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Saiyuki Reload, Volume 8 (Saiyuki universe #17)

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The bestselling series that has inspired the hit anime from Geneon continues with this eighth volume.
Paperback, 196 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by TokyoPop (first published June 15th 2007)
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Miss Ryoko
Jun 03, 2009 Miss Ryoko rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
The side story of this volume is more about politics than anything. And even in today's world, the message speaks volumes. I'm not a big fan of the split, but I do however like how Minekura-sama had Sanazo and Hazel practically right next to the other guys in the two different worlds, yet each party was fighting for the same thing. And whether Minekura-sama intended it or not, there is a TON of symbolism in this volume that I really like.

That aside, I think my other favorite part of this volume
Jody Mena
Aug 02, 2011 Jody Mena rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I will never get enough of this series! When did Goku get so grown up? His tragic, star-crossed romance with that youkai girl (whose name escapes me at the moment) was all that much more moving because it was naive Goku. I nearly cried when she kissed him and then left him lying on the ground while she rode off to die. It was just classic, with the great twist that it was the woman riding off to war. I also can't get enough of Hazel, he's so adorable and sinister - who could resist such a combin ...more
Emily G
Aug 25, 2014 Emily G rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, action, books-2014
In this volume, Hakkai, Goku and Gojyo end up in a youkai village that is desperately short of water because the nearby oasis is in a human village that is heavily fortified. Yep, you've guessed it! Sanzo, Hazel and Gat end at the human village. I don't want to ruin the storyline so I'll just say that the humans see an opportunity to use their guests to get rid of the youkai menace but things do not go according to their plan.

Why five stars? Because Goku in love for the first time was just too c
Leila Anani
Continuation of the "Even a Worm" arc. Goku, Hakkai and Gojyo are staying in a Youkai village whilst Sanzo, Hazel and Gat are staying in a human village on the other side of the mountain. Trouble arises when both villages compete for the same source of water. Hazel is manipulated into shooting a youkai and sparks off a war. Tensions are high in this one and it's much more philosophical than other volumes.

Art to the same high standard as the rest of the series. A delight from start to finish.
Oct 03, 2014 Tifa rated it it was amazing
This is a powerful volume in the series that finally gives us a look at things from the youkai perspective. It's a beautifully told and drawn story, and it makes me tear up at one point. Goku, especially, gets some personal growth here, and Sanzo makes some interesting observations. The two little bonus chapters at the end are pure gold, too.
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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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