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Saiyuuki Reload Blast Anime to Premiere in Summer 2017

Saiyuuki Reload Blast is getting a TV anime starting in July 2017. The summer season premiere announcement was made during the stage event at the Saiyuki Fest 2017 held on the 7th of January in Chiba.

The PV was aired during the event and character designs of Genjou Sanzou, Son Gokuu, Sha Gojyu and Cho Hakkai were made available as well as announcing that the official website has been launched.



The Saiyuuki Reload Blast manga was written and drawn by Minekura Kazuya and has been published in the monthly Comic Zero-Sum since 2009. The story follows the “fearsome foursome” as they continue their adventures towards Shangri-la encountering new challenges along the way. The upcoming adaptation story is as follows:

Its equilibrium, the “accident” of the mystery that negative youkai of runaway who received the wave Thus, suddenly, had collapsed. For cattle devil resuscitation experiment blocking is a root of all evil, one Sanzo headed to the west line is finally to the verge of India. 

However, as the approach to India, the impact of the accident appeared heavily, fight Yuku is extremely further intense.
Furthermore, a sadness criminal hundred five hundred years ago standing in front of Sanchou one line … …. (official website introduction)

The anime will be directed by Hideaki Nakano (Servamp) with character designs by Fullmetal Alchemist’s key animator Youko Satou. The series will be produced by Platinum Vision.

The Saiyuuki Reload Blast anime cast will include

  • Toshihiko Seki as Genjou Sanzou
  • Soichiro Hoshi as Son Gokuu
  • Hiroaki Hirata as Sha Gojyu and
  • Akira Ishida as Cho Hakkai


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Saiyuuki Reload Blast Anime key visual

The first two anime adaptations “Saiyuki Reload” and “Saiyuki Gunlock” ran between 2003 and 2004 in the fall and spring seasons. Saiyuki Gaiden and Saiyuki Reload: Burial also aired but as 3 episode OVA’s. The Saiyuuki Reload series will return to series for the first time in over a decade.

The entire previously aired seasons will be replayed on Japanese TV starting January 9th.

Source: Comic Natalie, Official Website.