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Saint☆Onii-san (Movie)

Saint☆Onii-san (Movie)

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 10, 2013
Duration: 1 hr. 29 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Ranked: #5222
Popularity: #1574
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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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Adaptation: Saint☆Onii-san
Other: Saint☆Onii-san

Characters & Voice Actors

Moriyama, Mirai
Moriyama, Mirai
Hoshino, Gen
Hoshino, Gen
Kinomiya, Ryouko
Kinomiya, Ryouko
Kumai, Motoko
Kumai, Motoko


Takao, Noriko
Hoshino, Gen
Theme Song Performance
Ueda, Masuo
Asano, Naoyuki
Character Design, Chief Animation Director, Key Animation

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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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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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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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Mar 29, 2014
Never heard of this manga but after reading the concept for the movie? I had to watch.

Jesus and Buddha decide to take a vacation together and pick Japan. They wind up sharing a place together in an apartment building run by a senior citizen that's so scary that both quiver in her presence. There's also a trio of bratty kids who want to poke Buddha's third eye and think he's an alien.

There's no plot really in the movie; it's just sketches of everything from a dead-on parody of Disneyland to Buddha trying to teach Jesus to swim(and discovering that Jesus is quite a fraidy read more
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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.
Anime about foreigners from the past experiencing modern Japan. Similar humor and character designs, both based off of successful seinen manga.
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Ending Theme

"Gag (ギャグ)" by Gen Hoshino

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