Saint Young Men Manga Omnibus Volume 1 (Hardcover)

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SKU: 9781632369369

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About Saint Young Men Manga Omnibus Volume 1 (Hardcover)

Saint Young Men manga omnibus volume 1 features story and art by Hikaru Nakamura and includes volumes 1-2 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.

Details

  • Publisher: KODANSHA COMICS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Themes: Powers, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 12/17/2019
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensional Weight: 1.05
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

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A Surpisingly Insightful, if Mildy Irreverent, Romp

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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.

Possibly the best manzai act ever

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When I first heard about this manga I was interested on the concept alone. After buying it, I had no regrets.
Saint Young Men is honestly the funniest manga I have read. I laughed so much reading through Jesus and Buddha's adventures in Tokyo. One time I laughed so much I had a coughing fit.
The manzai (straight-man and funny-man) act between Buddha and Jesus is great and just going through their daily lives and misunderstandings is fun to watch.
At the end of every chapter it gives insight to the stories between the gods, information on both religions and even information on aspects of Japanese life unknown to non-Japanese people. I was surprised to learn some things about Buddhism and even bits of Christianity I didn't know about. Saint Young Men is worth the read.