Sekai no Hikari: Shinran Seijin (OAV)

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Alternative title:
世界の光 親鸞聖人 (Japanese) 
Plot Summary: Young Matsuwakamaru loses his father as an infant. To make matters worse, his beloved mother Kikkou passes away when he's 8 years old. While facing her death, Matsuwakamaru is puzzled at where people go when they die. If there is a cycle of heaven, hell, and rebirth, is there a way to escape this torturous circle, he wonders. With this great determination for the discovery of knowledge in mind, at only 9 years old, he joins a Buddhist monastery on Mt. Hiei, and changes his name to Shinran. This is the story of the man who would someday open the doors to the Jōdo Shinshū sect of Buddhism. 
Number of episodes: 6 
Vintage: 1992-06 to 1999-05-03 
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hideaki Oba 
Art Director: Satoshi Matsudaira 
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda 
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Konishi 
Kappei Yamaguchi as Shinran Shonin(as Matsuwakamaru) 
Yasunori Matsumoto as Shinran Shonin(Youth) 
Yuusaku Yara as Shinran Shonin(Aged) 

Aya Ishizu as Suzumushi(ep 3) 
Hikojiro Matsumura as Houen Shonin 
Jun Etou as Heitarou(ep 5) 
Mari Yokoo as Tamahi(eps 1-3) 
Mitsuki Yayoi as Matsumushi(ep 3) 

Akira Ishida as
Monk(ep 2) 
Taira no Atsumori 
Hikaru Midorikawa as Kakumyou-bo 
Hiroko Suzuki as Narrator 
Kinryuu Arimoto as Arinori Fujiwara(ep 1) 
Mugihito as Jichin Osho 
Shinji Ogawa as Imperial Prince Shoutoku 
Sumi Shimamoto as Gozen Kikkou(ep 1) 
Japanese companies
Animation Production: AIC 
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