Fushigi Yuugi

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Fushigi Yuugi

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Schoolgirls Miaka Yûki and her best friend, Yui Hongo stumble upon an ancient Chinese novel titled The Universe of Four Gods in Japan's National Library. When they try to read the book, they are transported back to the ancient world of China. Miaka becomes the Priestess of one of the four gods, Suzaku of the Konan empire. While Yui becomes her rival, the priestess of Seiryu in the land of Kutou. Whichever girl summons her god first is up to the courage and skill of the priestesses and her magical Celestial Warriors, as they both meet triumphs and tragedies along the way.

The televised series is available on VHS through Pioneer and the full series is available on DVD through Geneon. Please see the Mysterious Play Guide for the original Japanese cast list.

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  • Fushigi Yuugi is a good show, but it is severely hampered by pressing the same button too much.

    7.0
    Fushigi Yuugi is a good show, but it is severely hampered by pressing the same button too much.

    First of all, I have to say that only recently I watched this anime and I'm not judging it by its animation or sound quality.

    Fushigi Yuugi has a good and original story. That is the strongest point of this anime.

    The character quality is not so good, because some are very good, but some are very weak.

    But the biggest flaw is spend one third of every episode at the same scene, the love of Miaka and Tamahome. It gets boring after a time. I would have wished instead that the creators had invested the time spent there developing better all characters.moreless
  • The first anime show I ever watched...

    10
    Fushigi Yuugi is practically the first anime show I ever watched in my entire life, so obviously this review will be biased like hell. This show and Basilisk are at the top of my list as far as anime is concerned, and like Basilisk, this show has everything: romance, drama, the traditional super-fast, adrenaline-pumping action scenes that characterizes manga. Here's the plot of this famous manga, taken straight from Wikipedia : "Junior high school student Miaka Yūki is under a lot of pressure to pass the entrance exam for the competitive Jonan Academy. Her best friend, Yui Hongo, agrees to apply for the same school so that they can go together. While at the library one day, Miaka and Yui come into contact with a strange book there, known as The Universe of the Four Gods. As a result of reading this book, they are then transported into the novel's universe. Inside the novel she finds Tamahome whom she seems to fall in love with and he as well. A twist happens with Miaka and Tamahome trying to stay together no matter what and discovering her best freind Yui turns evil.



    The series describes the various trials that the two teenagers face, both quest-driven and personal. Miaka would discover that her greatest enemy would lie in her own best friend, Yui, due to a series of events set in motion. Feeling betrayed, the two oppose one another as priestesses, bringing together their own respective warriors and vying for the chance to be granted three wishes by the gods whom they hope to summon."moreless
  • Miaka, a high school student in Japan is suddenly transported to an ancient world...which is inside a book! She becomes a priestess, but her friend Yui gets in it too. Miaka discovers she's her new enemy. Watch the love, the magic and the intrigue.moreless

    9.6
    One of the best animé I've watched. It's not completely shoujo, but it's not shonen either. It's a mix of what girls love and what boys like in a series. Love is a powerful element, but there are also strange magical powers, great battle sequences and strong friendships. Also, it is nice when the goal is so difficult to achieve, and not everything goes as the "good guys" planned it. Specially, it is extremely exciting when you're watching everything they've worked for disappear or work against them...just to create a dramatic effect. Even if there's suffering and grieving, there's also the will to survive and to fight for the ones you love. It's really a great animé. I laughed a lot, every serious moment turns into a joke, but it is serious anyway!! You have to watch it.moreless
  • This is also one of my favorite...

    10
    This is also one of my Favorite. It is about a two young girls trapped inside an old book from china. But Miyaka was left behind the book and continued her journey towards her destiny, While lady yuki came back to earth and read the mysterious book. Miyaka was chosen to be the leader of the suzaku warriors while lady yuki was chosen to be their enemy. But in the end it was really a happy ending. The story was really cool and sometimes funny. I hope you all like my review about this show called Fushigi yuugi bye 'moreless
  • Travelling to Ancient China through a mysterious novel they find in a library, two girls are sent on a perilous adventure that turns them against one another!

    8.5
    Two girls Miaka and Yui have been friends since they can remember. After being transported to Ancient China, Yui feels she's been abandoned by Miaka and begins to hate her and seek her revenge, using Seriyu and hoping that becoming one with the God will be the end of her.



    Meanwhile, Miaka is far away learning about her eight 'knights' of sorts and the God Suzaku. Staying in the palace of the prince of the kingdom and learning all that she can as quick as she can, she continues to think of Yui and vows that one of the things she will do - once she is able to make her wishes - is redeem herself and rescue Yui.



    The knights themselves all have very distinct and interesting personalities. While all of the knights love Miaka, Miaka treats Tomahome as her favourite and falls in love with him, eventually getting along with Nuriko once he gets over his jealousy over who will win the prince. Soon, it doesn't bother him anymore and he treats Miaka like a real galfriend.



    It's Yui vs. Miaka in the race to somehow get their wishes.



    Overall, an excellent show. One I'd consider watching again. Not for younger viewers.



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