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Buddha, Volume 4: The Forest of Uruvela

Buddha, Volume 4: The Forest of Uruvela

by Osamu Tezuka, Vertical Inc. (Editor)

This is one of the great achievements of the comics medium, a masterpiece by the great ones. Artbomb.net


This is one of the great achievements of the comics medium, a masterpiece by the great ones. Artbomb.net

Editorial Reviews

Dan Nadel
It takes a while to adjust to the use of a drawing style usually associated with children's comics in this country, but Tezuka, who was a master of cartoon nuance, manages to cover all manner of emotion and story with wit and pulp instincts that make these mammoth volumes page-turners. Tezuka's history may be dubious, but as a great yarn about a boy called Siddhartha, his opus is hard to beat.
The Washington Post
From the Publisher
"Infused with humor and history, the epic of Siddhartha is perhaps Osamu Tezuka's crowning acheivement and illustrates why, without irony, Tezuka is referred to as 'The King of Japanese Comics'." - LA Weekly"Buddha is one of Tezuka's true masterpieces. We're lucky to have this excellent new edition in English." - Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics"In handsome volumes designed by Chip Kidd, the Vertical books present Tezuka at his best." - National Post

"Buddha is an engrossing tale. The armchair philosopher, the devout Buddhist, the casual manga fan - this book satisfies all with its tale of humanism through sequential art, and definitely earns its place on a bibliophile's bookshelf." -Anime Insider"This is one of the greatest acheivements of the comics medium, a masterpiece by one of the greats." -Artbomb.net"In Tezuka's world, the exquisite collapses into the goofy in a New York minute, the goofy into the melodramatic, the melodramatic into the brutal, and the brutal into the sincerely touching. The suprising result is a work wholly unique and downright fun." -Time Out NY"Tezuka's Buddha is a striking and memorable confluence of ancient wisdom and contemporary popular art." -Yoga Journal

Product Details

Vertical, Incorporated
Publication date:
Buddha Series , #4
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 1.27(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Osamu Tezuka (1928-89) is the godfather of Japanese manga comics. He originally intended to become a doctor and earned his degree before turning to what was then a medium for children. His many early masterpieces include the series known in the U.S. as Astro Boy. With his sweeping vision, deftly interwined plots, feel for the workings of power, and indefatigable commitment to human dignity, Tezuka elevated manga to an art form. The later Tezuka, when he authored Buddha, often had in mind the mature readership that manga gained in the sixties and that had only grown ever since. The Kurosawa of Japanese pop culture, Osamu Tezuka is a twentieth century classic.

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