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Manga 'Saiyuuki Reload Blast' Gets Anime Adaptation

by sevenPocky
Jul 25, 2016 7:50 PM | 22 Comments

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Saiyuuki manga series by Kazuya Minekura, an official website was launched along with a 20th Anniversary commemoration PV announcing various news including an anime adaptation of the manga Saiyuuki Reload Blast.

The PV also revealed that there will be a "Saiyuki Festa 2017" event on January 7-8, 2017 to be held at Makuhari Messe convention center event hall in Mihama-ku ward of Chiba, Japan. The event performers will include Toshihiko Seki, Soichiro Hoshi, Hiroaki Hirata, and Akira Ishida.

Saiyuuki Reload Blast is the fourth Saiyuuki manga series that has been serialized under Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic ZERO-SUM josei magazine since December 2009. It is the sequel of the manga, Saiyuuki Reload, which ran from March 2002 to June 2009 in the same magazine.

The original manga series, Saiyuuki was serialized under Square Enix' Monthly GFantasy shounen manga magazine from February 1997 to January 2002 with nine compiled volumes. The manga was followed by a second series, Saiyuuki Gaiden, which served as its prequel set 500 years before. The series was serialized in the same magazine from May 1999 to May 2009 with four volumes. The fifth and final series, Saiyuuki Ibun, was serialized under Ichijinsha's Monthly Zero-Sum WARD magazine since September 2009. However, the fifth series went on hiatus in 2013, and the magazine has ceased publication since 2015.

The series has previously received multiple anime adaptations. The first was a two-episode OVA by Tokyo Kids. The episodes were released on April 23, 1999 and August 27, 1999. The OVA was followed by a 50-episode TV anime adaptation of the original manga series, titled Gensoumaden Saiyuuki, by Studio Pierrot which aired from April 2000 to March 2001. An anime film was also released on August 18, 2001, then a 46-minute OVA. The Saiyuuki Reload manga has spawned three anime adaptations by the same studio. The first anime, titled the same as the manga, had 25 episodes and aired from October 2003 to March 2004. It was succeeded by a 26-episode anime, Saiyuuki Reload Gunlock, which aired from April to September 2004, and then a three-episode OVA, Saiyuuki Reload: Burial, which was shipped from April 2007 to March 2008. Saiyuuki Gaiden also received an OVA produced by Anpro, spanning three episodes from March to November 2011, followed by another OVA, Saiyuuki Gaiden: Tokubetsu-hen - Kouga no Shou, which was released in April 2013. The series also received live-action musicals and video game adaptations.

Announcement PV


Official site: http://www.ichijinsha.co.jp/special/saiyuki20th/

Source: Nijimen

Saiyuuki Reload Blast on MAL

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Loyalty06 said:
You can really see who's the young people here lol. Saiyuki is a classic anime and has been shown in many countries in the likes of Yu Yu Hakusho, Dragon Ball and Flame of Recca. It's a wonderful, emotional series. Can't wait!~


I knew you are from the philippines since you said Recca. To be fair its only in the Philippines outside Japan where Recca is very popular and consider a classic just like Saiyuki its not really the case for many countries.

Jan 9, 2:20 PM by royaldocks

You can really see who's the young people here lol. Saiyuki is a classic anime and has been shown in many countries in the likes of Yu Yu Hakusho, Dragon Ball and Flame of Recca. It's a wonderful, emotional series. Can't wait!~

Jan 8, 9:01 AM by Loyalty06

It looks dope. I'll watch.

Sep 10, 2016 3:52 PM by Veneficia

*screaming and crying inside*
Hell yeah give it to me already.

Sep 10, 2016 10:41 AM by TaeRim

I cant wait!, I love Saiyuki series

Aug 30, 2016 5:06 PM by Neftimoon

I love This anime. its my all time favorite. i can't wait to see this.

Aug 6, 2016 2:26 PM by Westley_Wolf

I seriously had a heart attack and nearly puked. I've been waiting for this for so long....I've read and watched the series so many times......finally the conclusion since we'll probably never get a manga completion. :-(

Jul 31, 2016 5:27 PM by Risan07

AAAAAAAAH!!! Like some of the people here, I am so excited!!
I saw this and squeed pretty loud XD
I was so sad how the team from now didn't know the past. So I hope that will get to be (one of) the main headliner in this season.

Jul 31, 2016 2:34 PM by UsagiGirl

My excitement knows no boundraries! Just fingers crossed that it is better than the previous series and more the style of Burial.

Really! I'm just soooooooo excited!

Jul 31, 2016 9:04 AM by romanletters

This series has interested me for awhile. This announcement makes me want to watch it even sooner so I can be caught up by the time this comes out.

Jul 28, 2016 10:01 AM by Nintendofan204

i've seen several Saiyuki sereis but I don't even know which is the continuation or anything. I'm not even sure I watched them in order.

Jul 26, 2016 10:25 PM by stand

-Pretty boys in the cover

1+ reason for me to check out

Jul 26, 2016 8:43 PM by mangoss

Vsegda7 said:
morshuwarrior said:
Gues that gives me a good excuse to check out the first season, it's been on my radar for quite some time.


I recommend the manga, anime is not bad but over half of it is fillers and later seasons noticeable art and quality changes.
Thanks for the advice, but I'm still going for anime. I can believe the manga is better but I'm not much of a manga reader because it always takes ages for me to get through one series.
Plus, I don't mind filler.

Jul 26, 2016 11:50 AM by morshuwarrior

Probably pick this series up by then.

Jul 26, 2016 9:16 AM by Paulo27

Ramkec said:
moodie said:
1 2 3 4

yup 4 boys on the cover. doesnt interest me at all


Don't rush now, it might be done by Shafuto.
Nah this is something they won't touch with a 10 foot pole.

Jul 26, 2016 9:05 AM by moodie

moodie said:
1 2 3 4

yup 4 boys on the cover. doesnt interest me at all


Don't rush now, it might be done by Shafuto.

Jul 26, 2016 3:46 AM by Ramkec

tsudecimo said:
I don't like the mix of fantasy and Shoujo (I don't like fantasy in general). But the banner looks dope.

Might watch.


It's Josei, actually.

morshuwarrior said:
Gues that gives me a good excuse to check out the first season, it's been on my radar for quite some time.


I recommend the manga, anime is not bad but over half of it is fillers and later seasons have noticeable art and quality changes.

Jul 26, 2016 3:22 AM by Vsegda7

Gues that gives me a good excuse to check out the first season, it's been on my radar for quite some time.

Jul 26, 2016 2:09 AM by morshuwarrior

moodie said:
1 2 3 4

yup 4 boys on the cover. doesnt interest me at all
Kinda stupid reason, but oh well it's whatever

Jul 25, 2016 9:56 PM by SenpaiJay98

OMG yus! Finally a sequel, now I just need to finish the first season of this to be ready when this comes out

Jul 25, 2016 8:57 PM by wow1076

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