YMMV / Saint Young Men

  • Alternate Character Interpretation - Minor one that's Played for Laughs. All of Jesus water based miracles? They happened because he's afraid of water.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Although the series' depiction of Jesus may be considered by some Christians and Muslims as blasphemous, most Christians find it hilariously accurate, as the core concept of Christian faith states that Jesus incarnated himself as a human in order to feel human pain and weakness, as a preparation for his great sacrifice.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: One chapter set in a music store has Buddha say that, whenever a famous musician dies before their time, it's because Sarasvati is scouting for her personal band and music festival. Come 2016 and a shockingly high number of deaths among high-profile musicians, from David Bowie to George Michael... that would've been the best music festival ever. (The manga was written in the early 2010s)
  • Ho Yay: On one occasion, the pair are walking through the city when a girl, giving out pamphlets in the street, asks Buddha if he's a Christian. He then remarks to Jesus (at least in the French translation), "I believe in you/I have faith in you, does that count?" This makes Jesus blush. A lot. He replies something along the lines of "Don't say that in public, what will people think?" Possibly a Call-Back to the time Jesus prays to Buddha at the shrine for New Year's (and Buddha prays to himself, which basically works like a cosmic fridge note), but as per Rule of Funny it's basically treated like an excessive public display of affection.


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