Saiyuki [Anime Series] (2000)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Comedy, Anime, Fantasy Adventure, Martial Arts, Mythological Fantasy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Inspired by the Asian legend of a Buddhist monk named Genjo Sanzo who traveled from China to India in the year 629, Saiyuki takes place in a world in which human and demon kind once lived together in harmony. The balance of power has shifted, however, and now demon forces are attempting to resurrect a demon of such power that dark spiritual energy will permeate every corner of the world. Now is the moment of truth for a priest, a monkey king, a water sprite, and a good-hearted demon. They have every intention of saving the world, and of having a good time in the process.

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journey, legend [fable], mission [quest], myth