Saiunkoku Monogatari

Alt title: The Story of Saiunkoku

TV (39 eps)
- 2007
Spring 2006
4.182 of 5 from 6,623 votes
Rank #701

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

Story
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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Dionkeykong May 16, 2017
Score 3/10

There are many types of anime viewers out there,but i think you'll agree with me(well most of ya will at least)the most idiotic and irritating ones are those who see the ratings and then watch an anime and then rate and review accordingly,cause they don't want to interrupt the hype flow,those who rate and review based solely on emotion(i liked the manga,i liked the LN so it must be good even though it came out... read more

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Saiunkoku Monogatari 2nd Series
  • TV (39 eps)
  • 2007 - 2008
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Saiunkoku Monogatari (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 22
  • 2003 - 2011
Original Manga
The Story of Saiunkoku
  • Vol: 9; Ch: 42
  • 2005 - 2012

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