Barefoot Gen Barefoot Gen 2

  |  Buy to Own: 01/08/2005
  |  170 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double-bill of the Japanese anime classic and its sequel, following the autobiographical story of manga artist Keiji Nakazawa, who was six-years-old when the atomic bomb was dropped on his home city of Hiroshima. In 'Barefoot Gen' (1983), after surviving the initial blast when he takes shelter behind a stone wall, Gen returns home only to see his family burned alive, and then begins a nightmarish journey through a city shattered by the horrors of atomic war. 'Barefoot Gen 2' (1986) picks up the story several years later, and follows the teenaged Gen's adoption of a group of children who have been orphaned by the bomb.