Barefoot Gen (manga)

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Alternative title:
Barfuß durch Hiroshima (German) 
Gen - Gutten fra Hiroshima (Swedish) 
Gen Barrevoets in Hiroshima (Dutch) 
Gen d'Hiroshima (French) 
Gen, Kleine Jongen uit Hiroshima (Dutch) 
Gen, Pés Descalços (Portuguese) 
Gen, pojken från Hiroshima (Swedish) 
Hadashi no Gen (Japanese) 
Hiroshima (Spanish) 
Hiroszima 1945. Bosonogi Gen (Polish) 
Mourir pour le Japon (French) 
جين الحافي (Arabic) 
はだしのゲン (Japanese) 
Genres: action , drama , slice of life 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: A survivor of the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Gen Nakaoka must survive the aftermath of the attack. He does everything he can to help his Mother, brothers and infant sister. The story follows them as they try to get through the hardships of being survivors and just try to live each day at a time. 
User Ratings: 62 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 18 votes (dub:5, sub:4, Eng:3, ?:1, others:5
2 Portuguese
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Italian
 Excellent: 18 votes (Eng:11, sub:4, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 German
1 Finnish
 Very good: 11 votes (Eng:7, ?:1, sub:1, dub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese
 Good: 10 votes (Eng:8, sub:1, ?:1)
 Decent: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 So-so: 1 vote (others:1
1 Polish subtitled
 Not really good: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 166 users, rank: #505 (of 4810)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.419 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.6612, rank: #502 (of 4922)
Weighted mean: 8.338 (Very good+), rank: #519 (of 4922) (seen all: 8.45 / seen some: 8.29 / won't finish: 8.22)
Bayesian estimate: 8.305 (Very good+), rank: #175 (of 2926)
Number of tankoubon: 10 
Number of pages: 200 
1973-06-04 to 1974 (1st Serialization, Shonen Jump 1973 #25 -1974 #39) 
1985 (Finland, only the first album was released) 
1985-01-02 (Sweden, only the first album was released) 
2006 (Finland) 
Release dates: We have 59
The first two editions contained about 200 pages each for ten volumes. The Chuko Comics edition contained three volumes of about 600 pages each. While the fourth printing consisted of seven 270 pages volumes. 
Written as a semiautobiography with artwork from an actual survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima, Keji Nakazawa. It displays a strong anti-war message,including realistic showing how the innocent are affected by war, both before and after. 
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Graphic novel
    Barefoot Gen - A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima (GN 1) 2004-11-10 (from $41.21)
    Barefoot Gen - The Day After (GN 2) 2004-11-10 (from $12.35)
    Barefoot Gen - Life After the Bomb (GN 3) 2005-05-01 (from $37.39)
    Barefoot Gen - Out of the Ashes (GN 4) 2005-05-01 (from $14.95)
    Barefoot Gen - The Never-Ending War (GN 5) 2008-04-01 (from $12.93)
    Barefoot Gen - Writing the Truth (GN 6) 2008-02-22
    Barefoot Gen - Bones Into Dust (GN 7) 2009-03-31 (from $14.95)
    Barefoot Gen - Merchants of Death (GN 8) 2009-03-31 (from $14.95)
    Barefoot Gen - Never Give Up (GN 10) 2009-11-01 (from $13.49)
    Barefoot Gen Graphic - Breaking Down Borders (GN 9) 2009-11-01 (from $11.85)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Story & Art: Keiji Nakazawa 
Chuokoron-Shinsha (Tankoubon) 
Shueisha (1st Serialization) 
Japanese cast
English staff
English companies
Introduction: Art Spiegelman 
Licensed by:
Last Gasp Publishing 
Penguin Books (expired) 
Educomics (1 volume, expired) 
New Society Publishing (4 volumes, expired) 
Translation: Project Gen 
English cast
French staff
French companies
Translation: Vincent Zouzoulkovsky 
Albin Michel (stopped after 1 volume) 
Humanoides Associes (stopped after 1 volume) 
Vertige Graphic 
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation: Emilio Gallego Zambrano (Spain) 

Assistant: Akiko Yamada (Spain) 
Spanish companies
Publisher: Otakuland (Spain) 
German staff
German cast
Translation: Nina Olligschläger 

Editing: Petra Lohmann 
German companies
Publisher: Carlsen Comics 
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Distributor: Xtra 
Dutch cast
Polish cast
Polish staff
Polish companies
Publisher: Waneko 
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Publisher: Conrad (Brazil) 
Portuguese cast
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
Publisher: Alvglans 
Swedish cast

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