Saiunkoku Monogatari

The Story of Saiunkoku

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Synonyms: The Tale of Saiun Country, Story of the Land of Many-Colored Clouds, Kokumono, Saimono, ColourCloud Palace
Japanese: 彩雲国物語
English: The Story of Saiunkoku
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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, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Reverse HaremReverse Harem
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.891 (scored by 3495834,958 users)
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Ranked: #7662
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Popularity: #2074
Members: 95,106
Favorites: 1,145

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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


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


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"Hajimari no Kaze" by Ayaka Hirahara

Ending Theme

"Saikou no Kataomoi" by Sachi Tainaka


May 20, 2020
I am so glad. I orignaly thought that this was going to be a story were everyone either fall in love with her for no reason, or she is a mary sue who has everything handed to her and everyone talks about how smart, brave, and kind she is and how much they love her without her ever proving it. But in this story shuueri proves that she is smart, brave, and inteligent by her own actions, I would sing her praises more than anyone in the show. I also love the other characters, because they are characters, they do have some gimics like one ...
Jun 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The animation is overall just alright. It's low resolution, and the action scenes are, as with many old anime, hardly animated at all. However, there are some pretty backgrounds, and a lot of detail in quite a few scenes. The characters are many, and have a fair amount of depth given the size. Although, that isn't to all characters have depth, and when they do I wouldn't call it an impressive amount. That being said, most of the characters are fairly interesting and entertaining. The setting is pretty interesting and so in the premise. While I wouldn't say the premise is wasted on the show, ...
Jul 21, 2016
I've just finished watching Sainkoku Monogatari, and I can tell that it was quite horrible....

The anime has nice artwork, good sound, and nice music, there's an interesting atmosphere, but....

The story ruins it all. The very first story arc was quite interesting, but once it was over, everything fell apart.

The biggest problem is that main heroine has a bad case of a "Mary Sue" syndrome. She acts in reckless and outright stupid fashion at any opportunity she gets, but is ALWAYS saved by some convenient deus ex machina. Every single time, someone mysteriously arrives, intervenes and saves Shuurei (main heroine) from another trouble she managed to ...

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