Here are examples of characters in ''Manga/SaintYoungMen''.

-> '''Voiced by:''' Mirai Moriyama

Jesus is fun-loving and painfully earnest, but also a bit spacey and a somewhat careless with money. A great fan of Japanese dramas, he runs a blog dedicated to reviewing these shows. He has quite a lot of followers.
* {{Adorkable}}
* BloodyHilarious: His stigmata acts up when he gets stressed out, leading him to bleed from the forehead at inconvenient moments. Always PlayedForLaughs.
* CatchPhrase: Tends to shout [[GratuitousEnglish "Exotic Japan!"]] whenever he sees something uniquely Japanese that interests him.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: This is a man that got so excited about Santa Claus that he forgot his own birthday on Christmas Eve.
* LooksLikeJesus: Inverted. According to a high school girl, Jesus looks a lot like JohnnyDepp.
* MakingASplash: Accidentally parts the water at the swimming pool when trying to swim.
* OccidentalOtaku: He's notably more interested in Japanese culture than Buddha is.
* [[PalsWithJesus Pals with Buddha]]
* PowerIncontinence: Small miracles pop up whenever he's too happy or excited. It makes keeping a low profile a bit difficult.
* SuperDrowningSkills: The reason Jesus walked on water? He can't swim. At all. He can't open his eyes underwater either; trying caused his stigmata to start bleeding.

-> '''Voiced by:''' Gen Hoshino

The [[StraightMan more level-headed]] of the duo, Buddha tends to be more responsible and frugal than Jesus, although [[NotSoAboveItAll he has his moments]]. Buddha has a bad habit of glowing whenever he says or does something too virtuous, and has somehow become the rival of a gang of school boys
* BlankWhiteEyes: Usually gets these when freaked out or stressed.
* CompressedHair: His hair is so long that it fills the entire screen. Good thing it's usually kept under control.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Cats and birds gather around their apartment, to the displeasure of the landlady. If given a chance, the animals will climb all over Buddha, using him as a perch.
** [[UpToEleven Sometimes taken to absolutely ridiculous extremes.]] If Buddha comments that he's hungry, animals will show up at his door, matches in paw/claw, ready to sacrifice themselves for him.
* FunTshirt: Silk-screens the shirts that he and Jesus wears. He doesn't want Jesus to find out that he's responsible for the shirts though.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While Buddha is usually the more responsible one, he can get really worked up at times (usually when a sale is involved).
* PalsWithJesus
* PowerIncontinence: Frequently creates small miracles by accident. His halo comes out whenever he says or does anything too virtuous, creating a blinding glow.
* PungeonMaster: An accidental example. He doesn't try to make puns, but he frequently does, to Jesus' amusement.
* StraightMan


The landlady of Matsuda Heights, the apartment complex where Jesus and Buddha are staying for their vacation. A crabby busybody, Matsuda-san rules Matsuda Heights with a stern glare and a list of rules printed on the fence.
* ApronMatron: At sixty years of age, Matsuda-san is still a force to be reckoned with. She watches over her tenants like a hawk, sternly enforcing her nine (later ten) rules. That said, while strict, she is also rather kind to her tenants. She regularly brings cooked meals to the two saints and often checks up on them.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold


The leader of a gang of boys that regularly torments Buddha.
* BrattyHalfPint
* TheDreaded: Buddha hides his forehead whenever this kid is in sight.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: Enjoys poking Buddha on the spot on his forehead.
* TheRival: Has declared Buddha his rival, to the latter's dismay.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He seems to think (or at least is pretending) that he's the protagonist of a {{Shonen}} series with Buddha as his rival.

!Yakuza guy

A local Yakuza member who Jesus befriends. [[spoiler: Is under the impression that Jesus is the son of a Yakuza Boss]]
* {{Yakuza}}: Duh.