Yay today's topic is Saiyuki! I'm really late, having only just watched the first episode. Eh somehow it feels good to see Shingo (and Kimura-kun!) on screen because I kind of miss seeing them. (Okay but recently I haven't been watching much of variety shows.)
Although, it's a bit weird to see Shingo as Goku for the reason that he is so big-sized! I imagined Sun Wu Kong to be smaller sized. And I referred the costumes in the Hong Kong version of Saiyuki. But you can't really compare because the two productions are from different countries.
And... Shingo was pretty noisy in the drama. I know he's supposed to be like that! But I prefer Shingo in roles where he doesn't have to shout that much.
As for towards the end, when Tripitaka kept chanting, I thought that was unnecessary. And in the Japanese production, they didn't emphasize how REALLY painful that err... what's its name? That golden headband around Goku's head. I dont think Tripitaka would just chant as he liked.
Hm. Speaking of that character, was she the lady who played Okada's wife in Suekko Chonan Ane Sannin?
Ehh I liked the soundtrack for Saiyuki. A lot of times during the battles because RMVB files were a bit jerky for me, I listened to the music used in the drama. It's got a New Age feel to it! Eastern New Age music is . Teehee.
Ahh so I have N's Aoi to watch this season as well. Initially I only planned to watch N's Aoi but it turned out that I couldn't resist Saiyuki because I used to be a fan of the Hong Kong version.
I didn't even update myself on anything about Saiyuki, I don't even know how many episodes there are, lol. Eh but it's not bad!