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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: 8.251 (scored by 3696 users)
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Ranked: #3942
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Popularity: #754
Members: 7,705
Favorites: 425
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Volumes: /12
Chapters: /40

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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More reviewsReviews

mistress_reebi
Jul 12, 2007
The prequel to the popular shojo manga series "Fushigi Yugi" tells the tale of the first priestess of The Universe of The Four Gods. You don't have to read the original to understand the events. Fans of the series may find the Genbu arc to be more enjoyable. It's darker and more mature than the previous series and filled with more angst filled drama. (Especially for those who read or seen the spoiler in the original series) This series doesn't require a Kleenex box, yet... but is does fall into the tragedy category. Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden is a serious, adventure manga bordering shojo read more
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Akachi_Tem
Jul 11, 2009
Hehe,here comes my review and I'm second as I see.

Story 9/10
Very creative I have to say,very.Especially compared to other manga who usually take place in high school and such.This is a romantic anime indeed but I like how it starts how things progress and how the characters meet with each other.I'm also a big fan of manga/anime that have to do with history and such(ex.mthology) but also combines romance.The idea of a girl being sucked inside a book is pretty damn good,and I like the two worlds and the fact that she has to return to both.Makes things complicated like they already weren't.It also combines read more
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red_888
Sep 26, 2013
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
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chichiriNoDa
Mar 5, 2014
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
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