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Tag Archive: anime

Jan 03 2013

Jesus and Buddha get an apartment in Tokyo

Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan), a manga by Hikaru Nakamura, is apparently getting an anime film treatment sometime soon. 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 …

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Oct 31 2011

The Whitewashing of Akira

I can’t say I’m particularly looking forward to this, though as a geek I’m duty-bound to watch. Apparently Akira is being given the live-action Hollywood treatment. Say it ain’t so! I’m not much of a “canon purist”, especially not in cases where I’ve never read the original source — the original anime movie Akira was …

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