Although billed as "The Motion Picture," Saiyuki: Requiem
(2001) is actually an OAV that continues the popular broadcast series. Sanjo Genzo and his motley crew, Sha Goyjo, Cho Hakkai, and Son Goku, are once again en route to India when they meet Horan, a young woman fleeing a monster that proves unusually difficult to kill. To thank them for her rescue, Horan invites the quartet back to the extravagant palace of her "master," Go Dogan. After a sumptuous dinner that delights Goku, the wanders retire to their rooms, where they're visited by murderous doppelgangers of each other. Naturally, Sanjo discovers the source of the evil and dispatches Dogan with a little assistance from his companions. The story contains few surprises, but the four adventurers provide the special brand of quarrelsome cool that won the series so many fans. (Rated 15 and older: nudity, violence, grotesque imagery, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
Your favorite Demon Slayers are back in action!
The rebel priest. The hyperactive monkey king. The carousing, womanizing half-breed. The cool, calm collected demon and his pet dragon. They're all back for their most exciting adventure yet!
The Sanzo party has always been haunted by the past. And they've always been able to deal with their ghosts. But when they enter the House Of Dougan, they may have met their match. Lured to the mysterious shrine by a beautiful girl, Sanzo, Goku, Gojyo, and Hakkai become ensnared in a trap of dangerous shikigami, murderous doppelgangers, and a malevolent monster who has destroyed his own soul for a demented purpose. Don't miss this stunningly animated full-length motion picture, starring the coolest cast of demon hunters in the history of anime!
Interview with Creator Kazuya Minekura
Character Profiles & Art Gallery
Movie Commentary with the English Cast
Original Japanese Promos and TV Spots