1, Kapilavastu

Book - 2006
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The first volume of Tesuka Osamu's fictional biography of Siddhartha, Gautama Buddha. Introduces Chapra, a slave boy who tries to escape his fate; Chapra's slave mother, who sticks by him no matter what; Tatta, a crazed wild child pariah who communes with animals; and Naradatta, a monk attempting to decipher strange portents of the Buddha's birth.
Published: New York : Vertical, Inc., c2006.
ISBN: 9781451714326
Branch Call Number: GN BUD 1
Characteristics: 400 p. :,chiefly ill., maps ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Kapilavastu


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Aug 10, 2017

Not a good way to learn the Buddhist Teachings but taken as pure fiction it is good. The Buddha of Osamu Tezuka is very different from the Buddha in the canon Pali.

Apr 08, 2015

Outstanding work that tells the story of Buddha in simple, understandable terms. I started out slowly, but by the last volume, I couldn't put it down and wanted more!

theorbys Nov 03, 2012

Whatever it is that Osamu Tezuka had, he had it in spades, hearts, clubs, and diamonds. The guy should be in anyone's top 10 graphic novelists list. And he is, in any medium, a phenomenal story teller. His work is almost always a complex texture of the best of graphics and writing, and yet it is simple enough to go right to the heart, gut, mind, and anywhere else. And there is no greater story than this one, the story of Gautama the Buddha.


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