Namuamida Butsu!: Rendai Utena
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Time has now moved significantly past that and we are now in an age of decadence. Mara, the personification of worldly desires that bring about suffering, previously set out to hinder the buddha’s enlightenment, and now, in order to carry out its revenge against him has formed a contract with demons. Mara is now moving out to bring all of mankind under its dominion through worldly desire. Thus, a buddhist organization centered around buddhist teachings, the Thirteen Buddhas and the big two benevolent deities who protect the dharma, Taishakuten and Bonton, rise up in order to protect mankind while stopping Mara.
Their battle with Mara begins now!
Characters & Voice Actors List
Voice Actor: Masaaki Mizunaka
Taishakuten was known as the emperor of powerful gods long ago, and is the strongest of all of the Devas. He possesses a quiet, unaffected, and sincere personality leading to the other buddha’s trusting him deeply. Due to his connection with Ashura-Ou, he can be extremely self-righteous at times.
Voice Actor: Tomoaki Maeno
Bonten is one of the two major deities who protect the dharma, and together with Taishakuten, protect Buddhism. Bonten is a level and calm pragmatist and is a devoted Buddhist. His well-reasoned thinking allows him to assist his allies, but it can also invite conflict as well. He views the orders of the Buddha as his utmost priority and will even put himself at risk to complete them.
Voice Actor: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Ashura-Ou is a god of fighting who lives in the Asura realm. Rather than flocking towards that which is upright, Ashura-Ou acts devotedly believing that his own form of justice is that which should be brought about. The other Buddhas often are unable to understand his takes on things as a result. Due to the upheaval in the human realm, the cogs of fate have begun to move again in regards to his connection with Taishakuten.
Voice Actor: Ryuuichi Kijima
Monjubosatsu is a Buddha of scholarship who governs over knowledge and whose devotees have made him famous for advancement of studies and prayers of school successes. The two heads part from the proverb, “two heads are better than one” is a reference to Monjubosatsu and Majusri. He has an incredibly serious personality known for his sagacious wisdom, and strong senses of justice and purpose. Among all of the Buddha, he is the one who demonstrates the greatest amount of knowledge, and uses this to support others during battle.
Voice Actor: Tetsuya Kakihara
Voice Actor: Shoutarou Mirokubo
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