1983 Certificate: 12


In this unflinching portrait, we see the devastation of the 1945 nuclear bombing of Hiroshima through the eyes of an ordinary family, particularly that of a young boy. Adapted from Keiji Nakazawa's 1972 manga and based closely on his own experiences as a six-year-old in the stricken city, this uses the stylised strokes of richly-conceived animation to show what would conventionally be unfilmable.


  • Mori Masaki


  • Issei Miyazaki

  • Masaki Kôda

  • Seiko Nakano