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Kapilavastu is the first volume in Osamu Tezuka's Buddha manga series.
Summary of the Book
A long time ago in India, the land is plagued by drought, famine and constant conflict. The caste system breaks society apart in an unfair manner. The land cries for a saviour, one who shows the path to the truth. Into this world is born Siddhartha Gautama. His destiny is written in songs and legends, for the choices he will make will change the world forever. He is born a prince of the Shakya tribe, but destiny has something far greater in store for him. One day he will take on the great search for the meaning of light and Enlightenment, becoming the Sakyamuni Buddha, the Enlightened One.
About Osamu Tezuka
Osamu Tezuka was a Japanese mangaka, animator, film director and film producer. He is widely considered the Father of Manga, and the Kamisama of Manga. He is best known for creating the Astro Boy franchise, Kimba the White Lion, Message to Adolf, Princess Knight, and Black Jack.
Tezuka-san won several accolades for his work and contribution to the genre. He is the recipient of the 1983 Shogakukan Manga Award, the 2004 and 2005 Eisner Awards for Buddha, and the 2009 Eisner Award for Dororo.
The Buddha series was adapted into an animated film by Kozo Morishita, produced by Tezuka Productions, animated by Toei Animation and distributed by Toei Company and Warner Bros. Pictures.