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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 di Hiroshima (Italian)
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)
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: 64 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 18 votes (dub:5, sub:4, Eng:3, ?:1, others:5
2 Portuguese
1 Italian
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
 Excellent: 18 votes (Eng:11, sub:4, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 German
1 Finnish
 Very good: 12 votes (Eng:8, ?:1, sub:1, dub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese
 Good: 11 votes (Eng:9, 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 173 users, rank: #510 (of 6469)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.391 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.6452, rank: #442 (of 7072)
Weighted mean: 8.298 (Very good+), rank: #610 (of 7072) (seen all: 8.41 / seen some: 8.32 / won't finish: 7.70)
Bayesian estimate: 8.264 (Very good+), rank: #163 (of 3406)
Number of tankoubon: 10
Number of pages: 200
Chapter titles: We have 59
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
Links: We have 1
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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2005 Eisner Nominations (Apr 14, 2005)
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Graphic novel
    Barefoot Gen - A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima (GN 1) 2004-11-10 (from $16.25)
    Barefoot Gen - The Day After (GN 2) 2004-11-10 (from $15.31)
    Barefoot Gen - Life After the Bomb (GN 3) 2005-05-01 (from $16.95)
    Barefoot Gen - Out of the Ashes (GN 4) 2005-05-01 (from $16.95)
    Barefoot Gen - The Never-Ending War (GN 5) 2008-04-01 (from $14.24)
    Barefoot Gen - Writing the Truth (GN 6) 2008-02-22 (from $16.95)
    Barefoot Gen - Bones Into Dust (GN 7) 2009-03-31 (from $16.95)
    Barefoot Gen - Merchants of Death (GN 8) 2009-03-31 (from $16.95)
    Barefoot Gen - Never Give Up (GN 10) 2009-11-01 (from $13.56)
    Barefoot Gen Graphic - Breaking Down Borders (GN 9) 2009-11-01 (from $16.95)

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
Emilio Gallego Zambrano (Spain)
Raúl Arol (Otakuland)

Assistant: Akiko Yamada (Spain)
Spanish companies
Publisher: Otakuland (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Francesco Nicodemo (001 Edizioni, vol. 3)
Marcella Maria Mariotti (001 Edizioni, vol. 1-2)
Italian companies
001 Edizioni (2015)
Planet Manga (1999)
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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