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Buddha, Vol. 3: Devadatta (Buddha #3)

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  2,688 Ratings  ·  122 Reviews
The Eisner and Harvey WinnerThe third volume of this epic graphic novel send Siddhartha further into a world mired in pain and suffering. The journey to peace and enlightenment looms far but bright.Prince Siddhartha quickly learns that the monk's path is covered in thorns and self-abuses much more profound than shaving your head. His new companions Dhepa and Assaji accompa ...more
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Vertical (first published 1983)
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Mallika Mahidhar
Jun 14, 2016 Mallika Mahidhar rated it liked it
I felt this was slower than the first two. Nonetheless, Tezuka doesn't disappoint.
Nidhi Srivastava
Things are finally moving. Phew. Getting used to the contrived humour also. Would have given it 3 stars if a tornado hadn't occurred in the Himalayas.
Anu...ini....pangeran Siddharta ini kok semacam digandrungi perempuan di mana-mana...
Emang dia pangeran sih....
Diramalkan bakalan jadi raja diraja pula....
Kaya raya, secara pangeran gitu....
Dan di versi anime-nya dia ganteng lho....

*nampak jelas gw salah fokus*
David Ramirer
Feb 14, 2015 David Ramirer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
nahezu tausend seiten insgesamt gelesen und immer noch spannend und erbaulich zu lesen. bin schön gespannt auf die fünf noch zu erwartenden volumes!
Dioni (Bookie Mee)
In volume 3, we picked up where Siddhartha has left his wife and baby son (having read volume 2 a while ago I already forgot how this happened) and continues on his journey as a monk. He meets another monk, Dhepa, who is burnt on one eye - by his own deed. Dhepa believes in total body suffering, but later on refuses a different kind of "suffering" when an abandoned little boy is following the two monks. (The boy, Asaji, will take a more important role later.) This is where I disagree with Buddhi ...more
Jake Swanney
Oct 28, 2016 Jake Swanney rated it it was amazing
Buddha, Vol. 3: Devadatta continues a few years after book 2 leaves off. Siddhartha meets a monk named Dhepa and asks him to help him on his journey. The rest of their story is about them facing various trials and sufferings in the quest to attain enlightenment. However, there is a side story following Devadatta, who was born in the last book.
The art style in this book is classic Japanese manga. It is black and white, and Tezuka really tries to capture the emotion of particular scenes trough va
David Schwan
Feb 06, 2017 David Schwan rated it liked it
This book was less interesting than the two previous books, probably because required filler material is being presented. We are introduced to new characters and we see Buddha going through moral and spiritual growth. The graphics are nice.
Mar 23, 2011 Poonam rated it liked it
Devdutta's character is much different than I have known all my life. Charcaters from previous books - Naradutta, Dhempa, Thatta, Migailla - continue. I love the fact how charcters meet each other, how their stories entwine.

Of course, there are new chacters too - Bimbisara (king of Mgadh), Vishakha, Warrior Sukanda and fortune-teller Assaji. Siddharth's journey continues, albeit with obstacles.

Too small a manga this one!

Koen Claeys
May 14, 2015 Koen Claeys rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nog eens niks dan bewondering en respect voor Tezuka. Tijdloos leesgenot voor lezers van 10 tot 100 jaar (of ouder).
May 16, 2016 Opat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 sih.

Di sini lebih seru, mungkin karena gak setebal yang buku 2 ya, dan lebih santai :D
Vinoth G
Aug 13, 2016 Vinoth G rated it really liked it
'Bandakka' naturally triggers hatred in the readers and you couldn't know Devadatta's capacity until you reach book 7. Keep reading.
Sep 11, 2014 Cyndi rated it really liked it
Thus begins the ordeals of Siddhartha, leading to naming him Buddha, the Enlightened One. Starting to truly dig this series.
This one starts with Siddhartha journeying across the mountain and through forest, being met by a peasant and when led back to his home, is introduced to Dhepa who instructs Siddhartha in the ways of a monk. The peasant, who has a James Brown amount of children asks if they'll train his eldest, who also wishes to become a monk, being said to be smart and not exuding that air at all, but Dhepa tells him his son looks too young to begin anyways and declines
Jan 15, 2017 Erika rated it it was amazing
Siddhartha becomes Buddha
Kimberley Hope
Dec 09, 2016 Kimberley Hope rated it it was amazing
Shelves: japanese-gems
Another incredible installment of Tezuka's epic "Buddha" series.
Jan 22, 2017 Nikki rated it liked it
Shorter and little more fun than the 2nd one. Different story lines are being built up.
Sheila Rooswitha
Sep 08, 2007 Sheila Rooswitha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphicnovels
My favorite episode of the entire series (oh well, it might change because there are still 3episodes which are yet to be published). Mostly because of the lovely character, Devadatta. In this book, I get acquainted with little Devadatta, whose unfortunate life really moved me, thus become really in love with his innocently cruel personality. Mr. Tezuka was really successful to portray a cute kid with miserable life, and the elaborate side story was the best ever. In fact, the real historical Dev ...more
Jan 08, 2012 Fredrik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Selesai lagi! ^^
(Kenapa makin lama bacanya jadi makin cepat yah? >_<)

Eniwei, buku yang ketiga dari serial komik/manga Buddha ini memang lebih tipis daripada buku 1 dan 2.
Kali ini ceritanya berlanjut ke awal-awal pengembaraan Siddhartha.
Siddhartha bersilang jalan dengan Dhepa, murid rahib Naradatta, yang kehilangan salah satu matanya karena insiden dengan Migaila di buku 2.
Dari Dhepa, Siddhartha mempelajari banyak hal tentang tapa mati raga dan siksa diri yang biasa dilakukan oleh para rahi
Jan 19, 2012 Colin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who have read at least Volume 2 of Tezuka's Buddha series.
Shelves: four-star
Spoilers follow.

Not as focused as the previous volume (despite being slimmer), Devadatta is nonetheless another strong entry in one of Tezuka's most enduring epics (he penned more than a few!) In this volume, Siddhartha begins to establish a unique path for himself as a monk--instead of submitting himself to the harsh tortures that seems to have been the norm in the world at the time, he instead strives to find his own path as a teacher and a healer. Early in the proceedings he joins forces, so
Tyler Hill
Jun 27, 2013 Tyler Hill rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
While Volume 3 of Tezuka's Buddha series continues to follow the progress of Siddhartha, it -like volume 1- spends a large number of its pages focused on other secondary characters. In this case: Devadatta (the namesake of this volume) and Assaji.

(Potential spoilers to follow.)

Devadatta, the illegitimate son of an antagonist from the previous volumes serves as a counterpoint of sorts to Siddhartha. His life, which is racked with hardships is an sprawling journey involving childhood bullies, livi
Ginan Aulia Rahman
bagian Devadatta menarik. Dia anak kecil yang hidupnya naas dan menderita banget. Dibully teman-temannya karena wajahnya jelek. Lalu ketika ia main dengan teman-temannya, mereka terkurung di dalam gua beberapa minggu. Di sana tidak ada makanan dan minuman, yang ada hanye tetesan air dari celah batu. Devadata bertahan hidup dari air itu dan dia membiarkan teman-temannya mati ia bunuh.

Ibu dan ayah anak-anak yang hilang mencari-cari anaknya. setelah gua tempat anak-anak terkurung ditemukan, marahl
Really, it is embarrassing to admit how much time went by between reading Volume 2 and 3. Even given that my old library didn't appear to have any graphic novels (at least not for grown-ups), and instead I had to buy all mind on the rare trips to Grand Rapids that I could convince Andrew to take me to the comic book store. I should have bought one of these volumes every time.

Okay, so now you know how strongly I feel about Tezuka's writing. But why? It's his sense of balance. He writes about such
Oct 08, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Devadatta tells the story of Buddha's early journey as a monk. The story starts with his first day with Dhepa as his teacher. Dhepa tries to get Siddhartha to practice "ordeals," where a monk will physically punish their body in hopes of purifying it or being enlightened. Siddhartha proves to the world that he is great monk, and performs incredible acts, without having to perform any "ordeals."

Devadatta formally introduced in this story. He was briefly introduced in the last book, but finally ge
Jo Bennie
Feb 01, 2012 Jo Bennie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: t
Prince Siddhartha, the boy who will one day become the Buddha, has cast off his life as a prince and becomes a monk. Volume 3 of Tezuka's epic chronicles his ordeals, opening with the beautiful boy monk asleep under a tree wakening in full awareness to a new day. We follow him as he meets with the monk Dhepa whose backstory was introduced to us in Volume 1. He takes Siddhartha to meet his master Naradatta introducing him along the way to the ascetic tradition of undertaking ordeals in order to c ...more
Feb 21, 2013 Helmut rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Die Schwachen sterben. Die Starken überleben.

Devadatta hat kein leichtes Leben - von allen wird er nur gemobbt, verprügelt, halb tot geschlagen. Erst ein Tier bringt ihm wahre Zuneigung entgegen, doch auch diese kurze Phase seines Lebens endet tragisch. Der Asket Naradatta, der sich selbst von allem Menschlichen befreit hat, zeigt dem ebenso nur noch halbmenschlich lebenden Devadatta schließlich, dass sein Schicksal nichts außergewöhnliches, sondern das aller Lebewesen ist...

Parallel dazu verfo
Sometime in the early 90s I picked up the Japanese series in bunkobon (small-format paperback; Goodreads has only one of those registered, so I'm listing the English versions instead). I recently found the set stashed away in some boxes, so I decided to read through it again.

Tezuka playfully inserts anachronisms from lots of periods, but especially modern times. And he uses comically ridiculous depictions throughout. It works for me. But if you're looking for straight-up historical fiction, thi
Ben Ronis
Oct 21, 2013 Ben Ronis rated it it was amazing
In this profound graphic novel, Osamu Tezuka begins to explain the hardships Prince Siddhartha has to face before reaching enlightenment. He learns there is many more, difficult road blocks he must find a way through or around.

Pros: This book is engaging. It has a kind of flow and finesse to it that keeps the reader wanting more. The author uses tales of a young Siddhartha to teach the reader of Buddhism. He also provides comedic relief in a hilarious, yet subtle manner.

Cons: There are definite
Laura Zurowski
Feb 04, 2013 Laura Zurowski rated it it was amazing
I've thoroughly enjoyed the prior two volumes in this series, Kapilavastu and The Four Encounters, but in my opinion, this story is where the real substance of the Siddartha story begins.

In Devadatta, our prince has set out on his path to better understand and cultivate enlightenment and found, just like any other mortal who has ever decided to take up meditation or yoga or vegetarianism, that's it's not as easy as it sounds or looks. In fact, the road to right living can be extremely frustrati
Siddhartha is now a young monk pursuing knowledge and education. He runs into a one-eyed monk who attempts to educate him on the concept of ordeals–essentially punishments for the body designed to help attain enlightenment. The childhood of Devadatta is also depicted. He is bullied and becomes a killer at a young age, thrown out to the wolves who then raise him. Thus his hatred of humanity is explored.

It is odd though for a graphic novel series on an important topic like the Buddha’s life to fee
Jan 06, 2016 Belinda rated it it was ok
Considering how many characters are made up (Tatta, etc) there's a lot of graphic airtime given over to them. Why?

The story of the Buddha must be interesting enough to write without all the additional characters and fictionalised plot turns. He was born royal, gave up the throne, became the Buddha after years of meditation and spiritual work, and changed the world. Why do we need a Tatta or a completely awful version of Devadatta?

I found Devadatta's horrible, cruel childhood a gratuitous and un
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Dr. Osamu Tezuka (手塚治虫) was a Japanese manga artist, animator, producer and medical doctor, although he never practiced medicine. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he is best known as the creator of Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. He is often credited as the "Father of Anime", and is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during his fo
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