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The name Suikoden is a Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word Sui Hou Chuan (literally means Water Margin). "Water Margin" is one of the four great Chinese historical novels, the others three are "Dreams of the Red Chamber", "Romance of the Three Kingdoms", and "Journey to The West". The 108 stars concept is originally in the "Water Margin". The story is about 108 people who were forced by the Song dynasty government to become bandits. They joined up in the Liang Mountain and opposes the government. Their leader is Song Jiang.

Konami took the concept of the 108 stars and replaced the orginal characters with their own. The name of the stars remain the same, except with Japanese pronunciation.
Suikoden's name and the 108-star concept is taken from the Chinese novel Sui Hou Chuan (Water Margin).
by Song Jiang May 14, 2004
These are the people that pwn all: Clive, Pesmerga, Jacques, Kahn, McDohl, Crowley, Mazus, Georg, Landis, and some other crazy bitches.
The video game equivalent of ASOIAF. Each game has 108 recruitable characters, an engrossing plot that typically involves something more than the usual saving of the world.

Unlike Final Fantasy each game takes place in a different area of the same world, though each game ties in with the other with recurring themes and characters.
Suikoden is the greatest RPG series you've probably never heard about.
by Wererat42 August 13, 2008
does anyone know what the hell it means in Japanese though?
like, I wondered if it meant "legend of the 108 runes" or something
by Andy April 18, 2004

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