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Happy Science Introduces Immortal Hero

Sep 26, 2019 04:48PM ● By Beckie and Bud Kowalski

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Immortal Hero - JPN teaser with Eng sub 2 from Serina Aramaki on Vimeo.

 October 18, 2019 brings the United States and Canadian opening of Immortal Hero, a film based on the epiphany that inspired Ryuho Okawa to lead Happy Science, Japan’s growing spiritual movement.

Ryuho Okawa, a graduate of University of Tokyo and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, had a successful career in finance when he achieved Great Enlightenment and awakened to his life’s mission, to bring true happiness to all of humanity. He renounced his promising business career and established Happy Science (Kofuku-no-Kagaku in Japanese) in 1986.

Happy Science has over twelve million members across more than 100 countries with 700 

 Shojas, temples, and branches and 10,000 missionary centers. In addition to sixteen award-winning feature-length films, Master Okawa has published more than 2,500 books, many of which have consistently ranked in the annual bestsellers list in Japan.

Happy Science is dedicated to bringing greater happiness to humanity by uniting religions and cultures to live in harmony that will transcend religious and ethnic conflicts and cultivate happiness, success, health and wealth for all people, businesses, and regions. Happy Science’s basic teaching is the four principles of happiness: Love, Wisdom, Self-reflection, and Progress. By living every day in accordance with these core teachings, anyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or religion, can attain True Happiness.

  • Love – The foundation of happiness is a giving love that loves without asking for anything in return.
  • Wisdom – Learning to distinguish good from evil in all things is accomplished by learning the laws of the mind and gaining spiritual knowledge.
  • Self-reflection – Purifying the mind and restoring the true self is achieved by correcting negative thoughts and actions.
  • Progress – Achieving progress is realized through making tangible efforts to create a happy society while improving one’s own character.

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

Film Synopsis

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, Makoto 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.

Locations where people can come together to view Immortal Hero are being scheduled across Oahu. For a list of dates and sites, visit

 For more information about Happy Science, please visit

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