The Story of Saiunkoku
(彩雲国物語 Saiunkoku Monogatari?, lit. Tale of the Land of Colored Clouds) Produced by Madhouse Studios and directed by Jun Shishido, the anime adaptation of The Story of Saiunkoku premiered in Japan on NHK on April 8, 2006. The first season ran for 39 episodes until its conclusion on February 24, 2007. The second season, referred to as Saiunkoku Monogatari 2nd Series, premiered on April 7, 2007 and ran for another 39 episodes until its conclusion on March 8, 2008.(Source - Wiki) List of CharactersSYNOPSIS:
Saiunkoku Monogatari (a.k.a. Colorcloud Kingdom/The Story of Saiunkoku) is about a poor girl, Kou Shuurei, who comes from a prestigious yet impoverished family. In the hopes of earning more money, she gladly accepts a job at the palace - and only realizes later on that her "job" is becoming the emperor's concubine and teaching him how to become a proper ruler! Shi Ryuuki, the emperor, is a lazy man who apparently has affairs with men and no interest in politics, and at this rate, it's going to take a miracle to change that.
Or just his new concubine.
Anyhow, has anyone heard of this anime? It's reminiscent of ancient China, like Fushigi Yuugi, but the female protagonist is much less of a damsel in distress and has a lot of sense. The art is stunning, and the guys...erm...*swoon*
comedy, drama, romance, supernaturalThemes:
bishounen, feminism, historical, male haremEpisodes:
Older Teen (Source - ANN)