A teaser trailer for Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha, the second film in the planned trilogy based on the late Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha manga. Watch the trailer below:
In the original 1972-1983 manga, Tezuka recounts of the life of the young prince Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism. Vertical released all eight volumes of the manga in North America in hardcover and paperback, and the story won the Harvey Awards in 2004 and 2005.
The film will star Sayuri Yoshinaga as Queen Māyādevī, Hidetaka Yoshioka as Siddhārtha, Ken’ichi Matsuyama as older Tatta, Kiyokazu Kanze as King Śuddhodana, Nana Mizuki as the thief Migaila, and Tetsuo of the comedy duo Waraimeshi as Brahman.
Buddha 2: will premiere in Japanese cinemas on February 8, 2014.