Buddha Vol. 1: Kapilavastu


by Osamu Tezuka

Japanese comics godfather Osamu Tezuka tells the story of Buddha’s life like it’s never been told before. Entertaining, visually spectacular, and warm, Buddha is the ultimate example of Tezuka’s storytelling genius and artistic mastery.

Vertical Inc.
ISBN: 9781932234435

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Osamu Tezuka’s vaunted storytelling genius, consummate skill at visual expression, and warm humanity blossom fully in his eight-volume epic of Siddhartha’s life and times. Tezuka evidences his profound grasp of the subject by contextualizing the Buddha’s ideas; the emphasis is on movement, action, emotion, and conflict as the prince Siddhartha runs away from home, travels across India, and questions Hindu practices such as ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. Rather than recommend resignation and impassivity, Tezuka’s Buddha predicates enlightenment upon recognizing the interconnectedness of life, having compassion for the suffering, and ordering one’s life sensibly. Philosophical segments are threaded into interpersonal situations with ground-breaking visual dynamism by an artist who makes sure never to lose his readers’ attention.

400 page black and white hardcover
Vertical Inc., 2003

Diamond Code: SEP032553

Additional information

Weight 21 oz
Dimensions 8 × 6.25 × 1.5 in