Saint☆Oniisan
Saint☆Young Men
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Saint☆Oniisan

Alternative Titles

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

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 10, 2006 to ?
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning Two
Authors: Nakamura, Hikaru (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 57885,788 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11142
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #659
Members: 26,726
Favorites: 470

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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.

The series has been published digitally in English as Saint☆Young Men by Kodansha USA since April 23, 2019, and in print as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes since December 17, 2019.

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Characters

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

Reviews

Nov 22, 2008
Preliminary (12/? eps)
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......


...
Jun 16, 2009
Preliminary (Unknown/? eps)
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
Preliminary (Unknown/? eps)
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.

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