“Hadashi no gen”, is a manga from Keiji Nakazawa where he explains how he survived when the Hiroshima atomic bomb exploded near his home. Keiji was six years old when the atomic bomb impacted in Hiroshima killing his father, her mother and her sister, but he miraculously survived. Can you imagine being a kid, see how a nuclear bomb falls and see how your family dies?
Keiji decided to share his experience and wrote a manga called Hadashi no Gen in the seventies. He could not publish it before because the Japanese government was hiding lots of information about the nuclear blasts; so they could control anti-american feelings among the Japanese. Japanese people were surprised when they read Hadashi no Gen, they discovered many truths about the end of the war and about the devastation caused by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.
This autobiographical manga from Keiji Nakazawa became famous very fast, and was one of the first manga that was translated to European languages. There is also a drama with real actors (You can watch it this week at Fuji TV) and a film with the same name.