Fushigi Yugi (TV)

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Alternative title:
Curious Play 
El Juego Misterioso Fushigi Yugi (Spanish) 
Fushigi Yûgi - The Mysterious Play 
Fushigi Yugi-Ang Misteryosong Laro (Tagalog) 
Fushigi Yuugi - O Jogo Misterioso (Portuguese) 
Mysterious Play 
Tajemnica Przeszłości (Polish) 
Таинственная игра (Russian) 
ふしぎ遊戯 (Japanese) 
판타스틱 게임 (Korean) 
환상게임 (Korean) 
Genres: adventure , drama , fantasy , romance 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: Miaka Yūki, an average middle school student caught up in studying for exams, is sucked into an ancient Chinese novel titled "The Universe of Four Gods". There she discovers that she is in an ancient country in what is now China, Konan, and is to be the Priestess of one of the four gods, Suzaku. As the priestess, her duty is to gather the Seven Seishi of Suzaku, who are to be her protectors. Once they are gathered, the priestess will summon the god Suzaku and bring peace between the warring lands, Konan and Kutou. But it's harder than it seems. Along the road, many hardships are faced, as Miaka's best friend Yui Hongo enters the book and becomes her rival, the priestess of Seiryuu in the land of Kutou. Who summons their god first is up to the courage and skill of the priestesses and their seishi, as they meet triumphs and tragedies along the way. 
User Ratings: 1968 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 289 votes (sub:188, dub:93, edit.dub:3, ?:2, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 Excellent: 412 votes (sub:271, dub:121, raw:5, ?:5, edit.dub:3, others:7
2 French subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Polish dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 Very good: 439 votes (sub:295, dub:121, ?:9, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:10
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Tagalog dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese edited dub
1 Polish edited dub
1 Polish dubbed
 Good: 376 votes (sub:250, dub:106, raw:3, ?:3, edit.dub:2, others:12
3 Tagalog dubbed
2 French subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Tagalog subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese dubbed
 Decent: 201 votes (sub:147, dub:47, ?:2, others:5
1 Russian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Tagalog dubbed
 So-so: 92 votes (sub:62, dub:25, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
 Not really good: 58 votes (sub:42, dub:12, ?:1, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese dubbed
 Weak: 53 votes (sub:38, dub:13, others:2
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Bad: 20 votes (sub:13, dub:6, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Awful: 9 votes (sub:5, dub:4)
 Worst ever: 19 votes (sub:12, dub:4, ?:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Polish edited dub
Seen in part or in whole by 4809 users, rank: #156 (of 6577)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.545 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.9906, rank: #1213 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 7.426 (Good+), rank: #1344 (of 6580) (seen all: 7.71 / seen some: 6.70 / won't finish: 4.62)
Bayesian estimate: 7.426 (Good+), rank: #1132 (of 5026)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 52 
Episode titles: We have 52
1995-04-06 to 1996-03-28 
2002-07-24 to 2002-12-02 (K3 - Televisió de Catalunya) 
2008 (Canal Panda - Portugal) 
2008-12-16 to 2009-02-25 (Philippines, Re-broadcast on TV5) 
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Itōshii Hito no Tame ni (いとおしい人のために; For My Darling)" by Akemi Satou 
Ending Theme:
#1: "Tokimeki no Doukasen (ときめきの導火線;Fuse of Excitement)" by Yukari Konno (eps 1-32,34-51) 
#2: "Kaze no Uta (風の旋律;Song of the Wind)" by Chika Sakamoto (ep 33) 
#3: "for Epilogue…" by Yukari Konno & Akemi Satou (ep 52) 
Insert song:
"Akai Iitsutae (紅い伝承;Crimson Legend Passed Down)" by Tomoko Kawakami (ep 43) 
"Wakatteita Hazu (I Should Have Known;わかっていたはず)" by Akemi Satō 
"Winner" by Yukari Konno 
Official website:
Links: We have 10
Trivia: We have 5
On the series initial U.S. release, the subtitled version retained its original title while the dubbed version was labeled Mysterious Play. The DVD release is simply titled Fushigi Yugi. 
Fushigi Yuugi DVD 2 (Jan 24, 2005)
Mysterious Play VHS (Jan 1, 1970)
Mysterious Play VHS 7 (Jan 1, 1970)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Fushigi Yûgi - Box Set 1: Suzaku (DVD) 1999-11-30
    Fushigi Yûgi - Box Set 2: Seiryu (DVD) 2000-12-12
    Fushigi Yugi - Season One Boxset (DVD) 2012-06-12 (from $37.49)
    Fushigi Yugi - Season Two Boxset (DVD) 2013-02-12 (from $37.49)
    Fushigi Yugi - TV Collection (DVD) 2015-04-28 (from $59.98)
    Fushigi Yûgi - Stranded in Ancient China (DVD 1) 2004-07-27 (from $7.95)
    Fushigi Yûgi - The Return Home (DVD 2) 2004-09-28
    Fushigi Yûgi - Trials of a Priestess (DVD 3) 2004-11-30 (from $7.95)
    Fushigi Yûgi - Summoning Suzaku (DVD 4) 2005-01-11 (from $3.99)
    Fushigi Yûgi - The Resolve of the Dying (DVD 5) 2005-03-15 (from $24.98)
    Fushigi Yûgi - Illusions of Love (DVD 6) 2005-05-17 (from $14.95)
    Fushigi Yûgi - Summoning Seiryu (DVD 7) 2005-07-19 (from $3.99)
    Fushigi Yûgi - War in Streets of Tokyo (DVD 8) 2005-09-20 (from $21.71)
    Mysterious Play - Goobye Tamahome (Dub.VHS 7) 1999-06-29 (from $7.48)
    Mysterious Play - Box Set 2 (Dub.VHS 9-16) 2001-08-21
    Fushigi Yûgi - Box Set 2 (Sub.VHS 9-16) 2001-08-21

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hajime Kamegaki 
Series Composition: Yoshio Urasawa 
Akira Shigino (eps 3, 8, 13) 
Go Sakamoto (eps 6, 10) 
Hajime Kamegaki (9 episodes
eps 1, 7, 14, 20, 27, 33, 42, 51-52
Kyuuzou Gondawara (eps 34, 41) 
Nanako Shimazaki (ep 40) 
Osamu Nabeshima (6 episodes
eps 9, 16, 22, 30, 39, 48
Satoshi Saga (ep 26) 
Shigeto Makino (5 episodes
eps 19, 21, 31, 37, 49
Shinya Sadamitsu (5 episodes
eps 12, 35, 43, 46, 50
Susumu Nishizawa (10 episodes
eps 4, 11, 15, 17, 23, 29, 32, 38, 44, 47
Takaaki Ishiyama (ep 25) 
Yoshihiro Oda (4 episodes
eps 18, 24, 36, 45
Yumekichi Minatoya (ep 2) 
Episode Director:
Akira Shigino (ep 3) 
Hajime Kamegaki (10 episodes
eps 1, 4, 7, 14, 20, 27, 33, 42, 51-52
Keitaro Motonaga (eps 12, 15) 
Mayumi Hirota (eps 8, 13) 
Nanako Shimazaki (eps 5, 32, 40) 
Osamu Nabeshima (6 episodes
eps 9, 16, 22, 30, 39, 48
Satoshi Saga (ep 26) 
Shigeto Makino (4 episodes
eps 21, 31, 37, 49
Shinya Sadamitsu (5 episodes
eps 6, 35, 43, 46, 50
Susumu Nishizawa (7 episodes
eps 11, 17, 23, 29, 38, 44, 47
Tatsuya Ishihara (ep 19) 
Toshiya Shinohara (ep 10) 
Yasuhiro Kuroda (eps 25, 34, 41) 
Yoshihiro Oda (4 episodes
eps 18, 24, 36, 45
Yumekichi Minatoya (ep 2) 
Original Manga: Yuu Watase 
Character Design: Hideyuki Motohashi 
Animation Director:
Hideyuki Motohashi 
Hiroki Kanno (eps 5, 12) 
Hiroshi Osaka (ep 19) 
Hisatoshi Motoki (9 episodes
eps 2, 6, 10, 13, 18, 32, 37, 43, 50
Kenichi Shimizu (ep 26) 
Mamoru Sasaki (ep 40) 
Masahiro Koyama (eps 25, 34, 41) 
Masao Nakata (eps 24, 36, 45) 
Matsuri Okuda (ep 44) 
Mayumi Hirota (eps 3, 8) 
Minoru Yamazawa (6 episodes
eps 15, 21, 31, 35, 46, 49
Umetaro Saitani (ep 19) 
Yoshinori Tokiya (6 episodes
eps 9, 16, 22, 30, 39, 48
Director of Photography: Masahide Okino 
Hiroto Tanaka (OP) 
Yoshinori Kanada (OP) 
Yuko Kusumoto (OP) 
Art Supervision: Yuji Ikeda 
Color Coordination: Mika Iwami 
Color design: Mika Iwami 
Ending Illustrations: Yuu Watase 
Key Animation:
Masahiro Neriki (ep 52) 
Satoshi Shigeta (ep 52) 
Shigenobu Nagasaki (ep 26) 
Yoshinori Kanada (eps 9, 14) 
Music Artist: Yusuke Honma 
Music producer: Akihiko Fujita 
Production Advancement:
Hideo Noda (eps 26, 52) 
Kazuaki Shishido (eps 26, 52) 
Kazuyoshi Ozawa (7 episodes
eps 26, 31, 41, 45, 49, 51-52
Maki Yazawa (9 episodes
eps 3, 6, 18, 24, 34, 36, 43, 50, 52
Makoto Takahashi (18 episodes
eps 11, 14, 16-17, 22-23, 27, 29-30, 33, 38-39, 42, 44, 47-48, 51-52
Masashi Atami (eps 5, 52) 
Tae Takahashi (4 episodes
eps 25, 34, 41, 52
Takashi Watabe (eps 2, 52) 
Takayuki Shimizu (8 episodes
eps 12, 15, 21, 32, 37, 40, 46, 52
Tatsuya Fujii (5 episodes
eps 2, 8, 10, 13, 52
Tetsuya Hayasaka (eps 3, 52) 
Toshihiro Yoshida (eps 26, 52) 
Yoshinori Miyake (eps 3, 52) 
Production manager:
Koichi Mikami 
Koichi Miue 
Nagaharu Ohashi (ep 19) 
Aya Jingu (TV Tokyo; eps 42-51) 
Reiko Monji (TV Tokyo; eps 1-41) 
Series Structure: Yoshio Urasawa 
Sound Design:
Masato Muto (Seion Studio) 
Ryo Narikiyo (Seion Studio) 
Sound Effect Director: Katsunori Shimizu 
Sound Effects: Toru Noguchi 
Special Thanks To:
Tomoko Hikosaka 
Yuji Hosokawa 
Theme Song Arrangement: Tatsumi Yano (OP) 
Theme Song Composition: Chiho Kiyooka (OP) 
Theme Song Lyrics: Kumiko Aoki (OP) 
Theme Song Performance:
Akemi Satō (OP & ED; ep 52)  (OP & ED; ep 52) 
Chika Sakamoto (ED; ep 33) 
Yukari Konno (ED) 
Hikaru Midorikawa as Tamahome 
Kae Araki as Miaka Yūki 

Chika Sakamoto as Nuriko 
Kouji Ishii as Mitsukake 
Nobutoshi Hayashi as Tasuki 
Takehito Koyasu as Hotohori 
Tohru Furusawa as Nakago 
Tomokazu Seki as Chichiri 
Tomoko Kawakami as Chiriko 
Yumi Touma as Yui Hongo 

Akemi Okamura as Yuiren 
Atsuko Mine as Kai-Ka's Mother 
Atsuko Tanaka as Soi 
Ayumi Kida as Young Hotohori 
Daiki Nakamura as Teacher 
Emi Motoi as Maid 
Hiroko Konishi as
Nyan Nyan 2 
Hisako Kyouda as
Houko Kamei as Chuei 
Jin Yamanoi as Tatara 
Junko Sakuma as Mrs. Yuki 
Katsuhisa Houki as Chourou 
Katsumi Osa as Tamahome's Father 
Katsuya Shiga as Tokaki (young) 
Ken Narita as Tetsuya 
Kenichi Ogata as Eiken 
Kouji Ishii as Tokaki (Old) 
Kyoko Hikami as
Girl A 
Girl B 
Nyan Nyan 1 
Midori Nakazawa as
Suzuno Oosugi (ep 43) 
Mika Doi as Subaru 
Misa Watanabe as
Miaka's mother 
Yui's mother 
Motoko Kumai as Tamahome (child) 
Nobuaki Fukuda as
Kai-Ka's Father 
Kotou Emperor 
Nobuo Tobita as Tomo 
Nobuyuki Furuta as
High Elder 
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Hikitsu 
Ryuji Mizuno as Kutou Emperor 
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo as Ashitare 
Shinichiro Miki as Keisuke 
Tetsuya Iwanaga as Tomite 
Tomokazu Seki as Kouji 
Yoshiko Kamei as Chuei Sou 
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Shouka 
Yuji Ueda as
Yumi Touma as Tama 
Yutaka Nakano as Einosuke Okuda 
Japanese companies
Studio Wyeth 
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo 
Distributor: Bandai Visual 
Laboratory: Tokyo Laboratory 
Music: TV Tokyo Music 
Music Production: Apollon 
Photography: T Nishimura 
Recording: Seion Studio 
Sound Effects: Anime Sound Production 
Sound Production: Zack Promotion 
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Bridget Hoffman 
Translation: Neil Nadelman 
Executive producer: Hideki 'Henry' Goto 
Producer: Hiroe Tsukamoto 

ADR Supervisor: Jenny Haniver 
Assistant producer: Kevin Chu 
Casting: Jenny Haniver 
Post Production Consultant: Jeremy Johnson 
Recording Institute: Les Claypool III 
David Hayter as Tamahome 
Ruby Marlowe as Miaka Yuuki 

James Penrod as Tasuki 
Melissa Williamson as Nuriko 
Richard George as Mitsukake 
Sean Mitchell as Chichiri 
Sean Thorton as Hotohori 
Wendee Lee as Yui Hongo 
Zan as Chiriko 

Abe Lasser as Tokaki 
Barbara Goodson as
Catherine Luciani as Taii-tsu-kun/narrator 
Derek Stephen Prince as Keisuke Yuuki 
Devon Michaels as Cab Driver (ep 42) 
Doug Stone as
Dungeon Guard 
Slave Trader 
Emily Brown as Young Hotorori 
Ethan Murray as Kouji 
G. Gordon Baer as
Slave Trader 
Voice in the Light 
Georgette Rose as Spectator 
Harold Muckle as Tomo 
Henry Douglas Grey as Hikitsu 
Jack Hammer as Nakago 
Jane Alan as Kai-ka's Mother 
Jeff Nimoy as Mr. Ohsugi 
John Smallberries as Kouto Emperor 
Julie Maddalena as Yuiren 
Lia Sargent as Librarian 
Marie Danielle as Yurien 
Melissa Charles as Nyan-Nyan 
Mona Marshall as
Mrs. Yuuki 
Robert Wicks as Young Tokaki 
Steve Cannon as Amiboshi/Suboshi 
Steve Kramer as Seiryuu Seiken 
W.T. Hatch as Kai-Ka's Father 

English companies
ADR Production:
ZRO Limit Productions 
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
DVD Menus: Nightjar, LLC 
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll 
Recording Studio: Magnitude 8 Post 
Translation: ZRO Limit Productions 
French staff
French cast
Marielle Lemarchand as Miaka Yuuki 
Michaël Cermeno as Tamahome 

Eric Bonicatto as Nakago 
Faye Hadley as Chiriko 
Julien Sainte Marthe as Chichiri 
Marion Adèle as Nuriko 
Michel Barrio as Hotohori 
Philippe Marchal as Tasuki 
Philippe Mijon as Mitsukake 
Sophie Ostria as Yui Hongo 

Christian Renault as Tokaki 
Eric Bonicatto as Tetsuya Kajiwara 
Isabelle Bres as Miboshi 
Jean-Paul Szybura as Tomo 
Julien Sainte Marthe as
Sylvie Santelli as Taiitsukun 
Thomas Aussenac as Keisuke Yuuki 
French companies
Broadcaster: Gong (from 19 September 2011) 
Distributor: Dybex (France) 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director:
Joaquín Gómez (Spain dub) 
TERESA MANRESA (Catalan dub) 
Translation: Bárbara Pesquer (Spain dub; ep 49) 

Subtitler: Fabián Sierra (Spain dub) 
Aleix Estadella as Tamahome (Catalan dub) 
Belén Roca as Miaka Yuuki (Catalan dub) 
Carmen Calvell as Miaka Yuuki (Spain dub) 
Francesc Figuerola as Hotohori (Catalan dub) 
Francesc Rocamora as Tamahome (Spain dub) 

Ana Marín as Chiriko (Spain dub) 
Ana Orra as Nuriko (Spain dub) 
Antoni Forteza as Nakago (Catalan dub) 
Enrique Hernández as Chichiri (Spain dub) 
Gloria Gonzalez as Taiitsu (Spain dub) 
Ivan Pera as Chichiri (Catalan dub) 
Jaume Villanueva as Tasuki (Catalan dub) 
Joaquín Gómez as Mitsukake (Spain dub) 
Josep Maria Mas as Mitsukake (Catalan dub) 
Kike Caraballo as Nakago (Spain dub) 
Lourdes López as Nuriko (Catalan dub) 
Maria Josep Guasch as Chiriko (Catalan dub) 
Noemi Bayarri as Yui Hongo (Spain dub) 
TERESA MANRESA as Yui Hongo (Catalan dub) 
Toni Mora as Hotohori (Spain dub) 

Antoni Forteza as Keisuke Yuuki (Catalan dub) 
Carlos Lladó as
Suboshi (Spain dub) 
Tasuki (Spain dub) 
Enrique Hernández as Keisuke Yuuki (Spain dub) 
Germán José as Luchador (Spain dub) 
Glòria Roig as Taiitsu (Catalan dub) 
Hernán Fernández as Amiboshi/Suboshi (Catalan dub) 
Joaquín Gómez as
Ashitare (Spain dub) 
Tiang Gang (Spain dub) 
Jordi Pineda as
Amiboshi (Spain dub) 
Tetsuya Kajiwara (Spain dub) 
Jordi Vilaseca as Ashitare (Catalan dub) 
Josep Maria Mas as Tomo (Catalan dub) 
Noemi Bayarri as
Narradora (Spain dub) 
Soi (Spain dub) 
Tasio Alonso as
Hotohori (Spain dub; eps 20-25) 
Tomo (Spain dub) 
Spanish companies
Buzz Channel 
K3 (Televisió de Catalunya) 
Dubbing: Estudios Teruel (Barcelona - Spain dub) 
Dubbing Studio: Soundtrack (Catalan dub) 
DVD Distribution: Jonu Media (Spain) 
Russian staff
Russian companies
Distributor: MC Entertainment 
Russian cast
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Script: Markgil Pumatong 
Lloyd Navera as Tamahome 
Rose Barin as Miaka Yuuki 

Francis Ibanez as Mitsukake 
Lloyd Navera as Tasuki 
Rowena Raganit as Chiriko 
Vincent Gutierrez as Hotohori 

Francis Ibanez as
Michiko Azarcon as Nuriko 
Neil Yu as
Kenny Yuuki (Keisuke) 
Rowena Raganit as Julie (Yui Hongou) 
Vincent Gutierrez as Tomo 
Tagalog companies
Internet Streaming: MyPinoy.tv 
Polish staff
Polish companies
Broadcaster: Hyper 
Polish cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Ana Vieira as Miaka Yuuki (Portugal) 
Sérgio Calvinho as
Hotohori (Portugal) 
Tamahome (Portugal) 
Sofia Brito as Miaka Yuuki 
Portuguese companies
Broadcaster: Canal Panda 

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