Alt titles: Gensou Maden Saiyuki

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3.643 of 5 from 4,750 votes
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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

mdchan's avatar by mdchan on Jun 1, 2014
Score 8.5/10

I'll start off by saying that if you don't like slow paced anime, you won't like Saiyuki.  That said, it's one of the most brilliantly written pieces of work.  Even the filler episodes are interesting and worth watching at least once. Though, I did have to dock points off of the Story for not including the Kami-sama arc (even though they did instead use a rather interesting anime exclusive arc, so I... read more

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