Buddha: The Great Departure

Buddha: The Great Departure (2011)

  • Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, History
  • Release Date: 2011-05-28
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 47 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 51min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Tezuka Productions
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director: Kouzou Morishita
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Prince Siddhartha is heir to the Shakya kingdom, which is constantly at war with the more powerful Kosala kingdom. His father tries to raise as him as a warrior leader and to shield him from the miseries of the world. Meeting the young outcast girl Migaila, Siddhartha experiences love for the first time but also witnesses the suffering that afflicts humankind. Meanwhile, in Kosala, Chapra rises through the military, despite his lowly origins, to become a hero and general of the army. A final showdown between the two kingdoms forces Siddhartha to re-evaluate the path he is following.

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  • Hidetaka Yoshioka

    as Buddha
  • Masato Sakai

    as Chapra
  • Ai Orikasa

    as Young Siddartha
  • Junko Takeuchi

    as Young Chapra
  • Satomi Korogi

    as Baby Siddartha
Writing Osamu Tezuka Novel
Writing Reiko Yoshida Writer
Directing Kouzou Morishita Director