Saiyuki

Alt titles: Gensou Maden Saiyuki, Gensoumaden Saiyuuki

TV (50 eps)
2000 - 2001
Spring 2000
3.78 out of 5 from 5,470 votes
Rank #2,141

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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(Dub) Go to the West / To the Distant West image

Episode 1

(Dub) Go to the West / To the Distant West

(Dub) First Game / A Guide to the Netherworld image

Episode 2

(Dub) First Game / A Guide to the Netherworld

(Dub) His God, My God / Where the Gods Are image

Episode 3

(Dub) His God, My God / Where the Gods Are

(Dub) Crimson / Crimson Tears image

Episode 4

(Dub) Crimson / Crimson Tears

(Dub) Pure Assassin / A Beautiful Assassin image

Episode 5

(Dub) Pure Assassin / A Beautiful Assassin

(Dub) Rancorous Exchange / Unnatural Talismanic Monk image

Episode 6

(Dub) Rancorous Exchange / Unnatural Talismanic Monk

(Dub) Goodnight / A Twilight Farewell image

Episode 7

(Dub) Goodnight / A Twilight Farewell

(Dub) Confront / The Man Who Foretells Death image

Episode 8

(Dub) Confront / The Man Who Foretells Death

(Dub) Lethal Trap / Fight Party image

Episode 9

(Dub) Lethal Trap / Fight Party

(Dub) Fake the Face / False Saviors image

Episode 10

(Dub) Fake the Face / False Saviors

(Dub) Tragic Revenge / The Laughing Grim Reaper image

Episode 11

(Dub) Tragic Revenge / The Laughing Grim Reaper

(Dub) Wandering Destiny / Battle Against the Darkness image

Episode 12

(Dub) Wandering Destiny / Battle Against the Darkness

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

Story
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

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CaptainSapph May 26, 2011
Score 9/10

What made me so hooked on this anime wasn't the actual animation, but the characters themselves. They each have their own detailed back story, and are really fun to watch. Saiyuki has a huge amount of filler episodes, and the only thing that keeps me from being bored to death are the characters. Sadly, this was a low-budget anime, so the animation isn't the best. Most action scenes are just still shots. They... read more

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