||In the Worlds before Monkey,
Primal chaos reigned, Heaven sought order.
But the Phoenix can fly only when its feathers are grown.
The four worlds formed again and yet again,
As endless eons wheeled and passed.
Time and the pure essences of Heaven,
The moistures of the Earth,
And the powers of the Sun and the Moon
All worked upon a certain rock - old as Creation,
And it magically became fertile.
That first egg was named Thought,
Tathagata Buddha, the Father Buddha,
Said, 'With our thoughts we make the world.'
Elemental forces caused the egg to hatch,
from it then came a stone Monkey.
The nature of Monkey was irrepressible!
4 (Monkey Swallows the Universe) and Episode
5 (The Power of Youth) have just been added to the Episode
I loved Monkey! first time around, and I've just recently
had the opportunity to watch it again. I can remember rushing
home from school to watch it.
(known as Saiyuuki in Japanese) was first shown on
British TV in the late 1970's. Based on an epic Chinese tale.
It's mixture of comedy, Asian mysticism and at least one fight
scene every episode. It tells the tale of a Buddhist priest's
(Tripitaka) quest to bring the Greater holy scriptures from
India to China.
journey is equally helped and hindered by his 4 "holy"
disciples - Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy and a horse called Yu-Lang
(that's actually a dragon).
today's standards the production values were poor and it isn't
very politically correct. However, I just loved every minute
So, for all those who bruised knuckles and blackened eyes
reenacting the Monkey! fight scenes - This site is for you!