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Saiyuuki Gaiden

Saiyuuki Gaiden

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Synonyms: Saiyuki Gaiden
Japanese: 最遊記外伝


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: May 18, 1999 to May 16, 2009
Authors: Minekura, Kazuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: GFantasy


Score: 8.521 (scored by 1989 users)
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Ranked: #1232
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Popularity: #1101
Members: 5,405
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /35


500 years before the story of Saiyuki, a heretic child with golden eyes is brought into Heaven. He is given into the reluctant care of a minor deity named Konzen, the nephew of the Merciful Goddess Kanzeon Bosatsu. Konzen eventually gives the child the name "Goku." Goku becomes friends with two other minor gods, Marshal Tenpou and General Kenren of the Western Army of Heaven. He also meets a strange little boy who seems to be his own age, the War Prince Nataku. Although Goku is happy in his new home, Heaven is not kind to heretics. There are those who would use Nataku and Goku as tools in an attempt to seize the throne of Heaven, and Konzen, Tenpou, and Kenren may not be able to save them.

(Source: ANN)


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May 19, 2014
Firstly, I'll say that I was not familiar with the whole Saiyuuki series until very recently, so anything beyond Saiyuuki Gaiden is completely unknown to me. I'm reviewing this particular manga without comparison to the other Saiyuki ones, so... yep. Ok, I guess I'm clear. Now we shall start this review!

Apparently, the story is a prequel to the original story, which personally made me happy for some reason I can't really explain. Maybe because it's a story with 34 chapters that explains or narrates events before the original ones? Or because I like prequels in general? I don't know.

To be honest, I was highly read more
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Apr 12, 2010
This story starts with a person named Konzen Douji, who lives a bored life, finding that his life is lukewarm, Heaven (where he lives) is lukewarm and everything surrounding him is LUKEWARM but let me tell you something: this story is anything BUT lukewarm.

Though maybe the story isn't an original but it does have its charm.




Themes of the story.

The characters were refreshing, each of the characters had their own personality (no duh) but they were too different and the story brings them together by linking them. What I mean is, you wouldn't find such characters under any other circumstances which means that this story has read more
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Apr 1, 2016
Surely one of the saddest stories ever is Minekura's Saiyuki Gaiden. Generally, it's a little comical, then there's the balanced amount of action and of course, drama.

Story and characters -- I have watched all three Saiyuki series (the animation), then finally read Gaiden (when I saw the anime trailer). The trilogy showed shadows of their past and reading the Gaiden is a very satisfying experience/ explanation how things turned out to be in the trilogy.

The relationship and friendships of the characters is one of the themes of the story and I say, Nataku and Goku's is probably the most gut-wrenching (That's all I'll read more
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