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Saint Young Men Anime Film's 1st Teaser Streamed

posted on 2012-12-20 22:00 EST
Hikaru Nakamura's story of Buddha & Jesus sharing Tokyo low-rent apartment

The Comic Natalie website began streaming the teaser trailer for the first film adaptation of Hikaru Nakamura's Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan) manga on Friday.

The anime film imagines if the Enlightened One Buddha (voiced by actor Gen Hoshino) and The Son of God Jesus (SAKEROCK band leader Mirai Moriyama) shared a low-rent apartment in Tokyo. The two holy beings have landed on Earth and now experience the mortal life in Japan. The two then proceed to get yelled at by their landlady because they did not separate their trash, and Jesus tells Buddha that he has always wanted to look up the idol group Momoiro Clover Z.

Noriko Takao (episode director on Clannad, K-ON!, Lucky Star) is directing at A-1 Pictures off a screenplay by Rika Nezu (live-action Kimi ni Todoke, live-action Absolute Boyfriend). The film will open in Japan on May 10, 2013. There are also two original anime DVDs that are being bundled with the eighth manga volume (which shipped this month) and the ninth volume (next July). The original manga has sold over 9.5 million copies.

Thanks to Liam for the news tip.


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