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To the West - Legend of The Monkey King
List creator: jross3
Created on: October 14, 2004 - 7:02 PM PDT
Description: Maybe, but not really based on the ancient Chinese legend.
Check out the description lines for the details on each title's Monkey King roots.
Special thanks to Shaky and Hamano for their help building this list!

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Saiyuki Vol. 1: The Journey Begins (2003)
Not Rated
  Info on the original Chinese tale. Goku as Sun Wukong, Hakkai as Zhu Wuneng, Gojyo as Sha Wujing, and Sanzo as Xuanzang.
Dragon Ball: The Saga of Goku (Disc 1 of 2) (2000)
  A popular twist on the old legend. It doesn't take long before the whole works are abandoned, however...
Inu Yasha Vol. 1: Down the Well (2002)
Not Rated
  Rumiko Takahashi might or might not have meant for it to happen, but this title fits the Saiyuki mold fairly well.
The Beatles: Yellow Submarine (1968)
  Not the title referenced, but it's a good placeholder. Could it be that the real Sanzo party was re-incarnated?
Love Hina Vol. 1: Moving In (2001)
Not Rated
  Probably not really a Saiyuki story, but the influence is very clear! There's even a part where they play it out stage.
Berserk Vol. 1: War Cry (2002)
  Sanzo's bent on world domination, Goku and Gojo have a thing together. Creepy!
Those Who Hunt Elves Vol. 1: Ready, Set - Strip! (1999)
  Sanzo's a dog, Goku's a sexy lady!
Someday's Dreamers Vol. 1: Magical Dreamer
Not Rated
  What if Goku was a teenage girl, and Sanzo ran a nightclub?
Wolf's Rain vol.1: Leader of the Pack (2003)
Not Rated
  Goku, Hakkai, and Gojo are all dogs, and Sanzo's a flower. It just shows how much they like Sanzo that nobody pees on him.
Cowboy Bebop: Session 1 (1998)
  A surprisingly good fit. Sanzo's an old man, Goku's a martial artist, Hakkai's a hedonist. Gojo as Ed is a stretch, but not much.
Seinfeld: Seasons 1 & 2 (Disc 1 of 4) (1990)
Not Rated
  Proof at last that the Monkey King is a universal theme! A great, great reference, but does it beat the Beatles? Not quite.
Friends - The Complete First Season (Disc 1 of 4) (1994)
Not Rated
  Yes; little did you know that the creators of Friends have always loved Chinese legends. The whole story was planned ahead of time.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 1 (Disc 1 of 6) (2000)
Not Rated
  Traveling within a relatively small area in the Western United States, seeking out evidence they can use to enlighten the a jury.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Volume 1 (Disc 1 of 2) (2000)
  Meatwad make the money, see. Meatwad get the honies, G.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Not Rated
  Freakishly similar to the original.

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