|He is powerful enough to grant divinity to demons that become his loyal subjects. He is strong enough to waltz into Houtou Castle and steal the Seiten Scripture out from under Gyokumen Koushu's nose. He is Homura, the Prince of War. And he is hell bent on forming an army in the Lower World capable of overthrowing the heavens. Accompanied by his fellow gods, Shien and Zenon, it seems nothing can stand in his way-and now he's after Sanzo's Maten Scripture!|
The Saiyuki series is the latest manifestation of the 16th-century Chinese novel Xiyouji (Journey to the West) by Wu Cheng-En, which tells a time-proven story of a band of eccentric travelers bound for adventure. In the Saiyuki tale, a pistol-toting monk and his three eccentric companions are assigned the task of traveling to India from China to quash the resurrection of a sinister demon, encountering a few unsavory characters and experiencing a smattering of mishaps along the way.