Barefoot Gen Anime Is Streaming on Amazon Prime

The Fandom Post is reporting that both the original Barefoot Gen anime film, as well as the sequel film, are available on Amazon Prime. They’re free to view if you’re a Prime member but you can also rent in HD for $1.99 or purchase for $4.99.

The Barefoot Gen anime film was originally released to DVD in North America by Image Entertainment in 1999. Geneon Entertainment gave it a re-release in 2006. Discotek Media picked up the license for the two films back in 2017 and released them on DVD and Blu-ray.

The story of Barefoot Gen is described as:

Hiroshima, August 1945. Gen is a cheerful elementary school student living in Japan during World War II. After years of living with difficult wartime rationing and impoverished conditions, Gen and his family have managed to maintain a relatively normal and happy life. All that is about to change when an atomic bomb destroys their city in an instant. While Gen and his mother manage to survive the attack, the rest of their family is not so lucky. In the face of adversity, Gen manages to maintain his cheerful spirit and never loses hope that things will get better for him, and for the entire nation of Japan. Based on the world renowned manga Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa, Barefoot Gen captures the spirit of a nation struggling to redefine itself and gives us encouragement to overcome strategy and cherish human life.

Source: The Fandom Post

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