Saiunkoku Monogatari

Alt title: The Story of Saiunkoku

TV (39 eps)
4.138 of 5 from 5,893 votes
Rank #660

In an ancient and mythological land called Saiunkoku, the people have begun to recover from a period of war and famine; thus, when an official from the imperial court offers the impoverished and beautiful Shuurei more money than she could ever dream of in return for a favor, she jumps at the chance. What she doesn’t count on, however, is being asked to become a concubine to the recluse Emperor and help him transform into a better leader. What’s more, the Emperor shows little intelligence, seems to have no interest in ruling, and is rumored to prefer men. One thing’s for certain: Shuurei has her work cut out for her!

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VivisQueen Jun 4, 2008
Score 7/10

Saiunkoku Monogatari is one of those pleasant surprises where you get a lot more than you bargained for; indeed, far from being a fluffy, witless romance, this title offers a rare formula of ‘pink politics' where a girl tries to make it in a man's world as governor of an empire. Saiunkoku Monogatari's appearance actually gave me the wrong impression at first. I was in the mood for a... read more

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Xtiiina Nov 21, 2016
Score 10/10

Saiunkoku Monogatari. Absolutely beautiful. I've never felt this hyped since Fushigi Yuugi. The story is amazing. The synopsis doesn't really touch the bigger picture of this series. It mostly involves politics with a side of romance. So it's not too sappy. It hits pretty pretty close to reality. I don't want to spoil you. I strongly suggest you watching this. The animation gives me the same feel as Fushigi... read more

Related anime

Saiunkoku Monogatari 2nd Series
  • TV (39 eps)
  • 2007 - 2008

Related manga

Saiunkoku Monogatari (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 22
  • 2003 - 2011
Original Manga
The Story of Saiunkoku
  • Vol: 9; Ch: 42
  • 2005 - 2012



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