Buddha: The Great Departure (movie)

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Alternative title:
Bouddha - Le Grand Départ (French)
Buda: El gran viaje (Spanish)
Tezuka Osamu no Buddha - Akai Sabaku yo! Utsukushiku (Japanese)
佛陀:首部曲 (Chinese (Taiwan))
手塚治虫のブッダ-赤い砂漠よ!美しく- (Japanese)
Genres: drama, supernatural
Themes: historical, religion, war
Plot Summary: Prince Siddhartha is heir to the Shakya kingdom, which is constantly at war with the more powerful Kosala kingdom. His father tries to raise him as a warrior leader and to shield him from the miseries of the world. Meeting the young outcast girl Migaila, Siddhartha experiences love for the first time but also witnesses the suffering that afflicts humankind. Meanwhile, in Kosala, Chapra rises through the military, despite his lowly origins, to become a hero and general of the army. A final showdown between the two kingdoms forces Siddhartha to re-evaluate the path he is following.
User Ratings: 30 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:2, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Very good: 4 votes (sub:3, raw:1)
 Good: 8 votes (sub:6, others:2
1 Vietnamese subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Decent: 6 votes (sub:6)
 So-so: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 Chinese (Taiwan) subtitled
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Seen in part or in whole by 51 users, rank: #4292 (of 6085)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.667 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.7951, rank: #3116 (of 6077)
Weighted mean: 6.461 (Decent+), rank: #3509 (of 6077) (seen all: 6.46)
Bayesian estimate: 6.786 (Good−), rank: #2564 (of 4580)
Running time: 111 minutes
Vintage: 2011-05-28
Premiere date:
2011-05-28 (Japan)
2011-08-19 (Taiwan)
2011-11-27 (Australia, Japanese Film Festival)
Ending Theme:
"Scarlet Love Song" by X Japan
Review:
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kozo Morishita
Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida
Unit Director: Tsuyoshi Koga
Original creator: Osamu Tezuka
Character Design: Hideaki Maniwa
Art Director: Shinzo Yuki
Chief Animation Director: Hideaki Maniwa
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Director of Photography: Kenji Takahashi
Assistant Animation Director:
Shuntarō Mura
Yuki Hayashi
Assistant Art Director: Midori Tanakasato
Assistant Director: Yasunori Gotō
Assistant Director of Photography:
Kazumi Yokoo
Takashi Yanagida
Assistant Production Manager: Tetsuo Inagaki
Assistant Unit Director: Yasunori Koyama
Color design: Tsutomu Tsukada
Color Design Assistant:
Naomi Kiyota
Teppei Hotta
Editing Assistant: Kiminori Yoshida
Image Art: Reiko Okano
Production Advancement:
Eiji Tsukamoto
Katsunori Kobayashi
Production Committee:
Akihiro Ōta (Kaga Electronics)
Akira Katsuhara (Toei Animation)
Eiji Itô (Yomiuri Shinbun Company)
Fumio Shimizu (Warner Bros. Movies)
Hiroaki Yoshida (Toei Video)
Hiromi Seki (Toei Animation)
Hiroyuki Yumoto (Tezuka Production)
Izuru Naitō (Tezuka Production)
Jun Yoshida (Toei)
Kazuo Kato (Toei Video)
Manabu Ōshima (Toei)
Nori Moriuchi (Kaga Electronics)
Noriyasu Kamiki (Warner Bros. Movies)
Satoshi Hattori (Kinoshita Engineering Firm)
Satoshi Nakano (Yomiuri Shinbun Company)
Shigeyuki Akagane (Yomiuri Shinbun Company)
Shinichirō Tanemura (Kinoshita Engineering Firm)
Sumio Udagawa (Tezuka Production)
Takashi Hanawa (Kaga Electronics)
Takayuki Mochihara (Warner Bros. Movies)
Tomohiro Amano (Kinoshita Engineering Firm)
Recording: Yasuo Tachibana
Recording Assistant: Yuki Sawamura
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno (Swara Pro)
Sound Effects Assistant:
Naoki Akahira (Swara Pro)
Shota Yaso (Swara Pro)
Studio Engineer: Yasuyuki Fukai
Theme Song Performance: X Japan
Unit Director Assistance: Masato Mitsuka
Unit Director Cooperation: Hideki Hiroshima
Ai Orikasa as Siddartha(young)
Hidetaka Yoshioka as Siddartha
Junko Takeuchi as Chapra(young)
Kiyokazu Kanze as Suddhodana
Masato Sakai as Chapra

Ichirô Nagai as Asita
Ikue Ohtani as Tatta
Keiji Fujiwara as Bandaka
Mamiko Noto as Princess Yasodharā
Nana Mizuki as Migaila
Sayuri Yoshinaga as
Chapra's Mother
Narration
Takahiro Sakurai as Naradatta
Tesshô Genda as General Budai
Tomoka Kurotani as Princess Marikka

Daisuke Ono as Channa
Romi Park as Tatta's sister
Satomi Koorogi as Siddartha(Baby)
Sayaka Ohara as Pajapati
Tomoaki Maeno as Chapra's Friend
Yurika Hino as Maya

Japanese companies
French cast
French staff
(none)
Arnaud Laurent as Siddhartha
Bastien Bourlé as Chapra
Pascale Chemin as Chapra(Enfant)

Antoine Tome as Asita
Fanny Bloc as Tatta
Frédéric Souterelle as Général Budai

Jessie Lambotte as Mère de Chapra

French companies
Didtributor: Kaze
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Azucena Díaz (Spain dub)
Translation: Michiko Tsuboi (Spain dub)
ADR Script: Azucena Díaz (Spain dub)

ADR Engineer:
Héctor Ruiz (Spain dub)
Raúl Echevarría (Spain dub)
Mix Engineer: Ferrán Mosquera (Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Chapra(Spain dub)
Carlos Di Blasi as Suddhodana(Spain dub)
Marta Barbará as Chapra(Spain dub; child)
Masumi Mutsuda as Siddhartha(Spain dub)

Azucena Díaz as Chapra's Mother(Spain dub)
Cristal Barreyro as Malikka(Spain dub)
Eduard Itchart as Bandhaka(Spain dub)
Francisco Alborch as Asita(Spain dub)
Isabel Valls as Migaila(Spain dub)
Juan Antonio Soler as Naradatta(Spain dub)
Marta Covas as Tatta(Spain dub)
Miguel Ángel Jenner as Budai(Spain dub)
Victoria Ramos as Princess Yasodharā(Spain dub)

Félix Benito as Gosala(Spain dub)
Inés Moraleda as
Maya(Spain dub)
Pajapati(Spain dub)
Jaume Aguiló as
Channa(Spain dub)
Chapra's Friend(Spain dub)
Joaquín Díaz as Judge(Spain dub)
Jordi Pineda as Master(Spain dub)
Jordi Ribes as Voice-over(Spain dub)
Jordi Vila as Minister(Spain dub)
Victoria Ramos as Tatta's Sister(Spain dub)

Esperanza Doménech(Spain dub)
Jaume Aguiló(Spain dub)
Jordi Pineda(Spain dub)
Jordi Ribes(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Media3 Estudio (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Dubbing Films (Spain dub)
Internet Streaming: Wuaki.tv
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: CaiChang International
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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