Saint☆Oniisan
Saint☆Young Men
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Saint☆Oniisan

Alternative Titles

English: Saint☆Young Men
Japanese: 聖☆おにいさん

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 10, 2006 to ?
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Nakamura, Hikaru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Morning Two

Statistics

Score: 7.931 (scored by 44824,482 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8352
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #552
Members: 18,453
Favorites: 401
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Saint Young Men
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Synopsis

Saint☆Oniisan is slice-of-life or divine-life, tale of Jesus and Buddha as they try to experience the modern world, in this case, Japan. The manga places a funny twist on religion, attitudes, culture and customs in Japan through the eyes of Jesus and Buddha.

You see Jesus and Buddha experiencing Asakusa, public baths, theme parks, and the internet. Throughout the manga, we get a little history of their divine greatness only to see their apparent insignificance in modern Japanese society. Suffice to say, before people can recognize that they're actually Jesus and Buddha, people think of them as someone who looks like Johnny Depp or a guy with a button on his forehead. For real.

Background

In 2009, Saint☆Oniisan won the Tezuka Osamu Award for Short Work Manga and was nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award.

Although Vertical requested for the series to be published in English, it was refused by Kodansha due to the belief that Americans would take offense to it.

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Characters

Jesus
Main
Buddha
Main
Matsuda, Sachiyo
Supporting
Banten
Supporting
Mara
Supporting
Judas
Supporting
Uriel
Supporting
Peter
Supporting
Ryuuji
Supporting
Conveni Tenin
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Nov 22, 2008
Archaeon (All reviews)
DO NOT READ THIS MANGA IF YOU ARE:

a) Easily offended
b) Studiously religious in either Christianity or Bhuddism
c) Consider any humour about religion or religiousicons to be blasphemous
d) An idiot who won't get the joke

Moving on swiftly......


WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. That's what this manga is. Very, very, wrong, but in such a deliciously divisive, amazingly anarchic, furiously funny, and exceptionally entertaining way.

Saint Young Men is a manga by Nakamura Hikaru that was serialised in Kodansha's Morning 2 manga magazine in 2007.

Okay, the basic concept is that after the turn of the millenium, Jesus and Buddha decide to take a break from the heavenly lifestyle (and read more
Jun 16, 2009
Sethward (All reviews)
Actually, as someone who considers himself a Christian theist, I thoroughly enjoy[ed] this series. 'Suspension of belief' is required, but this is the way for most books/movies regardless.

Do I find this manga offensive?
Not in the slightest.

Perhaps quite the contrary, this is a very enjoyable, and rather lightweight .. story [used loosely] about Jesus and Buddha sharing a apartment. Other than the obvious religious themed jokes [i.e Buddha winning a giant statue of Buddah at Disneyland, Jesus being afraid to swim (hence walking on water)], it manages to develop a interesting relationship between the two.

It's religious deity buddy comedy manga at it's finest.
Aug 18, 2010
Hyoukami (All reviews)
I'm not a religious person, but I had learned Buddhism and Christianity. I think I can really enjoy the gag because I can see from both point of view.
This series use gag by secretly use "miracle" that comes from both religion that maybe unnoticed by another one, and in unpredictable way(like when the cat comes to them when Jesus unintentionally say that they're lack of food---taken from Jataka tales, but it should be rabbit though).
I think this story flow naturally and ridiculously funny, but it can be offend some fanatic believer.
Aug 7, 2020
iHitokage (All reviews)
This spoilerless review comes from someone who in most cases prefers anime and doesn't enjoy manga in general. I have watched the short anime of Saint Oniisan and few years later decided to give the manga a chance. This is the only manga that I really love and enjoy reading!

I don't agree with opinions that this manga is not for religious people. I was raised as a Catholic and I am also interested in Buddhism and other religions. To me this manga almost belongs to spiritual literature. You can really appreciate and enjoy all the jokes in there when you are familiar with the biographies read more

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Saint ☆ Onii-san Chapter 5 Discussion
dattara - Mar 14, 2009
11 replies by Kajo_Senpai69 »»
Aug 13, 12:00 AM
is this manga finished?
wlwtasha420 - Dec 11, 2019
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