Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

TV (52 eps)
3.718 of 5 from 6,929 votes
Rank #1,449

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

"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

Erliane's avatar by Erliane on Jun 17, 2010
Score: 7/10

Story - 8/10A teenage girl is transported into a strange world and has to save it. Now, the story may be a bit cliché, but in 1995, the year of its production, this was something new. I do think it was a nice storyline, with historical features, romance and fantasy elements. It may be a bit of a soap opera, but I do think they did a great job on that.Animation - 7/10Again - the anime is of course... read more

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

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Fushigi Yuugi 1992
Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden 2003
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