Saiyuuki Gaiden
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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
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Serialization: GFantasy
Authors: Minekura, Kazuya (Story & Art)


Score: 8.261 (scored by 28912,891 users)
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Ranked: #3932
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Popularity: #1864
Members: 10,739
Favorites: 271


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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 ...
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 ...

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