Barefoot Gen (TV series)

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Barefoot Gen (はだしのゲン, Hadashi no Gen) is a two-part Japanese television special based on the popular manga of the same name by Keiji Nakazawa.

Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen)
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Based onBarefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa
Screenplay byRyoichi Kimiduka
Directed byMasaki Nishiura
Shosuke Murakami
StarringRen Kobayashi
Kiichi Nakai
Yuriko Ishida
Akiyoshi Nakao
Yuki Imai
Kenichi Yajima
Takeshi Masu
Susumu Kobayashi
Yoji Tanaka
Hiroki Narimiya
Mitsuru Hirata
Kanako Fukaura
Theme music composerNaoki Sato
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes2
Producer(s)Jun Masumoto
Hisao Ogura
Running time204 minutes
Original networkFuji Television
Original releaseAugust 10 –
August 11, 2007
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It was during the end of the war in Hiroshima. People in Japan were facing food shortages, and air bombing day and night. But, the government and its military powers, still continued the hopeless situation, and called young people to send them to battlefields. However, people were received letters that those young people had been lost. At that time in Japan, Daikichi was working as a picture drawer of Japanese footwear Geta. With his wife Kimie, Daikichi worked hard to raise their four little children.

Koji, the eldest brother, was nice and kind to his family. Eiko, the eldest sister, was weak in health, but doing daily chores to help her family. Gen, the naughty but cheerful kid and also nice to his family. And the youngest boy Shinji was a pampered child. And Kimie was pregnant, so they were going to have a new family member. When it is time to harvest the wheat from the fields outside of town, the children look forward to making bread and noodles to eat. Daikichi always said to his children, "Grow up as strong as the wheat".



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  • DVD and soundtrack released on January 25, 2008, from Pony Canyon.

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