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Buddha Manga Volume 1

4.5 star rating out of 5
2 Reviews
SKU: 9781932234565

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About Buddha Manga Volume 1

Buddha Volume 1: Kapilavastu features story and art by Osamu Tezuka.

This story of Buddha actually begins with the adventures of the slave boy Chapra (a Tezuka creation). As the restive youth's fate unfolds, Siddhartha is born near the city of Kapilavastu amongst a steaming, vivid Indian caste society.


  • Publisher: VERTICAL
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama
  • Themes: Historical, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Release Date: 10/30/2006
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

Before the Birth

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Osamu Tezuka's Buddha is a genuine masterpiece. In the entry point of the series, we are introduced to many fun characters such as the mind surfing Tatta, the brash warrior Bandaka, and the monk turned beast Naradatta.

As establishing the story of Gautama Buddha it starts off really well. Stories of social class dictating a world full of prejudice reminds oneself of the world as it stands and immediately engrossed me into this series. At the top of the caste system are the Brahmin(monks) who live their lives to reach enlightenment and teach those below them, the Kshatriya(warriors) who stand below nobility and Brahmin but stand above Vaishya(commoners), and lastly you have the Sudra(slaves). Even further below Sudra are Pariahs, and throughout the first volume we see just how awful the classes treat those below them.

I highly recommend this series. All of the establishment really draws you in and has left me wanting more.

4 star rating out of 5

My Favorite Tezuka Work

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This is my favorite Tezuka work i've read so far. The story is outstanding, and I love how all the characters' stories fit together. I am very excited to continue this series.
I do not like how the art is mirrored though.
The book also feels very flimsy. Not in a falling apart way though, it's just wobbly, if that makes sense. It didn't make the book worse or anything, it is just something to be noted.
I very much like the design of the book though. I have the first 3 volumes currently, and the spines look nice on a shelf. The use of plain, solid colors works very well.