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The mysterious fortune-teller Chin Yisou takes great pleasure in pushing Hakkai's psychological boundaries, and Hakkai is frightened to find his bloody past nipping at his heels. When Chin Yisou starts targeting Sanzo and the others, our heroes find themselves not only fighting against him, but against each other. The mysterious fortune-teller Chin Yisou takes great pleasure in pushing Hakkai's psychological boundaries, and Hakkai is frightened to find his bloody past nipping at his heels. When Chin Yisou starts targeting Sanzo and the others, our heroes find themselves not only fighting against him, but against each other.


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The mysterious fortune-teller Chin Yisou takes great pleasure in pushing Hakkai's psychological boundaries, and Hakkai is frightened to find his bloody past nipping at his heels. When Chin Yisou starts targeting Sanzo and the others, our heroes find themselves not only fighting against him, but against each other. The mysterious fortune-teller Chin Yisou takes great pleasure in pushing Hakkai's psychological boundaries, and Hakkai is frightened to find his bloody past nipping at his heels. When Chin Yisou starts targeting Sanzo and the others, our heroes find themselves not only fighting against him, but against each other.

30 review for Saiyuki Volume 4

  1. 4 out of 5

    Devann

    This is probably more of a 3.5 but I still just can't really round it up. I find that I often like the flashback-heavy volumes more than the ones that take place in the present day [the whole reason I started reading it was because I could never keep all the side characters / villains straight in the anime, although honestly it's not helping a lot] buuuuut on the other hand Hakkai's entire backstory is focused around his girlfriend that got raped and committed suicide and if it wasn't for the la This is probably more of a 3.5 but I still just can't really round it up. I find that I often like the flashback-heavy volumes more than the ones that take place in the present day [the whole reason I started reading it was because I could never keep all the side characters / villains straight in the anime, although honestly it's not helping a lot] buuuuut on the other hand Hakkai's entire backstory is focused around his girlfriend that got raped and committed suicide and if it wasn't for the last chapter she would have been literally the ONLY woman in the entire volume so I feel like I just have to round this down to 3 stars even though it also has like THE most popular line from the whole series in it as well: This series is honestly a bit of a struggle and also all the fanfiction is horrible so I don't entirely know why I bother buuuuut I still do lol

  2. 5 out of 5

    Illy

    I ADORE this series. I have never found anything like. I have watched all of the anime, read the series over multiple times, and lots of fanfiction. I can’t suggest this more. It is cute yet not lighthearted. The characters are great and I love them all so much (I ship Goku and Sanzo forever). If you like m/m then you will like this as the characters have plenty of “interesting” moments. If you simply like an adventure then you will like this. If you like retellings then you will like this. Over I ADORE this series. I have never found anything like. I have watched all of the anime, read the series over multiple times, and lots of fanfiction. I can’t suggest this more. It is cute yet not lighthearted. The characters are great and I love them all so much (I ship Goku and Sanzo forever). If you like m/m then you will like this as the characters have plenty of “interesting” moments. If you simply like an adventure then you will like this. If you like retellings then you will like this. Overall, it’s really good and you need to pick it up.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jody Mena

    Saiyuki is thrilling as ever! At last Hakkai's mysterious and tragic past, and his connection to Chin Yisou, finally came together and unfolded. It was great how he was able to forgive himself a little bit in the end, I liked how he said, 'no matter how red your hands are stained, blood can always be washed off'; rather than being callous, its rather like as Oscar Wilde put it: 'every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.' - it has a very very hopeful feeling of redemption. Now if only th Saiyuki is thrilling as ever! At last Hakkai's mysterious and tragic past, and his connection to Chin Yisou, finally came together and unfolded. It was great how he was able to forgive himself a little bit in the end, I liked how he said, 'no matter how red your hands are stained, blood can always be washed off'; rather than being callous, its rather like as Oscar Wilde put it: 'every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.' - it has a very very hopeful feeling of redemption. Now if only they would explain Nataku's connection to Goku, we'd be getting somewhere! I am still so fascinated by the characters in this story, and their determination to be selfish and live only for themselves. I have never heard the line Sanzo quoted, I don't know if it is an actual Buddhist saying, or if it is just part of the fiction, but it has a lot of wisdom to it either way - even though it sounds very callous, it is all in how you view things, I guess. I also just love how Sanzo continues to threaten everyone with his deadpan expression. In fact, I just like Sanzo all the way around, he is my favorite character, and that's saying something, since I adore all of four of these crazy degenerates ♥ Can't wait for the next volume! In fact, I think I'll go look for it right now!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    A warning: I am biased. This has been my favourite manga series for over a decade and I'm on my sixth (or so) reread. This is as good as I remember. Minekura has given us distinct characters, and even when the speech balloons aren't tied directly to anyone in the panel, you know exactly who is expressing which thought. The art is amazing, and sometimes I'll just stare at scenes trying to soak more in. And the drama/angst jumps in to contrast the humour so suddenly that I will need to stop readin A warning: I am biased. This has been my favourite manga series for over a decade and I'm on my sixth (or so) reread. This is as good as I remember. Minekura has given us distinct characters, and even when the speech balloons aren't tied directly to anyone in the panel, you know exactly who is expressing which thought. The art is amazing, and sometimes I'll just stare at scenes trying to soak more in. And the drama/angst jumps in to contrast the humour so suddenly that I will need to stop reading just to process how much I love the moments/characters/everything. Or the humour bumps aside the drama, which is a delightful way to break the tension. In all, that's basically the theme of the whole story. Nothing matters so much you can't joke about it. Though at the same time, everything absolutely matters. Sweet and sour, baby. My copies of this manga are all beat up, but I know I'll read them again. Everytime, it's a treat.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Leila Anani

    Wow this was a dark episode! Chin Yisou steps up his attack on Hakkai and we finally learn the enigmatic hero's back story which includes a tale of incest, rape, murder and a demon centipede king. Yisou is one of my favourite villains of the series. The little doll he sends out is seriously creepy! Again stunning artwork and marvelous interactions between the characters - I love how Sanzo instantly knows that Yisou's doll is not the real Goku. As well as the main arc we get subtle hints of furth Wow this was a dark episode! Chin Yisou steps up his attack on Hakkai and we finally learn the enigmatic hero's back story which includes a tale of incest, rape, murder and a demon centipede king. Yisou is one of my favourite villains of the series. The little doll he sends out is seriously creepy! Again stunning artwork and marvelous interactions between the characters - I love how Sanzo instantly knows that Yisou's doll is not the real Goku. As well as the main arc we get subtle hints of further developments meeting the shady villains behind the minus wave and Nataku - the dormant god in the heavens - I see exciting things ahead!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sparrow

    Something about this volume makes it great. I think maybe the execution of revealing Hakkai's past was what did it. It was wonderfully paced and not too overly dramatic. The dabble into the world of the gods was ever intriguing, always slow and teasing. I am ever anxious to continue this series... Something about this volume makes it great. I think maybe the execution of revealing Hakkai's past was what did it. It was wonderfully paced and not too overly dramatic. The dabble into the world of the gods was ever intriguing, always slow and teasing. I am ever anxious to continue this series...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Luana

    Volume interamente dedicato ad Hakkai, al suo passato e al rapporto che lo lega con gli altri compagni di viaggio. Il veggente Chin'iso ha preso di mira il povero Hakkai, facendo leva sulle sue insicurezze, tirando in ballo i crimini di cui il poverino si è macchiato in passato, ovvero il massacro dei demoni al servizio di Hyakuganmao che avevano rapito Kanan (il grande amore di Hakkai, che aveva poi deciso di uccidersi una volta scoperto di essere rimasta incinta del mostro). Inizia così un gioc Volume interamente dedicato ad Hakkai, al suo passato e al rapporto che lo lega con gli altri compagni di viaggio. Il veggente Chin'iso ha preso di mira il povero Hakkai, facendo leva sulle sue insicurezze, tirando in ballo i crimini di cui il poverino si è macchiato in passato, ovvero il massacro dei demoni al servizio di Hyakuganmao che avevano rapito Kanan (il grande amore di Hakkai, che aveva poi deciso di uccidersi una volta scoperto di essere rimasta incinta del mostro). Inizia così un gioco di guerra psicologica, che mostra perfettamente come - a dispetto di litigi continui e di minacce di morte varie - il nostro quartetto di disadattati sia veramente unito: nessuno si sogna di lasciare Hakkai solo e sono tutti pronti ad affrontare il pericolo pur di proteggere l'amico (bellissimi sentimenti espressi sempre in maniera molto edificante da Sanzo e Gojyo). Hakkai stesso, nonostante la grande sofferenza, sembra aver trovato una ragione per continuare a vivere. E così il "veggente" fa la fine che si merita e i nostri possono continuare il loro viaggio verso ovest. A proposito di ovest, nel castello di Hoto, gira gente piuttosto inquietante e disturbata. Quindi, mi immagino che anche per il principe Kogaiji ci siano guai in vista.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Andrea CA

    They seriously have a "ride or die" type of friendship. I want this kind of friendship, damn. They seriously have a "ride or die" type of friendship. I want this kind of friendship, damn.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Creepy-ass puppet.

  10. 5 out of 5

    K.L. Middleton

    If you'd like to read my thoughts about this series (and its anime adaptation), you can find them at https://theunapologeticbookworm.com/2.... If you'd like to read my thoughts about this series (and its anime adaptation), you can find them at https://theunapologeticbookworm.com/2....

  11. 4 out of 5

    MissAnnThrope

    23 May 2013 Saiyuki, Volume 4 delves into Cho Hakkai's dark and twisted history. Whoddathunkit that the sweetest member of this group would have the most sinister past? Creepy Chin Yisou unleashes psychological warfare against Hakkai, tormenting him with his painful past and torturing those closest to him. As Chin Yisou tries to break Hakkai, he unveils some of Hakkai's unsettling secrets. (view spoiler)[Chin Yisou reveals the tragic, incestuous love affair that drove Hakkai to murder a thousand y 23 May 2013 Saiyuki, Volume 4 delves into Cho Hakkai's dark and twisted history. Whoddathunkit that the sweetest member of this group would have the most sinister past? Creepy Chin Yisou unleashes psychological warfare against Hakkai, tormenting him with his painful past and torturing those closest to him. As Chin Yisou tries to break Hakkai, he unveils some of Hakkai's unsettling secrets. (view spoiler)[Chin Yisou reveals the tragic, incestuous love affair that drove Hakkai to murder a thousand yôkai to avenge his lost love. Hakkai annihilated their entire village, including the yôkai responsible for Hakkai's own yôkai beginnings - Chin Yisou's father. This is one seriously tormented story, but with the strength and support from his friends, Hakkai is able to survive. But with a crazy best friend like Gojyo, how could anyone stay sad for long? I get such a kick out of how crass Gojyo is. (hide spoiler)] I think this volume should have ended at Chapter 22 because it was a very poignant moment and a good stopping point. Chapter 23 doesn't flow well with the rest of the story and makes the ending feel choppy. However, I am looking forward to learning the connection between Nataku and Goku. Although this series is full of exciting action and hilarious moments, what leaves the biggest impact is the tough brotherly love, loyalty, and friendship that is shared between the Sanzo Ikkou. I love how Goku and Gojyo are like siblings, how Goku softens the stand-offish Sanzo, and how Hakkai and Gojyo share a special bond. These characters are so damn endearing that you can't help but love them, especially Goku and his love for food!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Tifa

    I'd forgotten just how much I loved this manga series until I started to re-read it this week. It's been a few years since I last read it, and I think I appreciate it now more than ever. Ms. Minekura is a genius at making characters who are flawed and sometimes quite nasty but make you relate to them and want to cheer them on. At this point in the story, she finally starts giving readers a glimpse of more backstories, especially Hakkai's. She knows how to dole it out in pieces, leaving the reade I'd forgotten just how much I loved this manga series until I started to re-read it this week. It's been a few years since I last read it, and I think I appreciate it now more than ever. Ms. Minekura is a genius at making characters who are flawed and sometimes quite nasty but make you relate to them and want to cheer them on. At this point in the story, she finally starts giving readers a glimpse of more backstories, especially Hakkai's. She knows how to dole it out in pieces, leaving the reader wanting more and very curious about how the characters we love became who they are at this point in the story. Ms. Minekura is fabulous at pacing out this story, something that I didn't realize when I read this right after watching the anime. The anime has to expand on things, of course, and make her short arcs more fleshed out to fill time. But, her original work is so crisp and beautiful, I find myself wanting to look over panels of action to get to the next bit of dialogue. Then I slow down and look at each panel because she doesn't waste space -- ever. This isn't like a weekly manga that has to fill pages. Ms. Minekura makes each bit, each background, full of meaning and mood. I'm loving this manga more than ever.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Siria

    Who was it told me that this was a series that would really dig its claws into you in the fourth volume? Because good lord, were they ever right. The more I read of Hakkai's backstory, the more I gaped at the page. It was really not something I would have ever predicted for him, either in regards to his relationship with his sister (which had me slackjawed for, oh, a good five minutes or so) or in regards to how exactly it is that he became a youkai. Though in fairness, I did not know that such Who was it told me that this was a series that would really dig its claws into you in the fourth volume? Because good lord, were they ever right. The more I read of Hakkai's backstory, the more I gaped at the page. It was really not something I would have ever predicted for him, either in regards to his relationship with his sister (which had me slackjawed for, oh, a good five minutes or so) or in regards to how exactly it is that he became a youkai. Though in fairness, I did not know that such a thing was possible - is that something which Minekura came up with herself, or is that a feature of the legend surrounding the original story? I'm really loving the slowly developing accretion of layers upon layers of character interaction and dynamic. Even small little things are feeding into that, like how Sanzo was able to recognize almost immediately that Goku was an imposter, let alone Sanzo's line about how Hakkai would rather have died than kill him. I'm looking forward to the next volume immensely.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    All right, I'll grant you a four-star for this one, Saiyuki. Jolly good show. Very heavy on the Cho Hakkai this volume, which is totally not a backhanded compliment at all. A lot of back story brings some much needed depth of character to the quietest member of the bunch. Plus, it only further cements the relationship he has with the various members of his team. And there was some actual relevant info about the 'baddies' of the series this time around! Next volume looks to be good, as it shows h All right, I'll grant you a four-star for this one, Saiyuki. Jolly good show. Very heavy on the Cho Hakkai this volume, which is totally not a backhanded compliment at all. A lot of back story brings some much needed depth of character to the quietest member of the bunch. Plus, it only further cements the relationship he has with the various members of his team. And there was some actual relevant info about the 'baddies' of the series this time around! Next volume looks to be good, as it shows how this rag-tag bunch formed in the first place. For some reason, I can't remember the next volume that well; hopefully that isn't a mark of an inconsequential book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lyn Jensen

    This vol. deals w/ Hakkai's sins and how he became a youkai (demon), a punishment for his sins. From what I've found about the original "Saiyuki" (the ancient Chinese classic), this character bears little to no resemblance to the original Chinese character. This story is more like "Straw Dogs" but it doesn't really bear much resemblance to that film either (which is based on a 20th-cent. book which may be based on a Scottish legend or crime). I doubt Minekura came up with the entire deviation fr This vol. deals w/ Hakkai's sins and how he became a youkai (demon), a punishment for his sins. From what I've found about the original "Saiyuki" (the ancient Chinese classic), this character bears little to no resemblance to the original Chinese character. This story is more like "Straw Dogs" but it doesn't really bear much resemblance to that film either (which is based on a 20th-cent. book which may be based on a Scottish legend or crime). I doubt Minekura came up with the entire deviation from the original on her own. Chances are she was drawing from a Japanese variation on the original, and was freely adapting from that.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Miss Ryoko

    The love of my life on the cover! So sexy!! The rest of the sexy chapter covers! The love of my life on the cover! So sexy!! The rest of the sexy chapter covers!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Emily G

    In this volume we find out what happened to Hakkai before he became youkai and took the name Hakkai, when he was human and in love, through the mysterious fortune teller that is hunting his friends to try to make him suffer. Again, we see the affection that the Sanzo party have for each other through their actions rather than their words! And how it ultimately makes them all stronger.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alexis Drake

    Il volume in cui la maggior parte dello spazio e della narrazione lo prende lo scontro con Chin Iso, che personalmente, non amo molto. Ma la scena migliore in assoluto è sicuramente quella della linea della vita di Hakkai. Goku, pur sembrando un ragazzino, con un semplice pennarello e una riga ha trasformato questo momento.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

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  20. 4 out of 5

    Oyceter

    http://oyceter.livejournal.com/371851... http://oyceter.livejournal.com/371851...

  21. 4 out of 5

    Asha Johnson

    Ok, I love Hakkai. I love Saiyuki. One of the best manga series IMO. Nuff said,ne?

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nura

    I do sympathize with Hakkai, but I prefer if they are not blood related. and the end chapter give a glimpse of goku's past. I have a feeling that my heart is gonna break, sooner than later. I do sympathize with Hakkai, but I prefer if they are not blood related. and the end chapter give a glimpse of goku's past. I have a feeling that my heart is gonna break, sooner than later.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kit

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It's a wonder that the suggestion of incest gets a "parental guidance" warning on the cover versus the graphic violence in the other volumes. It's a wonder that the suggestion of incest gets a "parental guidance" warning on the cover versus the graphic violence in the other volumes.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Marco Antonio

  25. 4 out of 5

    Joy

  26. 5 out of 5

    Diana Fritz

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lacy Rey

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jie Hao

  29. 5 out of 5

    Viridian5

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dini

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