The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 7
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The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 7 (The Story of Saiunkoku #7)

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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.

Though Shurei and E...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by VIZ Media LLC (first published March 26th 2011)
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Estara
Aug 31, 2012 Estara rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of the series
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Tammy Smith
The story is set in the country of Saiunkoku with the majority of the story taking place within the various ministries, at least so far. I first encountered this story as an anime. I didn't finish watching all the episodes, but Viz started releasing the manga here in the US and the anime has been released here as well.

Saiunkoku is ruled by an emperor with the different ministries running specific aspects of the government. The country is ruled by a fool of a young man named Ryuki Shi who doesn't...more
Su
Jul 13, 2011 Su rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Shurei gets cooler and cooler. XD Also loved all the Koyu bits in this part, especially his chat with Shoka. It was nice to see some development on Seiran's part too--he's usually so externally viewed in this manga (I guess cuz we're usually either in Shurei's or Ryuki's heads). And the power of the Hong Brothers... lol, I oddly find Kuro very cool. And Eigetsu... XD He just gets cuter and cuter. Hakumei too--wish he had more screen time! Here's hoping he'll eventually rise up the ranks to becom...more
Rebecca Weinstein
Shurei Hong is one of my favorite female protagonists, if not THE favorite. She is a strong young woman who knows what she wants and takes much abuse in order to succeed. I love this series. I'm not sure if I like the emperor or Seiran more though.
Miss
Yay Kocho! \o/ I love this woman, she will end you if you challenge her. What an excellent mom to Shurei. This manga is chock full of amazing parental figures, it's no wonder the main cast are all so excellent. 4 stars
Kate
This story rocks. Girl power for the win.
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