Ranked #1085
Saint☆Oniisan

Saint☆Oniisan

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 3, 2012 to Aug 23, 2013
Producers: A-1 Pictures
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.661 (scored by 11828 users)
Ranked: #10852
Popularity: #1469
Members: 22,895
Favorites: 59
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Synopsis

Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha, the founders of Christianity and Buddhism, are living together as roommates in a Tokyo apartment while taking a vacation on Earth. The comedy often involves jokes about Christianity, Buddhism, and all things related, as well as the main characters' attempts to hide their identities and understand modern society in Japan.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Jesus
Jesus
Main
Moriyama, Mirai
Japanese
Moriyama, Mirai
Buddha
Buddha
Main
Hoshino, Gen
Japanese
Hoshino, Gen
Daisuke's Mother
Supporting
Sonozaki, Mie
Japanese
Sonozaki, Mie
Ryouta's Mother
Supporting
Nishihara, Kumiko
Japanese
Nishihara, Kumiko

Staff

Takao, Noriko
Takao, Noriko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakamura, Hikaru
Nakamura, Hikaru
Original Creator
Moriyasu, Yasunao
Moriyasu, Yasunao
Background Art
Mouri, Shinobu
Mouri, Shinobu
Key Animation

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Jaeger07
Jul 5, 2013 8:20 PM
Ok, so pretty much everyone here knows or even heard of Hataraku Maou-sama right? The one where the Demon Lord is transported the the human world and forced to live among the society of humans. Well, Saint☆Onii-san is pretty similar to HM, only that instead of a demon lord, we've got religious icons living their daily lives in the human world (disguising as ordinary citizens as part of their two-month vacation from their holy duty), and those figures are Jesus and Buddha.

Yes, you've heard right. That Jesus. And that Buddha.

Kinda sounds like a scene coming from the song One of Us by Joan Osborne if read more
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Gummyystic
Nov 13, 2013 3:54 AM
I'm not really a religious person but this show is hilarious!
It's just like any normal slice of life but with a more lighter plot.
Highly recommended for those who are christian or buddhist so they can understand the reference more xD
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pastel_midget
Jul 9, 6:13 AM
Honestly, this is one of the best movies to watch when you're feeling down. It's so light and cute and carefree, the sounds are calm and nice and the visuals are light and clear, the artstyle is very aestethically pleasing and overall- it's a great one.
The story is about Jesus and Buddha deciding to go on a vacation to Japan and their daily little adventures. It's hilarious and very cute at times.
Loved it, I highly recommend watching this.
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SpikeCB
Jun 24, 10:25 AM
Well, as is obvious from the synopsis, this show is about Buddha and Jesus Christ holidaying on Earth.Most of the jokes have to do with miracles ascribed to either Jesus or Buddha reproduced in a modern setting.More often than not, they are very short and you have to be acquainted with some religious stories to fully enjoy them.The bromance between Jesus and Buddha is awesome, seriously.

Only extreme fanatical believers will be offended by this show as its is not judgmental on any religion in any way, nor does it poke fun at it.

With that out of the way, i felt that the show was too read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Hataraku Maou-sama!
They are both comedies about deities living in modern Japan, but Saint Onii-san is about Gods and Hataraku Maou is about Satan.

 
reportRecommended by Katuro
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.
 
reportRecommended by abystoma2
Anime: Nichijou
Both are about everyday life situations that end up becoming skewed due to the odd circumstances the characters are in. They both focus on light humor and use simple animation. 
reportRecommended by abstrxct
Anime: Sasami-san@Ganbaranai
Both are about deities that try to live a normal lifein Japan but just can't. 
reportRecommended by ZettaiRyouiki

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