The Story of Saiunkoku Light Novels to End This Week

posted on by Egan Loo
Sai Yukino ends Chinese-inspired fantasy after 8 years, 18 volumes, 2 TV anime

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.

Viz Media will publish the fourth volume of the manga version in North America in August, while Geneon Entertainment and Funimation released the first television anime season.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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