Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden

Alt title: Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden

Vol: 12; Ch: 40
4.158 of 5 from 490 votes
Rank #1,224
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In the year 1923, Takiko Okuda is living in a small Japanese town with her dying mother, while struggling with feelings of loneliness and heartbreak. After a long absence, her absentee father finally returns home with a mysterious book named ‘The Universe of the Four Gods,' which he has spent years obsessively translating. When Takiko's mother dies, Takiko vents her frustration and anger on this book her father seems to value above his family; and to make matters worse, she's then transported into the book and finds herself called the Priestess of Genbu. However in this land of Hokkan, the Priestess and her seven celestial warriors are not welcome; Takiko must overcome many trials to save this other world that does not seem to want her.

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NarkyOtic's avatar by NarkyOtic on Jun 20, 2014
Score 7.5/10

Story Best to start at the beginning with the contextual background! Fushigi Yûgi takes us through the adventures of Miaka and Yui, as they are trapped in a cursed book and spurred forth, pitted against each other by chance, to fulfil an ancient prophecy in a literary land resembling ancient China. This story takes us to the final events surrounding Miaka and Yui's heartbreaking battle, as the... read more

Pulu's avatar by Pulu on Mar 18, 2015
Score 9.5/10

Firstly, Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden is a story that takes place BEFORE the original Fushigi Yuugi. So it would be better to read this before reading Fushigi Yuugi. It won't make much difference but trust me, you'll find the story flow better. STORY: The setting is set like in the 18th century China, with a lot of chinese references. Which is one thing i love about this manga. Basically, its about a girl... read more

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