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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: Intense
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: 463 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 65 votes (sub:43, dub:14, raw:1, ?:1, others:6
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Catalan dubbed
 Excellent: 111 votes (sub:80, dub:18, ?:2, raw:2, others:9
3 Russian dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
1 German subtitled
 Very good: 127 votes (sub:102, dub:21, ?:1, others:3
3 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 101 votes (sub:83, dub:13, ?:1, raw:1, others:3
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Brazilian Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 30 votes (sub:25, dub:4, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 So-so: 12 votes (sub:9, dub:2, ?:1)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:4, 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 792 users, rank: #1501 (of 9317)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.899 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6168, rank: #815 (of 9420)
Weighted mean: 7.879 (Very good), rank: #739 (of 9420) (seen all: 7.91 / seen some: 6.54 / won't finish: 5.82)
Bayesian estimate: 7.867 (Very good), rank: #538 (of 7093)
Running time: 83 minutes
2006-08-08 (North America)
Premiere date:
1983-07-21 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
"Ima Sugu Ai ga Hoshii" (今すぐ愛がほしい) by Harry Kimura
Ending Theme:
"Doko kara Kite Doko e Iku no ka" (どこから来てどこへ行くのか) by Harry Kimura
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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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Barefoot Gen - Animated Movies 1-2 (Blu-ray) 2017-12-26 (from $22.46)
DVD (Region 1)
    Barefoot Gen (DVD) 1999-04-27 (from $363.08)
    Barefoot Gen - Animated Movies 1-2 (DVD) 2017-12-26 (from $14.96)
    Barefoot Gen - The Movies 1 & 2 (Sub.DVD) 2006-08-08 (from $26.04)

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: Kentarō Haneda
Theme Song Lyrics: Mori Masaki
Theme Song Performance:
Noboru Kimura (as Harry)
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
Kōichi Kitamura as Landlord
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
Animation Production: Madhouse
Distributor: Kyodo Eiga
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Laboratory: Tokyo Laboratory
Photography Cooperation:
Mushi Production
T. Nishimura
Produced In Cooperation With: Madhouse
Production: GEN Productions
Recording Studio: Aoi Studio
Sound Effects: Toyo Sound
Sound Production: Magic Capsule
Titles: Ao Planning
English cast
English staff
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)
Iona Morris as Kimie Nakaoka (Streamline Pictures)

Barbara Goodson as Ryuta Kondo (Streamline Pictures)
Brianne Siddall as Shinji Nakaoka (Streamline Pictures)
Kirk Thornton as Daikichi Nakaoka (Streamline Pictures)

Ardwight Chamberlain as
Mr. Pak (Streamline Pictures)
Narrator (Streamline Pictures)
Barry Stigler as Corpse Collector 1 (Streamline Pictures)
Dan Woren as
Bullied Man (Streamline Pictures)
Enola Gay Crew 3 (Streamline Pictures)
Seijo (Streamline Pictures)
Yama's Well-Wisher (Streamline Pictures)
Edie Mirman as Irate Woman (Streamline Pictures)
Joyce Kurtz as
Eizo's Daughter 1 (Streamline Pictures)
Eizo's Wife (Streamline Pictures)
Gen's Friend (Streamline Pictures)
Michael McConnohie as
Bully (Streamline Pictures)
Easerly Crewman (Streamline Pictures)
Eizo (Streamline Pictures)
Man with Soup (Streamline Pictures)
Milk Vendor (Streamline Pictures)
Neighbor Doctor (Streamline Pictures)
Yama (Streamline Pictures)
Michael Reynolds as
Air Raid Warden (Streamline Pictures)
Enola Gay Crew 1 (Streamline Pictures)
Fish Pond Man (Streamline Pictures)
Michael Sorich as Crying Man (Streamline Pictures)
Stephen Apostolina as Maggot Victim 2 (Streamline Pictures)
Steve Bulen as
Hospital Doctor (Streamline Pictures)
Maggot Victim 1 (Streamline Pictures)
Wendee Lee as Eiko Nakaoka (Streamline Pictures)

Ardwight Chamberlain (Streamline Pictures)
Brianne Siddall (Streamline Pictures)
Iona Morris (Streamline Pictures)
Joyce Kurtz (Streamline Pictures)
Kirk Thornton (Streamline Pictures)
Michael McConnohie (Streamline Pictures)
Michael Reynolds (Streamline Pictures)
English companies
Image Entertainment
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Internet Streaming:
Amazon Prime Video
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2017)
Geneon Entertainment Inc. (Expired)
Orion (Expired)
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Recording Studio: Screenmusic Studios
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Enrique Gracia (Spain dub)
Executive producer: Luis de Val
Gloria Garcia as Gen Nakaoka (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Gen Nakaoka (Catalan dub)

Domenech Farell as Daikichi Nakaoka (Catalan dub)
Elisabet Bargalló as Shinji Nakaoka (Catalan dub)
Elizabeth Simmons as Eiko Nakaoka (Spain dub)
Enrique Gracia as Daikichi Nakaoka (Spain dub)
Gemma Sansans as Ryuta Kondo (Spain dub)
Marta Ullod as Ryûta (Catalan dub)
Montse Segarra as Kimie Nakaoka (Catalan dub)
Olga Aguirre as Shinji Nakaoka (Spain dub)
Rosa Vivas as Kimie Nakaoka (Spain dub)
Sílvia Gómez as Eiko Nakaoka (Catalan dub)

Albert Díaz as Ancià (Catalan dub)
Aleix Estadella as Sr. Pah (Catalan dub)
Alex Meseguer as Soldat (Catalan dub)
Enrique Gracia as Narrator (Spain dub)
Fernando Subías as Mr. Pak (Spain dub)
Francesc Alborch as Eizo (Catalan dub)
Gloria Gías as Hana Yoshida (Spain dub)
Juanjo Hernández as Eizo Yoshida (Spain 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)

Eduardo Diez (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Q.T. Lever (Catalan dub)
Slap (Spain dub)
German staff
German companies
Anime-Virtual (Germany)
Kazé Germany (now)
German cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Versátil Home Vídeo (DVD-subtituled only)
Portuguese cast
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
Distributor: Kaze Sweden
Swedish cast

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