Hadashi no Gen

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Hadashi no Gen


  • Title: はだしのゲン
  • Title (romaji): Hadashi no Gen
  • Also known as: Barefoot Gen
  • Format: Tanpatsu in two parts
  • Genre: Human drama
  • Viewership ratings: 18.2(1st), 20.5(2nd)
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 2007-Aug-10 and 2007-Aug-11
  • Air time: Friday, Saturday 21:00
  • Theme song: Sen no Kaze ni Natte by Masafumi Akikawa


Nakai Kiichi plays Daikichi, who in 1945 paints designs on wooden sandals to support his pregnant wife Kimie (Ishida Yuriko) and their four children in Hiroshima. He grows wheat to keep his family fed during the lean war years. He is also resolutely against the war and is arrested by the public security police for being "unpatriotic." Consequently, his son Gen is bullied at school. -- Japan Times Online

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  • This drama special is part of Fuji TV's Documentary dramas that were aired in August 2007 every Friday and Saturday. The dramas focused on real-life stories of people who found inspiration and comfort in the song Sen no Kaze ni Natte.

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