Saiyuki, Vol. 1

by Kazuya Minekura | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1591826519 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 8/15/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
I got this fair-condition softcover at a local Savers thrift shop, for another release copy.

The premise: a team of four characters, a "brutal, wordly priest" (that's him on the cover), a "brave, cheerful Monkey God", a "lecherous kappa", and the "pleasant, absent-minded" Hakkai, are on a quest to deliver a magical scroll. [The story's loosely based on Journey to the West.] The characters squabble with each other while battling youkai (and some rather nasty humans as well), using mystical powers, scheming, and flat-out fighting, and sometimes wind up fighting their own troubled pasts - or making temporary alliances with their main rivals. (In this volume, the rival team only shows up at the end - a pity, as they're in many ways more fun than the stars!)

[See also the TV Tropes page, which has some entertaining info about the series. And I enjoyed the the anime series based on the manga!]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Nashua St. in Ayer, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (8/19/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library, Nashua St. in Ayer, Massachusetts USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library at around 11:30 on this warm, muggy day; hope the finder enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

*** Released for the 2017 One Word Title release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2017 TV Series release challenge. ***

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