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Matsue City School Libraries Remove ‘Barefoot Gen’ Manga

Barefoot Gen, written by the late Keiji Nakazawa, is a brutal story of live after the Hiroshima bombing. Dustin was lucky (or unlucky depending on who you ask) to have this as required reading during one of my university courses. He wouldn’t go as far as to say this is required reading for everyone, but it is a heartbreaking story about life before – and after – war. Sadly, a complaint was filed about the historical manga’s depiction of violence used by the Imperial Japanese Army troops, claiming historical inaccuracies.

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