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Saiyuuki Gaiden

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Synonyms: Saiyuki Gaiden
Japanese: 最遊記外伝


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 2011 to Nov 25, 2011
Producers: Anpro
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.991 (scored by 2,671 users)
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Ranked: #5612
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Popularity: #3795
Members: 8,016
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An OVA adaptation of the climactic part of Saiyuuki Gaiden.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition
Minekura, Kazuya
Original Creator
Ledford, John
Executive Producer

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"Sakura no Ki no Shita (桜の樹の下)" by KOKIA

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Hikari no Hou e (光の方へ)" by KOKIA

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Dec 21, 2015
spartakiss (All reviews)
Let me explain. ... No, it is too much. Let me sum up.

Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki is a fabulous manga, but due to publisher switches and long hiatuses, it has never quite made it to the world of animation without some major confusion.

The manga is composed of four series: Saiyuki, Saiyuki Reload (which continues from the end of Saiyuki), Saiyuki Reload Blast (which continues from the end of Saiyuki Reload), and a Prequel series called Saiyuki Gaiden which stars the previous incarnations of the series' main characters.

Confused yet? We're only getting started.

If you are coming to the Saiyuki anime for the first time, read more
Apr 18, 2012
Tetsumine (All reviews)
I highly recommend Saiyuki Gaiden. Story wise the Gaiden arc is amazing and definitely my favorite Saiyuki story. It's by far my favorite prequel and one of the best i've seen. It has a brilliantly touching plot that leaves me crying every time, and the character relationships are heart breaking and beautifully depicted. The Gaiden left a strong impact on me, its the type of story that you keep thinking about hours, even days after you've seen it.

The anime however, is not as good as the manga but still a great watch. The Gaiden arc actually starts in Saiyuki episode 40 and 41. So you read more


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Do I need background knowledge to watch this?
Mayuka - Mar 6, 2015
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