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Osamu Tezuka's Buddha 2 Film Teaser Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
Ikue Ohtani, Nana Mizuki, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Waraimeshi's Tetsuo star in 2nd film of manga

The Cinema Today website posted a teaser trailer for Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha - Owarinaki Tabi, the second film in the planned trilogy based on the late Osamu Tezuka's Buddha manga, on Wednesday.

Toshiaki Komura is directing off a screenplay by Reiko Yoshida. The film stars Sayuri Yoshinaga as Queen Māyādevī, Hidetaka Yoshioka as Siddhārtha, Ken'ichi Matsuyama as older Tatta, Kiyokazu Kanze as King Śuddhodana, Nana Mizuki as the thief Migaila, and Tetsuo of the comedy duo Waraimeshi as Brahman.

In the original 1972-1983 manga, Tezuka recounts of the life of the young prince Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism. Vertical released all eight volumes in North America in hardcover and paperback, and the story won Harvey Awards in 2004 and 2005. Hideaki Maniwa designed the characters in the first film, and Toei Animation produced the project in association with Tezuka Productions.

The second movie is scheduled to be completed this fall, and will premiere in Japanese theaters on February 8, 2014.

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