Keiji Nakazawa


Born
in Hiroshima , Japan
March 14, 1939

Died
December 19, 2012

Genre


He was born in Hiroshima and was in the city when it was destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945. All of his family members who had not evacuated died as a result of the explosion after they became trapped under the debris of their house, except for his mother, as well as an infant sister who died several weeks afterward. In 1961, Nakazawa moved to Tokyo to become a full-time cartoonist, and produced short pieces for manga anthologies such as Shōnen Gaho, Shōnen King, and Bokura.
Following the death of his mother in 1966, Nakazawa returned to his memories of the destruction of Hiroshima and began to express them in his stories. Kuroi Ame ni Utarete (Struck by Black Rain), the first of a series of five books, was a fictional story of Hiroshima su
...more

Average rating: 4.29 · 15,814 ratings · 1,324 reviews · 55 distinct worksSimilar authors
Barefoot Gen, Volume One: A...

by
4.25 avg rating — 6,641 ratings — published 1973 — 24 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barefoot Gen, Volume Two: T...

by
4.35 avg rating — 2,432 ratings — published 1973 — 28 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barefoot Gen, Volume Three:...

by
4.34 avg rating — 1,589 ratings — published 1973 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barefoot Gen, Volume Four: ...

by
4.34 avg rating — 1,237 ratings — published 1973 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barefoot Gen, Volume Five: ...

by
4.31 avg rating — 757 ratings — published 1973 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barefoot Gen, Volume Six: W...

by
4.22 avg rating — 613 ratings — published 1974 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barefoot Gen, Volume Seven:...

4.32 avg rating — 524 ratings — published 1974 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barefoot Gen, Volume Eight:...

4.25 avg rating — 473 ratings — published 1974 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barefoot Gen, Volume Ten: N...

by
4.33 avg rating — 421 ratings — published 1974 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barefoot Gen, Volume Nine: ...

by
4.19 avg rating — 433 ratings — published 1974 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Keiji Nakazawa…
Barefoot Gen, Volume One: A... Barefoot Gen, Volume Two: T... Barefoot Gen, Volume Three:... Barefoot Gen, Volume Four: ... Barefoot Gen, Volume Five: ... Barefoot Gen, Volume Six: W... Barefoot Gen, Volume Seven:...
(10 books)
by
4.29 avg rating — 15,187 ratings

Hiroshima. Hadashi no Gen, ... Barefoot Gen, Volume Two: T... Barefoot Gen, Volume Three:... Barefoot Gen, Volume Four: ... Barefoot Gen, Volume Five: ... Barefoot Gen, Volume Six: W... Barefoot Gen, Volume Seven:...
(7 books)
by
4.33 avg rating — 7,170 ratings

Gen di Hiroshima, Vol. 1 Gen di Hiroshima, Vol. 2 Gen di Hiroshima, Vol. 3
(3 books)
by
4.53 avg rating — 57 ratings

Gen di Hiroshima, Vol. 1 Gen di Hiroshima, Vol. 2 Gen di Hiroshima, Vol. 3 Gen di Hiroshima, Vol. 4
(4 books)
by
4.61 avg rating — 28 ratings

“Este trigo hundirá sus vigorosas raíces en la tierra, soportará el frío, el viento y la nieve, y crecerá con fuerza apuntando al cielo. Con el tiempo, terminará coronándose de una espléndida espiga.
Aprended del trigo, hijos míos.”
Keiji Nakazawa

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Reading Chall...: Camille's 2015 Reading Challenge 63 96 Sep 30, 2015 04:53AM  
Book Riot's Read ...: * Read Harder Challenge Plans: 2016 288 3035 Dec 19, 2017 10:57AM  
Libri dal mondo: Libri ambientati in Giappone 5 40 Apr 01, 2019 11:43PM  
Colosseum. Sfide ...: L'alfabeto Saturnino 2019 43 59 Sep 19, 2019 03:47AM  
Around the Year i...: 49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country 114 710 Dec 24, 2019 02:44PM  
Lo Scaffale Tematico: This topic has been closed to new comments. Spelling - Commenti 584 61 Jan 03, 2020 03:18AM  
The History Book ...: * JAPAN 135 656 Aug 09, 2020 12:42PM  
The History Book ...: * SECOND WORLD WAR -GENERAL DISCUSSION 875 1127 Sep 05, 2020 07:20AM