August 12, 2009
Manga Manga Manga
This is at the bookstore inside the Tokorozawa station building. They have a pretty big manga/comic book section. There's always a lot of people standing around and reading.
I'm not a die hard fan of manga, but I read them from time to time. One of my favorites is 'Saint Onisan' or 'Saint Young Men.' I'm not too sure about the title translation, but the story is really funny. It's about Buddha and Jesus, who come down to live on earth for a vacation in Tachikawa, a city in Tokyo. They room together in this small apartment, where they are sometimes visited by Jesus's best bud, Gabriel, or Buddah's followers. It has a lot of buddhist and christian humor in it, plus you actually learn stuff about both religions, in a funny way.