The Japanese version has:
- Ear Worm: The theme song.
- It is even a song in Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! The second one, that is.
- Ho Yay: When Monkey is blinded by the Tiger King, Tripitaka cures him by kissing his eyelids. And, in a later episode, when Monkey sees Minmin (pretty much the only human woman he takes any serious romantic interest in throughout the entire series) for the first time, his very first thought is how much she looks like Tripitaka.
- Everyone takes a little too much liking to Goku; in the third episode, Hakkai takes his hand while they're asleep!