Barefoot Gen (TV drama)

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Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen)
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Starring Ren Kobayashi
Kiichi Nakai
Yuriko Ishida
Akiyoshi Nakao
Asuka Ono
Yuki Imai
Kenichi Yajima
Hiroko Nakajima
Isamu Ichikawa
Takeshi Masu
Shinobu Tsuruta
Hiroshi Okouchi
Susumu Kobayashi
Takao Toji
Yoji Tanaka
Taro Yamashita
Jyura Matsuura
Hiroki Narimiya
Takehiro Murata
Mitsuru Hirata
B-saku Sato
Kanako Fukaura
Tokie Hidari
Tessa Sugimoto
Masanobu Katsumura
Takehiko Ono
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
Running time 204 minutes
Original network Fuji Television
Original release

August 10 – August 11, 2007

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Hadashi no Gen (はだしのゲン Barefoot Gen?) is a Japanese television special drama.

The drama come from the one of the popular manga "Barefoot Gen" written by Keiji Nakazawa, from his real experiences as an atomic bomb survivor.

The drama was the third special drama of the Sen no Kaze ni Natte drama special by Fuji Television in 2007.[1][2]


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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