Buddha, Vol. 2: The Four Encounters by Osamu Tezuka

Buddha, Vol. 2: The Four Encounters

Buddha #2

Osamu Tezuka

411 pages first pub 1983 (editions)

fiction comics manga adventurous reflective fast-paced


Osamu Tezuka’s vaunted storytelling genius, consummate skill at visual expression, and warm humanity blossom fully in his eight-volume epic of Siddhartha’s life and times. Tezuka evidences his profound grasp of the subject by contextualizing the B...

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