The Phuket News tells us today about Saint Young Men, a manga tale (we’ve talked about it before here on the Horse) 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 portrayal of Buddha and Jesus caught up in worldly life is disrespectful.
It’s not in English, but here’s the trailer.
The film is to be released in early May.
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