Saiyuuki Reload: Burial

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Synonyms: Saiyuki Reload: Burial
Japanese: 最遊記RELOAD -burial-


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 27, 2007 to Dec 28, 2007
Producers: Dentsu
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Pierrot, Arms
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 33 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.751 (scored by 45204,520 users)
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Ranked: #10712
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Popularity: #5549
Members: 13,286
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Episodes: /3


Taking place in the past it offers a view at the Saiyuuki quartet before their formation and their journey to the west. First OVA starts with Sanzo and his master, also with Ukoku (known as a later Ni Jianyi). Second OVA shows first meeting of Goku and Sanzo. Third OVA considers the events after Hakkai's sins and his trial (that we know from first season of "Saiyuuki") and his decision to live in Gojyo's house.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Ohata, Koichi
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Watanabe, Sumio
Episode Director
Hirata, Hiroaki
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Late-Show" by GARDEN

Ending Theme

"shiny moon" by Toshihiko Seki, Souichiro Hoshi & Hiroaki Hirata


Aug 9, 2011
It has been a while since I've watched the Saiyuki foursome so I wanted to start over and get an overview of how they came together...

Main Characters: Genjo Sanzo, Son Goku, Cho Hakkai, Sha Gojyo

Story: 8/10 - since this will basically be an "introduction" before the Journey to the West, i believe that they did a pretty good job... i must admit i got confused at first since the Sanzos kinda looked the same and the names are pretty difficult to remember (with all those Sha-Cho-Kyo)... i would've liked it better if it was extended to at least 5 episodes... the Genjo Chapter was very ...
Nov 6, 2009
Before watching Saiyuki Burial, I suggest you at least watch Gensoumaden Saiyuki or be up to speed on the manga. It may be a prequel to the series, but it is always good to have some insight on the characters.

And if you've seen the other three seasons, then don't go into Burial expecting the light-heartedness and filler that the other seasons were. Burial is very dark, and the light moments are very scarce.

Also, SHOUNEN AI hints. Nothing too bad, but it's definitely noticeable.

Story: The regular story of Saiyuki is based on Xi You Ji -- or, Journey to the West, as known ...

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