Monkey (1978–1980)
"Saiyûki" (original title)

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An adaptation of a Chinese folktale about a pilgrimage to the West undertaken by a monk and his divine guardians.

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Masaaki Sakai ...
 Sun Wu-Kong (Monkey) / ... (20 episodes, 1978-1980)
Shirô Kishibe ...
 Sha Wu-Jing (Sandy) / ... (20 episodes, 1978-1980)
Masako Natsume ...
 Xuanzang Sanzang (Tripitaka) / ... (20 episodes, 1978-1980)
Toshiyuki Nishida ...
 Zhu Ba-Jie (Pigsy season 1) (13 episodes, 1978)
Peter Woodthorpe ...
 Pigsy (13 episodes, 1978)
Tonpei Hidari ...
 Cho Hakkai (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Shunji Fujimura ...
 Gyokuryû (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Takayuki Akutagawa ...
 Himself - Narrator (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
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Monkey is the story by Wu Ch'êng-ên based on the ancient Chinese legend tracing the origins of Buddhism. It follows the adventures of Tripitaka and disciples Pigsy, Sandy and of course Monkey, on their journey from China to India to fetch the large vehicle holy scriptures which will save the world. Written by Matt Sephton <u5ms@csc.liv.ac.uk>

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Originally transmitted in Japan as two series of 26 episodes; this was changed to three series of 13 episodes when transmitted in the UK. The final 13 episodes (the second half of series 2) were never translated into English until Fabulours Films translated them for DVD release in 2002. See more »

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Monkey: [after finding out that Buddha was female] I always thought Buddha was a fella!
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Pigsey?
22 September 2003 | by (Finchley) – See all my reviews

How can this be faulted. The great dubbing!! the fight scenes!! the monkey magic!!

I am not joking, this is just full of magic, the charicters, Pigsey, Monster, Monkey. And the indeterminable sex of the master.

And the excellent storylines, you almost felt you had become buddist after watching an episode.

9/10


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