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Saiyuki

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This article is about the animated television series. See Monkey (TV series) for the live action.

Saiyuki, known as Gensōmaden Saiyūki (幻想魔伝最遊記, "Demonic Account of an Extreme Journey") in Japan, is a popular manga series created by Kazuya Minekura and loosely based on the famous Chinese novel Xī Yu J (Journey to the West). It has been turned into an anime series by Studio Pierrot as well, although the storyline is not yet complete.

Gensomaden Saiyuki deals with the fortunes of four fighters - the monk Genjyo Sanzo (transliterated Genjo in the anime and Singapore English manga), the monkey deity Son Goku, the half-demon Sha Gojyo, and the demon Cho Hakkai, who have been dispatched by the gods to India to investigate the reasons behind the recent insanity among the demons. Demons, who have formerly coexisted peacefully with humans in Shangri-La, are going berserk and turning against them.

The manga is published in English in North America by TOKYOPOP, and in Singapore it is published in English by Chuang Yi. The original anime series is licensed in North America by ADV Films. The sequels Saiyuki Reload and Saiyuki Reload Gunlock are licensed by Geneon in North America. There has also been a movie (Saiyuki: Requiem) made that is licensed by ADV. In Singapore the anime is produced by Odex.

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