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The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 4 (The Story of Saiunkoku #4)

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  294 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Shurei Hong, destitute but of noble birth, has always dreamed of working as a civil servant in the Imperial court of Saiunkoku, but women are barred from holding office. The emperor Ryuki, however, refuses to take command, leaving everything to his advisers. Shurei is asked to become a consort to the emperor to persuade the ne'er-do-well ruler to govern.

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Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by VIZ Media LLC (first published February 26th 2009)
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Judy (Geeky Reading)
~3/5

[Read more at my blog, Geeky Reading!]

I really want to like this series, but I think I’m giving it an indefinite pause for now.

It’s interesting. The characters are fun: I like Shurei, she’s smart and feisty. Ryuki is my favorite; he’s adorable and sweet and I love how he talks. There’s a bunch of other characters that intrigue me as well. The plot is interesting: I like the attraction between Shurei and Ryuki, and Seiran and Shurei, and their pasts. I really find where Shurei is going intere
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Estara
Aug 05, 2011 Estara rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Shelves: manga, read-in-2011
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Natalie
Ok, where to begin . . . .

Well, I will start by saying that this review will go between volumes 1-5. If anybody knows any online site that goes even further than volume 5, let me know.

Anyway, I guess I should say that as sad as this is I'm still having problems with their names. I can tell the difference between characters but it's just that some names are so similar that when their names are mentioned I'm thinking, who?

Going into this series, I thought I was going to hate it. The idea that this
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Debby
Jun 07, 2015 Debby rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga, mnc
suka suka sukaaa banget dengan vol yang ini membuat daku menyadari,

1. meraih cita2 tuh memang enggak bisa yah tanpa bantuan dan dukungan orang lain, minimal ada yang membukakan jalan seperti ryuki yang membuka jalan untuk shuurei. walau tetap kembali ke kemampuan shuurei sendiri kan akhirnya.
2. yah ampunnn ryuki kamu tuh puppy banget yah lol. kepolosan yang mengerikan.
3. aihhhh ada the ultumate cowo cantik bertopeng. lollll that why i love this comic a lot lol.....

kelemahan nih komik tetep den
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Rachel (Sfogs)
It passed! Women can now apply to take the exam!
And the strange man is not who he seems ;-)
Mely
Aug 03, 2011 Mely marked it as read-seq-art
Shelves: manga, shojo
"Your Majesty, you didn't dig up something strange and eat it, did you?" "What do you think I am?"

"Midnight tryst" is probably the best period-appropriate translation, but from everyone's reactions I think the most accurate translation for "yobiai" might be "booty call." Oh, Ryuuki.

I wish there were more women in this series, but I do like that Shurei is sincerely more interested in a career than romance. Poor Ryuuki, though.

I am completely at a loss as to why Kouyou is convinced Ryuuki will mak
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Leah Webber
Shurei finishes her stint as a civil servant, just in time to be the first woman to take the civil servants exam.
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Slowly plodding along and while it's dense it's still refreshing and intriguing.
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