The Story of Saiunkoku Quotes



Anime News Network : Saiunkoku is a world of eight provinces or houses, each named after a different colour. The new Emperor, Shi Ryuuki, has gained for a reputation for being uninterested in courtly matters and for flaunting his love for men. Shuurei, although born of the important Kou family, has difficulty making ends meet. She easily accepts an invitation to be the Emperor’s concubine in order to turn him into a good ruler. The mysterious Seiran, a young man who was adopted by her father, goes with her as Ryuuki’s bodyguard. Entering the imperial palace revives Shuurei’s dream of being a court official, and, together with the many companions she meets along the way, continues moving bravely forward while trying to fend off the Emperor’s advances.


It’s better to spend your life regretting doing things than to spend it regretting not doing things.
Ro Ensei (The Story of Saiunkoku)

You don’t have to hurry, i’m not in any hurry. i’ll be waiting for you always no matter how far in the future it may be or however far you are when that day surely comes, my dream will be right here. ever since the first time that we met each other here.
Shi Ryuki (The Story of Saiunkoku)

Tears fall from the eyes like rain falls from the skies.
(The Story of Saiunkoku)