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The Story of Saiunkoku 

Saiunkoku monogatari (original title)
A girl called Sho Ruurei is offered 500 gold coins to become the Kings consort. She carelessly accepts the offer and has to tutor the King. The King falls in love with her however his brother is in love with her too.
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Michael Kopsa ...  Shoka Hong / ... 19 episodes, 2006-2007
Michael Adamthwaite ...  Shuei Ran / ... 19 episodes, 2006
Andrew Francis ...  Seiran Si 18 episodes, 2006
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...  Shuei Lan 18 episodes, 2006
Kelly Sheridan ...  Shurei Hong 18 episodes, 2006
Brad Swaile ...  Ryuki Shi 18 episodes, 2006
Hikaru Midorikawa ...  Seiran Shi 17 episodes, 2006
Andrew Toth ...  Koyu Ri / ... 17 episodes, 2006
John Novak ...  Advisor Sho / ... 11 episodes, 2006
Dale Wilson ...  Advisor So / ... 9 episodes, 2006
Mark Oliver ...  Kijin Kou / ... 8 episodes, 2006
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A girl called Sho Ruurei is offered 500 gold coins to become the Kings consort. She carelessly accepts the offer and has to tutor the King. The King falls in love with her however his brother is in love with her too.

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Historical setting, compelling story but slow paced
21 June 2019 | by mayank09876See all my reviews

The Story of Saiunkoku is a series of Japanese light novels later adapted to manga and anime, I picked up the anime series based on its high ratings. The anime is very different from what I am used to watching, probably more catered to girls then guys with what seems to be a elements of reverse harem and a bit too many love angles going on. Also the slow pacing really took a toll on me.

The setting is an ancient Kingdom borrowed heavily from the Chinese Forbidden city. The plot centers on Imperial life, running a country, bureaucracy, personal life and love angles. The plot is deep and have unexpected conclusion but the slow progress is an issue. The main character is a girl wanting to be a government official, along the way every male character in the series falls in love with her.

The animation itself is decent, nothing to write home about. What stood out for me was the music, it took getting used to, but after a few episodes really enjoyed the haunting bitter sweet melodies of the local Japanese/Chinese instrument.

Not a series for me, so i won't pick up the next season.


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2006 (Japan) See more »

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