Shangri-La was disturbed by the practice of forbidden magic that has created a Minus Wave, poisoning the souls of youkai; demons. The three aspects become aware of the situation, and call out the highest of piests, Genjyo Sanzo to stop the minus wave, and the ressurection of the ox king, Gyumaoh. The Aspects tell Sanzo to travel west with these three youkai who weren't affected by the wave. So they send Sanzo on his way, acompanied by the three youkai: Son Goku- The Monkey king, Sha Gojyo- The Water kappa, Cho Hakkai- A once-was Human, and Hakuryu- Hakkai's jeep-transforming dragon.Written by flamedanceraxel.
Humor!!! It has plenty of humor! Originality? Puh-lease! It is so original that it wants to make you jump and shout the whole day! It is original, why? Because it has humor, action and drama all in one show! Mostly humor and action but the drama follows. Either the drama is the character's past, present or emotions. The humor? It is when Goku and Gojyo fight, when Sanzo doesn't understand a joke, when Hakkai makes a joke that isn't really funny... It makes you think that they are real people only drawn to be watched. Their personalities are really human, except for that "fighting the demons" stuff. Action has the most scenes, I think. Because they have to have this journey, remember? And in every journey, there is danger in it's path.Everything is perfect. It is really original.
I loved this series as the bishie fangirl in me and it was truly a wonderful take on the Journey to the West series. I would collect everything Saiyuki related, but Geneon dashed all hopes when they gave ADR production to another company, I prefer the ADV cast as the character voices for the dub, so I'll only see Reload and Gunlock in sub. The first Saiyuki series was a blast with fantastic animation and two action packed seasons, with my favorite being the Homura arc...oh Homura was so sexy just like Sanzo and Gojyo are. Reload was okay, but it wasn't as awesome as the Homura arc. I wish Kougaiji and Co. will realize they can't get anywhere if they let Gyokumen and Nii do what they want, at times I feel Kou is a bit naive and he needs to be more rebellious like Sanzo and his gang.SnickerdoodleNinja rated 4.50:
This show was both interesting and amusing, except that you get through 52 episodes and realize that they haven't solved what they set out to accomplish, and that they won't in the next 52 episode season either. I also could have done without all the language, smoking, drinking, and occasional sexual references. Still, it was fun and you have to love Kogaiji. I <3 Vic Mignogna as awesome demon prince!SolitaryAngel90X rated 9.00:
I love the art and the story line. I was already familiar with the story "Journey to the West" from all the old chinese shows i've watched. This was even better than that. <3 <3 <3 the characters are also HOT!! I love them!ghost945 rated 9.00:
very innovative. having a monk who not even smoke, but also play majong and uses a gun as weapon. this is fantastic! afterall, saiyuki is an imaginery novel. put it into today's context, it'll only make it ever more popular. other characters are also very creative and all come with their distintive personality. characters were shown their depth and developed throughout even for the enemies. love this anime.ShinLanceVulcano rated 8.50:
Another quite nice anime adaptation of the Chinese epic "Journey to the West". I like what I've seen until now, even though it could be supposedly oriented at girls (mainly due to the Bishonen-like characters and stuff)