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Tezuka Osamu no Buddha: Akai Sabaku yo! Utsukushiku


Alternative Titles

English: BUDDHA
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-

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 28, 2011
Producers: Tezuka Productions
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.121 (scored by 1,640 users)
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Ranked: #29592
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Popularity: #4046
Members: 4,793
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Synopsis

In ancient Nepal, the lives of the re plagued by drought, famine, constant warfare and the injustices of the strict caste system. The intertwining lives of many unhappy souls are drawn together by the birth of the young prince Siddhartha, who embarks on a spiritual journey, becomes Buddha, "the Enlightened One," and attempts to bring about a spiritual rebirth of the people in this desperate age.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gautama, Siddhartha
Gautama, Siddhartha
Main
Orikasa, Ai
Japanese
Orikasa, Ai
Yoshioka, Hidetaka
Japanese
Yoshioka, Hidetaka
...
Chapra
Chapra
Main
Takeuchi, Junko
Japanese
Takeuchi, Junko
Sakai, Masato
Japanese
Sakai, Masato
...
Yasodhara
Yasodhara
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Bandaka
Bandaka
Main
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji

Staff

Morishita, Kouzou
Morishita, Kouzou
Director
X Japan
X Japan
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition
Yoshiki
Yoshiki
Theme Song Composition
Tezuka, Osamu
Tezuka, Osamu
Original Creator


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"Scarlet Love Song" by X Japan




More reviewsReviews

neUtrino_23
Nov 5, 2012
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 read more
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Deago
Apr 27, 2016
"Man does not attain all his heart’s desires for the winds do not blow as the vessels wish"
— Al-Mutanabbi

This story talks about two boys who were born in different conditions. Chapra, is an ambitious slave. While Siddhartha is an aristocrat who is passive quester.

The movies starts with introducing the main characters; giving the viewer an idea of ​​the characters relations to each other, and also tells us about the current setting; which is a cruel world with a never-ending war between two nations; Shudra and Kosala. Also the movie acquaint us with the four-social class system people live with; where the worst of the four read more
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