Alt titles: Gensou Maden Saiyuki

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In the mystical world of Shangri-la, demons and humans live side by side, watched over by a parthenon of ancient Chinese gods. But when normally-civilized demons start to go berserk, the gods require the services of Genjou Sanzo - a Buddhist priest with a magical gun, an evil-banishing scripture and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Aided by the ancient monkey god Son Goku, the half-demon Sha Gojyo and the demon exterminator Cho Hakkai, he sets off on a treacherous journey westward, with armies of demons, dark mages and angry gods all standing in his way...

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sothis's avatar by sothis on Dec 12, 2006
Score: 6.5/10

This ain’t yo’ mamma’s fantasy series! In a land filled with demons, gods, and jeeps, four men set off to India to defeat the ultimate demon. Along the way they encounter people to save, demons to defeat, and situations that help them to grow and reflect.

As a fantasy tale, Saiyuki doesn’t have much to offer. In the same vein as Kenshin or Inuyasha, the majority of... read more

Masakari's avatar by Masakari on Aug 6, 2005
Score: 7.5/10

The story has some noticeable problems... Firstly, the show really doesn't come into its own until the second 'arc' starts about halfway through it. Until then, there's lots of mulling around and very slow buildup of a story that ends up never getting resolved. Also, there are a LOT of filler episodes, particularly in the first half of the show, and some of the back stories of the characters end up... read more

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