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Liu Xiao Ling Tong ...  Sun Wukong / ... 41 episodes, 1986-2000
Dehua Ma Dehua Ma ...  Zhu Bajie / ... 23 episodes, 1986-1988
Huaili Yan ...  Sha Seng / ... 22 episodes, 1986-1988
Shaohua Xu Shaohua Xu ...  Tang Seng 19 episodes, 1986-2000
Zhongrui Chi Zhongrui Chi ...  Tang Seng / ... 18 episodes, 1988-2000
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An account of the legendary pilgrimage of the Tang dynasty Buddhist monk Tang Shen who traveled to the "Western Regions", that is, Central Asia and India, to obtain Buddhist sacred texts (sutras) and returned after many trials and much suffering. Written by ahloy-419-149174

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1986 (China) See more »

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Journey to the West See more »

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The ultimate version of The Monkey King.
1 August 2016 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is China's 1986 TV-series version of the Journey to the West, featuring the four characters of Monkey King, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka. The four journeys to the West to fetch the scriptures of Buddha to bring back to China so that the land will learn of Buddha's teachings.

Along the journey, the three disciples protect Tripitaka from a host of elves, witches and demons. What results are special effects galore of magic and spells, which is OK for the 1980s, but is dated by today's standards.

The music score is magnificent, very catchy and harmonic. Just about each episode is full of fun adventures and action, and doses of humor mixed in as well.

With such a large cast of characters, from the heavenly deities to the human characters, it's the ultimate adaptation of the Monkey King story. Highly recommended.

Grade A


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