Buddha Film Trilogy


###Buddha: The Great Departure/Tezuka Osamu no Buddha - Akai Sabaku yo! Utsukushiku

[quote]Genres: drama, supernatural
Themes: historical, religion, war
Plot Summary: Prince Siddhartha is heir to the Shakya kingdom, which is constantly at war with the more powerful Kosala kingdom. His father tries to raise him as a warrior leader and to shield him from the miseries of the world. Meeting the young outcast girl Migaila, Siddhartha experiences love for the first time but also witnesses the suffering that afflicts humankind. Meanwhile, in Kosala, Chapra rises through the military, despite his lowly origins, to become a hero and general of the army. A final showdown between the two kingdoms forces Siddhartha to re-evaluate the path he is following.
Running time: 111 minutes
Vintage: 2011-05-28[/quote]
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###Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha - Owarinaki Tabi

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###Tezuka’s Buddha Anime Film Project to Be Trilogy
posted on 2010-07-06 23:33 EDT


I’ve never read any of this series. Anyone here that has?


Not yet, but it’s on my to-get list.


[size=20]When Marnie Was There, Giovanni’s Island, Conan, Doraemon, Buddha 2 Earn Japan Academy Prize Nods[/size]
posted on 2015-01-18 09:25 EST
Bunta Sugawara, Masashi Tara also honored

The Japan Academy Prize Association for excellence in film announced the nominees for the 38th annual awards on Thursday. The five movies that have been nominated for Animation of the Year are:

When Marnie Was There

Giovanni’s Island

Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper

Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha - Owarinaki Tabi

Stand By Me Doraemon

The late actor Bunta Sugawara (Spirited Away, Tales from Earthsea, Wolf Children) is one of five individuals who will receive posthumous Chairperson’s Special Awards for lifetime achievement. Sound engineer Masashi Tara (From Up On Poppy Hill) will receive an Association’s Special Award for lifetime achievement as well.

The nominees in the Foreign Film category are Frozen, Interstellar, Jersey Boys, Fury, and Godzilla.

The Nippon Academy-Sho Association, a Japanese group roughly comparable to America’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Oscars fame, presents the Japan Academy Prizes every year. The nominees all receive “Awards of Excellence,” but the actual top award in each category will be presented in a ceremony on February 27 at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo.

Movies are eligible if they opened in Japan between December 15 2013, and December 13, 2014.

The Animation of the Year category was only created eight years ago. Last year, Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises won the award. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Tekkonkinkreet, Ponyo, Summer Wars, The Secret World of Arrietty, From Up On Poppy Hill, and Wolf Children were the previous winners. Before that, Studio Ghibli won the overall Picture of the Year Award for Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.