Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play - Volume 3
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Trials of a Priestess To save her newly adopted kingdom of Konan, from impending catastrophe and restore her friendship with Yui, Miaka readily accepts her responsibilities as a priestess of Suzaku and continues her task of gathering together the legendary seven celestial warriors of Suzaku. As if the zombies, bandits and Kutou spies weren't bad enough, Miaka catches a deadly plague! Yui, now a priestess of Seiryu, is bent on hurting Miaka in any way possible and plots to seduce the captured Tamahome forever - body and soul! Can Miaka ever regain her friendship with Yui after such a betrayal?
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In The Presence of Light,There Can Be No Darkness....
Rated 13 and up
Billingual:English & Japanese Audio with English Subtitles [optional]
Comes with 28 page Full Color Booklet with Charcter Info.,Background Story Info.,and Special Terminology inside!
Has Slipcover, Has 1 Disk
This is Season 4 Eikoden you Need it to Complete the Series!
Whole Fushigi Yugi Series! is Great! Great! Great!
Apart from it, I will try to maintain an overall review so that to inform the reader as much as possible without giving too much away.
Fushigi Yugi - The Mysterious Play - (Boxed Set 1, Suzaku)
Two fiends, Miaka and Yui - the typical Japanese high school girls- will come across a book called the `Universe of the four Gods' and will be drawn into it (SPOILER! The book basically presents itself to be something like a gate to a parallel universe with the difference that the gods of this parallel universe are the ones who `choose' whom to allow to enter and why, something that will be implied latter on, in the second box set).
There, the two girls will be confronted with a world that is divided into four kingdoms and resembles Ancient China, but each of the girls will end up in a different kingdom as a priestess of the kingdom's god; and their goal will be to gather the seven `holy' warriors in order to summon the god. The catch: the girls will be enemies. On top of that, Miaka will deeply fall in love with one of her warriors, Tamahome, who will love her deeply as well but: Yui will want him two; the emperor will love Miaka etc.
The first arc, deals more with the story and character development, the viewer learns a lot about the world/kingdoms, the citizens agony etc. Of course all this will be accompanied with a lot of action as well.
Fushigi Yugi - The Mysterious Play - (Boxed Set 2, Seiryu)
This is the continuation of the first arc. Now that the viewer has gotten into the anime, the story takes off. After failing to summon Suzaku, the warriors will have to find two holy ornaments in order to achieve it. The story starts to get darker and darker, very emotional and the actual conflict between the two parties of holy warriors takes place, and the true feelings of the love triangle (Tamahome-Miaka-Emperor) will be tested; is their love destined to fail? Additionally, characters that you will learn to love, from the first arc already, will die (be it children, men, women, warriors, emperors or whatsoever)... Last but not least, the final battles will also occur not only in the Four Gods Kingdoms but also in our world as well, because the universes will start to collide (may sound confusing but once you watch the anime it is easy to understand, it is just if I will start to explain it I will give the story and twists away, sorry guys). What will be the end?
Fushigi Yugi :The Mysterious Play OVA Boxed Set
Tamahome is now Taka (well, re-incarnated) and lives together with Miaka in our world. However, trouble occurs once a very powerful and dark force tries to escape from the world of the four kingdoms and wants to come and to destroy our world. Now again, the couple will be drawn back into the book, travel forth and back into the universes, the Suzaku Seven are gathered again and hell brakes loose; because the love of Miaka and Tamahome is in serious danger (not to mention the worlds as well).
Fushigi Yugi - The Mysterious Play - Eikoden
This is, for the time being, the last of Fushigi Yugi that is out there. In these OVAs, Tamahome and Miaka are married and she is pregnant. However, a girl named Mayo will enter the book of the four gods as a new priestess of Suzaku and will try to: steal Tamahome from Miaka, who will fall into a coma, kill the Suzaku Seven, take the child of Tamahome and Miaka as her own etc. Tamahome will enter the book but the world he once knew is starting to fall apart...
Overall opinion about the series:
Personaly, I believe that this anime alongside with Escaflowne, tops every other anime in the Fantasy genre. It is very emotional, has strong character development, solid and very interesting story with way too many twists and will keep you hooked up till the end (that is something that will happen for sure hehehe)
As for the animation:
The first arc has a fair animation but still a good one (in order to get a picture, the animation is something like crave of the fireflies). The second one is updated (something like Trigun). In the first OVAs the animation is definitely updated (something like FMP). Last but not least, in the last OVAs the animation remains in the same level as the previous OVAs but the creatures' animation is something like the ones you see in Digimon (well, personally I preferred the way they used to be in the previous OVAs).
The music, no matter arcs or OVAs, opening or ending, is very - very good and emotional. You will love the music in it.
Worth buying or not?
I will be honest. Personally I love these series and bought all of them. However, the price may present itself to be an obstacle (took me two years to buy the complete show). Therefore, if you can afford it than buy it for sure and you will not regret it; if not, than try to rent it if possible because these shows are definitely worth watching. Not to mention the fact that the series all together are very long (something that I liked).
Well, I hope that I could help you by presenting you with an overall picture of Fushigi Yugi. If so then please click on the yes button below ^_^
Okay, well, it is a good continuation to the wonderful series, but I mainly got this for the pencil boards. (I luv Tasuki!)
I like Fushigi Yuugi, but it does drag from time to time (well, a lot of the time) and you really have to stomache getting to this part in the series. I nearly stopped when my favorite character died in the series.
I suppose I can say...this series is slightly complicated and twisted in its own ways. [Twisted is good.]
This ova kinda contridicts my view of how it should be, but hey I accept all versions of how it could be.
Oh, yeah...this ova will make NO sense whatsoever if you haven't watched the TV series (all 52 episodes), the first OVA (3 episodes), and the 2nd OVA (6 episodes--I believe; I don't own that yet).
So, as most of my favorite animes, this one is lengthy and you have to be willing to stick with it.
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If I were to give the original 52-ep Fushigi Yuugi series a 7 (out of 10 - I have high standards), and the first OVA a 0 (with the exception of the...Read more