Saiyuki Gaiden (OAV)

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[ adapted from Saiyuki Gaiden (manga) ]

Alternative title:
最遊記外伝 (Japanese)
Plot Summary: 500 years before Saiyuki, a heretic child with golden eyes is brought to Heaven and given into the reluctant care of a minor deity, Konzen, nephew of the Merciful Goddess Kanzeon Bosatsu. Konzen eventually names him "Goku". Goku befriends two other minor gods, Marshal Tenpou and General Kenren of the Western Army of Heaven, and a boy who seems to be his age, the War Prince Nataku. Though Goku is happy in his new home, Heaven is not kind to heretics.
User Ratings: 46 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:3, raw:1)
 Excellent: 11 votes (sub:9, dub:2)
 Very good: 11 votes (sub:5, dub:5, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Good: 5 votes (dub:2, sub:2, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
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 Decent: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:1, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
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 Not really good: 3 votes (dub:3)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 116 users, rank: #3220 (of 5923)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.217 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.0527, rank: #1781 (of 5916)
Weighted mean: 7.195 (Good+), rank: #1667 (of 5916) (seen all: 7.22 / seen some: 8.29 / won't finish: 2.36)
Bayesian estimate: 7.267 (Good+), rank: #1330 (of 4471)
Number of episodes: 3
Vintage: 2011-03-25
Release dates: We have 6
Opening Theme:
"Sakura no Kinoshita" by KOKIA
Ending Theme:
"Hikari no Kata e" by KOKIA
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DVD (Region 1)
    Saiyuki Gaiden - The Complete OVA Collection (DVD) 2013-01-22 (from $31.54)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Naoyuki Kuzuya
Series Composition: Kazuya Minekura
Screenplay: Hajime Sasaki
Original creator: Kazuya Minekura
Character Design: Minefumi Harada
Chief Animation Director: Minefumi Harada

Theme Song Composition: Kokia
Theme Song Lyrics: Kokia
Theme Song Performance:
Kokia (OP; ED)
Sōichiro Hoshi as Son Gokū
Toshihiko Seki as Konzen Dōji

Akira Ishida as General Tenpō
Hiroaki Hirata as General Kenren
Hiroki Touchi as Gojun, Dragon King of the West Sea
Kaho Kouda as Nataku Taishi
Minoru Inaba as Li Tōten
Rei Igarashi as Kanzeon Bosatsu
Takao Ishii as Jirōshin
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Scott Gensch
Script: Scott Gensch
Translation: Jackie McClure
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford

Audio Engineer: Stanley Thomas
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud
Sound Design & Mix: Brent Marshall
Subtitle Script & Timing: Christopher Williams
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch
David Matranga as Konzen Douji
Greg Ayres as Son Goku

Braden Hunt as Tenpou Gensui
Clint Bickham as Prince Nataku
Illich Guardiola as Kenren Taishou
John Swasey as Li Touten
Leraldo Anzaldua as Gojun, Dragon King of the Western Seas
Shelley Calene-Black as Kanzeon Bosatsu(Merciful Goddess)

Andrew Love as
Enrai
Sho'u
Andy McAvin as Gamo
John Swasey as Jiroushin

English companies
Distributor: Section23 Films (North America)
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks (North America)
Production: Seraphim Digital
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