It was officially announced that Yoko Maki, a much talked about Japanese actress, participates in “BUDDHA 2”. Her recent works include “The Ravine of Goodbye” and “Like Father, Like Son” (both received awards at international film festivals). She voce acts Prince Ruri, a young prince of Kosala who vows revenge on Shakya clan, furthermore on Siddharta.
Maki commented that she was happy to participate in the movie based on Osamu Tezuka’s work since she had hoped to voice act a boy. She also said that she was attracted to the character of Ruri who tried to live strong despite the fact that his natural mother was a slave.
Don’t miss the movie released next February!