Cover image for Buddha. 5, Deer Park / Osamu Tezuka.
Title:
Buddha. 5, Deer Park / Osamu Tezuka.
Title Variants:
Deer Park
ISBN:
9781932234602
Edition:
1st paperback ed.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Vertical, Inc., ℗♭2007.
Physical Description:
350 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 21 cm
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General Note:
Translation of vol. 5 of the Japanese graphic novel series: Buddha.

"Originally published in Japanese as 'Buddha dai gokan rokuyaon' by Ushio Shuppansha, Tokyo, 1987"--Title page verso.
Contents:
Part Four -- The Swordsman and the Drifter -- Opponents -- Showdown -- Crisis -- Deer Park -- The Legend of Sebu the Ox -- Fool's Way.
Abstract:
In this fifth volume of the fictional biography of Siddhartha, Gautama Buddha, Prince Siddhartha undergoes hardship and ordeals in his search for enlightenment.
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Summary

In the fifth installment of manga-godfather Osamu Tezuka's Buddha , engagement with death imparts the lesson of life's sancity. In a Machiavellian rise to power, Devadatta, a rogue aristrocrat, incites war between two kingdoms that will leave thousands dead. King Bimisara of Magadha, fearing death his son's own hand, withdraws fatherly love. The true measure of the Buddha's divinity will turn out to be a test of diplomacy - the power of words.


Author Notes

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.