Saiyuki Reload: Volume 1 (UK)
Running Time: 93 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Content Type: TV Series
Prepare to meet the Sanzo Party, a mercenary quartet of adventurers led by Genjyo Sanzo, a chain-smoking priest armed with a silver revolver and a truckload of attitude.
Welcome to the world of Shangri-la, a land where men and demons, science and magic once coexisted in peace. But this previously tranquil haven is now descending into chaos, its natural order disrupted by experimental attempts to revive the demon Lord Gyumaoh, a creature vanquished in battle over half a millennium ago. The experiments have resulted in a negative aura that is polluting the land, causing the demon populace to go berserk. The hopes of the Shangri-la lie in the hands of four youths - the young priest known as Genjyo Sanzo and his travelling companions Cho Hakkai, Sha Gojyo, and Son Goku.
These four adventurers are forced to embark on an arduous journey west, their destination India, where they must put a stop to the attempts to revive Gyumaoh and, in doing so, restore order to the world. Their path is littered with obstacles, from the constant threat of demonic attacks to interference from the Heavens by beings who have their own agenda tied to the chaos raging below.
Adapted from an original story by Kazuya Minekura, as serialized in "Monthly Comic Zero-Sum", Saiyuki Reload is loosely based on the famous Chinese novel, "Journey To The West", the inspiration for countless screen adaptations, most notably the cult TV series, "Monkey".
Original Japanese Opening
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Japanese
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English