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Buddha Saitan

Alternative Titles

English: The Rebirth of Buddha
Synonyms: Happy Science Movie 5
Japanese: 仏陀再誕


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 17, 2009
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Studios: Group TAC
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.031 (scored by 2,158 users)
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Ranked: #77992
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Popularity: #5347
Members: 5,002
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17-year-old Sayako Amanokawa aspires to become a journalist, just like Kanemoto, an elite newspaper writer she looks up to. But Kanemoto, shamed from an erroneous report about a corruption scandal, jumps in front of a train and commits suicide. Since that incident, Sayako suddenly becomes able to see spirits and almost loses her life. However, from that near-fatal incident she experiences something extraordinary. The journalist inside her stirred, she embarks to find out about the truth. But the forces that stand in her way turn out to be much more formidable than she ever imagined.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Ishiyama, Takaaki
Ookawa, Ryuuhou
Original Creator
Satou, Masaru
Art Director
Suda, Masami
Animation Director

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"Satori ni Charenji" by Woo Sung Min

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Apr 30, 2013
ToriChan (All reviews)
I stumbled upon Buddha Saitan (Rebirth of Buddha in English) on YouTube. If you are interested in watching this as well, I suggest looking it up on YouTube because I did a quick Google search and could not find a reputable streaming site hosting it. Beware though: The version uploaded to YouTube is dubbed, however still has subtitles. So if you can't handle the unfortunate (but not unbearable) dubbed voices you are just going to have to turn off its sound.

The story follows 17 year old school girl Sayako who dreams of becoming a journalist. One day at a train station she sees a ghost read more
Sep 26, 2015
SaffronKaizoku (All reviews)
The reviews here are mostly just bull.
Finishing the film 3 days ago, it's fresh in my mind, so let me enlighten you with a true review.

The story starts off simple but then goes its own direction with the introduction of plot twists, religious perspectives and its referral or continuation to The Laws Of The Sun (watch that before you watch this film).

Despite not being an official sequel to the animated film mentioned above, this anime draws its ideas from it and references it using its actual scenes - so in a way, it's a sequel to that story.

What's wrong with the story being "too religious"? read more
Dec 18, 2013
Abs0 (All reviews)
Pretty much just the worst anime I've ever seen. It's not just religious propaganda, it misrepresents Buddhism and skepticism at the same time. There are no such things such as demons or evil spirits in Buddhism. The "possession" idea is purely a medieval Christian invention. It's downright disgusting that they would cast the "Buddha" as an exorcist. Buddhism is about self-control, as in, control of your own mind - to avoid thinking and acting mindlessly and instead practice mindfulness, being aware of your own thoughts, etc.

But actually, the main problem I have with this anime is that it doesn't have any good violence scenes. read more
Aug 25, 2017
Thatguysproblem1 (All reviews)
This movie seems overdone in my opinion. This movie feels like it was written by Christians because if you watch the movie, if you know something about the Buddhism, the religion is based off meditation and not lecture. Its like if the writers realized that 98% of the population of Japan is not Christian and then they said "That's not Jesus, its... Buddha!" Don't believe me, take the transcript of the movie and replace Buddha with Jesus and any Buddhist reference and replace it with Christian References and it would make since, in fact better since because Buddhism doesn't have giant mega church. read more


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