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


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 3, 2012 to Aug 23, 2013
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 20 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.621 (scored by 18,563 users)
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Ranked: #12482
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Popularity: #1561
Members: 38,040
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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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Moriyama, Mirai
Hoshino, Gen
Kinomiya, Ryouko
Matsuda, Sachiyo
Suzuki, Reiko
Nagasawa, Nao
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Saito, Kimiko
Conveni Tenin
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Nishihara, Kumiko
Hibi, Aiko
Kumai, Motoko


Takao, Noriko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakamura, Hikaru
Original Creator
Moriyasu, Yasunao
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Mouri, Shinobu
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Jul 5, 2013
Jaeger07 (All reviews)
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
Jul 9, 2015
pastel_midget (All reviews)
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.
Jun 24, 2015
SpikeCB (All reviews)
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
Oct 7, 2016
TakamiKaribuchi (All reviews)
I personally really hate this show, but I can easily see why many others like it. I think the comedy was really forced at times and it seemed out of place in the situation. I can tell that I just do not know enough about Buddhism and Catholicism though to be able to get some the religious jokes the show had to offer; I understood some of the jokes, but not all. I think at times, the funny moments were way too bizarre. I don't bizarre stuff, but not this kind. Jesus and Buddha did make a great buddy duo read more


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