News The Story of Saiunkoku Light Novels to End This Week
posted on 2011-06-27 13:45 EDT by Egan Loo
After eight years and 18 volumes, Sai Yukino will end The Story of Saiunkoku (Saiunkoku Monogatari) light novel series on Thursday. In this fantasy set in Saiunkoku (an empire inspired by ancient China), a poor yet noble family's daughter named Shuurei rises through the ranks of the imperial palace.
The light novels have 6 million copies in print, and they inspired a manga series (by novel illustrator and Angelique character designer Kairi Yura) and two television anime series between 2006 and 2008.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web