A crossover hit based on the popular manga series of the same name by Yu Watasei, Fushigi Yugi (Mysterious play, in English) is a shojo anime for everyone. Filled with distinct characters, action, magic, exotic locales and a plot that is suspense and original, this series will grab hold of the viewer and not let go.Fluid, incredibly well colored animation by Studio Pierrot (the same studio that produced the excellent Key the Metal Idol) and some of the very best voice acting of any dubbed anime. Only the fact that the background work seems not up to the same level as the rest of this series keeps it from a perfect score. A plus, Pioneer has chosen to include three complete episodes on each tape while keeping the price reasonable.
Volume 1: "Suzaku Box (Disc 1)" Plot Summary:
The basic plot involves two school girls, Yui and Miaka. One day, while studying in the library, they discover a rare amd magical book called "The Universe of the Four Gods". They begin to read the story and soon find themselves drawn into the wortd within the book. There the girls are separated and end up competing against each other as they are cast as the high priestess of two warring factions.
Languages: English VHS, Japanese w/subtitles VHS, or Multilingual DVD
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
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Creator: Yu Watase
Director: Hajime Kamegaki
Character Designer: Hideyuki Motohashi
Music: Yusuke Honma
Animation Director: Hideyuki Motohashi
Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot
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American Producers: Geneon/Pioneer
Volume 1 Information
Title: Suzaku Box (Disc 1)
Running Time: 175
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 7
1: The Girl of Legend
2: Priestess of Suzaku
3: The Seven Stars of Suzaku
4: Missing Love
5: Bewildered Heartbeat
6: Even If I Die...
7: Going Home
Sorry, a synopsis of this volume is currently unavailable.