Patalliro Journey to the West!
Is It A Bird? Is it A Plane? No, It is Patalliro!
“Patalliro Journey to the West!” is a Japanese gag manga series written and illustrated by Maya Mineo who’s known as an author of “Patalliro!” Needless to mention, it is based on “Journey to the West.” With the series, you can get “Journey to the West” in laughter.
Do you have any idea about “Journey to the West” in your brain? Probably, you will say “The main character is SON Goku, also known as Sun Wu Kong” or “It is a Chinese novel which describes a long journey of Sanzo Hoshi also known as Xuanzang to Tenjiku, India.”
“Journey to the West” is a popular novel, but the contents are not so. Little know why SON Goku got to lead Sanzo Hoshi to Tenjiku on foot although he flies so fast and why SON Goku uses mysterious magic when he is a monkey.
If you try to get “Journey to the West” perfectly, you will read a long long novel. But a manga series tells you what it is in laughter. You know, it is “Patalliro Journey to the West!”
That is a spinoff of “Patalliro!” serialized from 1978 to the present. Some of “Patalliro!” characters play “Journey to the West,” like Maraich plays Sanzo Hoshi.
The beginning of the story shows SON Goku is being born from a large stone. It seems so sacred and fantastic and it is broken so soon. What was born is a baby whose face is like a defective nikuman. That is correctly Patalliro. His failed face inevitably makes you laugh.
“Patalliro Journey to the West!” goes on the unique road with a lot of gag. Somehow, it is necessary to take recent readers to the right place of a great classical masterpiece. When you read the series, you are already on the funny road to heaven, you know.
about Patalliro Journey to the West!
・Written by Maya Mineo
・Published by Hakusen-sha
・Serialized from March 2000 to March 2004
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