Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

TV (52 eps)
3.708 out of 5 from 6,238 votes
Rank #1,330

While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Apr 26, 2007
Score: 6/10

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"Soap Opera." For me, this phrase generally illicits only negative responses. If asked what came to my mind upon hearing the term, the result would probably be something along these lines: poorly acted, intellectually devoid, shamelessly manipulative trash aimed at uneducated housewives with far too much time on their hands. While I generally tend to avoid comparing animes to totally... read more

WittyKatts's avatar by WittyKatts on Aug 15, 2010
Score: 8.5/10

I really liked the story. I was rarely bored, and almost always hooked. I'm pretty sure I finished the entire series in a period of three days. It had an extremely good plot, and was very original. It wasn't a corny shoujo/romance where everything runs smoothly for the two characters in love, and everything ends happily. No, if that's what you're looking for, then I recommend you stop reading this... read more

Related anime

Fushigi Yugi OVA 1 OVA 1996 Sequel
Fushigi Yugi OVA 2 OVA 1997 Same Franchise
Fushigi Yugi OVA 3 OVA 2001 Same Franchise

Related manga

Fushigi Yûgi 1992 TBD
Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden 2003 TBD

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