|Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu (front cover)|
Title: Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu
Author: Osamu Tezuka
Originaly Published by: Ushio Shuppan
English Publisher: Vertical Inc.
Edition Language: English
Date Published: May 02, 2006
Series / Volume: 1Genre: Manga, Comics, Graphic Novel
I luckily bought this book from Thriftbooks.com for a cheaper price. It's actually a chase one. Click below or the title of this blog post to read my full review.
|Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu (front cover w/o dusk jacket)|
|Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu (rear cover w/o dusk jacket)|
|Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu (edge and spine)|
|Buddha, Vol. 1 sample page|
Kapilavastu tells you the story of pride, revenge, and bad karma. Note: Kapilavastu is an ancient city where Siddhartha Gautama was born. It's in the southern location of Nepal.
Tatta is one of the protagonists of the story. Gautama Buddha was just born in this volume. I guess, we'll find him in action in the next book and how he'll correlate with Tatta.
You'll find characters you may think will survive for long but dies in the end. The end is unpredictable and makes you longed to read the next volume.
After finishing this volume, I actually feel compassionate and I became observant of my actions. Why? I witness the wheels of karma in this book from the fate of some characters. It's not that I'm religious or spiritual in real life. It's still a good way that we apply the Golden Rule for the better good of all.
If you're looking for a worthy manga to read, this book is a must-have to your collection or reading list.
I'm rating this 5.0 / 5.0
- Osamu Tezuka (1928 - 1989) - is the godfather of Japanese manga comics. He originally intended to become a doctor and earned an M.D. before turning to what was then a medium for children.
- Awards: Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material (2004)
August 23, 2016
- Goodreads user review - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1736614526