Saint Young Men Manga Volume 1 (Hardcover)
About Saint Young Men Manga Volume 1 (Hardcover)
Saint Young Men manga volume 1 features story and art by Hikaru Nakamura and is presented in this 2-in-1 Hardcover Edition.
Jesus, the Son of God. Buddha, the Enlightened One. Two of history’s most important figures whose sagely deeds have been told and retold. After a few millennia of helping humanity, they have decided to take some time off and rent an apartment together in modern-day Tokyo. But even their saintly status hasn’t fully prepared them to navigate the ups and downs of life in 21st century Japan, from theme parks, to shopping for rice cookers, to the wonderful world of manga. Follow this pair on a goofy, light-hearted, and pun-filled adventure in friendship.
Ratings & Reviews
A Surpisingly Insightful, if Mildy Irreverent, Romp
by Robin -
Who would have guessed you could get such surprisingly tame and tasteful comedy out of the idea the potentially, erm, the complicated idea of two major religious figures palling around? There was much more meat on this idea than I'd anticipated with countless (explained in notes!) allusions to their many heavenly actions that influence the hijinks they get up to.
I feel like I have learned something about The Buddha and the culture he helped create through this comedy, and that is surprisingly more than I expected from a comedy manga.
I feel like I could safely recommend this even to religious family members if I asked them how they felt about the concept ahead of time, and for a mildly irreverent comedy about Jesus and Buddha, that's honestly quite impressive. It's not every day you see major actors in different religions interact, much less for comedy, and this brings that unique experience. I can certainly recommend it if anyone finds any of these ideas interesting.