The Story of Saiunkoku, Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

Overview

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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The Story of Saiunkoku, Volume 1

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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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.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421544397
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Series: Story of Saiunkoku Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: VIZ Rating: T
  • Sales rank: 328,874
  • File size: 64 MB
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Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for T audiences.

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  • Posted November 6, 2010

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    Wonderful!!!

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2010

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    Totally AWESOME!!!

    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??

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Brilliant and fun

    I am so happy to read this manga! The anime is great, but the manga gives a more detailed story. One of my favorites!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2013

    Love the manga and books! One of my absoloute faves. 

    Love the manga and books! One of my absoloute faves. 

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  • Posted January 28, 2013

    I love this series, the story is smart, funny with some good dra

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Great read

    It was a very good manga. I could not put it down.

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    Posted November 13, 2012

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    Posted December 31, 2010

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