Saiyuki

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Introduction

A manga series created by Minekura Kazuya. It is a retelling of the Journey to the West story, with a twist. The series follows the journey of the priest Genjyo Sanzo, the heretic Son Goku, Sha Gojyo and Cho Hakkai, as they journey to India to stop the resurrection of the demon king, Gyuumao.

Saiyuki is still going on at this time, and is presently in Saiyuki Reload.

There have been several drama CDS, a movie (Saiyuki Requiem), and three anime series (Saiyuki, Saiyuki Reload, Saiyuki Reload Gunlock) made for this series. The first anime series, Saiyuki, was licensed for North American distribution by ADV Films, along with the movie. The two Reload series were licensed by Geneon.

Canon

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Terminology

Below is a list of terms and their definitions that are used in this fan community.

Numbers have been associated to the characters by the fans, thanks to japanese prununciation. Thus :
- 3 stands for Sanzo, since 3 = San in japanese (same kanji)
- 8 stands for Hakkai, since Hakkai sounds like Hachi = 8 in japanese; moreover Hakkai means "8 times" (it is written differently however, 八回 = 8 times "Hakkai"), one episode even mocks it ("how many times did Goku say "Hakkai"? -... Hakkai -"8 times")
- 5 stands for Gojyo, since 5 = Go in japanese
- 9 stands for Goku, since 9 = Ku in japanese.

 These are often used to refer to pairs in fanfiction, 58 and 39 being the most frequent.

Timeline

Below is a partial timeline of events that took place in this fan community.

1975

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Kerfluffles

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Influential fanworks

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Fandom members

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See also Category:Saiyuki fans.

National communities

There are a number of national communities in the Saiyuki fandom. They largely exist because of language and geography issues. Below are partial histories of some non-English speaking national communities.

France

On April 11, 2002, Liens de sang by Kirin1 became the first French language Saiyuki published on FanFiction.Net. [31][32]


On September 10, 2006, a French language article about Minekura Kazuyawas created on Wikipedia. [33]

Germany

On February 10, 2005, Ein Regentag by Paresse became the first German language Saiyuki published on FanFiction.Net. [34][35]

Italy

On April 26, 2003, Il bonzo e il demone by Bombay became the first Italian language Saiyuki published on FanFiction.Net. [36][37]

On September 21, 2006, an Italian language article about Minekura Kazuyawas created on Wikipedia. [38]

Portugal

On June 8, 2007, O que esses doces olhos de youkai sao capazes by Natyo-kun became the first Portuguese language Saiyuki published on FanFiction.Net. [39][40]

Spain

On February 29, 2004, El búho de plata by Zekhen-angel became the first Spanish language Saiyuki published on FanFiction.Net. [41][42]

Fandom size

March 2008

As of March 25, 2008, there are 6,007 stories on FanFiction.Net [43] and 10 stories, 2 poems and 2 videos on FanLib. [44]

Misc

See also Saiyuki fan fiction community size.

External links

See also

Sources

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