Saiunkoku Monogatari


The Story of Saiunkoku

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Alternative Titles

English: The Story of Saiunkoku
Synonyms: The Tale of Saiun Country, Story of the Land of Many-Colored Clouds, Kokumono, Saimono, ColourCloud Palace
Japanese: 彩雲国物語

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2006 to Feb 24, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK, Sogo Vision
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HistoricalHistorical, RomanceRomance
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.931 (scored by 2915329,153 users)
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Ranked: #6452
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Popularity: #1728
Members: 81,838
Favorites: 1,200
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Synopsis

Shuurei Kou, the daughter of a noble yet impoverished family, is a clever young lady who dreams of becoming a government official and contributing toward her country. However, her dream is out of her reach as such a position is forbidden to women. While her father works a low wage job as an archivist at the palace, Shuurei has to juggle odd jobs to make ends meet. Then, one day, an unexpected visit changes her life.

Shuurei is called to assist Ryuuki Shi, the new emperor who is known for slacking on his duties and preferring the company of men. Tempted by the generous compensation, she readily accepts the chance to become the young emperor's consort for six months. Luckily, she is not alone as Seiran Shi, her trusty friend, joins her as Ryuuki's bodyguard. While tasked with transforming the new emperor into a responsible ruler, court life and politics prove troublesome as Shuurei faces the challenges of her new life.

Set in a fictional country, Saiunkoku Monogatari centers on the idea of meaningful leadership, its adversities and the rewards that come alongside a prospering nation.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Shishido, Jun
Director
Sakoi, Masayuki
Episode Director
Ootani, Hajime
Episode Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Script, Series Composition


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Opening Theme

"Hajimari no Kaze" by Ayaka Hirahara
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Ending Theme

"Saikou no Kataomoi" by Sachi Tainaka



Feb 20, 2009
adamantine (All reviews)
Oh, Saiunkoku Monogatari. I will never understand why this show isn't more popular. But I digress.

Story: 10

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.

Animation: 8

Not much to say here other than Saiunkoku Monogatari does have an overdose of bishies. Don't let read more
Jun 22, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 28, 2009
Venneh (All reviews)
TITLE: Saiunkoku Monogatari (The Story of Saiunkoku)

LIGHT NOVEL, ANIME: Saiunkoku Monogatari was originally a series of light novels written by Yui Sakino and illustrated by Kairi Yura. As of the time of this review, the series is still ongoing, with fourteen collected novels and three side story anthologies.

The anime adaptation of Saiunkoku Monogatari was directed by Jun Shishido (well-known for his work on Hajime no Ippou: New Challenger and as an episode director on Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad) and was produced by Studio Madhouse (well-known for their work on Death Note and Dennou Coil). It aired on Japanese TV from read more
Jan 1, 2008
KuroiNamida (All reviews)
Many people say Saiunkoku Monogatari is like Fushigi Yuugi. I, however, find them very different. Fushigi Yuugi is more fictional and serious, while Saiunkoku Monogatari will almost always have you cracking up and is completely realistic. They do both have female main characters that work hard to achieve their goals though.
Speaking strictly about Saiunkoku Monogatari, there is an overall plot that contains many shorter stories within it. One of the best things about this series is that it seems spontaneous - one event leads directly to another. However, this shift is never fluid. There are always obstacles that the main character - Kou Shurrei - read more

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