Buddha - The Great Departure
The first in the animated trilogy of films based on Osamu Tezuka's manga series 'Buddha' will be screened at the Annecy film festival on the 8th of June.
'Buddha - The Great Departure' combines the story from the first two volumes of Tezuka's epic 8 volume manga series 'Buddha.' If you haven't read it, you should. It can be purchased here: Vertical Inc.
Many of Tezuka's works have been animated over the years including: 'Black Jack', 'Astro Boy', 'Kimba The White Lion', 'Metropolis' and 'Phoenix'. Tezuka's cinematic style to his Manga has enabled his stories to be translated very successfully into animated features, so I’m hoping 'Buddha - The great Departure,' created by Toei animation and directed by Kozo Morishita, will continue this success.