Saint Young Men ch. 8

Well, this post may be both good news and bad news for some. The good news is, here is a new chapter of Saint Young Men! The bad news is, this is the last one I will be doing. I decided a long time ago that I couldn't keep up with this series anymore (I didn't realise it would be so long running when I started it, and now the thought of all that work is just too overwhelming for me), but I have always wanted to finish up the first volume so that at least that would be "complete". (And considering how episodic this series is, if all you ever read is this one volume, you're not left with any cliffhangers or anything.) I just checked Baka Updates, though, and it does look like there's a group who's working on it pretty consistently right now, so that's good.

Anyway, here is the final chapter of volume one. I will be uploading a complete file of the volume within the next couple days, but for now it's just the chapter by itself.

Title: Saint Young Men
Original Title: 聖おにいさん (Saint Oniisan)
Author: Nakamura Hikaru
Publisher: Morning KC
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 7 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations
Scanlation Status: Abandoned
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: What if Jesus and Buddha were living on Earth in modern times? What if they shared an apartment in Japan? Saint Young Men is a humorous manga about the daily lives of Jesus and Buddha, with each chapter focusing on some element of modern life, such as Disneyland, rush hour on the train, Christmas, the public pool, carnivals, and more.

Chapter Summary: Festival food, games, fireworks, and helping to carry the omikoshi are all on the agenda as Jesus and Buddha enjoy their first Japanese festival.

Chapter 8: Holy Autumn Festival

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Saint Young Men Ch. 7


Chapter 7: Jesus and Buddha: Can They Do It?
Buddha is less than thrilled when he finds out Jesus has spent 17,000 yen on a potter's wheel, but the beginner's manga kit Jesus bought for him along with it calms him down a little, and they settle in for an autumn afternoon of drawing and sculpting. But this is Jesus and Buddha we're talking about, so you know things won't go exactly according to plan…

Saint Young Men Ch. 6


Chapter 6: Summer Jam at the Public Pool
What could possibly go wrong on a trip to the public pool? Well, if you're Jesus and Buddha, there's bleeding stigmata, accidental miracles, unintentional bonding with yakuza, and then nearly getting arrested for public indecency on the way home.

Saint Young Men Ch. 5


Chapter 5: Oh My Hobby
Just what has Jesus been doing on the internet all the time? And why does the landlady want to speak with them? This rainy day may turn out to be not so boring after all.

Saint Young Men Ch. 4


Chapter 4: Debut
Jesus and Buddha go shopping, win prizes, and Jesus reveals his secret desire to form a comedy duo with Buddha.

Saint Young Men Ch. 3


Chapter 3: Another Paradise
In this chapter, Jesus and Buddha visit paradise on Earth, otherwise known as Disneyland (or rather, a thinly-veiled facsimile thereof, presumably to avoid copyright troubles). Will Buddha forgive Jesus for taking him on a roller coaster? Will Jesus get over not seeing the parade?

Saint Young Men Ch. 1-2


Chapter 1: Buddha's Day Off
It's a new millennium and Jesus and Buddha have come down to Earth for an extended vacation. This first chapter serves as an introduction to the characters and sets the tone for the rest of the manga.


Chapter 2: Road to Holiness
In chapter two, Jesus and Buddha spend a leisurely day sightseeing and shopping at the famous Sensoji temple and have to deal with a jam-packed rush hour train on the way home.