Barefoot Gen MMF Archive

Since in February 2010, once a month, the manga blogging community holds a week-long event called the Manga Moveable Feast, in which we discuss a particular series or one shot title. Each day, the host shares links to new blog entries focusing on that work, while building an archive for the entire week’s discussion. At the end of the event, the group then selects a new host and a new “menu” for the following month.

The primary goal of this feast is to promote intelligent, in-depth analysis of manga that we as community hold strong feelings towards, while fostering a sense of community among avid manga readers by inviting everyone to take part in the event, regardless of whether you’ve participated before. For more information, or to join our mailing list, visit our Google Groups page.

This February 2011 Manga Movable Feast centralizes around Barefoot Gen, published in North America by Last Gasp. Below is the complete list of essays, reviews, podcasts, etc. that resulted from our weeklong discussion of Barefoot Gen.

This MMF also acts as our first year marker!

Contributions from:

Sam Kusek (A Life In Panels)

David Welsh (Manga Curmudgeon)

Khursten Santos (Otaku Champloo)

Derik Badman (Madkinbeard)

Ash Brown (Experiments in Manga)

Linda (Anime Miz)

Marc Sobel (Unattended Baggage)


Lori Henderson (Manga Xanadu)

Alexander Hoffman (MangaWidget)

Patrick Jones (Johnny_Jobbs)

Rob McMonigal (Panel Patter)

Anna (Manga Report)

Michelle Smith (Soliloquy in Blue)

John Thomas (The Manga Village)

Daniella Orihuela-Gruber (All About Manga)

Tony Yao (Manga Therapy)

Angela Eastman (Anglynn)

Ed Sizemore (Manga Worth Reading & Manga Out Loud)

Jason Yadao (Otaku Ohana)

Statement from the Publisher, Last Gasp

Statement from the Translation Group, Project Gen

17 Responses to “Barefoot Gen MMF Archive”


  1. Suggestions on Hosting an Event Online & a Manga Moveable Feast Archive » Manga Worth Reading - February 15, 2011

    […] Barefoot Gen – Hosted by Sam Kusek (A Life in Panels) – February 2011 Similar Posts: Plan Now for the One Piece Manga Moveable Feast § Barefoot Gen Manga Moveable Feast § Karakuri Odette Manga Moveable Feast Begins § Manga Moveable Feast: Mushishi — About the Book § Mushishi Manga Moveable Feast: Final Thoughts […]

  2. Tweets that mention Barefoot Gen MMF Archive « A Life in Panels -- - February 15, 2011

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Edward Sizemore, Sam Kusek. Sam Kusek said: A Running Archive for the #MMF is up now: @johannadc […]

  3. Lean week linkblogging - February 15, 2011

    […] you’d like to focus your attention on a single title, keep your eyes on the link archive for the current Manga Moveable Feast, featuring Keiji Nakazawa’s Barefoot Gen (Last Gasp). It’s being hosted by Sam (A Life […]

  4. Links: Borders patrol « Good Comics for Kids - February 17, 2011

    […] this month’s Manga Movable Feast. On the menu: Kenji Nakazawa’s autobiographical series Barefoot Gen, which recounts Nakazawa’s experiences as a hibakusha, or Hiroshima survivor. For readers new […]

  5. MMF: Barefoot Gen, Grisly read of Atomic Bomb survival « animemiz’s scribblings.. - February 17, 2011

    […] Check out the archive for this month’s MMF of Barefoot Gen here. […]

  6. Manga Moveable Feast: Barefoot Gen Vol. 1 – I Wasn’t Ready | Angela L. Eastman: Writer and Reader - February 17, 2011

    […] This post was written as part of this month’s Manga Moveable Feast, hosted by Sam Kusek at A Life in Panels. Go to his website to see the full archive of Barefoot Gen MMF posts. […]

  7. Barefoot Gen MMF Day Five « A Life in Panels - February 18, 2011

    […] Barefoot Gen MMF Archive […]

  8. License request day: Zipang - February 18, 2011

    […] the Manga Moveable Feast to a lively but technologically challenged Manga Out Loud podcast, it’s all about World War II […]

  9. Readers choice, favorite manga, and overlong series « MangaBlog - February 18, 2011

    […] of those weeks—but I’m back with the latest news. First on the list: Check the ever-growing Manga Moveable Feast archive post at A Life In Panels, which chronicles a robust discussion of this month’s selection, Barefoot […]

  10. Hawaii News - - February 20, 2011

    […] of the increasingly rare times when I seem to be putting on my reviewer’s cap these days). This month’s MMF, hosted by Sam Kusek over at A Life in Panels, focuses on a series quite dear to my heart: Barefoot […]

  11. Previews review March 2011 - March 6, 2011

    […] of comebacks, if the recent Manga Moveable Feast piqued your interest in Keiji Nakazawa’s Barefoot Gen, Last Gasp rolls out new printings of the […]

  12. Announcing March 2011′s Manga Movable Feast and a Call for Contribution « animemiz’s scribblings.. - March 9, 2011

    […] 2011: Barefoot Gen (Hosted by Sam Kusek, A Life in […]

  13. Every Manga Moveable Feast, Ever at Otaku, No Video - March 10, 2011

    […] February 2011: Barefoot Gen (via Sam Kusek of A Life in Panels) […]

  14. Barefoot Gen MMF Podcast on Manga Out Loud » Manga Worth Reading - May 23, 2011

    […] this month’s Manga Moveable Feast, Ed hosted a Barefoot Gen podcast, featuring Sam Kusek, the MMF host, and two other guests. As Ed mentions in his introduction, I bowed out, because I was too chicken […]

  15. Manga Bookshelf | Manga Moveable Feast: Wild Adapter Archive - June 19, 2011

    […] 2011: Barefoot Gen (Sam Kusek, A Life in […]

  16. MMF: Why Fruits Basket? - July 24, 2011

    […] Barefoot Gen […]

  17. Manga Moveable Feast: Fumi Yoshinaga August 2011 - August 15, 2011

    […] Barefoot Gen […]

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