The Story of Saiunkoku (Saiunkoku Monogatari)

Plot: Shurei Hong's dream is to become a civil servant of Saiunkoku, but women are not allowed to take the examination that is required for the position. One summer, she receives a job from one of the court's three elders with a tantalizing reward of 500 gold ryo as the payment. The catch? She must go to the inner court to be one of the emperor's consorts -- but the emperor is rumored to be interested in men! (B)

Characters: The characters all have their own little quirks, making for an absolutely HILARIOUS watch/read! (A+)

Art & Animation: A

Voice acting: Japanese is good (A), dub is just okay (C+)

Music: A-

Objectionable Content: Suggestive themes, some profanity

Other: Saiunkoku Monogatari is both an anime and manga. Each one has its own charms.

Overall Grade: A-

Recommendation: 4/5

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