Buddha: The Great Departure

Synopsis: 2005 years ago in India, a boy named Siddhartha Gautama of the kingdom Shakya is born. When Siddhartha was born there was a prophecy that the boy would become a king of all the kingdoms. At that time various kingdoms were continuously raging wars with each other. When the boy attained puberty, he associated with people from the lower class like Migaila a girl who was known as a thief. Siddhartha began to have doubts about the strict class system even though he is raised in luxury as a future king. Later, the powerful kingdom of Kosala attacks the kingdom of Shakya. Both sides fight fiercely. The commander of Kosala's army is the general's son Chapra. He is thought of as the most brave soldier in the kingdom of Kosala. Chapra was actually born into slavery but hid his background. By the general's order he came all the way up into his current position. Chapra wants to make a successful career for himself and Siddhartha abondons his family's wealth to find Tao. These two opposite persons
111 min

Walk faster.

Pity. Will they be

sold to a slave market?


Chapra, wait here no

matter what happens.

This time the slave

market is very lively.

You should be sold at better prices.






What an extraordinary power...

Perhaps it is this child?


Bansai, Kosala!


Kosala army intended to

attack the Kapila City.

Kapila City?

It is the national

capital of Shakya.

Kosala try to conquer

the fertile country.

With this, they will

go through our village!



Advance, beat them! Kill them!

That person is the leader.

Mother, sister.

I must take revenge

Tatta, I will help as well.

Look at the format

of our Kosala army.

Shakya would have surrendered.

Let us celebrate.


There's so many people. How are

we going to get near the leader?

Leave it to me. I have an idea.

Sorry, I would like

to borrow your body.


Who is that? After it, hurry!

What is the matter?

Make way! Crush him!

General, General!

Oh no!

Boy, you're quite bold.


Kill him!

Locusts, a large group of locusts!

Get lost!


Remain in your position!

Tatta, pursue the leader!

You will not be able to escape.

Please help me.

Is there anyone there?

Wow! Help! Crocodile, crocodile!

Die, enemy of Tatta!

Please help me!

What exactly do I want?

Become slave that

is tortured to death?

Please, please


I'm sorry...

I want to use this person.

This person is a chance of a

life that is bestowed by the God.

Tatta, I want to go to Kosala

and use the Kosala

army led by this man.

Then I sure will be popular.

We can only live in

poverty in this condition.

Your Highness, the

Kosala army had retreated

from the Rohini river in one night.


There's a locust invasion, and

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Reiko Yoshida

Reiko Yoshida (吉田 玲子, Yoshida Reiko) is a Japanese screenwriter and manga artist. She has written and supervised numerous screenplays for anime series, live-action dramas and films. Her major works include Kasumin, Kaleido Star, Aria, Maria-sama ga Miteru, D.Gray-man, K-On!, Bakuman and Girls und Panzer. In more recent works, she has supervised the screenplays for Majestic Prince, Non Non Biyori, A Town Where You Live, Tamako Market, Yowamushi Pedal and Castle Town Dandelion. In films, she wrote the screenplay for The Cat Returns, the original films that would make up Digimon: The Movie, Kyoto Animation’s hit anime film A Silent Voice, and the film adaptations of Osamu Tezuka's Buddha, the last one's second film was given a stamp of approval by the Dalai Lama. She wrote the story for the manga series Tokyo Mew Mew along with illustrator Mia Ikumi. Among her works, she was recognized for Best Screenplay/Original Work for Girls und Panzer at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in 2014, and she won another Best Screenplay/Original Work award in 2017. In 2018, she wrote the screenplay for Violet Evergarden which aired on TV in Japan and is licensed by Netflix. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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