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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Japan’s Fastest Growing Spiritual Movement Reaches Western Shores with New Inspirational Film

Eastern New Thought Meets Western New Thought in Immortal Hero, a film based on the epiphany that has inspired Ryuho Okawa to lead Happy Science, Japan’s budding spiritual movement of 12 million plus followers, will open in the United States and Canada on October 18.

       Based on the true story of the near-death experience that compelled Ryuho Okawa to devote his life to spreading the Truth he received from the spiritual realms and masters, Immortal Hero tells the dramatic, inspiring story of Makoto Mioya, a highly successful Japanese writer and publisher who miraculously heals himself from a fatal heart condition after a near-death visitation from powerful spiritual beings. As part of the recovery process, Makoto writes about his powerful "rebirth" as an enlightened and transformed teacher. Although he faces challenges at home and abroad, Mioya promises to use the second chance at life he has been blessed with to make a positive difference for as many people as possible. He commits to "die for the truth," a powerful covenant that defines the purity and intensity of his message of love, our mutual responsibility for one another and world peace.

       Immortal Hero is the 17th film by Happy Science Productions, the award-winning media arm of the burgeoning Happy Science movement founded by Ryuho Okawa in 1986. The inspirational film reveals the depth and gravity of Master Okawa’s miraculous near-death experience in 2004 and its significance for the world. 

       Happy Science’s mission is to bring happiness to all humanity by integrating religions across the globe with a new world religion that will transcend religious and ethnic conflicts and cultivate happiness, success, health and wealth for all people, businesses and regions.

The film will premiere in the San Diego International Film Festival in October. Look for the ad in next month’s issue for details on the date, time and location of the screening. For more information, visit