Buddha Reviews
Buddha
Add to Reading List
Title(s): Buddha
ブッダ
Author(s): Tezuka Osamu
Artist(s): TEZUKA Osamu
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Historical, Mature, Psychological, Shounen, Supernatural, Tragedy
Start Date: 1972
Status: Completed
Summary:
Osamu Tezukas vaunted storytelling genius, consummate skill at visual expression, and warm humanity blossom fully in his epic of Siddharthas life and times. Tezuka evidences his profound grasp of the subject by contextualizing the Buddhas ideas; the emphasis is on movement, action, emotion, and conflict as the prince Siddhartha runs away from home, travels across India, and questions Hindu practices such as ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. Rather than recommend resignation and impassivity, Tezukas Buddha predicates enlightenment upon recognizing the interconnectedness of life, having compassion for the suffering, and ordering ones life sensibly. Philosophical segments are threaded into interpersonal situations with ground-breaking visual dynamism by an artist who makes sure never to lose his readers attention.
Tezuka himself was a humanist rather than a Buddhist, and his magnum opus is not an attempt at propaganda. Hermann Hesses novel or Bertoluccis film is comparable in this regard; in fact, Tezukas approach is slightly irreverent in that it incorporates something that Western commentators often eschew, namely, humor.

Received the Bungei Shunju Manga Award in 1975 and ended in 1984.
Won the Best U.S. Edition of International Material for the Eisner Award in 2004 and 2005.
Reviews
Summary: (0 reviews) Write A Review
Excellent 0 reviews
0%
0%
Good 0 reviews
0%
0%
Average 0 reviews
0%
0%
Poor 0 reviews
0%
0%
Very Poor 0 reviews
0%
0%
Popular Manga
Recent Reviews
Noblesse
Everything about the story line the characters its amazing. Only after the last chapter 329 it stopped for a while, I hope...
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Love it, and the anime to is kind of interesting and time fly's reading or watching this story
Threads of Time
The main character of this story is dumb. All of his problems could've been avoided if he wasn't selfish. He hides from problems...
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
This was an awesome read, simply amazing. The story, characters, style, and story really keep a good pace that keeps you...
Fairy Tail Zero
This series tells the stories of how Fairy Tail is formed and gives us an idea of how the guild came to be!
Sidonia no Kishi
I saw the first while season of the Anime on Netflix, and I had wondered if there was more to it, turns out, there was A...
Starkana > Manga Series > B > Buddha > Reviews