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The Saiunkoku Monogatari Wiki is an encyclopedia about all things related to The Story of Saiunkoku (彩雲国物語, Saiunkoku Monogatari) the light novels, manga, and anime series. You can help us to expand our wikia by editing or by creating pages!
Originally published at a light novel series, The Story of Saiunkoku ran from 2003 - 2011 with 22 volumes. The series has been adapted as a manga series from 2005 - 2012, with 9 volumes, and an anime series that ran for 2 seasons. An English translation of the manga series was licensed by distributor Viz Media in North America.
Set in the land of Saiunkoku (彩雲 Saiunkoku), a fictional country that is divided into eight provinces with each named after a different colour, The Tale of Saiunkoku introduces Kou Shuurei, a young impoverished noblewoman who dreams of becoming a government official to improve the country, which is ruled by Shi Ryuuki, an Emperor who has gained a reputation for being lazy, disinterested in ruling the country and his attraction to men. For the sake of helping her country (and improving her family's dire financial situation), Shuurei accepts an unusual offer to become the Emperor's consort for six months in the hopes of persuading him to take his responsibilities and duties seriously.
Based on the light novels by Sai Yukino (雪乃 紗衣, Yukino Sai), The Story of Saiunkoku (彩雲国物語, Saiunkoku Monogatari) follows Shuurei's journey to realise her dream of becoming the first female government official and the problems that will arise because of this.