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Sennin Buraku

Sennin Buraku
Sennin Buraku comic strip by Kō Kojima
仙人部落
Genre Romantic comedy, Satire, Sex comedy[1]
Manga
Written by Kō Kojima
Published by Tokuma Shoten
Magazine Weekly Asahi Geinō
Original run October 1956August 2014
Live-action film
Fūryū Kokkei-tan: Sennin Buraku
Directed by Morihei Magatani
Studio Shintoho
Released February 28, 1961
Runtime 83 minutes
Anime television series
Directed by Shigeharu Kaneko
Studio Tele-Cartoon Japan
Network Fuji TV
Original run September 4, 1963February 23, 1964
Episodes 23

Sennin Buraku (仙人部落, roughly Hermit Village) is a manga series by Kō Kojima which runs in the adult magazine Weekly Asahi Geinō, published by Tokuma Shoten in Japan. It is the longest running comic with only one artist, being published weekly since October 1956, and the longest-running strip ever in Japan.[2] By contrast, Golgo 13 is the longest running manga to be serialized in a dedicated manga magazine with Doraemon the second longest, and Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo (Kochi-Kame) the third longest (Asahi Geino is not a dedicated manga magazine). While Sennin Buraku has been running for more years than Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz's strip has more "episodes" as it ran daily rather than weekly.[2] The story was a romantic comedy taking place in historical China, and it was quite risqué for its time. The characters were very traditionally dressed (e.g. all wearing hanfu). Although the anime is very hard to find, it has been rerun on Japanese television, its intro and outro has appeared on DVD, and an episode has resurfaced on Nico Nico Douga.

Sennin Buraku was the first late night anime, broadcast shortly before midnight on Fuji TV from September 4, 1963 to February 23, 1964.[2] This was the first anime series produced by Tele-Cartoon Japan, and a page exists on their website about it.[3] The series was in black and white and ran for 23 episodes. A live action movie was released in 1961, titled Fūryū Kokkei-tan: Sennin Buraku (風流滑稽譚 仙人部落).[4][5]

With the August 7, 2014 issue, it was announced that the series would be placed on hiatus. The death of the artist on April 14, 2015 puts any future chapters of Sennin Buraku in doubt.[6]

Plot summary

Sennin Buraku takes place in Taoyuan, a small Edo period village, populated solely by Taoist ascetics. The eldest, Lao Shi, conducts research into magic and alchemy, while his disciple Zhi Huang remains more interested in pleasures of the flesh. He has fallen for three pretty sisters who live nearby, much to Lao Shi's annoyance.

Manga

While the manga has run in Weekly Asahi Geinō for over fifty years, there have been no translations of it.

Live action movie

The 83-minute live action movie was titled Fūryū Kokkei-tan: Sennin Buraku, and was released in theaters by Shintoho on 1961-02-08.

Cast

Staff

Anime series

Each episode of the anime series was 15 minutes long. The first eight episodes were broadcast from 23:40 to 23:55 on Wednesday nights on Fuji TV following the world news, and episodes nine through 23 were broadcast from 23:30 to 23:45 on Monday nights.

The opening theme song, Sennin Buraku no Thema, was sung by Three Graces, arranged by Tōru Kino and the lyrics were written by Takeo Yamashita.

Cast

Staff

Sources:[3][7]

References

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  6. ^ http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASH4K5K8GH4KUCLV00L.html?iref=comtop_6_05
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External links

  • Lambiek article about Koo Kojima
  • Sennin Buraku in Animemorial (contains episodes list + screenshot)
  • Sennin Buraku (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
  • Sennin Buraku (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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