Thursday, March 26, 2009

Manga Messiah

This is a great telling of the story of Jesus. Manga Messiah is faithful to the Gospels, weaving the accounts into one story. Highly Recommended.

A couple comments:
  • The Jewish leaders tend to be drawn a little too evil, in my opinion - i.e., darker skin, uglier features - while the other characters, their fellow Jews, have the typical manga Caucasian child-like look.
  • Jesus says to the thief on the cross: "I TELL YOU TODAY...YOU'LL JOIN ME IN PARADISE...," the punctuation reflecting the view of some churches/sects that we don't immediately go to be with the Lord at death. The NA-26/27 Greek text punctuates it as most translations do: "Truly I tell you, today you'll be with me in paradise."
I followed that by reading the sequel, Manga Metamorphosis (the Book of Acts):

It's equally good.

Get them both!