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Happy Science's Rebirth of Buddha Promos Streamed

posted on 2009-09-12 01:28 EDT
Controversial religious group posts trailer, ad, music video on Youtube

The controversial religious organization Happy Science (Kōfuku no Kagaku) has begun streaming three videos for the anime film adaptation of The Rebirth of Buddha (Buddha Saitan) book by its founder, Ryuho Okawa, on the YouTube website on Friday. The film illustrates Happy Science's belief that the religious figure Buddha will return "when the world sinks into darkness." The three videos are a 48-second music video for Woo Sung Min's "Satori ni Challenge" theme song, a 65-second trailer, and a 32-second commercial.

Takaaki Ishiyama (Sakura Wars, MapleStory, Chaos;HEAd) is directing the project at Group TAC. Ami Koshimizu leads a cast that also includes Hiroyuki Yoshino, Takehito Koyasu, Kotono Mitsuishi, and Ryoko Shiraishi. Happy Science had previously sponsored three movies (The Laws of the Sun, The Golden Laws, The Laws of Eternity) based on the writings of its founder, as well as Hermes - Winds of Love and a film about Nostradamus.

Soure: Nippon Cinema


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