Recording: Ichiro Tsujii
Scene Planning: Masao Maruyama
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Sound Recording: Teruhiko Ohno
Special Effects: Tomoji Hashizume
Theme Song Composition: Kentaroh Haneda
Theme Song Lyrics: Mori Masaki
Theme Song Performance: HAPPY
Issei Miyazaki as
Gen Nakaoka

Kae Shimamura as Kimie Nakaoka
Masaki Kouda as
Ryūta Kondō
Shinji Nakaoka

Junji Nishimura as Mr. Pak
Kae Shimamura as
Katsuji Mori as Seiji Yoshida
Kôichi Kitamura as Landlord
Koji Mori as Seiji
Masaki Kouda as
Seiko Nakano as
Eiko Nakaoka
Taeko Nakanishi as
Hana Yoshida
Takao Inoue as
Daikichi Nakaoka
Takeshi Aono as
Eizō Yoshida
Tatsuya Jo as Narrator

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Director: Carl Macek (Streamline Pictures)
Producer: Carl Macek (Streamline Pictures)

Ardwight Chamberlain (Streamline Pictures)
Carl Macek (Streamline Pictures)
Final Mix: Ernie Sheesley (Streamline Pictures)
Production Coordination: Kara Redmon (Streamline Pictures)
Production manager: Scott Narrie (Streamline Pictures)
Publicity: Svea Macek (Streamline Pictures)
Recording: Larry Hirsch (Streamline Pictures)
Sound Effects: Ernie Sheesley (Streamline Pictures)
Story Editor: Fred Patten (Streamline Pictures)
Catherine Battistone as Gen Nakaoka (Streamline Pictures)

Ardwight Chamberlain as
Mr. Pak
Barbara Goodson as Kimie Nakaoka (Streamline Pictures)
Kirk Thornton as Daikichi Nakaoka
Michael Reynolds as
Air Raid Warden
Fish Pond Man
Wendee Lee as
Eiko Nakaoka (Streamline Pictures)
Shinji Nakaoka (Streamline Pictures)

Ardwight Chamberlain (Streamline Pictures)
Brianne Siddall (Streamline Pictures)
Iona Morris (Streamline Pictures)
Joyce Kurtz (Streamline Pictures)
Kirk Thornton (Streamline Pictures)
Michael Reynolds (Streamline Pictures)
Mike McConnohie (Streamline Pictures) 
English companies
Image Entertainment
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Licensed by:
Geneon Entertainment Inc.
Orion (Expired)
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Recording Studio: Screenmusic Studios
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Núria Trifol as Gen Nakaoka (Catalan dub)

Domenech Farell as Daikichi Nakaoka (Catalan dub)
Elisabet Bargalló as Shinji Nakaoka (Catalan dub)
Marta Ullod as Ryûta (Catalan dub)
Montse Segarra as Kimie Nakaoka (Catalan dub)
Sílvia Gómez as Eiko Nakaoka (Catalan dub)

Albert Díaz as Ancià (Catalan dub)
Aleix Estadella as Sr. Pah (Catalan dub)
Alex Messeguer as Soldat (Catalan dub)
Francesc Alborch as Eizo (Catalan dub)
Mercè Segarra as Haruko (Catalan dub)
Núria Trifol as Gen (movie)
Oriol Rafel as Narrador (Catalan dub)
Santi Lorenz as Seiji (Catalan dub)
Xavier Fernández as Soldat (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
German staff
German companies
Anime-Virtual (Germany)
Kazé Germany (now)
German cast
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
Distributor: Kaze Sweden
Swedish cast
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