Saturday, July 11, 2009

Buddha 1: Kapilavastu by Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka, the godfather of Japanese manga and author of Astroboy, has created a riveting account of Buddha's life. I'm not a huge fan of manga, but this summer I decided to read some in an effort to warm up to the genre. Osamu Tezuka's Buddha fit the bill perfectly: gorgeous illustrations with lots of action kept me turning the pages. I recommend this to any manga fan and anyone with even a passing interest in Buddha and/or India.