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Gensoumaden Saiyuuki

Gensoumaden Saiyuuki

Alternative Titles

English: Saiyuki
Synonyms: Gensou Maden Saiyuki
Japanese: 幻想魔伝 最遊記

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2000 to Mar 27, 2001
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.751 (scored by 10850 users)
Ranked: #8652
Popularity: #1107
Members: 24,644
Favorites: 615
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action adventure comedy fantasy

Synopsis

Many years ago, humans and demons lived in harmony. But that unity ended when demons started attacking humans and plotted a mission to unleash Gyumao - an evil demon imprisoned for thousands of years. Now, Genjo Sanzo, a rogue priest, must team up with three demons - Sha Gojyo, Son Goku, and Cho Hakkai - and embark on a perilous journey to the west to stop these demons from resurrecting Gyumao and restore the balance between humans and demons on Earth.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Saiyuuki
Sequel: Saiyuuki Reload
Side story: Gensoumaden Saiyuuki Movie: Requiem - Erabarezaru Mono e no Chinkonka, Gensoumaden Saiyuuki OVA, Gensoumaden Saiyuuki: Kibou no Zaika
Prequel: Saiyuuki Reload: Burial

Characters & Voice Actors

Cho, Hakkai
Cho, Hakkai
Main
Ishida, Akira
Japanese
Ishida, Akira
Hunt, Braden
English
Hunt, Braden
...
Genjou, Sanzo
Genjou, Sanzo
Main
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese
Seki, Toshihiko
Matranga, David
English
Matranga, David
...
Sha, Gojyo
Sha, Gojyo
Main
Hirata, Hiroaki
Japanese
Hirata, Hiroaki
Guardiola, Illich
English
Guardiola, Illich
...
Son, Gokuu
Son, Gokuu
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
...

Staff

Date, Hayato
Director, Storyboard
Yokote, Michiko
Script
Shimokawa, Mikuni
Theme Song Performance
Ikeda, Yuuji
Art Director



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May 13, 2008
yoohoodelilah
What is there to say? For one, Saiyuki has quickly crawled to the very top of my "favorite anime" list, and I don't believe it will be leaving anytime soon.

Story: Based on an old Chinese story, the story of Saiyuki is addicting and entertaining. The simple idea of four total opposites finding a way to travel together on a journey to "save the world" is kind of hilarious. Now, the story itself isn't quite as interesting as the comedy or the characters, but with an "evil" group trailing the Saiyuki boys, a few crazy demons here and there, and a huge secret from the past read more
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Nov 9, 2006
Chelle
Saiyuki is one of those animes that just grabs you from the very first episode, and won't let you go, even though, it is an episodic anime. Most of the storylines only take 1 to 2 episodes to tell, as you follow these 4 travelers, sent by the gods, to prevent the reawakening of an old, extremely dangerous demon.
My only complaint about this anime would be the animation. There are a lot of "still shots" used during the battle scenes, but you can overlook that. The animation is also not as clean as I would like to be, but I think, maybe, read more
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Recommendations

The story's totally similar!!!!
reportRecommended by Rafia - Add to favorites
Both are about long journeys. And the most frequent phrase of main heroes in these animes is "Hara heta" - I'm hungry.

Opening Theme

#1: "For Real" by Hidenori Tokuyama (eps 1-26)
#2: "Still Time" by Hidenori Tokuyama (eps 27-50)

Ending Theme

#1: "Tightrope" by Charcoal Filter (eps 1-26)
#2: "Alone" by Mikuni Shimokawa (eps 27-50)

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