Ranked #885

Fushigi Yuugi

Alternative Titles

English: Mysterious Play
Synonyms: Fushigi Yugi, Curious Play
Japanese: ふしぎ遊戯


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 1995 to Mar 28, 1996
Premiered: Spring 1995
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.771 (scored by 26,235 users)
Ranked: #8852
Popularity: #817
Members: 52,424
Favorites: 1,552
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.


While visiting the National Library, junior-high students Miaka Yuuki and Yui Hongo are transported into the world of a mysterious book set in ancient China, "The Universe of The Four Gods." Miaka suddenly finds herself with the responsibility of being the priestess of Suzaku, and must find all of her celestial warriors for the purpose of summoning Suzaku for three wishes; however, the enemy nation of the god Seiryuu has manipulated Yui into becoming the priestess of Seiryuu. As enemies, the former best friends begin their long struggle to summon their respective gods and obtain their wishes...

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Midorikawa, Hikaru
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Sakamoto, Chika
Sakamoto, Chika
Canna, Nobutoshi
Canna, Nobutoshi
Yuuki, Miaka
Yuuki, Miaka
Araki, Kae
Araki, Kae


Kimura, Kyotaro
Kimura, Kyotaro
Kamegaki, Hajime
Kamegaki, Hajime
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Episode Director
Shinohara, Toshiya
Shinohara, Toshiya
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(52/52)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Girl of the Legend
Densetsu no Shoujo (伝説の少女)
Apr 6, 1995
2 The Priestess of Suzaku
Suzaku no Miko (朱雀の巫女)
Apr 13, 1995
3 The Seven Seishi of Suzaku
Suzaku no Shichisei (朱雀の七星)
Apr 20, 1995
4 Uneven Communications
Surechigau Omoi (すれちがう想い)
Apr 27, 1995
5 Conflicting Emotions
Tomadou Kodou (とまどう鼓動)
May 4, 1995

Opening Theme

"Itooshii Hito no Tame ni; For My Darling" by Akemi Satou

Ending Theme

#1: "Tokimeki no Doukasen" by Yukari Konno (eps 1-32,34-51)
#2: "Kaze no Uta" by Chika Sakamoto (ep 33)
#3: "For Epilogue…" by Yukari Konno & Akemi Satou (ep 52)

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Nov 25, 2015
I began really liking this anime, and was ready to give it a big ol' ten, alas...
I feel I may give away SOME of the story line so read at your own risk.

(Yes it's true, I don't doubt for a second Inuyasha is based off this, so I thought this could be the stronger of the two and I think initially it really seemed that way.)

Later in the series I realised something so forgive me for getting a bit spoilery but, the girls are under the constant threat of rape, that really started to grate.

Another pattern which was a common theme is read more
I found this review Helpful
Nov 24, 2015
Honestly, this is the anime that started it all for me. Although I believe the first anime I've seen has to be Pokemon. This was the first title I've actually seen through to the end (and 3 OVAs after). I really should have rated it higher, but as of now, that I'm reviewing it from memory, it would have probably been a disservice or filled with Nostalgia Points.

Story-wise, it really was unlike anything else my young impressionable self has seen. But it also probably geared me away from harems in general. Whenever I look back on it now, I just realize how messed up read more
I found this review Helpful
Nov 16, 2015
This is a story about a girl who is chosen to be able to change the world she is in and go to ancient China. there she meets a man named Tamahome whom she falls in love with. But, everything that happens to her in Ancient China happens to her best friend Yui. Although I haven't watched everything of it, I love it!

Story: 10/10- The story is unique and filled with humour and romance. The main character gets transported through time with her best friend at first but then she is left all alone in an unknown world. When her best friend gets sent read more
I found this review Helpful
Nov 15, 2015
I first watched it when I was still an Elementary Student. Back then it was very very popular. I watched it a lot of times after that.

Story: The main plot is actually really unique (especially that time). It's something that most of us are fantasizing about, going in a different world, go on adventure with those handsome boys lol. The beginning was great although it became a bit cheesy in the middle but still, it will not change the fact that it's still very enjoyable. I don't know how many times this anime made me fell in love,cry and laugh. The only thing I didn't read more
I found this review Helpful


Anime: InuYasha
Both are similar because they involve a modern girl who gets transported to alternative feudal Chinese world. They also appear to have some of the same historical Chinese myths and legend occasionally. Both are fantasy anime but Fushigi Yuugi seems to involve more dramatic plot turns, deeper romance between the main characters, and occasionally serious subject to bring depth to the character and expose their psyche. Overall Fushigi Yuugi and Inu Yasha both have good characters and are both humorous and entertaining anime. 
reportRecommended by niko2137
Anime: Ayashi no Ceres
The story line of an average school girl being dragged into a much more fantasy like world or situation is similar to that in fushigi yuugi. This is also a reverse harem anime, much like fushigi yuugi. The romance in this and the love triangle and obstacles are also similar in the two shows. 
reportRecommended by Kelseyr04
Anime: Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou
These two shows are extremely similar. A couple of high school students are transported to a "different" world and the girl is chosen as a priestess. No difference! What you need to know are the differences, which are: in Fushigi you have a harem anime with tons of romance and the love triangles/squares/whatever are blatantly obvious, plus lots of comedy. In Harukanaru there is a much more serious tone and much less romance (well, it takes much longer to be revealed and then it's much more discreet). Other than this, the plot is almost identical. 
reportRecommended by algelic
Anime: Saiunkoku Monogatari
Both animes are set in Ancient China, and the character design is rather similar. Although Saiunkoku doesn't have an adventurous plot like Fushigi Yuugi, whoever liked the background of Fushigi Yuugi should check Saiunkoku Monogatari. 
reportRecommended by AngelLily
Anime: Akatsuki no Yona
Both shows are historical and fascinating, they both have romance, comedy, magic, and are really strong in characters department.
Fushigi Yuugi although old its one of the best animes I've ever seen, and Akatsuki no Yona its a refreshing anime with breathtaking graphics. Both of them a must watch for sure. 
reportRecommended by DarkFuryA
Anime: Juuni Kokuki
Both of the stories have the same base behind them. A young girl taken away to an alternate world that is unlike their own. With people who protect them and hardships both must face in a new world. Unlike Fushigi Yuugi however, Juuni Kokuki focuses on more then one character and can easily be said to develop their fictional world much more better. It would be wise to take note though that while Fushigi Yuugi has a main focus of romance, Juuni Kokuki does not have too many of these romantic elements present. 
reportRecommended by Crystal

Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for April

Here are the North American Anime & Manga releases for April 2015. Week 1: April 7th - 13th Anime Releases .hack//Legend of the Twilight DVD Black Butler...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Fushigi Yuugi Episode 52 Discussion
meneope - Oct 26, 2009
18 replies by rawrsabelle »»
Nov 8, 7:28 AM
Poll: Fushigi Yuugi Episode 47 Discussion
Lorezhno - Feb 13
2 replies by rawrsabelle »»
Nov 6, 11:16 PM

Recent Featured Articles

Brothers Conflict: The Complicated Love Story of Ema Hinata

Brothers Conflict: The Complicated Love Story of Ema Hinata

Brothers Conflict is one of the most romantic reverse harem anime ever, which focuses on the life of Ema Hinata who faces a complicated love problems with the Asahina brothers. Find out more about its background and the colorful yet elaborate love story of Ema.