2500 years ago, in India, Siddhartha was born as a prince of the Shakya clan, but he gives up his position as a prince to see the world. He meets a strange boy named Assaji, who can predict...
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Pier Paolo Pasolini
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The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth.
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2500 years ago, in India, Siddhartha was born as a prince of the Shakya clan, but he gives up his position as a prince to see the world. He meets a strange boy named Assaji, who can predict the future, a monk with only one eye and Depa. Siddhartha continues traveling. Siddhartha is overwhelmed by the sufferings he witnesses around him. Meanwhile, Prince Ruri of Kosara begins his attack on the Shakya clan. Written by
For a Manga Fan or an admirer of pioneer Japanese Animator Tezuka, this is a less than thrilling night at the movies. Tezuka's striking drawing style is rarely evoked - Compare his own SPACE FIRE BIRD or CLEOPATRA QUEEN of SEX and the handling is familiar Nip Toon.
It is curious to see the life of Buddha turning up as one of these and they do get into quite cerebral issues, like the failure of Asceticism.
Every so often the makers also manage a memorable image - walking across the rice paddies, the burning hut or the giant's masked face thrust through the prison window.
Middle of a multi-part production.
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