Legends Summarized: Journey To The West (Part IX)

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    • Narayanan kutty
      Narayanan kutty 4 days ago

      I'm doing a blind guess next part there will be spiders spiders and more spiders

    • Lorn Baker
      Lorn Baker 6 days ago

      I pray to the Jade emperor in the Palace of Heaven that you will keep doing these and do the entirety of the full Journey to the West. This has been one of the greatest most delightful series about a historical fantasy novel that I've ever watched.

    • LimArien
      LimArien 25 days ago

      Got all of them as a Christmas gift (except the loki one cause I already had it)

    • DavidBanan
      DavidBanan Month ago

      I beg, please use the "transition" instead of the fight again

    • Doc2Gypsea
      Doc2Gypsea Month ago

      When will we get the monkey king and gang pins for my collection

  • Tinkering4Time
    Tinkering4Time Month ago +3046

    Monkey is terrifyingly level-headed and forward-thinking this episode.

  • Ultrabite
    Ultrabite Month ago +1164

    4:45 Friendly reminder that Sandy is canonicaly 12 FEET TALL in the book, so not only the disciple severely lack any survival instinct, the fact that Sandy manage to ONLY break his arm shows that he's indeed very well reformed and restrained himself!

    • Meeps 22
      Meeps 22 4 days ago

      With each episode, I only want to befriend Sandy and Sun more. Chaos and jokes, what could be more fun

    • Gaby Gibson
      Gaby Gibson 5 days ago

      Whoa, he's twelve foot tall? Dang he big

    • Sophia Astatine
      Sophia Astatine 7 days ago

      @Xiao On Big yikes on that guy

    • Xiao On
      Xiao On 19 days ago +2

      @Vesperitis I'm Chinese...

    • Vesperitis
      Vesperitis 20 days ago +3

      @Xiao On Asian/Chinese naming conventions usually go like this: Paternal Family Name (shared by everyone), Middle Name to indicate the generation (sometimes even cousins share the same middle name), then Last Name to indicate the individual.

      Parents will often call their children by their Last Names. Boys and girls will receive different Middle Names, and these middle names can often indicate gender.

      'Wu' in this instance translates into 'Awareness', which is basically the first step of these characters' journeys into enlightenment.

  • Nobythulhu
    Nobythulhu Month ago +2989

    The really fascinating part about this chapter is Monkey’s character growth. Here, he’s clearly much more cautious and thinks things through. He’s the one who suggests using cunning to get out of the kingdom rather than fighting their way out, and rather than using his usual M.O. of kicking down the door first and asking questions later, he scouts things out before formulating a plan (it doesn’t last too long before he jumps in to save Tripitaka’s purity, but the fact remains he showed a lot more caution than he would have at the beginning). It makes sense, too, since like Red said in Part IV, he’s meant to be an allegory for the human mind on the road to enlightenment. It makes SENSE that as the journey progresses he’d mellow out and stop trying to brute-force everything, coming to see the value in alternate courses of action.

    This is a really freaking good book.

    • Kai derauqsK
      Kai derauqsK 23 days ago +5

      @Nobythulhu 'Road to enlightenment' aside, the novel is foremost a satirical social and political commentry. All kingdoms or locations they passed are mini social environments. Notice how demons had no 'background' always died and some of the most powerful demons are actually closely related to the Heavenly Court or the Buddha himself? The whole journey is a political chess play between the Buddhism and Daoism immortals (the new coming political power vs the old established one) trying to gain influence over the Heavenly court, which can be actually applied to even modern times. The monk and the monkey are simply chess pieces, no matter how devoted or powerful they are. There are so many layers to this novel, a life time a study and analyse won't all the author's true genius.

    • Hey, Don't Judge
      Hey, Don't Judge Month ago +1

      Memento mori, fellow Annus

    • Bichi Allen
      Bichi Allen Month ago +4

      A good book and a good monki

    • Daniel James
      Daniel James Month ago +19

      @TimePrincess tell your boyfriend some weirdo on the internet says he has good taste in video games then. :V

    • TimePrincess
      TimePrincess Month ago +15

      @Daniel James omg you use the EXACT SAME pfp my boyfriend uses and I was very confused when I saw your comment lmao

  • mondenkindqueen
    mondenkindqueen Month ago +230

    Honestly, the empress’ maturity in being basically rejected by Tripitaka is a standard we should all aspire to.

    • Mimu Mi
      Mimu Mi 9 days ago +4

      But what about the spectacular boink?!?

    • Alisa Levenseller
      Alisa Levenseller 20 days ago +38

      “Ah, he was a nice Buddhist monk dedicated to his vows. It was never going to work out. Ah well, at least he was polite about it. No use crying over spilt milk, back to running my empire.” You go, girl!

  • Azzabackam
    Azzabackam Month ago +519

    I'm not joking, when this series is complete, it should be preserved by the Library of Congress.

    It's a clean, comprehensive translation of a very old, very long, very cut-off-by-a-language-barrier story that anyone can watch and understand. This is easily the single *best* adaptation of JttW ever made, and the signifigance of this accomplishment can *not* be understated.

    • Sophia Astatine
      Sophia Astatine 7 days ago +10

      They'll take anything if you ship it off to them correctly.

  • matthew trujillo
    matthew trujillo Month ago +5176

    "Male undoing mountain, child destruction cave, and baby be-gone spring." Somehow, despite all of the weird stuff that happens in this book, it keeps surprising me.

    • 橡皮榛子
      橡皮榛子 7 days ago

      No,male undoing is really worst translation, should be translated to sperm move out mountain, cause that word really means sperm in ancient china

    • ManiakGear
      ManiakGear 10 days ago

      I remember trying to unpack all of that when I got to this part in the book and they explained the path they had to take.

    • Xiao On
      Xiao On 14 days ago +1

      To be fair, Pilgrim's Progress was just as innovative with the naming scheme... Sometimes you run across authors who just want to tell their story and don't really want to sweat the little details. 🤷🏼‍♂️

    • kjl3080
      kjl3080 Month ago +3

      Okay it’s a lot less weird in Chinese than literally translated into English

    • Anadaere
      Anadaere Month ago

      @AxxL oh he's back

  • Bhavini Malwadia
    Bhavini Malwadia Month ago +635

    ‘Stress will hurt the baby’ Sandy is one of the best comedians ever

    • bakla aswang
      bakla aswang Hour ago

      he's the only comedian i swear/j

    • Alisa Levenseller
      Alisa Levenseller 19 days ago +12

      “Take it easy, new mothers are very delicate.”

    • amalia silva
      amalia silva Month ago +23

      And let’s not forget about “WHAT WILL THIS DO TO MY FIGURE?!”

    • Grim Sister
      Grim Sister Month ago +46

      Hushes Pigsy with “those are the hormones talking.” 🤣🤣🤣

  • Talleywa
    Talleywa Month ago +160

    MK: "These women won't leave us alone, what should we do?"

    Sandy: "Make ourselves look like larger men with slightly more bestial qualities?"

    MK: "Yeah this'll work flawlessly."

    Narrator: "It did not work flawlessly."

  • Garth Marenghi
    Garth Marenghi Month ago +775

    The legend: Consuming his flesh will grant you immortality.
    The women: I'll "consume" him all right.
    The legend: What?
    The women: What?

    • Caleb Vela
      Caleb Vela 11 hours ago

      Son Wu Kung: *breaks down the door* NOT ON MY WATCH I'D RATHER WATCH HIM DIE THEN THAT!

    • Salvador Toscano
      Salvador Toscano 29 days ago +4

      Nice

    • PixelKnight
      PixelKnight Month ago +38

      Basically this story

  • Kelaiah01
    Kelaiah01 Month ago +382

    Actually, I think Tripitaka deserves some extra credit himself this episode: usually whenever he's kidnapped, he just kind of sits around helplessly (or moans about his predicament), but this time, he was put in a situation where no Monkey could help him. He had to fend off the scary Scorpion Lady all by himself, and to his credit, managed to do so.

    • Kelaiah01
      Kelaiah01 20 days ago +15

      @Holly J Yes, good thing. ^^ I like to think that the scorpion wanted the satisfaction of seducing Tripitaka, since that would take more effort and offer her more bragging rights. If she had raped him, he would still be the innocent victim. If she seduced him, it would mean he broke his vows.

    • Holly J
      Holly J 20 days ago +13

      It's like even TRIPITAKA is learning. Of course, this situation is probably one of his worst nightmares. Good thing for the monk that the scorpion took no for an answer.

    • girl1213
      girl1213 Month ago +16

      There's nothing in their tenets that forbade self-defense, just no killing or violence.
      "Violence" being everything you see in above PG rating.

  • Jonathan Kent
    Jonathan Kent Month ago +1785

    I'll admit, I never in my wildest dreams would expect a chapter of _Journey to the West_ to basically be summarized as "Tripitaka and Pigsy get an abortion".

    • Bichi Allen
      Bichi Allen Month ago +3

      *It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia title card*

    • Evelyn Patrick
      Evelyn Patrick Month ago +2

      It was wild

    • Sean McFadden
      Sean McFadden Month ago +4

      @Poan Kiyu True. It's just a lot more stressful when you know you're masking.

    • Poan Kiyu
      Poan Kiyu Month ago +7

      @Sean McFadden If it helps I think normal interaction requires masking behaviour for most people.

    • Sean McFadden
      Sean McFadden Month ago +9

      @Poan Kiyu A little. I identify as Asexual and Demiromantic. And I'm on the Autism spectrum. "Normal interaction" always requires at least a little masking behaviour.

  • GG Crono
    GG Crono Month ago +283

    Of all the things I could have expected to learn today, I have to admit, "Journey to the West has mpreg" was not high on the list. I friggin' love this channel.

    • Zach Scarbrough
      Zach Scarbrough 14 days ago +3

      Yeah… this was a curve ball I did Not see coming.

  • O.K. Productions
    O.K. Productions Month ago +198

    Love how monkey’s facial expressions seam to imply that he is getting more and more paranoid as this journey goes on. Also monkey rating his pain as a solid 8 was the funniest thing I’ve seen all day.

    • Alisa Levenseller
      Alisa Levenseller 20 days ago +10

      @Plagued Frost on a scale of 1-10. 1 being “all good” and 10 being “drinking molten copper while being crushed under a mountain for 500 years”, the pain of being shanked in the face by a demonic scorpion’s tail stinger is a solid 8.

    • Alin Alisan
      Alin Alisan Month ago +7

      not paranoid, just more careful

    • Plagued Frost
      Plagued Frost Month ago +2

      8…?

  • aola wili
    aola wili Month ago +128

    The way Red loses it when Sandy just nonchalantly breaks that mans arm is hilarious. It's like Blue came into the room and she had to explain what he overheard.

    • Sophia Astatine
      Sophia Astatine 7 days ago +1

      I think she'd probably be more confused if he did that. Perhaps ask if he at least brought the cat with him to visit.

    • Catherine Cao
      Catherine Cao Month ago +3

      I would have just backed away and barricaded the door.
      Oh, and hide the knives, hammers, baseball bats, basically anything that can be used to break an arm

  • Bettina Levy
    Bettina Levy Month ago +68

    This is so funny! I literally just finished watching Dominic's Lost in Adaptation for Journey to the West, and he mentioned the story of the guys drinking the pregnancy water, and now Red is covering that part in her summary! XD

  • The Defenestrator
    The Defenestrator Month ago +1557

    Notice that even a literal demon didn’t force herself on the monk beyond her very strong advances. She still had some class.

    • Alex Panciera
      Alex Panciera 3 days ago +1

      The concept in Chinese Folklore that’s translated into ‘demon’ has a pretty broad meaning, but a lot of the time (especially in this book) it’s used to refer to animals that gain humanoid form and magical powers by practicing Taoism or some other form of mysticism, which is illegal. According to the laws of the Celestial Bureaucracy, any animal that wants to pursue enlightenment has to wait until it’s reincarnated as a human. This is why Lao Tzu’s ox and Quan Yin’s goldfish turned evil after putting into practice the mystic teachings they overheard, despite neither of the sources of those teachings being malicious; it’s just that, as animals, they’re fundamentally incapable of _not_ screwing up self-improvement and turning evil.

      Sun Wukong’s a bit of a special case, since he was never a normal monkey to begin with.

    • Zak1999
      Zak1999 Month ago +1

      Yes

    • jy3
      jy3 Month ago +5

      Doesn't quite count as consent by modern standards, because of the whole kidnapping and harassment thing, but yeah.

    • Hail Ghidorah
      Hail Ghidorah Month ago +21

      @Velrissa be polite, be efficient, and have a plan to kidnap every monk you meet.

    • Rasmus n.e.M
      Rasmus n.e.M Month ago +16

      Even literal monsters don't compare to figurative monsters.

  • Savage Wolver
    Savage Wolver Month ago +353

    Sandy is quite possibly my favorite character. He's just as strong as Sun and Pigsy, but he isn't as impulsive as the monkey or as slothful as the pig. He's the perfect balance to play the straight man for all their antics and keeps the group on track.

    • Philipe Arakaki
      Philipe Arakaki 15 days ago +1

      @GoodDreams Sandy is the Picollo of the Group, not the strongest but the only one capable of Adulting.

    • Obvious Ninja
      Obvious Ninja Month ago +16

      As I like to say, there is exactly one brain cell between them all and it resides in Sandy's head

    • DavidBanan
      DavidBanan Month ago +2

      idk, maybe pigsy but deff not Monkey, not even close

    • GoodDreams
      GoodDreams Month ago +20

      He is definitely not as strong as monkey or pigsy. If Pigsy correct his attitude, he will not be that weak. Sandy powers may be weaker but he does not have as much of a personality problem as the monkey or pig.
      At the end of the journey, Sandy did achieve a higher state than Pigsy.

    • Gautam Vaze
      Gautam Vaze Month ago +14

      Sha Wujing gang!

  • mega rneutze
    mega rneutze Month ago +164

    Also, love how the old woman goes “hey thanks guys, this magic pregnancy ending juice will definitely pay for my funeral” and NO ONE batted a fucking eyelash, like this is a normal occurence

    • The Edgelord
      The Edgelord Month ago +14

      Yes, people ocasionally die :V
      Probably wanted to plan things out before she died instead of having to return from death to chew out everyone at her funeral for fucking up the decorations or something
      It is pretty funny tho
      Edit: Extra line and fixed a typo

  • Horse Crazy
    Horse Crazy Month ago +200

    Laughed my ass off this entire episode. Strangely enough the chicken surprise makes sense (coming from a chicken owner). I would much rather face 100 chicken sized horses than one horse sized chicken, because that chicken wouldn't qualify as a chicken anymore. That thing would be a straight up dinosaur. I have seen chickens gladly hunt down and devour snakes and mice, so I would imagine it is not out of their skillset to be the arch enemy of a scorpion. Plus with beaks, talons, and spurs, they are capable of drawing blood and fighting off animals many times their size. Seven foot chicken? FUCKING SCARY.

    • fictionfan0
      fictionfan0 16 hours ago

      @Daniel My mother owns chickens, and she can confirm they'll eat anything. We have a bowl set aside for table scraps and old leftovers that we'lloccasionally throw into the run for them, and she'll even take eggshells and grind them up for chicken feed (apparently builds calcium for better egg production).

    • Polaris the Dragon
      Polaris the Dragon Month ago +2

      @Goldenlight haven’t you seen those videos of people throwing chicken nuggets to their chickens and they jump all over it?

    • Daniel
      Daniel Month ago +13

      @Goldenlight Well chickens eat bugs so they are obviously omnivores. Today I did learn thou that they prefer meat to veg most of the time, which does make sense because if you can eat either, why not pick the higher energy food?

      Today I also learned apparently chicken can eat mice and frogs just fine, but can get food poisoning from raw beef. I guess they don't get sick from the same things we do, but still that's rather strange to think about.

    • Goldenlight
      Goldenlight Month ago +14

      Chickens can eat meat? Guess you really do learn something new every day.

  • martianunlimited
    martianunlimited Month ago +387

    According to Chinese lore, roosters are natural enemies to scorpions, which is why 卯日星官 returned into his original form of a rooster and defeated the scorpion demoness...
    Side note, the story I heard paints the pipa scorpion demoness in a more favourable light... she (in her giant scorpion form) was listening to the buddha reciting scriptures, but the buddha brushed her aside which caused her to sting the buddha.. the buddha then instructed his followers to bring her to him (unsure if it is to punish her or to reconcile with her) but she fled and he couldn't find her... fast forward an unknown amount of years later and we have this story in the journey to the west.

    • deng danielle
      deng danielle Month ago +1

      @MrKltpzyxm LMAO

    • MrKltpzyxm
      MrKltpzyxm Month ago +8

      @martianunlimited I appreciate the context. 😁 I just heard "Seven-foot-tall chicken" and immediately flashed back to Animaniacs. 🤣

    • martianunlimited
      martianunlimited Month ago +18

      @MrKltpzyxm Well, his mom (毗蓝婆) is a hen (or Phoenix depending on which legend you are following). (In Cantonese, a chicken is euphemism for prostitutes) so that might explain why he don't usually take his Rooster form...

      p/s you might hear of the mom later... she helped in defeating the hundred-eyed demon (a centipede demon)

    • MrKltpzyxm
      MrKltpzyxm Month ago +10

      Chicken Mao, what's the matter with you? You don't act like the other chickens do. You wear a disguise to look like Star Lord guys, but you're not a man, you're a Chicken Mao.

  • The Man Downstairs
    The Man Downstairs Month ago +2775

    love how when she sees that the monks can fly, the queen immediately stops being heartbroken. imagine somebody breaks up with you but their exit is so badass that you instantly respect them

    • Snwmn
      Snwmn 15 days ago

      @ultra-Snedronning “you aren’t dealing with average Buddhist anymore...”

    • ultra-Snedronning
      ultra-Snedronning 15 days ago

      @Snwmn .......why did my mind read "the legendary super buddhist" in Vegeta's voice??

    • judiejodia
      judiejodia Month ago +1

      Jason could never

    • PixelKnight
      PixelKnight Month ago

      @PRATIK SHUT

    • temperededge
      temperededge Month ago +6

      Why do you think Cowboys always ride into sunsets? Sunsets are AWESOME

  • Gaby Gibson
    Gaby Gibson Month ago +70

    Sandy: Ladies, may I defer to your expertise?
    Ladies: Such a polite young man!
    Sandy rules.
    And yes, he is indeed the funniest ever

    • Gaby Gibson
      Gaby Gibson 5 days ago +2

      @Sophia Astatine He probably could! But he'd be a gentleman about it

    • Sophia Astatine
      Sophia Astatine 7 days ago +2

      Sandy rules. Dude could probably slay the sheets if he wanted to.

  • Duc Anh Tran
    Duc Anh Tran Month ago +153

    Fun fact: The director of the legendary 1986 TV serie version of Journey to the West in China, Yang Jie, modified the relationship between Tripitaka and the Queen a little bit. According to the TV show, Tripitaka had lust and feelings for the queen, but he tried his best not to think about it. This escalated to the point he even closed his eyes to keep his virtue when the queen taking off her outer clothes, left alone her inner sleeping slip which was hella revealing. And because the actor that played Tripitaka and the actress who played the Queen had a fling back then, the scene was hella legendary.

    • Le Pancake Gaming
      Le Pancake Gaming 20 days ago +1

      @maximaldinotrap Joke or not, it's out of character for the Buddha to say that, which makes the joke bad. And it feels like it's trying to be funny too much.
      (Not supposed to be hate, just something I noticed.)

    • Brian
      Brian Month ago +6

      @maximaldinotrap Tripitaka would probably think it a test from the great teacher (Buddha)

    • maximaldinotrap
      maximaldinotrap Month ago +15

      @Le Pancake Gaming It's called a joke. Anyway, If the fucking Buddha orders him to get laid who is he to question that?

    • Le Pancake Gaming
      Le Pancake Gaming Month ago +6

      @maximaldinotrap that doesn't make sense though. Tripitaka is still going to be a monk after the mission

    • maximaldinotrap
      maximaldinotrap Month ago +10

      I can just imagine the Buddha saying when this is over: Ok bud, your fucking mission is done. NOW GO AND GET LAID!

  • Obvious Ninja
    Obvious Ninja Month ago +122

    This is one of my favourite parts in the book, mostly because of how both Sandy and Monkey freakin' LEAP at the opportunity to make fun of Pigsy and Tripitaka. This is one of the first times we get to see Sandy's sense of humour really come through and he spares no expense when it comes to mockery. Monkey is obviously also very funny, but Sandy just takes the cake on this one.

  • deng danielle
    deng danielle Month ago +70

    There are some basics about the book that Red may not have had time to cover in the videos but I'd like to say more about because I saw so many people asking the same questions:
    1. Ancient China during the period of the book wasn't monotheistic. The mainstream idea was pro a combination of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism and this idea is manifested in multiple places in this book (I just found it interesting to see so many people misinterpreted it as pro Buddhism. I misinterpreted it as so too before I read the original text). There are also villains who are Buddhist in the following plots. You can see the author ridiculed the three religions all together and even sometimes made very bodacious jokes of them but it also has lots of Taoist terms at the same time which made a bunch of Taoist masters claimed this book had been written by a Taoist during that era. The book also has lots of anti-superstition spirits. These conflicted points make the author's religious belief very controversial. I personally think the author was atheistic or at least agnostic.
    2. Monkey can go under water and there's no water in all the dragon kings'palaces. He needs one of his hands to cast the water-repellent spell while using the other to fight at the same time, which would make any fights very inconvenient. That's why he always avoids fighting demons under water and asks Sandy or Pigsy to lure them out.

    • Sophia Astatine
      Sophia Astatine 7 days ago

      Weird question, but I'm ignorant so I won't hold back, was China ever monotheistic? If so, I had absolutely no idea.

    • Abbas Alqattan
      Abbas Alqattan Month ago +1

      @deng danielle
      Oh it make sense

    • deng danielle
      deng danielle Month ago +11

      @Abbas Alqattan The fighting system in the book has three dimensions: martial arts, magic, magical objects (and sometimes poison), so martial arts- and poison-wise, yes, she is more powerful and can hurt Buddha but in terms of the others, not necessarily because she doesn't show any magic in the book. Also none of the deities in the book are omnipotent. There's always something that can triumph another. Hence she's defeated by scorpions' natural enemy, a chicken. That's why I think the author wasn't religious.

    • Abbas Alqattan
      Abbas Alqattan Month ago

      Is it true that Quan yin can't defeat the scorpion demon and that she can hurt buddha?

  • Rainne_istired
    Rainne_istired Month ago +4901

    Can we all just agree that journey to the west is just an ancient Chinese author’s dnd campaign

    • Tessa De La Fuente
      Tessa De La Fuente 7 days ago +1

      Spin the wheel and see what horrible obstacle is in our way today! Lol

    • Samuel Smith
      Samuel Smith Month ago

      Buddha's and Bandits

    • Daniel McLellan
      Daniel McLellan Month ago +1

      @King of flames Dragon hasn't made it to a session in MONTHS, so they just leave the character in horse form whenever he's not there.

    • Last Tarrasque
      Last Tarrasque Month ago

      @Cody Hines totaly

    • Cody Hines
      Cody Hines Month ago

      @Last Tarrasque Horse Dragon is the new player who's too shy to really contribute most of the time.

  • Meghan McGowan
    Meghan McGowan Month ago +47

    The second rewatch to read all the dialogue was especially fantastic on this one

    "How good are you at not dropping buckets?" "so good bro"

    Also the tea spitting reference had me dying

    • Jackson Worthman
      Jackson Worthman 3 days ago

      The tea spit take is a thing for these episodes. Everytime that Monkey, Sandy, or Pigsy breaks into a demon's place, it's always at tea time.

  • Cameron Johnson
    Cameron Johnson Month ago +47

    Possibly my favorite thing about this series is the recurring gag of people spitting out their tea when Monkey smashes through their doors.

  • Bryan Hawn
    Bryan Hawn Month ago +751

    Red's Chinese Handwriting is officially better than mine!

  • Crazy Cryo
    Crazy Cryo Month ago +160

    Monkey King is like the Journey to the west’s Superman in that he almost single handedly carries his team through every combat encounter.

    Also I wanted to thank this channel for helping me realize that I’m Ace. I never knew there was a word for how I felt and seeing as the only time I had heard of asexuality before your channel was from a reaction video to that one house episode (sigh) I probably would have continued to feel like an anomaly.

    • Adeepseafish 123
      Adeepseafish 123 11 hours ago

      @TopHatSurgeon I’ll bring the dragons and cakes

    • TopHatSurgeon
      TopHatSurgeon 5 days ago

      @Dr Sylvester Ashling *Looks at self in mirror* ; *Confused ace screaming*

    • Dr Sylvester Ashling
      Dr Sylvester Ashling 5 days ago

      @TopHatSurgeon plot twist you are Denmark

    • TopHatSurgeon
      TopHatSurgeon 15 days ago +3

      @Crazy Cryo Soon we will have enough for the invasion of Denmark!

    • Crazy Cryo
      Crazy Cryo Month ago +3

      The ace gang is growing in numbers and power lmao

  • Gratuitous Lurking
    Gratuitous Lurking Month ago +1552

    "Monkey and Sandy turn up the scary factor, which let's be honest wouldn't deal with all of them..."
    Never had I felt so called out by something I agree with.

  • Den I//Noble Russkie
    Den I//Noble Russkie Month ago +36

    The "plan B" quip at 4:10 almost made me aspirate the water I was drinking.

    Fortunately just regular water, not magical pregnancy water.

  • Kodama Akemi
    Kodama Akemi Month ago +69

    5:26
    "Okay dear me out. We tell Pigsy you got thirsty on the way back-"
    "Say no more."

    XD I love these two (idk if it's more romance or bromance)

  • Thomas Kalland
    Thomas Kalland Month ago +81

    Got to love that character development for our favorite monkey boy. He went out of his way to delay their travel for a day just so that he would have to kill a bunch of innocents. Seriously he has become such a better person. The power of having friends doing the right thing rubbing off on you has a long history I guess!!!

    • Just A Random Person
      Just A Random Person 7 days ago +1

      @S.S. Kel Yeah, that happens a lot. Nice catch, though! You’re very good at English!

    • S.S. Kel
      S.S. Kel Month ago +3

      I'm not a native english speaker, so I might be wrong, but I think you forgot to put a "n't" after the "would", because from my (not perfect) understanding, it sounds like you are saying that he went out of his way to kill innocents.

    • L.Wilhelmina
      L.Wilhelmina Month ago +6

      Indeed and besides, there is a level of truth to it. After all being friends with the wrong people has caused enough people to go of the wrong path, so why wouldn't the opposite also happen 🤷‍♀️

  • Nether Illager
    Nether Illager Month ago +20

    Tribataka is starting to sound like a harem protagonist, but he can keep his lightning rod in his pants, unlike one Greek god that I refuse to piss off

  • SlipShod Bones
    SlipShod Bones Month ago +4404

    I just most certainly love the fact that this is one of the oldest running series of this channel, it feels like watching Overlysarcastic Productions' One Piece, it's just never gonna end and the true scripture was the friends they made along the way.

    • OKOK Conan
      OKOK Conan Month ago +3

      Oda name the navy general after dog chicken monkey, as a reference for the Japanese folk lore Momotaro; and after aokiji left and akainu got promoted, oda was gonna name the next general’s after monkey pig and kappa as a Jttw reference, but didn’t go with it due to plot reasons.

    • KidGoku
      KidGoku Month ago +3

      One Piece is basically this, if you think about it 💯😹👒🍖 too many connections/similarities

    • SlipShod Bones
      SlipShod Bones Month ago +3

      Oh why thank you, @Mooga Mooga

    • Mooga Mooga
      Mooga Mooga Month ago +5

      @SlipShod Bones Well said!

    • Rianica Jayne Mamalo
      Rianica Jayne Mamalo Month ago +67

      This series has been running for about 6 years already! Which is really impressive!
      I'm honestly thankful they didn't drop it Xd

  • Jazmine Friedline
    Jazmine Friedline Month ago +40

    Ok but at the part where Red referred to Tripitaka as their "Oh so juicy master" I had to press pause so I could laugh for like a minute and a half.

  • EpiicPenguin
    EpiicPenguin Month ago +18

    [Jeremy Clarkson voice]:
    Some say, that he was once offered “spectacular boinking” by the queen of woman……. But that he remains “throughly unbone’d” even after negotiating his own magical pregnancy.

    All we know is, he called Tripitaka.

  • Sola Haze
    Sola Haze Month ago +38

    11:00
    A little ancient chinese demon seduction if you will (poor Tripitaka):

    The she-devil then put aside thoughts of murder and started to wear a smile again as she said, “Little ones, shut the front and back doors tight.” Then she sent out two scouts to keep an eye on Monkey, and ordered them to report the moment any sound was heard at the door. “Maids,” she commanded, “tidy the bedroom and get it ready. Bring candles, burn incense, and ask the Tang emperor’s brother in. I’m going to make love with him.”

    The Tang Priest was then helped out from the back, while the she-devil, looking utterly bewitching, took him by the hand and said, “As the saying goes, pleasure’s worth more than gold. You and I are going to have some fun as man and wife.”

    The venerable elder clenched his teeth and let out not a sound. He would have preferred not to go with her but he was afraid she might kill him, so in fear and trembling he accompanied her into the bridal chamber, he was as if stupefied and dumb. He would not lift his head and look up, let alone catch sight of the bed and the curtains in the room, and even less did he see the intricately carved furniture or her hairstyle and clothing. He was deaf and indifferent when she spoke of her desire. He was indeed a fine monk:

    His eyes saw no evil beauty,

    His ears heard no voluptuous words.

    To him the brocade and the lovely face was dung,

    The gold, the jewels and the beauty so much dirt.

    The love of his life was contemplation;

    He never took a step from Buddha land.

    He did not care for female charms,

    Knowing only how to nourish his true nature.

    The she-devil

    Was full of life

    And unbounded desire.

    The venerable monk

    Seemed almost dead,

    His mind fixed on meditation.

    One was soft jade and warm fragrance;

    The other was dead ash and withered wood.

    One spread open the bridal sheets,

    Full of voluptuousness;

    The other fastened his tunic more tightly,

    His heart ever true.

    One longed to press her breasts against him and entwine their limbs

    In rapturous union;

    The other wanted only to sit facing the wall

    Like the monk Bodhidharma.

    The she-devil took off her clothes,

    Displaying her smooth skin and fragrant body;

    The Tang Priest pulled his robes together,

    Covering the roughness of his hide and flesh.

    The she-devil said,

    “There is room on my pillow and under my sheet:

    Why not come to bed?”

    The Tang Priest replied,

    “My head is shaven and I wear monk’s robes:

    I may not join you.”

    She said, “I would like to be Liu Cuicui in the story.”

    He replied, “But I am not like the Monk of the Moonlight.”

    The she-devil said, “I am more lovely than Xi Shi herself.”

    “Long was the king of Yue buried on her account,” the monk replied.

    “Do you remember the lines,” the she-devil asked,

    “‘I’m willing to die and be buried under flowers;

    Even as a ghost shall I live and love?’”

    To this the Tang Priest replied,

    “My true masculinity is my great treasure;

    I could not lightly give it to a bag of bones like you.”

    The two of them kept up their battle of words till it was late in the night, and the Tang Priest’s resolution was unmoved. The she-devil kept tugging at his clothes, refusing to let go of him, while the master kept up his resistance. The struggle went on till the middle of the night, when the she-devil finally lost her temper and called, “Bring rope, little ones.” Sadly she had her beloved man tied up like a dog and dragged outside to the portico. Then the silver lamps were blown out and everyone went to bed for the night.

  • rashkavar
    rashkavar Month ago +25

    So I finally got curious to see how far through the book we actually are, and man, some of these translations are unintentionally hysterical. The title of Chapter 54, which starts with Tripitaka's warning to his disciples to be on their best behaviour in the city of women is this:

    "The Buddha-Nature Travelling West Enters Womankind. The Mind-Ape Makes a Plan to Escape from the Beauties"

    Which...I'm honestly kinda wondering if this will get automodded because "Enters womankind" sounds like a very awkward euphemism for what Tripitaka was vehemently denying consent for through that entire segment.

    For anyone who's wondering what the answer to the original question is: Chapter 55 was the fight with the scorpion demon, Chapter 56 is new stuff.

  • mutantmaster1
    mutantmaster1 Month ago +986

    Tripitaka: **drinks the magical impregnation water**
    Old Lady: guy got himself pregnant, funniest sh*t I've ever seen

    • Grim Sister
      Grim Sister Month ago +1

      @martianunlimited yeah. That’s part of the joke 😒

    • martianunlimited
      martianunlimited Month ago +1

      @Grim Sister Not sure you noticed.. but taoists are not too invested in stopping people from having abortions

    • IT WAS I, DIO!!!
      IT WAS I, DIO!!! Month ago +17

      @Grim Sister In their case, it'd be a water filter.

    • Grim Sister
      Grim Sister Month ago +65

      Taoist monk: It’s your own fault for getting yourself pregnant! You should’ve used protection!

  • Darth Serenity
    Darth Serenity Month ago +27

    the frame where monkey busts through the wall while the antagonist is splooting out their tea will never get old

  • RuoK
    RuoK Month ago +16

    I love all the little convos going on the background while you tell the story. Like the way you tell it is already entertaining as is, but then I pause to catch Monkey asking Sandy to tell Pigsy he got thirsty on their way back with the anti-pregnancy waters and I just lost it

  • smileyman17
    smileyman17 Month ago +16

    Proof of a character arc: Monkey started this whole journey with the same mindset as when he took on heaven. Fight your problems away.

    Here? He's adapting to the relatively peaceful conflict of the queen wanting Tripitaka and uses smarts and tricks and magic to calmly handle the entire situation.

    Until scorpion demon dom bitch shows up then he flips the switch back, but the promise is still there.

  • Changer
    Changer Month ago +14

    At this point, I feel like a more accurate title would be "The adventures of Tripitaka: The most kidnappable man alive"

  • Merritt Animation
    Merritt Animation Month ago +2009

    Sun Wukong: “Okay what’s the catch this time. Are you secretly a demon? Is the river a demon? Is the boat a demon?”
    Old Lady: “Oh no the river water just makes you pregnant”
    Sun Wukong: “Did not expect that.”

    • Maro Cat
      Maro Cat Month ago +28

      But you have to fight the immortal that guards the well of abortion

    • Kziila024
      Kziila024 Month ago +67

      "I was not expecting that, but I was expecting not to expect something so it doesn't count."

    • Snake or Break
      Snake or Break Month ago +57

      "oh ok"

    • vatvatvatvat
      vatvatvatvat Month ago +121

      "did not expect that but respect that"

    • Tommy Scott
      Tommy Scott Month ago +203

      'A demon would have been easier to handle.'

  • reine du ciel
    reine du ciel Month ago +7

    while choosing a single favorite moment from any osp video is a futile endeavor, the “spectacular boinking” at the bottom of the queen’s marriage offer to tripitaka is absolutely in my personal top 3 of this video. red’s done a fabulous job as always.

  • Callie Cature
    Callie Cature Month ago +17

    I have never laughed so hard throughout an entire video. This must be the most stressful challenge Tripitaka has ever faced. I never thought he would be a pretty-taka. The shenanigans from the beginning to the end. Like the well and the one-braincell well-extortionist demon bull relative. Props to the empress for taking a rejection so well and knowing her worth isn't tied to it. Monkey warding off women using Pigsy. Monkey saying "Killing him would be more merciful to watch!". Tripitaka saying he doesn't want anything to do with "that powdered-faced cadaver". Guanyin saving the day again.

  • Gui Smith
    Gui Smith Month ago +17

    I heard about the pregnancy river in Dominic Noble's Lost in Adaptation on Journey to the West (because I still haven't read this long and dense book). I wondered just how long until it popped up in this series.

    That was a week ago. What eloquent timing.

  • Grim Sister
    Grim Sister Month ago +7

    Love that the horse is already prepared with a pickle jar to tend to Pigsy and Tripitaka

  • Poop sock personified
    Poop sock personified Month ago +3194

    Red could talk about a rock for 20 minutes and make it fully entertaining, swear to god.

    I love this channel so much

    • Gautam Vaze
      Gautam Vaze Month ago +1

      Well technically Sun Wukong is a rock so...

    • NyankoDan
      NyankoDan Month ago +1

      Technically she is talking about a rock

    • Tuesday
      Tuesday Month ago +1

      Technically Sun Wukong is a stone but if you're talking about another story, there is a novel by Cao Xueqin called Story Of The Red Chamber or Story Of The Stone

    • Worshipper Of Gord
      Worshipper Of Gord Month ago

      @Meghan Henderson Probably

    • Belly Dancer Em
      Belly Dancer Em Month ago +1

      well, in all fairness, rocks are cool

  • Vendetta 02
    Vendetta 02 Month ago +7

    The fact that this series has taken years to play out feels extremely fitting

    Also super telling to the quality! I love this so much and I hope I’m alive to watch it end! /gen

  • Tessa De La Fuente
    Tessa De La Fuente Month ago +3

    I await the day when this series is finished and we look back on this with nothing but fond memories. ☺️ until then I just continuously watch the videos to brighten my days, because each episode is both educational and downright hilarious.

  • Jacob Bailey
    Jacob Bailey Month ago +10

    Red: "Which can't scare *all* of the ladies"

    Me, who has been simping for Sandy this whole time: ...it's kind of like a reward.

  • Andrew Martin
    Andrew Martin Month ago +8

    I would love to see you guys explore some Slavic mythology/folktales, specifically The ones about koschei the deathless

  • Pneuma OfTheDreamRealm
    Pneuma OfTheDreamRealm Month ago +1623

    “He just hasn’t tried the right woman yet!”

    Beautiful summary of the asexual experience. Thank you, Red!

    • Eldritch Omen
      Eldritch Omen Month ago +11

      @Imawaffle asexuals can still get married, unless they're also aromantic

    • Imawaffle
      Imawaffle Month ago +1

      @Fire Feather blue just got married

    • Fire Feather
      Fire Feather Month ago +10

      @Blue 26 ing so is blue.

    • Zachary Trent
      Zachary Trent Month ago +49

      Heck, even the 'I just don't want to marry you lady!' Experiance.

    • Tyler Hendrix
      Tyler Hendrix Month ago +33

      also the aro experience

  • Matthew Rowe
    Matthew Rowe Month ago +7

    Wow, you can see the MASSIVE improvements when you compare this episode to episode 1. Stellar

  • datore
    datore Month ago +3

    is anyone else a bit scared that Monkey quite literally was able to tell when danger was afoot, but also came up with sensible and logical plans, even down to NOT murdering an army's worth of women to end the whole marriage thing, even being able to tell when gods are hiding around and such? cause this monkey is learning, and by Buda's stung hand, that is terrifying.

  • Hype Dog
    Hype Dog Month ago +12

    Wow, this story has everything. Even the MPreg tag.

  • Julian Stribling
    Julian Stribling Month ago +29

    "holding reproductive rights hostage" *EXCESSIVE COUGHS* I can't get enough of this XD

  • Speedy Sideburn
    Speedy Sideburn Month ago +2869

    The way Red loses it when Sandy just nonchalantly breaks that mans arm is hilarious. It's like Blue came into the room and she had to explain what he overheard.

    • Adam Bielen
      Adam Bielen Month ago +16

      I was laughing so hard I had to pause the video.

    • Nick K
      Nick K Month ago +86

      I mean...seems fair to me. guy should consider himself lucky really.

  • Aurel Combey
    Aurel Combey Month ago +7

    I love how Sandy turns to daddy jokes the moment Tripika somewhat becomes a mom

  • حسنين ماهر ال نجار 21 Hassanein Al-Najjar

    Contentment is an indispensable treasure 🌹🙂 .

  • epundo3
    epundo3 Month ago +4

    I'm so excited for the next part!!! I discovered this series 2 months ago and watched them all in a day it's such a great story and the metaphors for the different aspects of the human being portrayed as individual beings is such a brilliant device ♥️

  • yasio bolo
    yasio bolo Month ago +5

    "Male undoing mountain, child destruction cave, and baby be-gone spring." Somehow, despite all of the weird stuff that happens in this book, it keeps surprising me.

  • Infinity Forever
    Infinity Forever Month ago +11

    I love the ongoing motif of the bashing the doors in while the baddies are drinking drinks.

  • Nick Strobelight
    Nick Strobelight Month ago +3

    Red, I cannot express how grateful and ecstatic that you're continuing this series--you are a true gem (*´꒳`*)

  • Butz MN
    Butz MN Month ago +4

    I love this series and can't wait for more.

    How far are we into the books? Have we passed 50%?

    Thanks for your hard work btw.

    • Pages Blue
      Pages Blue Month ago +4

      We're at chapter 55 out of 100

  • 1ZPhoenixZ1
    1ZPhoenixZ1 Month ago +7

    The inconsistency of Sun Wukong's strength baffles me, he's taken down holy armies, scared all the demon kings to make a truce with him, and can freeze an entire town of people for a day, but then he gets taken down by some demon on a weekly basis.

    • The Edgelord
      The Edgelord Month ago +4

      Jojo power system
      Person A can beat Person B
      Person B can beat Person C
      Person A can't necessarily beat Person C
      Get what I mean? Monkey can't brute force everything because his enemies have specific powers :T

      Also he definitely got nerfed after spending 5 centuries under a mountain on a strict diet of molten copper

    • IceOriental123
      IceOriental123 Month ago +2

      The Scorpion demon in question had her powers amped by Buddha's lectures and even Guanyin specified that she couldn't beat the Scorpion and it basically took someone who was her hard counter to do it.

      The Scorpion isn't even the strongest demon in the book

    • beandam873
      beandam873 Month ago +5

      He’s gotten out of shape for 500 years and everyone else is training to get stronger

  • Major Bisexual
    Major Bisexual Month ago +973

    “Sandy breaks his arm” HOLY SH*T dude, I kinda forgot Sandy can still kick ass even if he’s not as powerful as monkey…

    • Major Bisexual
      Major Bisexual Month ago +1

      @Erin Pylant That must be why I like him so much 😜😂

    • Joshua Fisher
      Joshua Fisher Month ago +4

      Which is one of his best qualities, he strong but in the background. So when he does something like that without much effort, its just a reminder just like, "oh yeah, he can do stuff"

    • Erin Pylant
      Erin Pylant Month ago +3

      Sandy is a Himbo, he's really sweet and really stupid but he can also snap someone in half

    • templarw20
      templarw20 Month ago +2

      @Hahonryuu Depends on the build. And yes, I was assuming Tripitaka is the cleric (or maybe wizard) because holy man + studious type. Since Monkey is supossed to represent the Mind, I could also see him being some kind of high intelligence brawler (Pathfinder Magus comes to mind, if Pigsy isn't one).

      For me, both in my experience and in my own "this is how it should be" mindset, the Fighter is more defensive, "come near me and I'll kill you, and you need to come near me to get to the squishies" type, while the Monk is more the mobile damage dealer, bouncing all over the place. So... yeah, Monkey. Lots of boosts and insane stats, but his style says "monk" to me.

    • Stretop Overmind
      Stretop Overmind Month ago

      @Denjamin It is more Daoist than Buddhist at this point.

  • Emji Amsdaughter
    Emji Amsdaughter Month ago +2

    I got into JTTW like two days ago, and this series is such a blast! I'm excited for the next part!

  • Matisyahu Rua
    Matisyahu Rua 14 days ago +2

    We all feel Tripitaka's pain for we to have had a long journey with this series.

  • Korryn the Fox
    Korryn the Fox Month ago +3

    I love this so much
    If I had any amount of patience I would read the actual book(s) 😭

  • ScribeSorcerer
    ScribeSorcerer Month ago +7

    2:36 I can tell how much Red loved drawing this.

  • 22Tesla
    22Tesla Month ago +2058

    I've not laughed more at a JTTW than this one, from magical pregnancies to a seven foot tall chicken of all things, this episode was hilarious. The captions certainly help along with Red's voice and delivery of the lines

    • WrensthavAviovus
      WrensthavAviovus Month ago +1

      ancestor of Chicken boo be OP

    • tanjoy0205
      tanjoy0205 Month ago +1

      Well I wonder which god or goodness made the society ?

    • Sebastian Buttersnaps
      Sebastian Buttersnaps Month ago +3

      I agree, this was absolutely hilarious.

    • Carmen Mercedes
      Carmen Mercedes Month ago +6

      The name of the spring got me so hard XD

    • rhaegnarok
      rhaegnarok Month ago +56

      @Jangobadass When you casually find out old Asian legends have giant chickens and mpreg arcs, you really understand why anime be how it be.

  • Schrano
    Schrano Month ago +5

    4:58 is by far the best panel in the episode, the face is a 10/10

  • pridday88
    pridday88 Month ago +1

    Absolutely epic series, thank you! Also recommending a gold star be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the narrator, who is superbness personified.

  • Dork at Arms Et cetera

    10:18 i friggin love the ace to ace-aro solidarity and bro-ness of Wukong and Tripitaka. just a dude looking out for his "please stop asking for the sexy times, please and thank you" bro.

  • Greatsaiyakirby
    Greatsaiyakirby Month ago +6

    As always your content is very fun and enjoyable to watch, Red.

    You can tell however Journey To The West is an OLD story because it runs almost entirely on PLOT CONVENIENCE. Every time our heroes get into a jam the solution is ALWAYS "I know someone who knows the VERY SPECIFIC solution to our problem" or "Hey Monkey can just beat them into a pulp or use trickery" or "hello random person who is actually the key to solving our problem". Also it's hard for there to be ANY tension when divine intervention is almost ALWAYS a short detour away.

    Also it's funny that Monkey gets worfed repeatedly when he was so OP he could take on all of Heaven and only the Buddha could stop him. Now it's like he's constantly taking the "L" from demons you'd think he could just one-shot. Unless Heaven is stocked with relative wimps if an entire army of them can't even cause Monkey to break into a sweat.

    • Greatsaiyakirby
      Greatsaiyakirby Month ago

      @橡皮榛子 But alot of the time killing everyone in the way IS Monkey's go-to solution to proceeding. And it often works.

    • 橡皮榛子
      橡皮榛子 Month ago

      He is living in a society, killing everyone in the way is not a good idea

  • Nitsan ravid daos
    Nitsan ravid daos Month ago +1346

    In the immortal words of Blue:
    "Why can't you just let this poor library ace live his life?!"

    • Little Fish
      Little Fish Month ago

      @ngiorgos again, Tripitaka may as well be ace. I do not think, personally that he is 100% canon ace, but to be honest, even the story makes more sense and arguably is better if he is ace. It is canon, however that he is celibate, and I just don’t want people to confuse asexuality with celibacy, as many already do. Tripitaka actually probably is ace at this point, but even with the slim chance that he isn’t, my blood just boils whenever people say that celibate people are automatically asexual or that asexuals are just celibate.

    • ngiorgos
      ngiorgos Month ago

      @Little Fish Red also describes Tripitaka's situation as
      "... When all he wants is to be a good Buddhist and get some scriptures, dang it!"
      Now, the quote itself might be interpreted a few different ways. But, I think it suggests that Tripitaka genuinly isn't attracted to the queen or the demoness. That his desires align with his choices (Buddhism & celibacy)

    • Little Fish
      Little Fish Month ago +2

      @Nitsan ravid daos well, definitely head-canoning Tripitaka as ace is by no means disrespectful. I just wanted to insinuate the difference between from celibacy and asexuality. It is another common bigoted thing people think about aces that I just wanted make clear. And yeah! Red does seem to head-canon Tripitaka as ace, I did see that. I don’t want to erase asexuality from history as many historians do, it is just that it is *so* common for people to mix up it with celibacy and I just wanted to help stop the misinformation that it is.

    • Nitsan ravid daos
      Nitsan ravid daos Month ago +9

      @Little Fish
      I don't think Head Canoning Tripitaka as ace is disrespectful to the Ace community, especially not Red as her interpretation of Tripitaka is almost certainly Ace (see the phrase "you just haven't met the right person yet" directed at Tripitaka. This sentence is a common bigoted opinion about asexuals, that and many other references that many Aces can relate to during the video kinda leads me to think that Red's headcanon of Tripitaka is also Ace)

    • Little Fish
      Little Fish Month ago +10

      I mean yes and no. Haha funny asexuals don’t like banging each other, but an important distinction needs to be made here. There actually isn’t reason to think Tripitaka is ace. I’d love to head-canon him as ace, but there isn’t any proof. Tripitaka, being Buddhist, is basically sworn to celibacy, which is *a choice*. Please do not mix up celibacy and asexuality, I think that doing so is disrespectful to the asexual community including Red. A counterpoint, however, is that it isn’t unlikely that Tripitaka is ace, as him being ‘the perfect buddhist’ probably could include his vows of celibacy being ‘lightened’ by a lack of sexual attraction (i.e. asexuality). For all we know, Tripitaka could be ace, I think it’d be cool if that is what the writer intended, but I still find it extremely important that we do not confuse celibacy and asexuality.

  • Seraphine
    Seraphine Month ago +2

    I love how kuan yin is just their solution to every problem they can’t solve she’s like Rosaline in Mario galaxy just actually useful.

  • Rhiannon Rainey
    Rhiannon Rainey 25 days ago +1

    First off this is another great video! Second can anyone else imagine a whole show of this, one with a lot of consistancy from book to screen, with Red as the script writer, maybe with Blue chiming in for random history? Pretty sure that's at least 4 seasons of material. Monkey's shenanigans are probably worth a season, the whole emperor/old dragon/Tripitaka's family history/him getting the quest is probably a second, depending on how long that goes getting the gang together could be the send of that season or the first chunk of the third, then the rest is the many many trials of the gang before they eventually succeed in their quest...now that I write it out it feels more like at least a solid 5 seasons, depending on episode/season length and pacing.

  • Madame Nox
    Madame Nox 4 days ago +1

    Can we just appreciate how Red has been reading these books for over 6 years to show us a simplified and understandable version of it

  • Kirsten Paff
    Kirsten Paff Month ago +2

    I feel like Christmas came early this year. Red has gifted us with a new episode of Journey to the West.

  • Accented Cinema
    Accented Cinema Month ago +11132

    The fact that Red's Chinese handwriting is better than mine really shows how many hours were spent on this video.
    Also my ego is dead.

    • ѧֆһ & ıẓẓʏ
      ѧֆһ & ıẓẓʏ Month ago

      The fact that red can write in Chinese and I can’t…shows how much work she put in this video and how I’m a failure at being half asian

    • ThatGuyOverThere
      ThatGuyOverThere Month ago

      Well that's the first step to enlightenment.

    • quincy simmons
      quincy simmons Month ago

      @Tropical Breeze Hello dad, Im motherfucker

    • Eight Pawns
      Eight Pawns Month ago +1

      accented cinema!!!! love your videos!!!

    • NyankoDan
      NyankoDan Month ago +1

      I can't write the characters on a digital screen but I'm great with paper since that's just my exams

  • Eaglehood
    Eaglehood Month ago +2

    I love the running gag of Monkey breaking down walls while the demons were just drinking. I'll also say this, at least for once the Demon didn't want to eat Tripataka... Well, for hunger/immortality reasons anyway.

  • Pranay
    Pranay Month ago +3

    That smug grin of Tripitaka while the demons attendants drag him away, I fuckin love it

  • Prince_Nocturne
    Prince_Nocturne Month ago +1

    I absolutely LOVE this series, and this story. It really does need a 1:1 anime adaptation, instead of just the massive amounts of inspirations it gets. Freaking balls to the wall insanity, and I love it.

  • notfeder sic
    notfeder sic 13 days ago +1

    I would just like to say this is an awesome series! Love your drawings, love your script and little comments!

  • Thorne O'Brien
    Thorne O'Brien Month ago +1726

    It's kind of neat that Wukong can still be stopped--even if only momentarily--by actual pain. He's *almost* omnipotent, but only almost. I like that he doesn't fully remove the tension in a situation. He still has a few minor weaknesses that are somewhat exploitable without being too far-fetched or cliché.

    • cyberdildonics
      cyberdildonics Month ago

      Isn't that kinda the conceit of the whole story since is his crown is the only thing keeping him in line at first?

    • I'm not weird everyone else is weird and I'm normal
      I'm not weird everyone else is weird and I'm normal Month ago +1

      @Thorne O'Brien well no it's that everything in this book is relative for the allegory Tripitaka being kidnapped by the demon in this one is allegorical for sexual desire that if you want to be a real Buddhist needs to be suppressed and as such monkeys power is relatively to resisting that and so on and such

    • Thorne O'Brien
      Thorne O'Brien Month ago

      @I'm not weird everyone else is weird and I'm normal Damn you're right, nevermind, Wukong is dumb I guess.

    • Dakota
      Dakota Month ago

      Hes immortal, not feels no pain

    • Boncy's funtube
      Boncy's funtube Month ago

      @Aziz well I get that but I am also saying at a writing perspective sometimes you REALLY gotta gloss over some things he can do cause I swear there like 20 powers he uses in a one and done situaiton where they are displayed once and then never again.

  • louie bobby
    louie bobby 15 days ago +1

    This series is one of my favorite things on RUclip! I'm always super excited for the next installment!

  • Michael Weston
    Michael Weston Month ago

    Wonderful videos. I absolutely love that series. The excitement I felt when I realized that this was a new episode! Can't wait for the next one. Thank you Red and keep it up :-)

  • Andy Aknoby
    Andy Aknoby Month ago +3

    I watched the others episodes when I was ina bad place mentally,so good watch a new one now I"m better! You guys don't know how mutch your channel keep me going!Thank you a lot!

  • Aurelia
    Aurelia Month ago +1

    Part 9! This whole series is already up to almost 2 full hours. That's super impressive *and* its super funny. Each one has always been worth the wait.

  • Robert Anderson
    Robert Anderson Month ago +713

    Sun wukong saying “Finally a demon!” Actually fits his character really well

    • Joshua Fisher
      Joshua Fisher Month ago +21

      Yeah, he murderhobo. Or I guess a takedown hobo, since Buddha no kill

    • Enlong Jones
      Enlong Jones Month ago +23

      That was a great line read, too.

  • Mary MacGillvray
    Mary MacGillvray Month ago +1

    This is my favorite arc of JTTW! I'm so glad you covered it in a video!

  • Liam Severyn
    Liam Severyn Month ago

    This is by far my favorite OSP series, thank you as always. I am basically always in anticipation of the next Journey to the West!

  • QueenBoadicea
    QueenBoadicea Month ago +3

    8:21 If the Empress wants to consolidate her throne by marrying some royal's blood brother, then she doesn't actually have to bear Tripitaka's kids. She becomes his wife, shows everybody the marriage certificate and that should be enough to cement her throne. Tripitaka doesn't need to be there for that. After all, if he'd died, she would become his royal widow and that would still carry an enormous amount of clout. So, dead or absent, marrying him is a really good deal without the necessity of breaking his vow of celibacy.

    • beandam873
      beandam873 Month ago

      Well, the queen would want a child to ensure the preservation of her Royal bloodline since if she were to die one day, who else would even continue her lineage or is capable of governing the whole kingdom?

  • (^•>w<•^)
    (^•>w<•^) 3 days ago +2

    I just binged watched all of them so i really hope you keep on making this amazing anime