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Saint☆Oniisan (Movie)

Alternative Titles

English: Saint☆Young Men (Movie)
Synonyms: Saint☆Onii-san (Movie), Saint Onii-san (Movie)
Japanese: 聖☆おにいさん


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 10, 2013
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 29 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.991 (scored by 11,587 users)
Ranked: #5382
Popularity: #1583
Members: 23,660
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What if Jesus and Buddha were living on Earth in modern times? What if they shared an apartment in Japan? Saint Young Men is a humorous manga about the daily lives of Jesus and Buddha, with each chapter focusing on some element of modern life, such as Disneyland, rush hour on the train, Christmas, the public pool, carnivals, and more.

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Dec 3, 2013
I'm just going to start this review with: I legitimately feel that watching this film has expanded my understanding of my own faith and I encourage others to watch it if they are looking for the same sort of spiritual experience that I had.

This anime shows a very candid look at how people of different faiths can come together and treat each other well without conflict in these turbulent modern times, and will likewise instill good morals upon the viewer regardless of their own religion. By showing how the founders of these religions themselves might act in these situations this anime sets a very good read more
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Jan 10, 2015
If you can get behind conceptualising Jesus as the type of guy who'd be flattered at a comparison to Johnny Depp, or Buddha as the kind of person who takes too-long showers because he's just a couple more minutes away from enlightenment, then you'll definitely get a kick out Saint Young Men.

Jesus and Buddha -- the actual beings themselves -- decide to take an extended vacation on earth, with their tourist destination being ("Exotic!") Japan. The result is this slice of life comedy that is miraculously charming and inoffensive. The movie doesn't have a clear storyline, but consists of vignettes of their vacation in a read more
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Feb 1, 2014
I have not read the manga and I am neither Christian nor Buddhist. This was just a 'that looks interesting' watch. And I am very happy I watched it.

The story is about Jesus and Buddha while on holiday to spend some time in modern-day Japan and they're also very good friends and roommates. They're both a bit clueless in regards to various modern customs (especially in relation to religious celebrations related to them), so most of the hilarity comes from their reactions to that. It's interesting to see how they react to being somewhat sinful and indulgent or when something good happens (e.g., Buddha's head read more
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Sep 8, 2015
I have to say right off the bat: this is one of the few anime that made me laugh out loud. Not "type lol but actually sort of smirk a little" but actually laugh at the comedy, so loud that my neighbors probably think I'm crazy now.

Everything about this anime feels simple, but gives off this warm feeling of awesome. The art, with the two main characters drawn differently from the rest, the story with its small twists and turns through Japanese life, and the way it so casually plays with symbols of two major religions - all of this is simply bound to read more
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Anime: Hoozuki no Reitetsu
Both are comedies which take roots in religion. While Hoozuki no Reitetsu is about hell as viewed in Japan, Saint Onii-san is about Buddha and Jesus. 
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Anime: One Punch Man
While on the surface, Saint Oniisan and OPM have little in common, their comedic pacing and nature as slice-of-life [bromance] comedies starring unusual super-human characters give a similar vibe.

Saint Oniisan lacks action, fighting, or even much of a plot, but the premise of Jesus and Buddha rooming together in a Japanese apartment and dealing with the extraordinary comedic situations their powers put them in is very similar to the core dynamic of Saitama and Genos.

If you are drawn into One Punch Man for its comedy and novelty factor, and are looking for a fun, silly film that is equally  read more 
reportRecommended by tarazipyrope
Anime: Thermae Romae
Anime about foreigners from the past experiencing modern Japan. Similar humor and character designs, both based off of successful seinen manga. 
reportRecommended by Plate

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