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Saiyuki Vol. 12: New World Order (2000)

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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: ADV Films
Genre: Anime, Action Anime
Running Time: 100 min.
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
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The world has not been kind to Homura. Armed with the Maten and Sieten Scriptures hes stolen, the War God has vowed to replace the universe with a new Heaven and Earth. But he will need Son Goku to do it. So in the end, it will be up to the heretics who have suffered the most in this world to decide whether its worth saving. The Sanzo Party has always struggled to carve their own path in the Earth thats been given to them. That quest never ends. But as these guys know, a quest is all about the journey, not the destination!

Contains 4 complete episodes.

Special Features:

  • Cultural Background Notes
  • Production Sketches
  • Japanese opening and closing
  • Saiyuki Trailer

GreenCine Member Reviews

the manga's better, but this isn't bad by herchuckness August 30, 2005 - 1:57 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
I have to agree with endlesszero's review to some extent - this series is rife with filler and recycled jokes, which can get rather old. The manga it's based on is much better, and I don't know that I would have liked the series without reading that first. But since I did come to this show from that perspective, it was a great treat to hear the (Japanese) voices and see the story in motion. The writers also did an excellent job with Homura and his group, they're some of the only anime-original characters I've enjoyed in any series. These dvds give you background notes on the original Chinese legend Xi You Ji, which is an interesting read for fans of the series. I watched the subtitled version, it has some fabulous (and very well-known) Japanese voice actors that suit the characters perfectly.

All in all, I think the manga (both Saiyuki and Saiyuki Reload) is a better introduction to the series. Once you're hooked, though, come back and rent these.

saiyuki series by endlesszero December 29, 2004 - 6:18 PM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
started off great with a good mix of action and the series dragged on the action was reptitive, the humor was the same..meaning they use the same jokes over and over again. And what really got me mad was how the series didn't get serious till the last two discs. Thats how many fillers there are in this series...only rent if u have nothing else to rent

GreenCine Member Rating

(Average 7.73)
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Saiyuki the anime
The anime series Saiyuki, which includes the original 2 season series Saiyuki, the movie Requiem, the 3rd season Reload (currently being released), and the 4th season Reload Gunlock (licensed by Geneon, not yet released)

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