Saiyuki Watch Order

Saiyuki is a manga series by Kazuya Minekura based on the 16th century Chinese classic Journey to the West, with the addition of various fantasy and steampunk elements.

In a twist on the classic Chinese tale, Saiyuki plays a chain-smoking monk who travels west with a group of three demons, seeking to stop anyone who tries to resurrect an ancient and powerful demon god.

So, here is the Saiyuki watch order that you can follow:

1. Saiyuki (2000)

Saiyuki anime
AiredSpring 2000

Many years ago, humans and demons lived in harmony. But that unity ended when demons started attacking humans and plotted a mission to unleash Gyumao – an evil demon imprisoned for thousands of years.

Now, Genjo Sanzo, a rogue priest, must team up with three demons – Sha Gojyo, Son Goku, and Cho Hakkai – and embark on a perilous journey to the west to stop these demons from resurrecting Gyumao and restore the balance between humans and demons on Earth.

2. Saiyuki Requiem (2001)

Saiyuki Requiem 2001 anime movie
Episodes1 Film
AiredSummer 2001

The gang is traveling along when they find a girl in need. Of course, they all can’t resist going after her.

This girl isn’t all that she seems… her motive or her “humanity”…. and soon the whole gang has Sanzo’s past on their hands and one certain young boy who can keep a grudge for decades…

3 Saiyuki Reload (2003)

Saiyuki Reload
AiredFall 2003

Priest Genjo Sanzo and companions Cho Hakkai, Sha Gojyo, and Son Goku maintain their westward journey to stop the resurrection of the demon Gyoumao.

As the reputation of the Sanzo Ikkou precedes them, they continue to fight demon assassins at every turn, but they must also deal with increasing tensions within their group in order to defeat a powerful enemy.

4. Saiyuki Reload Gunlock (2004)

Saiyuki Gunlock
AiredSpring 2004

The Sanzo Ikkou continues its westward journey, on a mission to prevent a demonic resurrection.

As Genjo Sanzo, Cho Hakkai, Sha Gojyo, and Son Goku fight their way to their goal, their path is fraught with internal strife. When they encounter a formidable pair of adversaries from the west, the cohesion of the group — and the fate of the mission — may be at stake.


AiredSummer 2017

Humans and yokai, science and magic… all exist side-by-side on a peaceful continent free of all order and regulation, widely known as “Shangri-La.” The balance there was shattered when the Minus Wave caused all the yokai on the continent to rampage, an event known as the “Calamity.”

Continuing their journey west to stop Gyumaoh’s resurrection experiments, the root of all the evil on the continent, the Three Aspects are finally drawing closer to India. But the closer they get, the more pronounced the influence of the Calamity becomes, and the more intense their battles become.

6. Saiyuki RELOAD: ZEROIN (2022)

AiredWinter 2022

When the monstrous Gyumaoh was defeated by the war god Nataku Taishi and imprisoned in Houtou Castle, an era of peace began in the land of Togenkyo. Now, hundreds of years later, those seeking to resurrect Gyumaoh have unleashed a plague upon the world.

The wave of negative power generated by his attempted resurrection has driven youkai to the brink of insanity. To save humanity from violent slaughter, Kanzeon Bosatsu sends Son Goku, Genjou Sanzou, Sha Gojyo, and Cho Hakkai to the west in order to prevent Gyumaoh from rising once again.

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