Saiyuukiden Daienou
The Monkey King
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Saiyuukiden Daienou

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Synonyms: Saiyukiden Daienou
Japanese: 西遊奇伝・大猿王
English: The Monkey King
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: 1998 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ultra Jump
Authors: Terada, Katsuya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.111 (scored by 131131 users)
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Ranked: #62772
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Popularity: #15658
Members: 640
Favorites: 9

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"The Japanese title of this manga is Saiyukiden Daienoh, meaning "Legend of the Journey to the West: The Great Monkey King." Katsuya Terada's manga is itself an adaptation of a sixteenth century Chinese novel entitled Xi You Yi..."

(Source: Dark Horse)


Saiyuukiden Daienou has been published in English as The Monkey King by Dark Horse since September 21, 2005.


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Oct 14, 2008
hatemonkey (All reviews)
The Monkey King is based on the old chinese tale 'A Journey To The West'.
Katsuya Terada's art is just stunning (fullcolor!!), the action is breathtaking and the story is awesome.
Although not everyone will be sucked in immediately, because the story is fractured and not chronological. I can advise anyone who has trouble following what is happening to read 'A Journey To The West'; this will help you greatly.

Darkhorse has really made an effort to give you everything that's possible in a manga: perfect production all round.

If you like your manga bloody with some nudity and a crazy-ass story, The Monkey King will not dissappoint.
Feb 28, 2014
Po_and_Dong (All reviews)
Certainly a weird one this is. It's a short take on the first parts and prologue of Journey to the West that ends up being ridiculously violent and dark. Goku ends up being more of a cannibalistic monkey Conan the Barbarian then the Zen Buddhist heaven revolutionist he is in the original. Regardless, its a pretty cool one just because of how strange the choreography of the action scenes and of course the art, the art being completely in color and in a very sketchy style and blotted style. It works well with the demonic character designs and hellish enviroments that Goku is pictured in, read more

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