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Saiyuki, Vol. 9 (Saiyuki universe #9)

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  747 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Feeling down in the dumps about losing in the battle against "God", Goku attempts to raise everyone's spirits with a game of Mahjung (sp?). He wins match after match until he scolds them all to snap out of it and shape up, leading to them playing a whole day straight of the game. Ready for another round, the gang approaches "The God's Castle", where they run into a bit of ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 12th 2005 by TokyoPop (first published March 27th 2002)
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This volume always makes me sad, partly because it's the last of this part of the series (Saiyuki Reload takes a little different direction, but is great in its own right) and the plot with Kami-sama makes me feel so sorry for him. No spoilers, but the reveal of what happened to him and how he became what he is, makes me feel so terribly sad for him. That's the power of Ms. Minekura's storytelling abilities.

Ms. Minekura outdid herself in these chapters. The story introduces a new character but a
Jody Mena
Jun 01, 2015 Jody Mena added it
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Awsome book, a great ending to the series, (as well as a great setup for the sequal!) The artwork, as always, was decadently beautiful, the setting was enchanting, the characters were all as wonderful as ever - not just my favorite adorably degenerate heroes, but the villain was also deliciously deranged! The cliffhanger of seeing that Ni Jiyani was 'kami-sama's teacher and a former sanzo priest was quite shocking, that was the last thing I'd expected. I loved the mahjong sequence, who knew Goku ...more
*Queen Diva*
My jaw was on the floor in the biggest reveal in Saiyuki history! Amazing end to the first part of the series. Seriously, Minekura-sensei is a bloody genius!

Update (October 10th, 2012)
Boy... this volume surely is amazing! There is just so much greatness going on! I love when (view spoiler)
Leila Anani
Dispondant in their defeat it takes Goku's suggestion of a Mahjong marathon to rekindle the team's fighting spirit. They head up to the bogus Sanzo's castle to face off once and for all. This concludes the 'god' story arc and what a finish! We learn just who is behind the crazy Sanzo and manipulating behind the scenes.

What's interesting is major plot-wise we're exactly back where we started - the friends are united and ready to set out to investigate the minus wave one more. Kou has had his hear
Variaciones Enrojo
Último tomo de la primera serie de Saiyuki.
A solid ending. I liked seeing the gang defeated in the last volume, but it was neat seeing them rebound and attack again. I didn't mind the tangent, since it seemed to be a natural progression of adventure for them. I am intrigued by Dr. Nii's ultimate role in this story, and am interested to see what happens in Reload with him, as well as Kou.
amelia cavendish
The conclusion of the Kami-sama arc. The Sanzo party pull together to defeat the would-be God, and we find out the puppeteer behind the puppet...

Definitely not my favourite story of Saiyuki but it does give you more character insight, especially where Ni Jianyi is concerned.
Goku never cease to amaze me. thought he's just a simpleton bakazaru, but he's a gem inside. a nice ending for the arch, Sensei... can't wait to read Saiyuki reload. tapi abis ngintip sedikit malah pengen baca Gaiden duluan deh... masih kangen sama Goku.
It's been awhile so I felt a smidge lost and had to retrace some things that had happened before, and I think I skipped a volume! But still enjoyable. I love Minekura's art style.
Oct 11, 2007 Ing marked it as to-read
want to read but can't find it in Thai version. It's still not be translated. T-T
Sanzo and gang continue their journey west.
Ariel Murray
Loved it! ^ _ ^
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Kazuya Minekura (峰倉かずや Minekura Kazuya, born March 23, 1975) is a Japanese manga artist most known for the Saiyuki series. Her other manga series include Wild Adapter, Shiritsu Araiso Koto Gakko Seitokai Shikkobu (Araiso Private School Student Council Executive Committee), and Stigma. Stigma is notable for being a full-color work, unusual as manga is generally drawn in black and white.

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“Sanzo to Gojyo, who is lifting weights: What are you doing?
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