The iconic anime of Studio Ghibli explores fundamental truths through the imagery of Japanese and Buddhist lore.
The work of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japan’s last woodblock master, documented the nation’s turbulent transition into the modern era.
Here is a trailer for the first part of the anime film trilogy Buddha. The movies are based on Osamu Tezuka’s manga about the life of prince Siddhartha (serialized in the 1970s and ’80s). Toei Animation and Tezuka Productions have adapted Tezuka’s Buddha, and Warner Bros. plans to premiere the first part in May, 2011 […]