Sunday, 19 June 2011

Osamu Tezuka's The Buddha - Japanese Manga Cartoon Series

Buddha is a Japanese manga comic drawn by the noted artist Osamu Tezuka and is his own interpretation of the life of the Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist ‘religion’. The critically acclaimed series is often thought to be close to the bone even sexual, depiction of the life of the Buddha.

This received the 2004, 2005 Eisner Award. And at the beginning of 2006, each volume had sold nearly of 9000 copies, with one edition Kapilavastu sold a stunning 20,000 copies.

An anime feature length film has been made of the work and has just been released.

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