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Saiunkoku Monogatari (Novel)  
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Description
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The story, which takes place in the fictional medieval empire of Saiunkoku, follows the adventures of Shūrei Kō, a descendant of a noble family that has fallen on hard times.

Her father works as a librarian in the Imperial palace, a post which offers prestige and respect, but little compensation. Shūrei 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.

Shūrei's plans come to an abrupt halt when the Emperor's Grand Advisor makes a startling offer, which is joining 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 Shūrei's growing relationships with the Emperor and other members of the court, the intrigues that surround imperial politics, and her commitment to better herself and her country.

Type
Novel

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Associated Names
Повесть о Стране Цветных Облаков (Novel)
彩雲国物語 (ライトノベル)
Colour Cloud Palace
Saiunkoku Monogatari (Light Novel)
Tale of the Land of Colored Clouds
Tale of the Land of Many-Coloured Clouds
The Story of Saiun Country
The Story of Saiunkoku (Novel)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Afterword by Baka-Tsuki (695d ago)
v.1 c.0-1 by Baka-Tsuki (699d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete) [17 Volumes was split into 2 volumes] + 6 Volumes (Side-Stories)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1
Ends at Vol 12

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2 topics, 12 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9.2 / 10.0 (55 votes)
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August 18th 2013, 7:46am PST


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Year
2003

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Monthly Pos #1512 increased(+182)
3 Month Pos #1850 increased(+149)
6 Month Pos #2110 decreased(-8)

List Stats
On 129 reading lists
On 383 wish lists
On 43 completed lists
On 9 unfinished lists
On 113 custom lists

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Highly recommended   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kannie
May 11th, 2013, 12:24pm
This is a really good story. Even though it was aimed to be under Shoujo & Romance category, the way it focused on politics & mysterious things is really nice biggrin If you just read the first chapters then though it is nothing more than a love story between an emperor & an ordinary girl, then you're fooled. The most interesting parts lie at the second half of the series. You can never expect those things at the beginning.

Btw, does anyone know where to read the translation for the final volume? (not the summary) Many things were left out in that summary & I can't figure out the reasons why they did like that.
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every fan should read---   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by myyinfatuation
May 7th, 2013, 10:17pm
---the translations and summaries that have been done so far. While it is a bit of trouble to track down, I saw a site where someone compiled the links, and it is sooo worth it to find out what happens.
The amount you have to read after having watched the 2 seasons of the show is the equivalent of what would have been the 3rd season. And what a crazy season it would have been, as there were quite a number of shocking revelations.

Anyways read the translations, and while you might skip the novels that have been turned into the show to save time, don't miss out on the side stories!! The side stories not only give interesting background information, but make up some of the most interesting and EPIC parts of saiunkoku monogatari story.

For example, you think you understand Seiran's childhood and family circumstances? You don't. At all. For real. ^.^ (go read it-goreadit-goreadit, omg)

... Last updated on July 24th, 2014, 9:10pm
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Don't be fooled   
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by kujika
December 16th, 2012, 12:04pm
Saiunkoku is one of those stories that start light-hearted, then slowly develop into a bitter-sweet drama. Many acts and decisions that were praised in earlier volumes turn out to be fatal in later ones. One of the most surprising points may be
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that the main male character, Ryuuki, forces Shuurei into a marriage and that the female character, Shuurei, dies in the end
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This is really a high-grade fantasy drama and I hope someday it will be either licensed or translated (I guess I better start learning Japanese, this might be the faster way...).
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love all the episodes   
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by lealash
May 10th, 2011, 8:32pm
This is one of the best story line that I've ever seen really,,, I just love all the characters, the settings, well, just add a little romance a bit I'm sure it will complete the spices of this novel...I have had completed watching season 1 and 2 and I'm looking forward to see the continuation of this story on television soon..It would be wonderful if it covers all the story of 8 clans in each season,,,base on my observation the season 1 was for the SA clan and RAN clan for the season 2 how I wish that every clan has its own history and story to tell..I love the writer of this story I must complement you for having this kind of imagination beyond creation. You inspired me a lot really..If only I know how to speak and be able to understand Japanese language I would love to translate it in English for free..
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