Osamu Tezuka's Buddha - The Great Departure (Tezuka Osamu no budda: Akai sabaku yo! Utsukushiku)

de Kozo Morishita



It’s taken Osamu Tezuka’s “Buda” almost four decades to hit the silver screen, but a work of this caliber couldn’t be tackled just any old way. Kozo Morishita is the captain of a crew that plans to pay homage to Tezuka’s genius by converting one of his masterpieces into a film trilogy. This first installment focuses on the story of Siddhartha Gautama, prince of the ancestral kingdom of Shakya, in India. Following a series of ups and downs, Siddhartha becomes aware of the social injustices remaining in his kingdom, something that will completely change his way of seeing the world. Exoticism, adventure and reflection go hand in hand in this eternal story that has captivated several generations.


Kozo Morishita

He’s been working in the anime world since the seventies as a producer or director for series like Captain Future (78-79) or Knights of the Zodiac (86-89). With Tezuka Osamu no budda: Akai sabaku yo! Utsukushiku he tackles his most ambitious project. 

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Anima't
Original language: Japanese