Sunday, July 3, 2011

Saint Young Men

Saint Young Men (聖☆おにいさん Seinto Oniisan) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hikaru Nakamura. It has been serialized by Kodansha in the monthly seinen manga magazine Morning 2 since 2007, with chapters collected in five tankōbon volumes as of June 2010.

The series is about Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha living together in a Tokyo apartment while taking a vacation on Earth. The comedy often involves jokes about Christianity, Buddhism, and all things related, as well as the main characters attempts to understand modern society.

Saint Young Men received the 2009 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for Short Work Manga.
Saint Young Men was the tenth best-selling manga series in Japan for 2009 according to Oricon, with the four volumes selling over 2.6 million copies.Volumes three and four were among the top 25 best-selling manga for 2009. As the result of its popularity, issues of Morning 2 started selling out on newsstands; because of this, in May 2009 Kodansha began making the magazine available online the day it is published.

Read the English version online here, at MangaFox.

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