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Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden

Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden, Ayashi no Ceres Gaiden
Japanese: ふしぎ遊戯 玄武開伝

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 15, 2003 to Feb 14, 2013
Authors: Watase, Yuu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sho-Comi Zoukan

Statistics

Score: 8.241 (scored by 3944 users)
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Ranked: #4362
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Popularity: #829
Members: 8,471
Favorites: 466
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Volumes: /12
Chapters: /40
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Synopsis

Takiko Okuda is a strong-willed girl living in the Taisho Era. She needs to be strong -- Oosugi, the one man she's ever loved, is a married man; her mother is terminally ill; and her father, Einosuke, has not been home in over a year. When at last Einosuke returns, it's with a notebook full of Chinese scribblings that seem more important to him than the death of his wife. Furious, Takiko steals away his completed translation -- "The Universe of the Four Gods" -- with the intention of tearing it to shreds, but the instant she opens it, she's surrounded by light... And it is said that this is how the legend of the Priestess of Genbu began.

(Source: ShoujoMagic)

Included one-shot:
Volume 6: Ayashi no Ceres Gaiden

Background

Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from July 5, 2005 to March 4, 2014.

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Sep 26, 2013
red_888 (All reviews)
STORY

I do admit that this got my attention bec. Fushigi Yuugi has been my favorite anime of all time. Upon reading the manga, Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden, i thought it would be the same plot as the story of the Suzaku Group. But sensei Yuu Watase is a very good mangaka indeed. It has different plot and a lot more dramatic than the other. Though, rest assured that you will definitely enjoy this one too! I mean to say that you will keep on thinking what will happen next, why did that happen, and so forth. I got teary eyed as the story reaches it's read more
Mar 5, 2014
chichiriNoDa (All reviews)
Water of life, swell with wind and let them walk the earth once more. It matters not where or when. Let it be that this time they should meet and never again be separated. And this... was the first story told of the Priestess of Genbu. - FY:GK Final Volume [Yuu Watase]

After a long decade of grueling and impatient wait, Yuu Watase has finally concluded Genbu's arc of Fushigi Yugi, her life's work. As much as I love the classic original Fushigi Yugi, this prequel proved as a worthy stand alone series that far exceeded in storytelling, art and overall theme compared to its predecessor, read more
Sep 7, 2017
HikaRINI (All reviews)
Genbu Kaiden was a... breathtaking journey.

Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden is the prequel to Fushigi Yuugi and tells the story of the first Priestess, of Genbu, and the Genbu Seishi (celestial warriors). I had read the original first and while heading into this, expected a similar plot, same atmosphere and copied themes and tropes. But I got sooo much more.

Story: 10
The story is an easy 10. I'm going to try not to compare it too much to the original as it deserves to be its own standalone. The manga starts on our MC Takiko Okuda whose mother has recently died and father hates her. read more
Mar 9, 2014
manga8me (All reviews)
I really loved this manga! Although for me the drawings were ok, it got a lot better as the story goes by. This manga really made me experience a bunch of different emotions and it really tugged on my heartstrings. The story was really cool and creative, the art was not bad but got a whole lot better as the story passes by, and I also think the mangaka drew the guy characters very nicely. The characters were ok at first but there was a whole lot of character development that makes you really love the characters (there were also some characters you would just read more

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