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From Viz: Miaka Yuuki is an ordinary junior-high student who is suddenly whisked away into the world of a book, "The Universe of th Four Gods". There she becomes the priestess of the god Suzaku, and is charged with finding all seven of her Celestial-Warrior protectors.
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This one wasn't good. Original was better.
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I was terribly upset when they brought in the ORIGINAL characters of the better version of the 'universe of the four gods' incident that happened in the 20's. (Manga before this one) They got the guy wrong and the girl wrong. The guy did not control plants, he can change his gender and control wind. The girl didn't look anything like the original. But that was only a small part of this story. I didn't like how in the anime whenever they had a uhh...'intimite' moment they played this cheesy saxaphone or w/e hahaha But now to the STORY. I didn't like Miaka OR her friend (forget her name), both terribly stupid and annoying. I didn't like how they kept hurting the emperors feelings, I didn't like how the gay guy started turning straight as the story progressed, creating another pointless love triangle...for a short time. : P You don't even remember half of the characters, in my opinion that is usually not a good thing. This was a very immature story, I wanted to pick up miaka and throw her into a river with a rock tied to her foot. The ORIGINAL story: Fushigi Yuugi Priestess of GENBU, was AMAZING. The girl was strong and dependable and SMART, the warriors had their own personalities and stories that was interesting, not dull. and the GUY was smart, cunning, and mysterious. as well as incredibly handsome, not godly like but a more realistic as a manga can get. I really loved it so much, I hate this one. I guess if you're a big fan of sailor moon, this thing is ok, but I seriously recommend the genbu version. That one was the best.
well i saw bother the anime and manga and if you really think about it all they ever talk about is sex and its a little childish. And yea you see her mature but idk it i read it along time ago back when i was young and still in middle school, and i thought it was really good, but now... im in high school going to junior year anytime soon and now that i think back to this manga i think its boring because there are many mangas that are similiar, im more interested in like skip beat and nana, but its only my opinion.
a very good manga and anime
first of all miaka yuuki the heroine IS NOT A WEAK FEMALE LEAD. she even fought a couple of gangsters bravely to save herself. touched hotohori's(emperror) chest, provoked the guards at the palace to fight w her, went to a forest alone to not cause any harm to her guardians etc....
yes she is an airhead but when the story progresses ohh you just cant get enough of her. she got STRONG! very strong
. All of them got their characters developed especially miaka.
... Last updated on July 3rd, 2010, 9:28pm
the men i tell you seriously, the men
It's been years since I started reading manga and this happened to be the first manga/anime I read. If I'm reading this now, I'd hate it, but at the time, it was something new and different from the Famous Five and Harry Potter books. I'd say if you're a sucker for cheesy romance this is perfect.
It's a girl's fantasy come true. Every nice guy falls for her and the guys she loves says that she is his life all the time. And Miaka, really I can understand people here, she is the most annoying girl ever on earth. The ever useless damsel in distress. I guess that was why Tamahome liked her that much? He does have a 'needing' issue going on.
On the other hand, as slow as character development was, once she starts maturing, much much much later on, she's more bearable. and lets face it, she does grow on you after the large number of chapters/episodes. In fact, in the OVA I thought 'THAT'S more like it' even though she does retain her annoying weakness. At least she's not screeching Tamahome at every turn.
Apart from the main leads, ie. Miaka and Tamahome, everyone else are just simply HOT. Wonderful characters that will make you fall in love within seconds. Hotohori, Tasuki, Nuriko, hell even the 'evil' guy Nakago. They are characters that I will always love.
why is it that I hate all the works by her even when I just started reading, so at the very beginning? Well, I haven't read much of her works (3 or so) but I didn't like any of them.
What I absolutly disliked about Fushigi Yuugi: Stupid main heroine that always thinks about food, only one big love, very predictable, very very stupid heroine(o wait, haven't I written that already?) and... the art. It was just so-so for me. Just for your Information: I've read several volumes of this manga. And I'll probably NEVER finish it. I'll also never finish the other mangas by Watase Yuu I've began!
By the way, I just love Kraust's comment. It's wonderful! I had to laugh so hard.... and I always had to thought: Wow, I think pretty much the same! Even if I just gave it one chance.
... Last updated on December 23rd, 2009, 2:14pm
Didn't like it.
Yuu Watase does a good job of making a girl's most wanted fantasy come true: Tamahome. And the girl to have him in the end was: Miaka, a dense, constantly-hungry, attention-craving, high school idiot girl who every man wants besides her Tama-man; Tasuki, Nakago, Hotohori, and even the great older-twin-brother Amiboshi. This reverse-harem crap that Watase does for every of her series is stupid and a waste of time to read. Yes, her artwork is cute, but it's not something I'd waste my time trying to copy.
For this story, one little problem turned big always come up and it happens so often that I lose track of how the story started, how it's supposed to go, and how it's gonna end. This series doesn't hold my attention as tightly as even Dogs could, to be honest.
... Last updated on September 23rd, 2012, 12:26pm
I had fun reading this manga and would and will read it again. I'm a fan of sappy romance and this has it.
i read this manga a few years ago and i loved it. but then again, i love cheesy over-dramatic stories...
but upon reflection, fushigi yuugi wasn't as amazing as i first thought it to be. the art is gorgeous, you can't dispute that. but yeah, i can see how miaka can get on people's nerves. both leads are typical, nothing too special. but i think my favourite character was hotohori; really loved him (he was too good for miaka).
to summarize: read it if you like the cheesy, over-dramatic sort of cliched love story. also a word of caution: halfway through the series, the whole thing turns into something of a soap opera. but on the bright side, the art is really really stunning and there are a handful of memorable characters. (:
what's wrong whit you guys?
My first manga ever and I loved/love it! I don't get why you don't like miaka? To me, she's so human, selfish, loving and so on.. Anyway, it's totaly a 100/10
Seriously, the only reason why I read the first volume was because I finished the anime. The characters are super hilairious and have awesome personalities (except for a certain main character >_>;. It's 18 volumes, which I think is a waste. If you want it short and simple, watch the anime. (The OVA's are pretty much worth watching the 52 episodes). But if you're not an anime fan, read the genbu series. It still has Yuu Watase's creative characters and plot without the annoying main character this one has >_>.