Return to the Universe of the Four Gods with 'Fushigi Yûgi'
Aug 07, 2020
Legendary shojo mangaka Yuu Watase returns to complete the Legend of the Four Gods with Fushigi Yûgi: Byakko Senki (JUN201580).
The year is 1923. Suzuno Ohsugi’s father, Takao, warns her to stay away from The Universe of the Four Gods, telling her it’s a book that only men can touch. He knows that in order to enact its story, the book needs one last heroine: the Priestess of Byakko! After the Great Kanto Earthquake strikes, Suzuno and Takao are trapped. With only one chance to save his young daughter, Takao makes the ultimate choice.
The final series of Fushigi Yûgi debuts this month with the story of the priestess of Byakko. The heroine, Suzuno Osugi, finds The Universe of the Four Gods at a young age, much to her father’s dismay.
Her father knows what happened to Takiko Okuda, the heroine of Genbu Kaiden (the previous Fushigi Yûgi series), and doesn’t want his daughter to suffer the same fate, but he is faced with a heart-wrenching decision.
Suzuno is quite young at the start of this series, but this volume covers several years of her life in Japan and in The Universe of the Four Gods. As the series progresses, I wonder what kind of priestess our heroine will grow to be.
Yuu Watase started Fushigi Yûgi in 1992. It’s one of the very early isekai and reverse harem shojo manga, and it introduced many people outside Japan to shojo manga. It paved the way for many current shojo manga historical fantasy series that we now take for granted.
You can read this series on its own, but if you’d like to check out what came before, here is the list:
For older teen audiences.