The Fushigi Yuugi manga was written and illustrated by Watase Yuu. Fushigi Yuugi was published by Shogakukan and serialized on Shoujo Comic (Sho-comi for short), a bi-weekly manga anthology magazine for girls and teens, from May 1992 through June 1996. There were a total of 106 chapters. The chapters were later compiled into their own volumes, known as tankoubon, under the Flower Comic label. The original print has a total of 18 volumes. Over the years, there have been another two compilations released, bringing it to the grand total of three editions in Japan. It has been translated in many languages and has sold millions of copies worldwide.
Fushigi Yuugi is the story of soon to be high school students, Yuuki Miaka and Hongo Yui, who find an old book called The Universe of the Four Gods, and upon reading it find themselves transported inside the book's world. If you want to read a longer summary of the story, you can do so in our Introduction page.
Fushigi Yuugi (Flower Comics)
There are currently 18 tankoubon, or graphic novels, that include all the manga chapters, from five or six chapters per volume. They were published by Shogakukan in 1992 at a price of ¥390 each (approx. $3.25 US). Each volume is small in size (17.6 x 11.4 cm) and has less than 200 pages.
Fushigi Yuugi Kanzenban
In 2001 a new edition of the tankoubon, called the Fushigi Yuugi Kanzenban (The Fushigi Yuugi Perfect Collection) was released. They are printed on larger (20.8 x 14.8 cm) and higher-quality paper than the original edition. At around 400 pages each volume holds twice as many chapters than first edition and costs approximately ¥1143. They are, in my opinion way more beautiful that the original edition and include brand new gorgeous illustrations on the covers and inside character sketches.
Fushigi Yuugi (Shogakukan Bunko)
In 2003, yet another edition was released. The Fushigi Yuugi Shogakukan Bunko (Shogakukan's Paperback) edition is printed in thicker and higher quality paper than the original edition. Each volume is 15.2 x 10.8 cm which is smaller than the original edition, but also three times as wide, as each contains around 640 pages. They cost ¥630 each.