Why register?

make an anime and manga list, and more! all free!

Theme

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play main image more screenshots
Avg
3.695 out of 5 from 5,950 votes
Rank #1,279
recommendations

Synopsis:

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.

my list:

not rated
add recs

related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
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

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Fushigi Yƻgi 1992 TBD
Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden 2003 TBD
Name Role
Hideyuki MOTOHASHI Character Design
Hajime KAMEGAKI Director
Yuu WATASE Original Manga Creator
Kyotaro KIMURA Producer
Keisuke IWATA Producer
Naoyuki OSHIKIRI Producer

Love it? Hate it?



Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play vivafruit 6/10 Apr 26, 2007

Community Reviews

You must be a registered user to add reviews. Login or sign up today!

Title Author Score Date
Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play ParaParaJMo 8/10 Mar 13, 2014
Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play keiniwa 8/10 Jan 14, 2014
Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play NarkyOtic 8.5/10 Apr 27, 2013
List Title Username Entries Date
Explus yasar 447 Apr 17, 2014
Romantics!! Friendships! LOVE! Paprika18 57 Apr 2, 2014
romance or reverse harems maliiee22 33 Jan 18, 2014

Recommendations if you like Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

0 filtered - clear filters

Arata the Legend

Arata the Legend

In the fantastical land of Amawakumi, a succession ceremony occurs each 30 years to pass control of the kingdom to a female heir of the Hime clan. But three decades ago, the Hime clan was unable to produce a daughter and was warned that if history repeated itself, the entire clan would be purged. Now faced with the same problem in the present, the Hime clan opts to send their disguised son Arata to the ceremony instead, unaware that he’d be sent into a trap where the former princess is murdered and the boy would be framed for the crime. Meanwhile, on Earth, Hinohara suffers a similar sense of betrayal at the hands of his classmates, and after wishing he could just disappear, he and Arata switch bodies. Now, as Arata struggles to find a way to return the two to their own worlds, Hinohara must try to escape capture, clear Arata’s name and fulfill this princess’s last wish by exposing her killers.

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
Bradalee

Both series were not only created by the same person, but they both feature main charcters who get transported into a strange fantasy world, and are subsequently said to be destined to save that world.

Basilisk

Basilisk

Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
Aznslacker

Allow me to state first that in my opinion these two Animes are among the BEST in terms of producing a coherent romance story among the animes I have watched.

The sentimentalism between both Fushigi Yugi and Basilisk contains an engrossing, heart-wrenching tale at multiple aspects, whether you choose to characterize them by feelings of betrayal, emptiness following the death of a loved one, or even the uncertainty of the upcoming journey, these two animes are series you could consider as those classics you read as a high school student in AP English.

First off, allow me to provide a sufficient explanation regarding the similarities between the two animes.

As an art style, both Fushigi Yugi and Basilisk do something excellent in terms of character development. And although Basilisk's characters are done in a somewhat more... "rushed" manner, you can still see a full kaleidoscope of characters, painted in a manner that utilizes subtle symbolism consistently.

The storyline: both are adventures that contain many twist and turns in just about every step along the way. The only reason you'd find one incompatible with the other is in the depressing and more mature tone of Basilisk. Even though this is the case, Fushigi Yugi also has its fair share of tears.

Both series contain magical aspects in regards to the abilities of the characters, and although Basilisk is set in a more realistic setting of 1614 Japan, both animes contain a vivid world that comes to life, though less in Basilisk in comparison to Fushigi Yugi.

watch it online now!

Blue Seed

Blue Seed

In the present, Japan is under assault by murderous creatures known as Aragami whose origin and purpose remain unknown. The fate of Japan and the world itself lies with one young woman named Momiji who bears the burden of the Kushinada -- the one who must be sacrificed to silence the Aragami forever. With the help of Mamoru Kusanagi (a human and Aragami hybrid), and an agency filled with firepower-toting bodyguards, Momiji must use her Aragami-sensing powers to help save mankind; but will she ultimately have to lose her own life to save the lives of so many others?

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
Pug
If you liked the main character from one of the series watch the other. Miaka and Momiji have a lot in common - similar personalities, they fall in love with their protectors, and they have an important mission to complete. Both series are definitely worth watching.

El-Hazard: The Alternative World

El-Hazard: The Alternative World

Taking place after the second Magnificent World OVA, Mr. Fujisawa has finally married Miz, who has retired her position as Priestess of Water. In her stead, a young woman named Qawuul is brought in as the priestess, and in the tradition of the El Hazard series, falls for Makoto. However, the calm is yet again broken as the gang is transported into yet another alternate world by a mysterious man named Arjah, where new trials and mishaps as well as a new adventure awaits.

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
TheBurningCrow
Another series where high school students get warped into an alternate reality where they must fight to save the kingdom from evil.

Hana Yori Dango

Hana Yori Dango

The average Tsukushi Makino attends the snobby, elite Eitoku Academy, which is dominated by the Flower Four (F4) – the sons of the most powerful families. Like the rest of her classmates, Tsukushi keeps a low profile until one day she can stand it no more! For her obstinance, the F4 declare war and it's Tsukushi against all. In the middle of it all, she finds herself drawn strangely close to two of the F4; they might not be as bad as they seem. With her heart torn between two boys, will Tsukushi be able to find the love she desires?

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
Kio

The main theme of these anime is not quite a simple love-story. Both series have dramatic and humorous parts always make you feel the situation and leave in hopes that everything's gonna be alright.