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|Saiyuki Reload |
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Gojyo goes off on his own to defeat a so-called "God". Sanzo is infuriated by this and decides to continue west without him. Everyone feels that it is wrong to leave Gojyo behind, but no one admits to this out loud. Hakkai... more »
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Redeemed by an excellent Japanese vocal cast!
R.Parklane | Tokyo, Japan | 12/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, I am an ardent Saiyuki fan, be it manga or anime. I am fascinated by the 3 pretty young men and one cute monkey-boy, with their troubled pasts. And the fact that they are "misfits" tops it all. I have watched Reload Vol 6&7 in the Chinese subtitled version but with my limited knowledge of Chinese, the Geneon English version is simply a must buy for me.
Vol 5 is a solid adaptation of the Saiyuki manga but Reload DVD Vol 6 is better. But watch it in the subtitled version as the English dub is just sub-standard. I still miss the pretty lankiness of the protagonists in the manga and the artwork in Gensomaden Saiyuki. However the magnificent performance of the talented Japanese vocal cast in Vol 6 more than compensate for these weaknesses. The Japanese vocal cast captured the emotional scenes brilliantly - Hakkai quarelling with Sanzo, Goko trying to get a word in, Gojyo showing his soft side, their exciting fight with "God" and their emotional defeat. Who cares if this disc has 3 episodes. I rather they stick with the manga instead of slotting in a filler."