What happens when Jesus and Buddha lived together in a Japanese apartment? What would happen if these two also went on a pilgrimage together… to Akihabara? Well, the upcoming Saint Young Men II live-action web series is teasing the answer to that question in a brand new trailer:
This second season will once again star Kenichi Matsuyama as Jesus Christ and Shouta Sometani as Buddha. Japanese streaming service, Piccoma TV, will begin streaming the web series starting 1 June 2019. They will then release it as a theatrical film a few days later in cinemas across Japan. Its film debut will be on 6th June. A third season will also be released in the near future.
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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.