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Barefoot Gen 2 (movie)

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©1986 Gen Production

Alternative title:
Barfuß durch Hiroshima 2 (German)
Boso przez Hiroszimę 2 (Polish)
Hadashi no Gen 2 (Japanese)
はだしのゲン2 (Japanese)
Genres: drama
Themes: historical
Plot Summary: Three years have passed since the bombing of Hiroshima and Gen is now a fourth-grader. Hiroshima is still a ruin, and Gen must scrounge for scrap metal to help keep himself and his remaining family fed, but at least commerce has returned to the land. As his mother gradually grows ill from radiation sickness, Gen and Ryuta befriend a group of orphans led by a tough-nosed older child and including a girl who still bears ugly burn scars from the day of the bomb. An old man suffering from depression is also drawn into the group as they come together to support each other and form a makeshift family. Reality is still harsh, however, as many orphans still die lonely deaths and the grim reminders of what happened linger everywhere.
User Ratings: 158 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:6, raw:1, dub:1)
 Excellent: 34 votes (sub:26, dub:5, ?:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 37 votes (sub:34, dub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 51 votes (sub:46, dub:2, ?:1, others:2
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 17 votes (sub:14, dub:3)
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 267 users, rank: #3236 (of 9525)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.462 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.5777, rank: #1963 (of 9642)
Weighted mean: 7.448 (Good+), rank: #1832 (of 9642) (seen all: 7.45 / seen some: 10.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.450 (Good+), rank: #1535 (of 7315)
Running time: 85 minutes
Vintage: 1986-06-14
Premiere date:
1986-06-14 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 2
Barefoot Gen DVD (Aug 21, 2006)
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Barefoot Gen - Animated Movies 1-2 (Blu-ray) 2017-12-26 (from $29.95)
DVD (Region 1)
    Barefoot Gen - Animated Movies 1-2 (DVD) 2017-12-26 (from $19.95)
    Barefoot Gen - The Movies 1 & 2 (Sub.DVD) 2006-08-08 (from $22.54)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Toshio Hirata
Screenplay: Hideo Takayashiki
Original Manga: Keiji Nakazawa
Character Design: Akio Sakai
Art Director: Masayoshi Banno
Sound Director: Susumu Aketagawa
Director of Photography: Kinichi Ishikawa
Assistant Director: Naoko Kusumi
Audio Production: Masafumi Mima
Character Animation Director: Akio Sakai
Color Key: Michiyo Iriomote
Editing: Harutoshi Ogata
Editing Assistant: Yukiko Itō
Head of Production: Kuniaki Nagayama
Ink & Paint Advancement:
Masahiko Tamaru
Yasuhide Baba
Music Recording: Teruhiko Ohno
Production Administration: Nobuko Maruyama
Production Assistant:
Kazunobu Shimizu
Masahiro Otake
Production Design: Masao Maruyama
Production Desk: Shunsuke Kawamoto
Production manager: Yasuo Takahashi
Recording: Ichiro Tsujii (AOI Studio)
Recording Assistant: Yukie Naito
Segment Director:
Hiroyuki Ebata (assistant)
Hiroyuki Fukushima (assistant)
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi (Tôyô Onkyô)
Theme Song Composition: Kentarō Haneda
Theme Song Lyrics: Akira Itō
Theme Song Performance: Nobuaki Takahashi

Kei Nakamura as Masa
Masaki Kouda as Ryuuta

Hiroshi Ohtake as Policeman
Junji Nishimura as Doctor
Kae Shimamura as Mother
Kimi Aoyama as Katsuko
Kōichi Kitamura as
Giyo Katsushiro
Matsukichi Hirayama
Kōji Takagi as Kacchin
Masato Yamamoto as Donguri
Masumi Satō as Katsuji Musubi
Takao Inoue as Father
Takeshi Aono as Teacher

Japanese companies
English companies
English staff
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Internet Streaming: RetroCrush
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2017)
Geneon Entertainment Inc. (Expired)
English cast
German staff
German companies
Kazé Germany (now)
German cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Versátil Home Vídeo (DVD-subtituled only)
Portuguese cast

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