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はだしのゲン 1 (第1巻 青麦ゲン登場の巻) [BOOKS] ✫ はだしのゲン 1 (第1巻 青麦ゲン登場の巻) By Keiji Nakazawa – Thomashillier.co.uk This harrowing story of Hiroshima was one of the original Japanese manga series New and unabridged, this is an all new translation of the author s first person experiences of Hiroshima and its afterma This harrowing story of Hiroshima was one of the original Japanese manga series New and unabridged, this is an all new translation of the author s first person experiences of Hiroshima and its aftermath, is a reminder of the suffering war brings to innocent people Its emotions and experiences speak to children and adults everywhere Volume one of this ten part series details the events leading up to and immediately following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

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  1. Bruce Bruce says:

    Detail from a panel of volume two, this is from p 6 of Barefoot Gen The Day After It s taken me a while since I finished the tenth and final volume of the Barefoot Gen series to write up a thorough review It s hard to say why, exactly, the cause could simply be laziness though I suspect the power of the subject matter has as much to do with it as anything else Keiji Nakazawa, Gen s author, was a 7 year old child living in Hiroshima when the first atomic weapon obliterated the city and nearly everyone in it Barefoot Gen is his retelling of his own harrowing experiences living through atomic hell and its aftermath.This towering work, which took Nakazawa about 20 years to complete, has been called the Manga Maus, and in fact, this edition comes with a forward testimonial written by Art Spiegelman himself There are, however, a few key differences between the two While both are autobiographical, Spiegelman pivots his narrative around his relationship to his father the Holocaust survivor His work is literally as retold to him Gen, on the other hand, is a lightly fictionalized tale that puts us with young Gen Nakaoka directly behind the eyes of an A bomb survivor in Japan from 1945 through 1953 Where Spiegelman relieves tension by releasing readers into the present day and uses visual metaphor dogs, cats, mice as a distancing technique, Nakazawa delivers an unrelenting, first person narrative in or less realistic fashion.And save for a 91 page digressive short story about baseball fandom at the start of Volume 8, which is a bit of a head scratcher , it is unrelenting I can t count how many times in reading this 2000 page opus I found myself blurting, But wait, it gets EVEN WORSE, as every social and biological consequence of militarism and nuclear fallout one could possibly imagine inexorably paid out You want fascist oppression Ritual suicide Done Heat shockwave melting the skin off those exposed Right there Watch helplessly as family members are crushed and burned to death in collapsed buildings and torched ruins Suffer through the drownings of burn victims, maggot infestations at the height of summer, social ostracism, street beatings, revenge killings, malnutrition, starvation, descent into anarchy, gang violence, alcoholism and drug abuse, opportunistic politicians, inner organ fatigue, hemorrhaging, leukemia and other forms of cancer, espionage and predatory bureaucracy, loved ones dying mysteriously like clockwork all around you oh, yes, and sometimes people lose their hair.What s so remarkable about all this is how sanguinely the horror is packaged Nakazawa s refusal or incapacity to photorealistically portray keloid scarring, broken and ruptured limbs, human and animal waste, and similarly squeamish shrinking content may undercut some of its visual power and coherence, but it does make this unbelievable story palatable As grounded as this series is in historic reality, it would be tragic to turn readers away or allow them to dismiss the material as fantasy It is perhaps foremost the eyewitness credibility of the content that lends it such importance On top of that, young Gen Nakaoka is an overwhelmingly positive protagonist His steadfast refusal never to give up, his consistent moral honesty, and his trickster like resilience in a mad, mad world motivate perseverance in readers as much as in his fictional friends and family.In this way, Nakazawa also appears to be targeting a younger audience than Spiegelman In fact, his dialogue can lack sophistication, even be on the nose or preachy Take the following example from page 100 of the first volume Dear, I guess we have no choice but to cooperate with the war effort, no matter how wrong we think it is Sob I can t stand it any Being bullied like this and called a traitor It s despicable the way the authorities use their power to force people to go to war They re deceiving everyone, turning people into human bullets That reads to me a bit like classic dubbed chopsocky deadpan You and your clan of thieving warlords will now pay for the death of my brother I will not rest until I have tasted my revenge Another typical selection appears at p 130 Mr Kishi, please don t be too hard on the boys They aren t getting enough to eat You musn t indulge them, Miss Osato No matter how tough it is on them, we ve got to raise them to be strong children for the Empire Now where is that Darth Vader sound effect when you need it Yet if this is a work written at something of a fourth grade reading level, it is no less gripping or significant In fact, I was moved to let my fourth grade daughter read it on the strength of one of the prefaces, which mentioned that the series is introduced to Japanese schoolchildren at that age She devoured it, loved it, and was willing to talk about it with me Moreover, reading this work allowed me to understand immediately the impact of historic events I had otherwise taken for granted For example, the onset of the Korean War takes on a chilling aspect in the context of exposed Japanese civilians less than 5 years after the devastation of Hiroshima Nagasaki Tokyo Nakazawa conveys this information through the chain link of a US military installation, thereby shrewdly juxtaposing power and powerlessness.This series is a great read, a must read It is a terrifying, towering contribution to literature that stands as a warning to humanity of the consequences of aggression, the excesses of brutality, and the painful hubris born of arrogance, ignorance, and intolerance I have read it My daughter has read it My son will read it in a couple of years has read it I m so happy we have this in our library.Thumbnail synopsis of each book in the series BG1 chronicles a 7 year old boy s struggles in Hiroshima, Japan, enduring the hardships of war under Japan s militaristic regime in 1945 as an Allied invasion looms ever nearer But the US drops an atomic bomb instead and immediate hell erupts BG2 The Day After second only to BG7 in narrative brutality reading these books especially will build character BG3 Gen plays nursemaid to a dying artist shunned by his own family BG4 Gen, Tomoko, and Ryuta take refuge with friends in Eba Gen returns to school BG5 Ryuta takes on the yakuza as Gen learns his ABCCs BG6 Gen intervenes in a few suicide attempts and earns money stripping the city s remains BG7 USGHQ arrests Gen for distributing a first hand account of the bomb and worse things happen BG8 Gen learns the difference between alcohol and Philopon BG9 urban renewal takes Gen s improvised house and Gen finds an art teacher BG10 Gen finds work as a sign painter and falls in love As of this revision, my daughter has published her own website with friends Her short, trenchant review of the Gen series can be found here I m so proud

  2. James James says:

    My 6th grade teacher, Ms Greenwood, had the Barefoot Gen series on a shelf in our classroom I read all of these there I now realize what a profoundly anti war statement it was, leaving these books within the grasp of 12 year olds these are graphic novels about the bombing of Hiroshima, from the perspective of a young civilian boy who loses almost his entire family.The books juxtapose cartoons and the trivialities of youth with the singularly gruesome, nightmarish truths of using nuclear weapons on a heavily populated, largely civilian city All in cartoon, you witness people s flesh melting off like batter bloated bodies floating in a waterway, bursting Gen helping to care for an artist who has barely survived, which involves replacing his bandages and cleaning his maggot infested wounds.This book shows you some fucked up stuff Reading it at that age goes a long way to molding your opinion of nuclear weapons and exposes the idiocy of trying to justify their use under any circumstances or in any context.

  3. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    If there s one graphic novel that I d recommend to anyone, even if they hate the manga style with a passion, it would be Barefoot Gen Also a shocking if not completely horrific and graphic film, this is the story of a young boy caught in the chaos of WWII s Hiroshima, the disaster that leaves him struggling to survive when the people around him are destroyed in an instant He s resilient, but the terror awaiting him and his family makes for a powerful cautionary tale for any reader This is only Volume 1 but it s an evocative and frightening story throughout, sharing the legacy of Hiroshima for many years to come.

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  5. محمود النوري محمود النوري says:

    6 1945 2012 .

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  7. Rahul Holani Rahul Holani says:

    Tears.After finishing the manga that s all I have Real life story of the Atomic Bomb survivor My words can t describe the pain amd the horror that this manga carries and the bravery young Keiji showed at the time of absolute death , his family members dying infront of his eyes and complete decimation of Hiroshima Both the book and the movie are true saga of human cruelty and at the same time incredible bravery.

  8. Anushree Anushree says:

    I am seriously becoming a fierce fan of Graphic Novels lately This one was recommended by a generous GoodReads friend Pooja, and I will be ever so grateful to her for this This is my introduction to the world of Japanese Manga and boy, am I blown away Keiji Nakazawa is a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in Aug 45 Barefoot Gen is his alter ego He says he imagined his alter ego standing atop a roof, barefoot, raising his voice loud and clear, over and against the destruction his dear city of 4, 00, 000 residents was subjected to.The characters in Barefoot Gen have been inspired by the lives of the people in the life of Nakazawa and the ones around him Graphic novels bear this eerie ability to assist your imagination exactly to that level, where it sets in motion its own series Nothing unlike movies and nothing less either Just the exact right amount The last 40 pages and a few of them in between had me literally howling I clenched my fists and stretched my fingers and toes, as if it was here, in front of me, right now I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of effort Nakazawa must have put in re imagining the whole thing for us My heart goes out to him and the lakhs of citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, who had to suffer because a few people sitting at the top of a decision machinery could not decide whether to surrender or keep fighting The war did end, but the lives impacted did not get their fair chance at survival I highly recommend this one, just as I recommend The Maus, both stories of a holocaust so horrible, that we can never afford to forget NEVER.

  9. Mohamed El-Mahallawy Mohamed El-Mahallawy says:


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