It's International Saiyuki week! So change your default icon to something Saiyuki-related and post about why you love it.
In honor of the event, I'm posting a paper I wrote last week for the final of my fairy tales class. The assignment was to write about a modern retelling of a fairy tale or folk tale; guess what I chose. I feel compelled to point out that this was mostly written in the middle of the night and directed towards people who have never heard of manga, but feel free to point out anything I missed. ETA: Burial Arc spoilers! I forgot to warn for that, since I doubt my professor cares about finding out what happens.
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