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Saiyuuki

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Gensomaden Saiyuki
Japanese: 最遊記
English: Saiyuki
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 56
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 18, 1997 to Jan 18, 2002
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Serialization: GFantasy
Authors: Minekura, Kazuya (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.031 (scored by 60416,041 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6372
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #900
Members: 15,376
Favorites: 806

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Synopsis

Since its creation, Tougenkyou has been a place where both humans and youkai live in peace. However, following the breach of a taboo in an attempt to revive the villainous youkai Gyuumaou, the "Minus Wave" unleashes throughout the land. With this ghastly force at large, the youkai begin to lose their self-consciousness, causing them to devour the townspeople.

Tasked by the Three Aspects—the messengers of the heavens—to stop Gyuumaou's resurrection and restore peace, Sanzou Genjou rounds up three old comrades, none of which resemble the definition of ordinary. Being half-human, Gokuu Son, Hakkai Cho, and Gojou Sha are the only youkai with the power and spirituality to withstand the Minus Wave. Despite being skeptical about trusting them due to their mixed blood, Sanzou heads to the west with his companions to eradicate the growing threat.

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Background

Saiyuuki was published in English as Saiyuki by Tokyopop from March 2, 2004 to July 12, 2005. It has also been published in Spanish, German and Polish.

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More reviewsReviews

Sep 12, 2008
deletemal (All reviews)
To me, Minekura-sama is a god. Her work is beautifully drawn, with deep, intricately real characters, strong page-turning storylines and laugh-out-loud one-liners. A recipe for perfection if ever I saw one. And Saiyuki may well be her best manga so far.

Story: Intense, fast-paced and moving. High-tension battle scenes are perfectly balanced with calm character-interaction moments, and every now and then there's a flashback. Now Minekura-sama can't take full credit for the story, as it's based (quite closely, apparently) on the Chinese "Xiyouji" legend, so it's not like she came up with it. However, since my favourite arc is the "Be There" arc, which is fully read more
May 31, 2008
-Chrissi-chan- (All reviews)
Firstly - I know I would be a little suspicious of a perfect 10 review, but this manga deserves it whole-heartedly (you'll probably be able to tell my enthusiasm by my excessive use of punctuation!!!). Anyway, on with the review:

Story:
There are only so many ways you can say, "AMAZING!!!" or "AWESOME!!!" but I'll try my best XD. Saiyuki is, as the synopsis probably told you, based on the ancient legend, though Minekura-sama added some little twists that probably weren't in the original - take Hakuryuu for example, who can transform into a jeep. However, despite the fact that the core storyline - simply: 'go to read more
Sep 16, 2010
Roninski (All reviews)
Saiyuki is a slow to start series. As I started, I was a little confused as to what the hell was going on, thinking that I'd missed something. Too much was happening with no proper character introductions, and no real story.

The story gets better as you go though. By the start of the second volume, I had regained my ground. I knew who the characters were and what they were doing.

Unfortunately Saiyuki's story isn't up to scratch. It isn 't a bad story, it just doesn't go anywhere. By the end of it, realising that it hadn't been completed and that there was an entire read more
Oct 5, 2008
sugaryxtibs (All reviews)
Quite possibly not only the best manga I have ever read, but the best story I've ever read.

Saiyuki is incomparable when it comes to character development, the manga gives you frequent glimpses into all the characters (incredibly sad) pasts, how they all met each other and by the end of the series you feel just like your watching a group of friends you know the characters so well.

The story is very entertaining, however while the description talks about the group heading west ,Saiyuki is definately a lot more focused on the journey, this series is already 8 volumes into the second series and showing read more

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