Kickstarter to Give Barefoot Gen Manga to Schools and Libraries Reaches Its Goal

Last Gasp Publishing’s Kickstarter campaign to print 4,000 hardcover copies of Keiji Nakazawa’s Barefoot Gen manga for schools and libraries met its goal on September 10, 2015.

As of this writing, the campaign has earned US$36,686 of its US$36,000 goal with four hours remaining.

Nakazawa was born in Hiroshima in 1939. At the age of six, he survived the 1945 Hiroshima bombing and the loss of most of his immediate family — his father, older sister, younger brother, and younger sister. Only he, his mother, and two brothers who were not at home survived.

He drew Barefoot Gen from 1973 to 1985, based on his experiences during the bombing and of his struggle to survive in the aftermath. The resulting 10 volumes of Barefoot Gen have since sold over 10 million copies and have been translated in English, Russian, Korean, and many other languages.

Source: ANN

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