English: The Story of Saiunkoku
Synonyms: The Tale of Saiun Country, Story of the Land of Many-Colored Clouds, Kokumono, Saimono, ColourCloud Palace
Apr 8, 2006 to Feb 24, 2007
25 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisSaiunkoku is a world of eight provinces or houses, each named after a different colour. The new Emperor, Shi Ryuuki, has gained for a reputation for being uninterested in courtly matters and for flaunting his love for men. Shuurei, although born of the important Kou family, has difficulty making ends meet. She easily accepts an invitation to be the Emperor's concubine in order to turn him into a good ruler. The mysterious Seiran, a young man who was adopted by her father, goes with her as Ryuuki's bodyguard. Entering the imperial palace revives Shuurei's dream of being a court official and, together with the many companions she meets along the way, continues moving bravely forward while trying to fend off the Emperor's advances.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Hajimari no Kaze" by Ayaka Hirahara
Ending Theme"Saikou no Kataomoi" by Sachi Tainaka
At first I was like, "meh" and then I was like, "later" but then I was finally like, "I'll give it a shot". I'm glad I did. I finished both seasons of Saiunkoku Monogatari in a week and believe you me I'll be hung over it for a month.
What should I say to convince you to watch this anime? Since I really really enjoyed watching it, I can't be unbiased and write a good honest critical review. Don't trust me. Anyway, the story is what kept me hooked throughout the ride. If you're tired of all the annoying shoujo heroines, then I invite you here and take a moment to enjoy Shuurei's (our main heroine) character. I like her very much which is unusual because only once in a blue moon do I find such a strong female lead who fascinates and inspires me and makes me want to root for her at the same time.
Don't let the picture of all the guys who seem prettier than the heroine drive you off. It's the story that will keep you captivated. Sure there are long somewhat boring talks and conversations but you'll soon learn that each detail is important. The story was what drew me in completely and made me even dream about it (like the dreaming that you do when you sleep). The characters are well developed and there are some pretty exciting moments in the anime which made me feel glad it wasn't being currently aired otherwise I would have to wait for a whole torturous week. Over and over. Gah.
There was something really annoying though. During the fight scenes there was this funny sound that came when someone was sliced open with a sword or whatever which really put me off at first. The fighting scenes aren't really that good. But then again, it's not about the fighting scenes, no? You have shounen and stuff for that.
Anyway, I can see myself in the future re-watching this series again (five times at least) while praying for another season so I can continue the journey with these characters who have come to seem like real people to me. And-
Sigh. I need to get a life. read more
Oh, Saiunkoku Monogatari. I will never understand why this show isn't more popular. But I digress.
At first glance, the plot may seem a bit shallow - a girl becomes the consort of a reluctant Emperor, let the silliness begin! - but wow does it become so much more. Essentially, Saiunkoku Monogatari is an engaging drama filled with political intrigue disguised as a simple reverse harem story. Even the simplest details connect to overall story and the plot becomes more and more developed as the show progresses.
Not much to say here other than Saiunkoku Monogatari does have an overdose of bishies. Don't let that deter you though. None of the characters are there just for looks.
Pretty well done score. Some of the highlights include anytime Shuurei plays the erhu and the OP/ED themes.
This show has a lot of characters, but they are introduced slowly and all of the major characters have their backgrounds fleshed out enough. Shuurei is easily one of the best female protagonists I've come across. She has a girl power! attitude that never comes off as obnoxious. Her interactions with the rest of the cast are entertaining to watch. She has a magnetic personality, but not to the point of ridiculousness (Honda Tohru comes to mind). Though truth is, I kind of like all of the characters. Some stand outs include Seiran (one of my top ten favourite characters ever) and Ryuuren with his crazy flute.
The plot twists, the characters, the everything. I finished this show some time ago, but I wouldn't mind rewatching it. It's the kind of show where you miss little details the first time around.
My enjoyment of this show compels me to give it a 10. The story is just so much more than a little blurb of a summary. The characters really grew on me, the soundtrack added to the mood. The beautiful backgrounds always caught my eye. There's just so much substance to this show - it's not for someone looking for a simple story. Prepare to be sucked into the world of Saiunkoku Monogatari, I know I was. read more
Almost everyone who has seen Saiunkoku Monogatari has compared it to Fushigi Yuugi. Sure, there are similar elements, such as the ancient China setting, the characters' appearance and of course the reverse harem. However, I think that the thing that links both series the most is that they're both really good.
The story focuses on Shuurei Kou, a resident of Saiunkoku. She dreams of becoming a government official and throughout the series, we see her chasing that dream, as well as juggling love, friendship and work at the same time.
I greatly admire Shuurei, as well as the other women characters in this series. She's definitely not like Miaka, personality-wise (she does look a bit like Miaka). She's smart, capable, and courageous; She carries with her all the virtues that women should have, and the story focused more on her qualities rather than her appearance (honestly, the boys are prettier than Shuurei). I believe that Saiunkoku Monogatari is one rare anime that portrays how women can make a huge difference in their societies. First you have Shuurei, who defied all odds and emerged superior in the end. There's also Sai Rin, who surpassed her male sibling and became one of the heads of the merchant alliance. There's Eiki, who refuses to have anyone tell her what to do.
Even with the slightly feminist theme, I do believe that Saiunkoku Monogatari can gain a male audience. The male characters are also very chivalrous and noble. My favorite would be Ensei and Seiran. Both of them are ready to give up their lives for the future of their loved ones. There's also Eigetsu, who is able to accomplish so much at such a young age. If you're not satisfied with that, there's always the chinese proverbs that are given in every episode (they double as episode titles).
Madhouse never fails to amuse me. I always say that anything Madhouse makes is automatically a must see for me. However, I am a bit disappointed this time. The animation for Saiunkoku Monogatari wasn't so impressive (but the last few episodes improved). I noticed that the movements weren't so smooth (Fight scenes need work), and I wasn't a fan of the color scheme either. It wasn't that bad, but it wasn't that good either.
Voice acting was very interesting. I actually had a chance to see clips of the voice actors working, and it was very entertaining to watch Houko Kuwashima (Shuurei) and Tomokazu Seki (Ryuuki). I think they did a very good job of portraying their respective characters' personalities.
The music wasn't that impressive at first either, but in time I started to like it. I even had the lyrics to the opening and ending themes memorized. I guess I didn't like it too much because I usually prefer contemporary anime music, but it did fit the theme of the series very well. I think they even used Chinese instruments to produce the music.
Truth be told, I usually prefer anime series that are set in modern time and in the real world. The fact that it's set in ancient China threw me off at first, but by watching it I was able to see what a gem it really is. It was very entertaining, educational and even funny at times. Saiunkoku Monogatari was able to sway my preference because it is truly an inspiring tale and it should be seen by everyone (And I can't wait for the second season!). read more
//Multilanguage Review (English-Español)//
The story takes us to meet Shuurei and is set in a medieval China. Thanks to past events, in which they had monarchists wars and politic problems, Shuurei family suffered the consequences of this, because his family, one of the most famous aristocratic families of the country, helped many people at the time. This family offered to give food, water and shelter to those who need it, at the time when the monarchy was a mess, and because of that the economic condition of his family declined, leaving infertile trees and the rivers that furrowed her big house was dried, and anothers several additional problems.
One day is presented to Shuurei a palace member, and asked to be part of the Harem of the newly crowned emperor (ie, that is part of one of the concubines of the emperor). Seiran was also offered a similar deal (a servant and protector of the family Shuurei) which was to be a palace guard. This offer was offered to both, and if they fullfil it, they get a lot of money. Shuurei accept, because his house was in poor condition.
Shuurei hear strange rumors of the Emperor, that was that the emperor preferred men to women (which is denied in the course of the series) because he hardly ever saw him with one.
Soon after, she met the emperor Ryuuki, a young clumsy men, almost the same age of Shuurei and without the experience to be an emperor. In the course of history, the two are sympathizing and becoming closer, and Shuurei will influence the emperor in a good way, that is gradually taking the emperor has more maturity and experience to become a good emperor.
Shuurei's life gradually begins to change and the roads had decided to become more clear, that is, breaking the schemes of a society entirely made by and for men (wanted to be part of society's palace ), it is becoming increasingly accessible to reach thanks to Ryuuki, but that does not mean it's easy, Shuurei will have to face several problems in achieving his dream move.
I had discovered this anime for myanimelist (thanks myanimelist!) And had decided to see because I like the drawing and I like the plot. So I try downloading it and watch it, and did not disappoint me at all.
Plot, setting and development
The setting and scenery surrounding this story were one of the things that catch my interest to see this anime because I love this kind of anime with medieval atmosphere (either East or West), with good characters and plot.
Another thing I liked about the story is that each chapter is taught something different, that is, each chapter title is a saying or phrase, and that saying is reflected in the actions of the characters in the anime.
The plot and setting liked me so much like I mentioned before. Another thing is the development, the development of anime in the beginning is good, that is, the make the chapters enjoyable and is not boring to watch. But as the anime progresses (as until chapter 30 I think) the development is star to begin slow. The story from that chapter does not advance much about the plot and at times hereinafter why.
This was I think the only negative aspect of this anime, the development, if would had been a better development, ie, a bit more balanced and not so slowly from the chapter think 30, I would put more points to this anime, maybe a 9, because I really liked a lot.
This is an aspect that I liked, the characters, especially the protagonist and his bodyguard Shuurei Seiran (I liked more than the emperor)
Shuurei Kou: I quite liked her character, is stubborn, friendly, strong and determined to fight for their dreams, which in this case is part of society's Palace and break the pattern that had been carrying in these times, in which women were not entitled to this. She is also a focused and hardworking and not get so much distracted by love affairs that are presented. Although I think that she was quite distracted some times regarding this aspect.
Seiran: Another character that i like it. Seiran is a servant of the Shuurei family, which keeps many secrets from his past that are involved with the palace. In his past, he had found stranded and injured in a forest, the circumstances decided that Shuurei family would responsible for the him and the father of Shuurei make him a protector of Shuurei. Seiran have a tender affection to Shuurei since he was young but the anime not reveals so much about the feelings he save for her because in the anime almost entirely focused on the development and circumstances that Shuurei passes to reach his dream.
Emperor: A young emperor, which at first appears like a newly inexperienced emperor and clumsy. Then, when he meets Shuurei and being to sympathize with her, their good influence of Shuurei makes he change and mature a little more, making it a better emperor.
To Eigetsu: He is a young man comes along history to register to be part of society the palace. This young man accompanying Shuurei in several situations. Also it seems to have a double personality, and his other personality is shown when drinking sake (Japanese wine). His other personality is the opposite of him, that is especially useful in battles, that is somewhat aggressive and not very friendly.
Another character that involves the anime have importance in this series is the father of Shuurei and some more secondary characters.
The soundtrack of the anime is good. The ending is a quiet and gentle melody that I liked. And the opening ... I love the opening!, has become one of my favorite definitely openings, I love rhythm and melody, which also seem to me very much in line with the anime.
I also have quite liked the parts where Shuurei play a classical Chinese instrument (I love how this instrument sounds) this instrument also appeared in Akatsuki no Yona, which is played for the dragon Ki-ja.
Which by the way, this anime is similar to Akatsuki no Yona by the looks I mentioned earlier and the medieval setting.
Drawing and animation
Drawing and animation is good, although the animation is 2006-2007 this animation save the professionalism of the detail in the scenes and characters.
This anime has a second season that is the sequel, I plan to watch it soon. It should also be noted that this anime is based on a otome game of the same name.
Conclusion: I recommend this anime if you like Asian medieval stories (the Akatsuki no Yona style but without so much fantasy) good plot and characters. With a soundtrack and peaceful development, and a good drawing-animation.
La historia nos lleva a conocer a Shuurei y esta ambientada en una China medieval. Gracias a sucesos del pasado, en el cual se generaron guerras y conflictos monárquicos, Shuurei y su familia sufrió las consecuencias de esto, debido a que su familia, una de las familias aristócratas más reconocidas del país, ayudo a mucha gente en ese entonces, que carecía de comida y demás cosas. Dicha familia se ofreció a darle comida, agua y refugio a los que la necesitaban en ese entonces cuando la monarquía era un desastre, y gracias a eso la condición económica de su familia decayó, quedando los arboles inferirles y los ríos que surcaban su gran casa secos, además de varios problemas adicionales.
Un día se le presenta a Shuurei los miembros del palacio y le piden que forme parte del Harem del recién coronado emperador (es decir, que forme parte de una de las concubinas del emperador). También le ofrecieron una oferta similar a Seiran (un criado y protector de la familia Shuurei) que era el de ser un guardia del palacio. Esta oferta que le ofrecieron a los dos se les prometió pagar, si la cumplían, una gran cantidad de dinero. Shuurei acepto, debido a que su casa se encontraba en malas condiciones.
Shuurei gracias a rumores extraños del emperador, se entero que el emperador prefería a los hombres que las mujeres (cosa que se desmiente en el transcurso de la serie) debido a que casi nunca se le veía con una. Poco después, Shuurei conoce al emperador, un joven de casi su misma edad algo torpe y sin la experiencia necesaria para ser un emperador. En el transcurso de la historia, los dos van simpatizando y volviéndose más cercanos, y Shuurei va influenciando al emperador de buena manera, es decir, poco a poco el emperador va teniendo más madurez y experiencia para convertirse en un buen emperador.
Poco a poco la vida de Shuurei comienza a cambiar y los caminos que había decidido tomar se van haciendo más claros, es decir, su sueño de romper los esquemas de una sociedad enteramente hecha por y para hombres (quería formar parte de la sociedad del palacio), se va haciendo cada vez más accesible de cumplir, pero por eso no quiere significar que sea fácil, Shuurei tendrá que enfrentarse a varios problemas para lograr seguir adelante con su sueño.
Había descubierto este anime por myanimelist (¡gracias myanimelist!) y lo había decidido ver porque me había gustado el dibujo y me había interesado la trama. Así que intente descargarlo completo para verlo, y no me decepciono para nada.
Trama, ambientación y desarrollo
La ambientación y los escenarios que envuelven esta historia fueron una de las cosas que me llamaron la atención para ver este anime, ya que me encantan este tipo de animes con ambientación medieval (sea oriental o occidental) y fantasía, con buenos personajes y trama.
Otra cosa que me ha gustado de la trama es que en cada capitulo se enseña algo distinto, es decir, cada titulo del capitulo es un refrán o frase, y ese refrán se ve reflejado en las acciones de los personajes de la serie.
La trama y la ambientación me han gustado como mencione anteriormente. Otra cosa es el desarrollo, el desarrollo del anime al principio es bueno, es decir, los capítulos son amenos y no se hace aburrido de ver. Pero a medida que el anime avanza (como hasta el capitulo 30 creo) es cuando empieza el ritmo a hacerse más lento. La historia desde ese capitulo no avanza mucho con respecto a la trama y en algunos momentos lo adelante por eso.
Este fue creo que el único aspecto algo negativo del anime, su desarrollo, si hubiera sido un desarrollo mejor, es decir, un ritmo un poco más equilibrado y no tan lento desde el capitulo creo que 30, le hubiera puesto más puntuación, porque la verdad es que este anime me gusto bastante.
Este es un aspecto que me ha gustado de la serie, los personajes, sobre todo los principales, sobre todo la protagonista Shuurei y su guardaespaldas Seiran (me ha gustado más que el emperador la verdad) me han gustado. Mencionaré los principales:
Kou Shuurei: Me ha gustado bastante su personaje, es una joven terca, amable, fuerte y decidida a luchar por sus sueños, que en este caso es formar parte de la sociedad del palacio y romper el esquema que se venia llevando en estas épocas, en las cuales las mujeres no tenían derecho a esto. También es una joven centrada y trabajadora, que no se distrae mucho con los amorios que se le presentan. Aunque también se podría decir que algo distraída en algunas ocasiones con respecto a este aspecto.
Seiran: Otro de los personajes que más me gusto de la serie. Seiran es un criado de la familia Shuurei el cual guarda varios secretos de su pasado que están involucrados con el palacio. En su pasado, se le había encontrado varado y herido en un bosque, por estas circunstancias la familia de Shuurei decidió encargarse de el y asignarle ser el protector de Shuurei por la cual guarda gran cariño aunque no se desvela mucho los sentimientos que guarda para con ella, ya que en el anime casi se centran totalmente en el desarrollo y en las circunstancias que Shuurei pasa para poder alcanzar su sueño.
El emperador (Ryuuki): Es un joven el cual al principio se nos presenta como un recién emperador inexperto y algo torpe. Después, cuando conoce a Shuurei y le va tomando cariño hasta enamorarse de ella, su influencia hace que el cambie y madure un poco más, haciéndolo un mejor emperador.
To Eigetsu: Un joven que se presenta a lo largo de la historia para matricularse a formar parte de la sociedad de el palacio. Este joven acompaña a Shuurei en varias situaciones que tienen que ver con este aspecto. También al parecer tiene doble personalidad, y su otra personalidad se muestra cuando bebe sake (un vino japonés). Su otra personalidad es lo opuesto de el, es decir, siendo el un joven amable y tranquilo su otra personalidad es útil sobre todo en las batallas ya que es algo agresivo y no muy amable.
Otro personaje que involucra importancia en esta serie seria el padre de Shuurei y algunos más secundarios. Pero no los profundizaré ni los desarrollare ya que no hay mucho que contar de estos.
La banda sonora de este anime me ha gustado, me ha parecido acorde. El ending es una melodía tranquila y suave que me ha gustado. Y el opening...¡El opening me ha enamorado!, se ha convertido en uno de mis openings favoritos sin duda, me encanta su ritmo y su melodía, que también me parecen muy acordes para con el anime. También me han gustado bastante las partes en que Shuurei a tocado un instrumento clásico chino (que me encanta como suena) este instrumento también apareció en Akatsuki no Yona, el cual lo tocaba el dragón Ki-ja.
Que por cierto, este anime se me ha parecido un poco a Akatsuki no Yona por el aspecto que mencione anteriormente y por su ambientación.
Dibujo y animación
El dibujo y la animación me han gustado bastante, aunque la animación es del 2006-2007 guarda el profesionalismo del detalle en los escenarios y los personajes.
Este anime tiene una segunda temporada que es la secuela de esta, que planeo ver pronto. También cabe resaltar que este anime es basado en un juego otome del mismo nombre.
Conclusión: Recomiendo este anime si te gustan las historias medievales asiáticas (del estilo Akatsuki no yona aunque sin mucha fantasía) y con buena trama-personajes. Con una banda sonora y desarrollo tranquilo, y con un buen dibujo-animación.
Novel-based fantasy anime with a girl as the main protagonist. Saiunkoku without the traveling to another world aspect and with more comedy.
The worlds of Saiunkoku and Juuni Kokki are very complex with their own history etc. Characters and their relations to each other are more deep then it seems at first glance. Plus the plot centers around how to rule a country and responsibility coming with this. not to forget the historic costumes...just watch them both...
Like Saiunkoku Monogatari, Juuni Kokuki is set in a fantasy world similar to Ancient China but with a heavier emphasis on the more fantastical aspect. The greatest similarity between these two series lies in the third arc which has a strong complex political intrigue element.
Both take place in foreign lands that resemble ancient China. ^^
Political intrigue, memorable characters and touch of fantasy in an alternate world similar to Ancient China.
Strong female lead. Oriental magic world. Pretty guys ^.^. Similarity: 2 1/2 *
Two shows, the same deep well of Chinese culture and mythology to draw from. Whether it be design or narrative elements, both of these shows draw deeply from Chinese sources. Juuni Kokuki is the most distinctly 'Japanese', but only because much of the action takes place in modern-day Japan.
both in an ancient China-like setting; both seem to like the number 12...
both animes are set in the ancient era...
Both take place in similar times, both have strong female leads looking to change the current kingdom's situation and both female leads dress as males. Each series deals heavily in the politics at that time, and both series seem to examine a wide array of human emotion. Saiunkoku had more romance, and Juuni kokuki had more action.
So far the most similar anime to Juuni Kokuki, based upon the art, timeline, culture and story. Both feature common crew members and the genre is similar too. The only major difference seems to be that while Saiunkoku Monogatari is more romantic in nature, Juuni Kokuki has a lot of adventure in it.
both set in the past and both deal with politics and kingdoms
Both animes are set in Ancient China, and the character design is rather similar. Although Saiunkoku doesn't have an adventurous plot like Fushigi Yuugi, whoever liked the background of Fushigi Yuugi should check Saiunkoku Monogatari.
This anime struck me as very similar from the very begining, Saiunkoku developed its own story line, but the time period is simlar, and the characters are simlar as well. From the loveable emperor, to the distant traveler. Saiunkoku is perfect if you liked everything about Fushigi except for the overly mushy Miaka and Tamahome.
the time and place that revolves around the story is similar. it's also a reverse-harem, bishie infested anime. not only are there a lot of bishies, most of the characters on both anime falls for the main girl. on top of that, both heroines on both anime have some facial similarities.
Fushigi Yuugi and Saiunkoku Monogatari is somehow the same because of its reverse harem type. They make you fall in love with the guy and girl characters too. For me, Saiunkoku Monogatari is better than Fushigi Yuugi because of its story. Saiunkoku Monogatari is more on the realistic/political side with the side dish of comedy and love...
this is similar because there are love triangles, kinda same drawing, and both are ancient time.. ^^
both animes are set in the ancient era...
besides,some of the characters look so much alike...
especiall with emperors hotohori and ryuuki
both have strong women as the protagonist and are surrounded by handsome and reliable men...the art is similar too
They are not alike but -
1. both of them take place in ancient China
2. Hotohori = Ryuuki
3. Shuurei and Miaka kinda looks alike
4. Seiran is a bit like Tamahome.
The differences are mainly -
1. Too much Politics in Saiunkoku while FY focuses on romance and plot.
2. Shuurei is more formal, womanish while Miaka is a simple girl and feels more with her emotion.
3. FY is better.
one similarity between fushigi and saiunkoku is that there are more than one factions on each show
They both happen in ancient china. Both are centred around strong girls. They also have similar character design.
Both story lines involve the semi-innocent tough girl who has to choose between an emperor and a close friend. In Fushigi Yuugi, it gets to the love story much faster than in Saiunkoku, but with them both set in ancient China with the strong hearted heroine, the emotions are extremely similar!
Aside from both shows being a reverse harem with a historical setting, the main leads are quite similar. They are both very strong willed, never running away from problems, and they have a clear goal in which they're set on achieving. Both leads also have a protector who they knew since childhood, and that protector is willing to do anything to keep the main leads safe.
They are both historical reverse harem, so one makes you think about the other instantly. Somehow the design character of Soowon is rather similar to Ryuuki. The bodyguard Seiran/ Hak.. and the many more adventures of the main lady characters. Awsome soundtrack for both!
Let's see: Akatsuki no Yona and Saiunkoku Monogatari have quite a few things in common and yet they still do differ from eachother in an interesting unique way.
- They are both reverse harem which involves the main girl surrounded by amazing guys who will help her through the story; however in AnY, to avoid major spoilers to anyone, we can just say that it won't be the classic "reverse harem" that everyone expects with tons of romantic feelings everywhere around the corner; which, in my opinion, makes it even more enjoyable because is not typically predictable on this point of view.
- The series are both setted in this historical scenery which is kinda charming
- While AnY starts off with having this spoiled princess, SM already shows up this incredibly strong and smart heroine, but through experience the AnY princess will also learn to be strong, so eventually they both have a female badass heroine.
- Both girls travel a lot, who by necessity and who by choice, and have lots of adventures. They are always accompanied by their bodyguard and both of them are clearly in love with their protected one
- Since the stories evolve around a reign/empire, both have strong political elements who, in a way or another, not only enrich the plot but are also basic parts of it.
- [Note: you can avoid to read this last point if you didn't see SM yet, because is spoiler-ish] Both have the main heroine that, at some point, get to have very conflicting feelings towards the "villain" and this will lead them to suffer but also to grow up with time.
In addition a beautiful surprise is AnY that has also flawless artstyle and execution with a very well cured animation so far, which makes it a real magic pearl to enjoy.
Bottom end, if you liked one of these just give a try to the other, because you most likely won't be disappointed!
Both anime have a very similar story setting. The female leads in both are extremely determined young women who travel a fair amount and come across various interesting individuals during their journey.
Saiunkoku Monogatari has a good overall wholesome story, whereas Akatsuki no Yona feels incomplete.
Akatsuki no Yona is breathtakingly beautiful.
Both are taking place in a world with historical aspects with fantasy somehow involved. Are reverse harems with strong female leads that works for their goals while caring for the people in their country and are connected to the king romantically
The medieval asian environment is present in two animes. Good drawing, music, characters and plot. Both anime are highly recommended.
Both Yona and Saiunkoku have following similarities:
- Both the anime have ancient setup
- Strong (Emotional) and challenging female lead characters
- There is romance as well as action
- Female Characters are willing accomplish their mission no matter what it takes
- Great storyline
- Finally,Characters Artwork and graphics are amazing
Even though it might not look it at first both anime are kind of similiar.
Both have strong-willed heroines with no physical strength, even though Shuurei is much more clever in my opinion.
Both heroines have no clue whatsoever about love.
Both turn out to be more than the cliche reverse harem and include political intrigue as well as some action and adventure.
Both series show some unexpected plot twists.
Both offer a great deal more quality than the Angelique/Hanasakeru series (thank god <.<).
Both are reverse harem.
Both series have a female protagonist with a strong character, with heaps of bishounen surrounding her.
It's hard not to see how the two series are quite similar to one another..
First off, they are shojo anime sharing both drama and romance genre. They are reverse harem stories with a heavy political plot that surrounds the characters.
Both series have a strong willed heroine that is followed by a bodyguard, although smart both of the female leads are new to love and will experience it through their adventures.
Due the strong political element we can say that this type of reverse harem is a "brand new" and also a quite interesting one that deserves a try.
For sure if you liked one of these two serie you'll probably enjoy the other as well, as you'll see right away how much both are similar!
They both have politics and romance in them. Saiunkoku Monogatari is set in the past but history plays its part in Hanasakeru Seishounen as well. They're both a reverse harem (lots of guys liking one girl) and have a very similar feeling to them.
Like Saiunkoku, Hanasakeru Seishounen has it all that makes a great Anime ( not just in a sense of Reverse Harem): Drama, Action, Suspense, Romance and a hint of light comedy. Did I forget to mention all the good looking male leads too!
Though the settings are vastly different, both are reverse harem (Hanasakeru Seishounen moreso than Saiunkoku Monogatari), have strong political intrigue storylines, and have a determined, likeable heroine who is slightly clueless about the romantic polygons around her but undauntedly pursues whatever path she believes is right. Both heroines, though especially Shuurei of Saiunkoku Monogatari, give a very positive "girl-power" vibe without demeaning the men around them.
Both of the anime have a girl versus many guys. The guys in both anime are quite good-looking and interesting.
Both reverse-harem type shows with similarly intelligent, practical women at the center. Ouran's a little perkier and funnier (and frankly, better) overall, but if you're a fan of the genre and like watching all those pretty, pretty guys falling in love one by one...
Well, first things first. Both are reverse harems, main protogonist is dense towards romantic relaionships AND they don't bow down to the guys :D If you liked Saiunkoku Monogatari, I think you'll like Ouran just as much, or even more! XD
Both have a headstrong, sensible girl as the main heroine, who is surrounded by her own harem of beautiful bishounen :P
This is similar to Ouran Hig hSchool Host club because there is one main female surrounde by lots of pretty, important, and strong boys. Haruhi is a bit like Shuurei because they're both poor in a place where there are only rich people, and (mainly) rich boys.
Both Haruhi and Shurei come from poor backgrounds, but work hard in the elite/male high society in order to achieve their dreams. Both are very good reverse harems.
They are both stories revolving a smart girl that got into a world filled with guys. They are both surrounded by unreasonably rich guys.
In both anime, lots of bihies and one main girl involved with them. I think the art is also somewhat similar to eachother. The plots are different, but if you enjoy this you enjoy the other! (There's also a second season for Saiunkoku Monogatari)
In both series a tender, but brave and clever girl is being involved in historical events together with a bunch of hottest bishies ^^ Saiunkoku Monogatari's deliberate narration deals more with details and sometimes creates a rather philisophical mood, while Hakuouki is more compact and brings mostly action. One more to add: the main heroine is voiced by the same seiyu in both anime.
They both take place in old times Japan, and have girls that pretend to be guys.
They are both reversed harem, and both Chizuru and Shuurei have the same voice actor!
If you wanted an anime on the more historical side- this one is for you. A girl surrounded by guys... dont expect steamy scenes lol
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