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The Story of Saiunkoku, Volume 1
     

The Story of Saiunkoku, Volume 1

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by Yukino Sai
 

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Shurei Hong, destitute but of noble birth, has always dreamed of working as a civil servant in the imperial court of Saiunkoku, but women are barred from holding office.

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for T audiences.

Shurei Hong, destitute but of noble birth, has always dreamed of working as a civil servant in the imperial court of Saiunkoku, but women are

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Shurei Hong, destitute but of noble birth, has always dreamed of working as a civil servant in the imperial court of Saiunkoku, but women are barred from holding office.

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for T audiences.

Shurei Hong, destitute but of noble birth, has always dreamed of working as a civil servant in the imperial court of Saiunkoku, but women are barred from holding office. The emperor Ryuki, however, refuses to take command, leaving everything to his advisors. Shurei is asked to become a consort to the emperor to persuade the ne’er-do-well ruler to govern.

Shurei enters the palace as Ryuki’s consort, but he has yet to seek her out. It is rumored that men, not women, share the emperor’s bedchamber. Shurei must think of a way to stop the emperor from shirking his responsibilities, but she has to find him first!

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Publishers Weekly
This story began as a series of light novels by Yura and Yukino and was subsequently adapted into an anime, drama CDs, and a manga written and illustrated by Yura. Set in the fictional empire of Saiunkoku, it follows Shurei Hong, a clever and hardworking girl born to a noble family that has fallen on hard times. Unable to fulfill her ambitions to work in politics, she accepts an offer to work as a consort for the childish Emperor Ryuki. Finding it difficult to even meet Ryuki (he initially pretends to be someone else to avoid her), it is quickly apparent that this will be no easy job even for the ambitious Shurei. However, she soon notices the good in Ryuki that few others have taken the time to see, and they become a charming odd couple of sorts. Indeed, the centerpiece of this story is the interactions between Shurei and Ryuki; the subplots are interesting but mostly serve to further develop their relationship. The story is endearing, striking a good balance between humor and romantic subtexts, and the art pays a strong attention to world building detail. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421538341
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Series:
Story of Saiunkoku Series , #1
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
519,401
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 11.78(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for T audiences.

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The Story of Saiunkoku, Volume 1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
VampireEyes More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what to expect when I first picked up this manga. I was very happily surprised with the results. I loved the art work and the story has gained my interest. I already plan to buy every book in this series, that's how great this first volume was. I also now want to buy the anime. I highly recommend this for anyone who is a fan of shojo manga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is wonderful and always changing as they introduce new characters, and it's awesome in that they never just introduce a character and leave him/her they always are relevent to the story. Then add the romantic center to the whole story, one is always wondering who Shuurei is going to end up with... who will she choose??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so happy to read this manga! The anime is great, but the manga gives a more detailed story. One of my favorites!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I hadn't heard of this before. Even the anime. So I wondered how the manga would be after watching a bit of the anime, which is pretty good. And this volume, I kind of like it. Same with that art style. Characters are interesting or well, the ones that are introduced so far and its only the first volume. Good start though.
MochiMusic More than 1 year ago
Love the manga and books! One of my absoloute faves. 
KilianGrey More than 1 year ago
I love this series, the story is smart, funny with some good drama mixed in. The artwork is so beautiful. I would recommend this manga to anyone. It has romance, action and comedy, with great artwork what else could you ask for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good manga. I could not put it down.
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