Saiyuki, Vol. 1

by Kazuya Minekura | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1591826519 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 9/1/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, September 01, 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, Heritage Rail Trail in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, September 10, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (9/10/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library, Heritage Rail Trail in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book in the Little Free Library on this beautiful day. Glad to see books are coming and going; hope the finder enjoys this one!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

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

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