Saiyuki was published in the November 1992 issue of COMIC GENKI. Her revised version of the concept and characters began appearing in offerings from her Studio Backgammon in 1994.Studio Backgammon started producing offset-printed Saiyuki doujinshi in 1995--first as higher-quality reprints of the 1994 work and the "pilot version," and then presenting new material. Studio Backgammon also sold various designs of Saiyuki stationery from 1995 to 1997.
by Studio Backgammon
Manga. Reprints "Saiyuuki," Kazuya Minekura's 24-page manga story first published in the November 1992 issue of COMIC GENKI, plus new material.
Saiyuki Kaiteban Festa.
Manga. Reprints the contents of June 1994 copybook "Utage - FESTA" (which gathered "Tenshou," "Saiyuuki Yokokuhen: Suna No Utage" and "Rakuyou"; these three 1994 Saiyuuki manga stories probably originally appeared in Studio Backgammon papers), plus new material.
Printed 11/23/1995; second printing 3/31/1996
Manga; features Act One "Black List" (a different version of what would become the professional Saiyuki manga's prologue chapter "Go to the West").
Printed 6/02/1996; second printing 12/29/1996
Manga; features Act Two "Mother Doll" (introduces the Kougaiji-ikkou).