Ever since the Oppenheimer movie was released, fans of the anime community also wanted to know if there are any anime about Hiroshima. Especially, fans wanted to see the Japanese point of view, during the Hiroshima bombings.
The answer is yes, there are a few anime about Hiroshima, which we can watch. To make it easier for you, we came up with an article on all of the available anime about Hiroshima.
If you are willing to know about another Point of View of the Hiroshima bombings, make sure to check out these anime series.
Table of Contents
Anime About Hiroshima
1) Barefoot Gen
Barefoot Gen is the perfect anime movie if you want to know the Japanese persons’ Point of View, during the Hiroshima bombings. The movie is set exactly in 1945 when World War 2 was at its peak.
The movie follows the story of Gen Nakaoka, a young and carefree kid living in Hiroshima. However, unbeknownst to everyone living in Hiroshima, is that their city will soon be bombed by America.
This movie shows the bombing of Hiroshima in detail too.
2) Pika Don
If you are looking for a short documentary, that simply focuses only on the bombing of Hiroshima aspect, then this is the best animated short for you. This is a 9 min short animation video, which focuses only on the bombing aspect in Hiroshima.
Without showing many fictional characters and stories, this series straight-up only talks about the important aspects of history. It shows us the hell and pain people went through, during the Hiroshima bombings.
3) A Journey to Hiroshima
This is also another short animated Original Video Animation, that focuses closely on the Hiroshima bombings. The series follows the story of Kazuki when he is traveling to spend the summer vacation in Hiroshima, along with his aunt.
When he finally reaches Hiroshima, his aunt starts explaining the events of the Hiroshima bombings to him. Since, she was a witness to those events, and could explain the horrors of that day in detail.
Along with this, the series also shows the aftermath of the Bombings in Hiroshima. We also get to see how horrified the people are, after this incident.
4) In This Corner(and Other Corners) of the World
This series follows the story of Suzu Urano, after and before the events of World War 2. The movie closely follows all of the incidents, which led to the infamous Hiroshima bombings.
On top of this, we also get to see the aftermath of this, and how it changed Japan and its residents. This movie had a very huge impact, due to its themes and depictions, after its release.
5) Barefoot Gen 2
The movie is a sequel to Barefoot Gen and is once again closely related to the Hiroshima bombings. It follows the story of Gen and his friends, 3 years after the events of the Hiroshima bombings.
This sequel shows the effects of the Hiroshima bombings on Japanese people in detail. We see many people still suffering from burn scars and many more diseases, in the series.
This is all of the anime series, which focus on the Hiroshima bombings, or are closely related to them, and show the aftermath of the bombings. Make sure to check some of our other articles here.
Do small things with great love.
Follow us on Twitter for more post updates.
Eswar Keshav is an ardent anime fan for more than a decade. Along with this, he also has been following anime and manga updates for years. He is also enthusiastic and passionate when it comes to writing about his favorite things. Combining his love for writing and his love for anime and manga, his articles speak of his love for the genre.