The Age-Old Quandry: Manga Bible or Manga Sutra?

Jeff VanderMeer • January 25th, 2008 @ 11:12 am • Culture

Hmm. I got both of these in the mail today. Not sure which to read first. They seem too similar.

15 Responses to “The Age-Old Quandry: Manga Bible or Manga Sutra?”

  1. brendan connell says:

    I always find it troubling that people think sex when they see the word Sutra. Real sutras have nothing to do with sex.

  2. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Yes, well, in this case it’s all about sex.

  3. Paul Jessup says:

    What? You mean the Diamond Sutra is sex free? I have been lied to! Lied to!

  4. Paul Jessup says:

    BTW_ blame the American distributors. The original name of the Manga Sutra was Step Up Love Story.

  5. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Yeah, it’s not really a guide so much as a series of moronic sexual encounters between two airheads.

  6. Larry says:

    I’m guessing that the passage from the OT about the “donkey-genitaled” men inspired the manga representations of both?

  7. jeff ford says:

    There’s plenty of fucking in the Bible, but they never do a comic about it. That’s the problem.
    If they do it, they should call it — BEGATS.

  8. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    That’s true. And the manga bible seems to have left out the screwing in favor of people standing around talking.

    jv

  9. Larry says:

    Begats sounds like a title for a Biblical soap opera. Although I suppose if considered from another angle, it’d give “Holy Roller” an entirely new meaning as well.

  10. brendan connell says:

    Yes Paul, the Diamond Sutra is sex free.

    I remember while I was studying Buddhism being asked by a friend “And, um, what about the sex? I would be interested in learning, you know, um . . . . Tantra.”

    Sigh. It is a shame when people’s “spirituality” revolves around getting off. Or am I just square?

  11. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    You’re so square you’re round. Now I think we should all taunt Brendan with the names of various Sutras we think are sexual.
    jv

  12. brendan connell says:

    A very cool idea would be a short book (40k words) titled:

    Bible vs. Kama Sutra

    Moses cross-legged chanelling his chakaras, Kind David naked under a Banyan tree, the Apostle Paul in the streets of Rome ranting about the peacock position.

  13. brendan connell says:

    Yeah, well, every one has something that pisses them off. For me it just happens to be sexy sutras!

    I was looking a month ago to see if any new translations had come out from the Tibetan, and amazon searched sutra…..I felt like I was in some sleazy news Kiosk in Italy.

  14. Napoleon Zajdel says:

    they might be but i think the animes juicier manga might be a little bit shorter or longer.

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