After all the teasing, the very first episode of the live-action Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan) series has now dropped. And the best part is that everyone can watch it for free via Piccoma TV’s official YouTube channel:
The first episode is titled “Buddha’s Holiday”. Unfortunately, Piccoma TV hasn’t released any subtitles yet for non-Japanese speakers.
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The “Saint Young Men” TV drama stars Kenichi Matsuyama (DEATHNOTE) as “Jesus Christ” and Shouta Sometani (STACY) as “Buddha”. The series is written and directed by Yuuichi Fukuda (GINTAMA 2) and produced by Takayuki Yamada (Yoshihiko The Hero), so expect some great laughs!
“Saint Young Men” centers on the ordinary daily lives of two extraordinary individuals: Jesus Christ and Buddha. The two holy young men move into a small apartment in the Tokyo suburb of Tachikawa, and attempt to understand modern humanity while hiding in plain sight. The series is renowned for its hilarious and lighthearted take on both Christianity and Buddhism, and even makes jokes about Jesus’ miracles and Buddha’s holiness.