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Offline Pie Row Maniac

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« on: August 01, 2006, 01:39:35 pm »


For those who've never heard of this anime, it's an older one that's about a kid and his mother who try to survive WW2 after losing the rest of their family in the bombing of Hiroshima. It's similar to Grave of the Fireflies in that respect, dealing with loss of family, survival and living in Japan at that time. It's simple character design and animation make the story that much more emotional and heart-wrenching, much like Now & Then Here & There's use of soft character design.

The point of this thread is to let you guys know that it's being re-released on DVD in a few days. If you like films that display war from the civilian viewpoint or emotional stories in general, I very much recommend this.

http://www.geneonanimation.com/barefootgen/

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006, 05:59:53 pm »
Hmm..I'm watching Now and Then, Here and There right now and I like it so far..so perhaps I will have to check this out.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006, 06:03:39 pm »
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Hmm..I'm watching Now and Then, Here and There right now and I like it so far..so perhaps I will have to check this out.

Thats such a good anime. (now and then here and there)
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I will check out this one as well (barefoot gen that is)

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2006, 09:47:15 pm »
that's good to hear that's it's going to be on DVD. it was such a good movie and really sad if i remember correctly (been too many years since i've watched it)
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2006, 08:09:32 am »
Well, I haven't seen Now and Then, Here and There myself, but I have seen Grave of the Fireflies.  Aside from how it started, that was a great war-themed movie.  I will have to check out this Barefoot Gen.
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006, 10:31:49 pm »
I just watched Barefoot Gen..and wow, it was definitely a very good movie. Anyone who hasn't seen it, I definitely recommend it :tup:
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006, 11:57:38 am »
I had to watch it in my japanese class last year...It was so hard not to cry in class, because if I did, I would have been so made fun of that's it's not even funny...We also had to watch Grave of the Fireflies...I DID cry in class with that movie.
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2006, 12:04:52 am »
I saw the DVD at Suncoast the other day. Apparently it contains both Barefood Gen and Barefoot Gen II, set three years after the first.

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006, 11:31:22 am »
I'm so glad they're releasing this movie on DVD.  I tried renting it from Netflix last year, but it obviously wasn't there as it was VHS only there at the time.  I've heard it's a really good movie, so I look forward to seeing it. ^.^
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