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Relive 20 Years of Saiyuki History in 18-Minute Video

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki Reload Blast manga and its upcoming anime adaptation is the latest installment in the myth-based series that spans nearly 20 years. The manga's publisher Ichijinsha released a video on Thursday recounting the manga's story thus far narrated and told from the point of view of character Kanzeon Bosatsu, the Bodhisattva that sent Dōji Konzen on his mission at the start of the series.

The video is nearly 20 minutes in length. Minekura wrote the script for the video.

Saiyuki Reload Blast will premiere in July and will air on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, TV Aichi, and BS11. The anime will also stream online in Japan, but the show's official site hasn't yet revealed the streaming platforms.

The anime will be the first Saiyuki anime that Pierrot will not be animating. Platinum Vision (Servamp) is animating the project. Hideaki Nakano is directing the anime, with Kenji Konuta (Library War, Ace of Diamond, Blood Lad) supervising the scripts. Both have worked together in the same positions on the Aoharu x Machinegun and Servamp anime. Youko Satou (Dog & Scissors) is handling the character designs.

Minekura serializes the manga irregularly in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine. She slowed down her publication of the series and the Wild Adapter manga in 2013 due to her health.

Saiyuki Reload Blast is the sequel to Minekura's Saiyuki and Saiyuki Reload manga series. She launched the series in Comic Zero Sum in 2009. Ichijinsha published the manga's second compiled book volume in 2014. The manga series has also spawned the Saiyuki Gaiden and Saiyuki Ibun manga spinoffs.

Source: Comic Natalie


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