Saint Young Men Anime Announced


Highly popular holy men manga Saint Young Men (“SaintOnii-san”), a slice of life comedy which follows the lives of Jesus Christ and the Buddha as they pursue an impoverished bachelor lifestyle in Tokyo’s otherwise gloriously futuristic Tachikawa city, is finally to receive a full anime adaptation.


The anime will take the form of an OAD episode accompanying volume 8 of the manga in December, to be followed by a feature film at an undetermined later date.

The anime is to be produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Noriko Takao, whose previous involvement with Kyoto Animation and such classics as Haruhi, Clannad and K-ON! tends to suggest a quality product is in the offing, although this would apparently be Takao’s first major directorship.


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    Comment by coquette
    03:06 27/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This is great news! I've been reading the manga from the start and it's a pretty funny slice of life.

    It's in no way offensive to either religion but I can see the fundamentalist Christians in the US getting all bent out of shape at Jesus being portrayed as a 20 something normal guy palling around with the Buddha.

    Can't see this anime ever getting exported to the the West because of all the dimwits.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 27/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    At least no one will be murdering japanese and rioting against Japan. Our "fundamentalists" are way better than other fundamentalists.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:12 27/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    >Thinking ANY fundamentalists are better than other fundamentalists
    lol jokes on you

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:52 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Don't start it, because you know there will be at least 1 priest somewhere, blaming violence on 'cartoons'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You mean those same fundamentalist who have nothing better to do but to provoke others fundamentalist?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you're talking about that Mohammed film, I saw it andreally, the people who made that were asking for it. Crap, even I found it offensive and I'm an atheist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:02 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Define "the West" since it's actually licensed in France.

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    Comment by coquette
    05:45 27/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    As in "Anglo-Saxon West". France seems to have a completely different state of mind in such matters.
    They seem to license many manga and anime that never see the light of day in the US,Canada, Great Britain, Australia, NZ etc. because of sex, religion or perceived lolicon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Up to volume 3 of the manga only Jesus and Buddha plus characters of their religion make an appearance. I don't think the manga will ever include any other religious leaders.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reply was meant for the posting about a possible appearance of Mohammed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 27/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This is actually a pretty fun manga to read. It's both silly and interesting, largely because the premise is for once fairly original.

    Looking forward to the movie.

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    Comment by gyakusouhime
    05:56 27/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    What would be really cool is a live action movie with Johnny Depp as Jesus and Keanu Reeves as the Buddha.

    Keanu Reeves has some experience playing the "Enlightened One". He played Buddha in the movie "Little Buddha".

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    And they will both live in the same apartment and the fangirls will rejoice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:41 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I won't count on Mohammad making a guest appearance. The shitstorm from that would be too immense for Japan to handle. They got enough problems with the Koreans and Chinese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 27/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    although, Mohammad being portrayed as a lolicon would be all too hilarious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yeah! I remember that "issue" lol. That'd be crazy!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:11 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Buddha and Jesus are too cool to hang around with a tight ass like Mohammad anyways.

    Him and his followers are just no fucking fun at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 27/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    It's not Mohammad or the original Muslim religion what's problematic, it's the "priests", who altered the religion for their own sake and use it to control the masses who have almost no knowledge of anything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That sounds an awful lot like the Roman Catholic Church of... well, most of its history, excluding perhaps the last century. :-x

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    looks interesting and funny enough to give it a try.
    if they did the same thing with mohammed... oh boy, the burning embassies

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But when will they make an anime about Muhammad as a magical girl?

    I'm sure the Muslims won't mind.

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    Comment by tingle
    06:52 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    As one of the few religious people on Sankaku and the internet in general I promise not to raid any embassies and am cautiously optimistic that it will be funny and entertaining without being grossly disrespectful. The way El Shaddai was for the book of Enoch.

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    Comment by Erranty
    03:50 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wasn't aware something like this existed...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's Slice of Life...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:09 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Was good as a manga, hopefully better as an anime.

    I hope they make a slapstick character of Mohammad. It'll brighten up the news a bit.

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    Comment by Riiku
    21:49 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "is finally to receive a full anime adaptation"
    "will take the form of an OAD episode accompanying volume 8 of the manga"

    doesn't seem like "full adaptation" to me, even the movie wouldn't help it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 30/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish they would actually be the Religious Trio of Comedy, with Mohammed, Jesus, and Buddha...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:06 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    heck yeah!!! but wait-we're not gonna see haters just cause their god is portrayed in such manner, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:29 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    From my understanding, buddhism isn't a religion as much as a way of life, it doesn't worship any gods or goddesses, but they exist within, buddha is a teacher, they thank him, not worship. It shares basically everything with Qigong, except Qigong follows the more martial side of buddhism.

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    Comment by cutemi2
    11:16 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    if Pope Benedict XVI see this

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Good thing they don't show allah or muhammad in this manga or those muslims would be rioting like the complete savages they are.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    in this anime is jesus black or white or yellow? because in afrika it's black and in us i't white so which is it ???

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Technically he was neither. He was Jewish, a Hebrew, which back then, was much closer to your atypical Arabic/Middle Easterner.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ohohhohoho, now this looks interesting.

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    Comment by Garret
    02:35 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. I remember this being in the 2012 Summer troll charts.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I had to look this up, and i was surprised this is "Seinen" genre, from first glance it looked like it was about two homoerotic hippies with lots of make up... uh

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha this manga looks legendary but man this would never make it to the west. They so hypocritical , claiming about muslims when if this hit their sures they would ban it, like they did with Life of Brian.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:41 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:08 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh I can hear their voices now!

    Tomokazu Sugita = Jesus
    Yuichi Nakamura = Buddha

    Maybe just wishful thinking but hey I can dream haha.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That would be epic!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:43 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow jesus is flirting with high school girls , just wait fundamentalist christian will come after you

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:23 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Woah, woah, woah... This is a thing and where was I?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Somewhere cold...and sad...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:23 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I heard this earlier and, while I'm excited, I'm also a little wary of how well this will be turned into a movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Great! It is such a unique and funny series :)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mohammad, Buddha, and Jesus Christ now that would be funny.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 27/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Except that you'd get killed if you drew Mohammad...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:28 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even though their religion says not to kill anyone for any reason other than to defend themselves at a time of war etc.
    People are stupid I guess :/

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 14/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you are the stupid one here. Firstly Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world.

    If this religion is realy hatred and killing then why do people come to it.

    If you watch to much foxnews and those poluted zioniostou propaganda tv shows it is obvicious that you would make such bulshit commets indeed. I expect no less from a loser as you are.

    And for your information there is enough material to do a story about forget Mohamed pbuh.

    Besides jesus pbuh is also a profet in islam i dont like this manga. jesus came before mohamed pbuh and Jesus wasnt the son of god but a profet. He did miracles in the name of god and not from his on might like the poluted christians like to believe.

    Screw you and your ideologies because not the whole world thinks like you and who says that you are right in your believes?

    I dont say that im on the right eather. but dont think i have to do what you do so that i can only life the right way.

    because your misserable life is nothing. And besides mohamed pbuh has been praised by great people who have studied and invented things. Your words of insult thoards him are empty and dont hit nothing.

    So F... you and this manga with it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Mohammad Funny??

    Wait until they come at you with cold iron in the neck

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:32 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fuck Mohammad and fuck the sand ni99gers. Come at me bitch muslims.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Another coward troller who only have a courageous behind his desk / computer.
    There are so much people like you in this world.

    If you dare, write your real complete home address, phone number, and your real name here. And see what will happen to yourself when a horde of moslems search you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Muslim faith teaches that while Mohammud was a Messenger of God, he was still just a man. He wouldn't fit since he isn't considered divine/enlightened, but rather was a prophet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 27/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Buddha never claimed to be divine either. He was a man who reached the perfection of "enlightenment" by following the eight fold path.

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