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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, a world with eight provinces each named after a different colour, the country is ruled by Shi Ryuuki, an emperor who has gained a reputation for being lazy and having little interest doing anything to govern Saiunkoku properly. For the sake of changing her country for the better and aiding with her family's financial situation, a young impoverished noblewoman named Kou Shuurei accepts an unusual offer to become the emperor's consort for six months in hopes of influencing him to take his responsibilities 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 as she achieves her dream of becoming a government official while encountering many issues and successes.