Tezuka Osamu no Buddha: Akai Sabaku yo! Utsukushiku


Buddha: The Great Departure

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Synonyms: Osamu Tezuka's Buddha Movie 1: The Red Desert! It's Beautiful
Japanese: 手塚治虫のブッダ-赤い砂漠よ!美しく-
English: Buddha: The Great Departure
Spanish: Osamu Tezuka. Buda, el Gran Viaje
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 28, 2011
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 6.941 (scored by 32333,233 users)
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Ranked: #44232
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Popularity: #6389
Members: 9,731
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Synopsis

In the ancient Shakya Kingdom, King Suddhodhana learns that his wife, Maya, has a curious dream. A white elephant with six tusks enters her body—a sign that their future child, Siddhartha Gautama, is blessed. The wise prophet Master Asita sees the child and foretells that he will become "chakravartin," the ruler of the world.

Meanwhile, young Chapra suffers the injustice of the rigid caste system. When Kosala army marches on Kapilavastu, Shakya's capital, Chapra plays a part in forcing them to retreat. But to escape the life of slavery and give his mother a better life, Chapra joins the Kosala army and swears to rise in the ranks.

As the young Siddhartha grows, he is taught everything he needs to know to inherit the throne. However, Siddhartha has no interest in martial arts or running a kingdom. What he seeks are the truths of the world and the meaning of life itself. Although Kosala's ever-expanding power threatens Shakya, Siddhartha abandons the royal life and ventures into the world to find the enlightenment he desires.

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Ootani, Ikue
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Staff

Koga, Gou
Episode Director
Yamamuro, Tadayoshi
Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation


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Reviews

Apr 29, 2023
— INTRODUCTION —
Osamu Tezuka's Buddha is a beautifully crafted anime movie that retells the life story of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became known as Buddha. The movie, based on the critically acclaimed manga series by Osamu Tezuka, follows Siddhartha's journey from his privileged life as a prince to his eventual enlightenment, becoming a revered spiritual leader.

— THEMES AND STORYLINE —
The movie does an excellent job of portraying Siddhartha's struggle with questions about existence, suffering, and finding inner peace. It also provides an insight into the social, political, and cultural context in which Siddhartha lived. Set in ancient India, the movie revolves around two boys named ...
Jan 25, 2018
" This was the moment Siddharta first pressed his hands together in prayer. " " Siddharta. one who has accomplished his goal. " " You, who can accept the burden of the suffering of others on your own shoulders...You will find the path you must take. It was only later that he became the Buddha, also know as the enlighted one "

Movie missed point. Well this movie was something on a different level, it was breath taking and unique.

Story: Well at first glance i expected it to be movie only about Buddha and not only his past, which was quite dissapointing. They basically ...
Nov 5, 2012
Mixed Feelings
To me, this movie completely misses its (presumed) point.

SYNOPSIS: The creators try to get the viewer feeling nearly as bad about all the suffering in the world as Siddharta/Buddha does, they failed for 2 reasons:
- rushed simplification
- the use of a lot of violence to ENTERTAIN the viewers, which (out of complete paradox) contradicts the primary purpose

Being about the life and struggles of Buddha I just expected something completely different.

Before watching it I didn't know that the producers planned it to be the start of a series of films, I also do not know the manga. My expectations were nurtured by two books:
'Siddhartha' by ...

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