Barefoot Gen, Volume Ten: Never Give Up

Barefoot Gen, Volume Ten: Never Give Up

Title:Barefoot Gen, Volume Ten: Never Give Up
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780867196016
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:254 pages

Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the United States. Starting a few months before that event, his ten-volume saga Barefoot Gen shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. As Volume Ten begins, the year is 1953. Now an apprentice sign painter, Gen has become a skilled artist, while his friends run a thriving dressmaking business. Gen falls in love for the first time, but fails to notice that a good friend has been caught in the clutches of drug addiction. Heartbreak and loss await Gen as the atomic bomb continues to wreak havoc on the lives of people in Hiroshima years after the fact. Yet these tragedies also inspire Gen to make the big move to Tokyo to pursue his career as an artist.


    Barefoot Gen, Volume Ten: Never Give Up Reviews

  • Rahul Holani

    Good books get shelved in bookshelves,Great books get place in heart 💓.So is this manga series. It is really Keiji Nakazawa magnus opus. I read down 2500+ pages of this series in past 20-25 days . ...

  • Chris Blocker

    Never Give Up, the tenth and final volume of the Barefoot Gen series, is a worthwhile end. Like its immediate predecessor, it is also guilty of being a bit too episodic and losing the primary thread, ...

  • Sheila

    The conclusion of the epic 10 volume series of the Hiroshima bombing and its long term effects. ...

  • Emmy

    Wow...What a series!Barefoot Gen is a powerful testament to hope and the pain of war. What Nakazawa did here was something special. It's so easy to say "Oh, war is hell!" but he showed us that hell. A...

  • nur'aini  tri wahyuni

    surprisingly i don't really like the last chap of this series. memang sih, kehidupan Gen setelah bom tidaklah menyenangkan, tapi sedih rasanya saat dia terlalu sibuk dengan dunianya tanpa memperhatika...

  • Natalie S

    This series was well done, although a bit repetitive; definitely worth finishing. The conclusion was positive yet open-ended, which was a perfect way to leave things....

  • Anna Guedes

    Eu nunca tinha lido nada em tantos volumes. São 10, d-e-z, tomos e foi uma novela pra encontrar tudo. A Conrad só lançou no Brasil até o vol. 6 e em toda a Internet eu só consegui achar os quatro...

  • Lyva

    It is a good book. It tells a beautiful story even if you haven't red the other books, like I did. You get a better view of what happend in Hiroshima so many years ago....

  • Travis

    My sixth book for #bannedbooksweek this year and a frequently banned / challenged graphic novel, according to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. http://cbldf.org/banned-comic/banned-...http://cbldf.or...

  • Blair

    The loss of his parents and the still on going agonizing pain of the atomic bomb that fell and killed thousands in Hiroshima; Gen paints his way through the pain and finds himself as an apprentice pai...