Trailer: Jesus and Buddha join up in “Saint Young Men”

The Phuket News tells us today about Saint Young Men, a Japanese manga tale which has now evolved into an animated film.

As we’re told, the artist behind it “portrays Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha, the founders of Christianity and Buddhism, as two cool guys who share an apartment on their trip to Earth. The plot evolves as both characters encounter new challenges in modern society.” And some are up in arms about it all — in Thailand at least — saying the film’s portrayal of Buddha and Jesus as caught up in worldly life is disrespectful.

It’s not in English, but you can watch the trailer above. The film is to be released in early May.

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