Buddha volume 1: Kapilavastu by Osamu Tezuka

  • Started on: 2011-04-30
  • Finished on: 2011-04-30
  • Read in: English
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): Graphical Novel, Graphical Novel


After reading MW and Ode to Kirihito earlier this year I wanted to read more by Osama Tezuka, and I’ve seen his Buddha series in the stores I finally started reading it. This book, part one of eight, is just the introduction to the story. Siddharta is not featured in many pages, and only as a new born. Instead we are introduced to other characters, also very special. They make this a great book, with fantastic stories, all while explaining the setting and back story.
I loved Tezuka’s style even better in this book. There are some great inside jokes, including cameos, references to modern culture. I can’t wait to read the other books in this series.