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The Story of Saiunkoku, Vol. 4

(The Story of Saiunkoku #4)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  445 ratings  ·  17 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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Jane
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ah, Ryuuki, you're stealing my heart all over again! <3
Luna
May 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
2-3 Stars
Given up after 4 books.

I love the artwork, I really do - because it’s stunning. Somehow though I’m just not connecting with this series – it’s not bad but after the third book I getting bored and I decided by the end of the fourth that it wasn’t worth continuing. Might return later to try again.
Stephanie Molnar
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Wow, the slowest manga I've ever read. Giving this series a break for now because this one was so slow.
R
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful installment!!! Gorgeous!
Kayla Eklund
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library, manga
This volume felt like it dragged on. I thought it was never going to end.
Kristina
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
We want so desperately for dreams to be real, but even Freud would caution you to think critically on what ends and means are occurring around you.
Amanda Setasha Hall
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zzz-2018
WHY ARE ALL THESE CHARACTERS SO EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE??? HELP.
Estara
Aug 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Shelves: manga, read-in-2011
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Judyth (Geeky Reading)
Aug 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
~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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Debby
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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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Mely
Jan 29, 2011 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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Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Another good volume. Liking this series so far and already want to read the next volume.
Rachel (Sfogs)
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
It passed! Women can now apply to take the exam!
And the strange man is not who he seems ;-)
Leah Webber
Aug 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shurei finishes her stint as a civil servant, just in time to be the first woman to take the civil servants exam.
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
Aug 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Slowly plodding along and while it's dense it's still refreshing and intriguing.
Louissha Murel
Sep 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, 2016-reads
If Shuurei passed the exam, then how would. . . . .
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