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Japanese: ブッダ
English: Buddha
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 66
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 1972 to Nov 1983
Genres: Drama Drama, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Historical Historical
Serialization: Comic Tom (Monthly)
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.371 (scored by 41214,121 users)
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Ranked: #2332
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1240
Members: 15,183
Favorites: 460


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Volumes: /14
Chapters: /66


In ancient India, the lives of the people are 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)


Buddha received the Bungei Shunju Manga Award in 1975.

The series was published in English by Vertical Inc. in 8 volumes in both hardcover and paperback format. Hardcover was released from October 1, 2003 to December 1, 2005 while paperback was released from May 2, 2006 to July 3, 2007. A complete paperback box set was released on July 1, 2014. The same publisher digitally published the series from November 1, 2017 to February 7, 2018. It was also published in Brazilian Portuguese by Conrad from February 2005 to March 2006.

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Oct 14, 2012
Buddha is an epic. And by 'epic', it must not be understood as the term defined by that which appeals to those who want jaw-dropping, blood-pumping battles, or a superhero that can defeat powerful magical beings with a mind of steel. Rather, in this case, it refers to a lengthy work that follows heroic endeavors on a grand scale. As strange as this may seem, Buddha fits that definition, presenting a sublime narrative that blends elements of history, religion, politics, and mythology.

Buddha is a manga written by the famous Osamu Tezuka, and is one of his titles considered to be an epic. As the title ...
May 20, 2009
First stab at reviewing, let's have a go.

Buddha was an odd choice for me at the time because it was against what used to be something I used to hate in choosing Manga; an overhyped series/mangaka and strong religious overtone. But as I wanted to branch out with my choices a little more at the time this seemed a great choice.

Being my first (and only at the time of this review) Osamu Tezuka manga I had at the time I was attempting to go in with as little a critical mind as possible. So in a nutshell I loved this manga but of course no ...
Sep 19, 2015
Buddha is the story of siddhartha, a prince who with days to come become the famous buddha that we all know and talk about until this day.

The thing that great about the story of buddha that it covers a lot of subjects and themes such as war, love, nature, human society and classes, slavery, suffering, fate. And above all-life and death and the connection between them. All of this presented in the manga and the philosophical ideas passed in a very easy to understand way, making the reader learn and think about it.
But not only it's very thought provoking and deep, it's all done in ...

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