Gensoumaden Saiyuuki


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Synonyms: Gensou Maden Saiyuki
Japanese: 幻想魔伝 最遊記
English: Saiyuki
German: Saiyuki
Spanish: Saiyuki
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Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2000 to Mar 27, 2001
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Dentsu, Group TAC
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.561 (scored by 2067220,672 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2642
Members: 51,866
Favorites: 763

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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Date, Hayato
Director, Storyboard
Yamazaki, Takashi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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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)

Jul 30, 2008
Story: 5 (another "Journey to the West" spinoff)
Art: 6 (Pretty above standard fare for its time)
Sound: 7 (English voice acting was impressive don't miss it)
Character: 8 (first male team that didn't make me feel gay)
Enjoyment: 9 (Main characters made this show great)
Overall: 35/50 = 7.0 (Didn't mean to make the score look like that)

Ever since Dragon Ball, there have been a large influx of anime basing themselves on the "Journey to the West" epic piece. It's storyline is perfect for an anime iteration, but then again, any idea can become an anime. Well what I'm getting at is that this is another ...
Nov 9, 2006
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, ...
May 13, 2008
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 ...

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