News Saiyuki: Ibun Stage Play Reveals Cast in Costume
posted on 2018-07-13 18:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
The story is set 400 years before the events of the main story at Taisōji, a priest training temple known as the greatest in Shangri-La.
The most recent stage musical adaptation for the franchise, Saiyuki Kageki-den -Reload-, ran in September 2015. The manga inspired the Saiyuki Kageki-den -Burial- musical in January 2015, as well as the Saiyuki Kageki-den -God Child- musical in May 2014. The Saiyuki Kageki-den -Dead or Alive- musical ran in 2009, and the Saiyuki Kageki-den ~Go to the West~ musical debuted in 2008.
A series of live-action "Bullets" shorts premiered at the Saiyuki Festa 2017 event in January to mark the original manga's 20th anniversary. The 10 video shorts, which star the musicals' cast, shipped on the Saiyuki Kagekiden the Movie -Bullets- DVD on June 28.
The original Saiyuki manga series has also spawned the Saiyuki Gaiden and Saiyuki Ibun manga spinoffs, as well as three other television anime series, an anime film, and three OVA series. The Saiyuki Reload Blast sequel manga launched in Comic Zero Sum in 2009, but Minekura slowed down her publication of the manga in 2013 due to her health.