Saiunkoku Monogatari (Light Novel)
AnimeOtaku5000 last edited by AnimeOtaku5000
In an ancient and mythological land called Saiunkoku, the people have begun to recover from a period of war and famine; thus, when an official from the imperial court offers the impoverished and beautiful Shuurei more money than she could ever dream of in return for a favor, she jumps at the chance. What she doesn’t count on, however, is being asked to become a concubine to the recluse Emperor and help him transform into a better leader. What’s more, the Emperor shows little intelligence, seems to have no interest in ruling, and is rumored to prefer men. One thing’s for certain: Shuurei has her work cut out for her!
This is just as good as apothecary diaries and the culinary chronicles, taking place in a far east setting ruled by an emperor.
Date of Publication: 2003-2011
22 Light Novel Volumes (complete)
Publisher: Kadokawa Beans Bunko
PinkShinyRose Premium Member last edited by
I really liked the anime. I would love to see the LN translated as well.
There's another thread for this as well: https://forums.j-novel.club/topic/3388/saiunkoku-monogatari, but it lacks a synopsis.
Seconded! Would also like to read this series.
We have so few political light novel series, it'd be nice to see more.
Rahul Balaggan Staff last edited by
This is a situation where, since the original topic had no substance, and thus community interest, I will be leaving the duplicate topic, this topic, open.
straydog12 last edited by
@hollymyew couldn't agree more. This title is much better than those trashy hareem novels that degrade women no more than walking flesh with big breasts and large ass.
Lotteliese last edited by
Definitely a possibility great addition to JNC. The majority of J-Novel Heart titles are either Isekai or have too similar settings and a chinese historical would bring more variety.
Jaskura Lunaris.gpys9ib last edited by
I have been praying for literal years that this series would one day get an adaptation. I honestly can't say, "Take My Money" fast enough if j-novel club decided to publish this series. Best of all, it's complete, no waiting for Japanese releases! Please make my dreams of reading this series a reality. It had a manga that was short-live and doesn't even move past the anime that was released for it years back (it had 2 seasons of 39 episodes each!). I have re-watched it several times because it's just that enjoyable. It follows a strong female lead with an awesome cast around her. It dives heavily into politics, public works, infrastructure, medicine, etc. In addition, has a bit of fantasy woven in as well. Really can't go wrong with it. I would absolutely guarantee that people have purchased and enjoy Ascendance of Bookworm would also pounce on this series!
badtzmaru Premium Member last edited by
I would like to read this light novel as well. I really like the anime and manga.
I was planning to read this series in Japanese, but I'm willing to buy an English version and support the translation of titles that interest me.
I joined the community especially because this publisher licensed “Earl and Fairy“. It would be wonderful if they would license this series on top of it too, then I could finally read two of my most favorite light novels ever in English!