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Saiunkoku Monogatari

Saiunkoku Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: The Story of Saiunkoku
Synonyms: Colour Cloud Palace, Tale of the Land of Colored Clouds, The Story of Saiun Country, Tale of Saiunkoku, Tale of the Land of Many-Coloured Clouds
Japanese: 彩雲国物語

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 44
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 8, 2005 to Mar 24, 2012
Authors: Yura, Kairi (Art), Yukino, Sai (Story)
Serialization: Beans Ace

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Score: 7.991 (scored by 1200 users)
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Ranked: #10372
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Popularity: #2412
Members: 4,272
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Synopsis

The story, which takes place in the fictional medieval empire of Saiunkoku, follows the adventures of Shuurei Kou, a descendant of a noble family that has fallen on hard times. Her father serves as librarian in the Imperial palace, a post which offers prestige and respect but little compensation. Shuurei teaches in the temple school and works odd jobs to make ends meet, but her dream is to pass the imperial examinations and take a post in government, a path forbidden to women. Shuurei's plans come to an abrupt halt when the Emperor's Grand Advisor makes a startling offer: join the imperial household for six months as the young Emperor's consort, and teach the Emperor to be a responsible ruler. If she succeeds, the financial reward will be great. The story details Shuurei's growing relationships with the Emperor and other members of the court, the intrigues that surround imperial politics, and Shuurei's commitment to better herself and her country.

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Background

Saiunkoku Monogatari was published in English as The Story of Saiunkoku by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from November 2, 2010 to April 2, 2013.

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Feb 25, 2019
-Lupa- (All reviews)
It surprises me that this manga isn't more popular! (warning - some spoilers)

-Story: Starts out a bit cliched (attractive young girl roped into being a mock concubine/wife for attractive young royalty) but it develops a lot more after that point. I appreciated that the female MC (Shuurei) didn't fall in love with the king at that point, and actually removed herself from that situation once she had accomplished what she set out to do. There is a good balance in the story between action, politics, Shuurei's personal ambitions, and her relationship with the characters around her. I also felt like the pacing of the show read more

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Recent Forum Discussion

Saiunkoku Monogatari's Final Volume (Volume 9)
blue-y - Apr 5, 2013
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Nov 19, 2018 7:10 PM
Who does Shuurei end up with?
anayardz - Jun 7, 2012
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