Saint Young Men/Saint Onii-san/Sei Onii-san 聖☆おにいさん
- By: NAKAMURA Hikaru
- Serialized In: Morning 2
- Number of Volumes: 6
- Saint Oniisan is slice-of-life or divine-life, tale of Jesus and Buddha as they try to experience the modern world, in this case, Japan. The manga places a funny twist on religion, attitudes, culture and customs in Japan through the eyes of Jesus and Buddha. You see Jesus and Buddha experiencing Asakusa, public baths, theme parks, and the internet. Throughout the manga, we get a little history of their divine greatness only to see their apparent insignificance in modern Japanese society. Suffice to say, before people can recognize that they’re actually Jesus and Buddha, people think of them as someone who looks like Johnny Depp or a guy with a button on his forehead. For real.
This manga has been scanlated up to chapter 12, the rest have yet to see the light of day (other than raws). Would be nice to see a group pick this up It's a very funny (albeit arguably sacrilegious) and unique manga that's very popular in Japan, and the 12 chapters that the internet has seen were also well-received. Here's its discussion thread.