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The Story of Saiunkoku is a series of Japanese light novels written by Sai Yukino and illustrated by Kairi Yura. As of July 2011, the eighteenth and final volume was released, concluding the series. Four side story anthologies have also been released, collecting stories originally published in The Beans magazine.

The Story of Saiunkoku
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Cover of the first light novel volume
彩雲国物語
(Saiunkoku Monogatari)
Genre Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Light novel
Written by Sai Yukino
Illustrated by Kairi Yura
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
Seoul Media Group
Demographic Female
Imprint Beans Bunko
Original run 20032011
Volumes 22
Manga
Written by Sai Yukino
Illustrated by Kairi Yura
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
English publisher
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Monthly Asuka
Original run 20052012
Volumes 9
Anime television series
Directed by Jun Shishido
Studio Madhouse Studios
Licensed by
Network NHK, Animax
English network
Original run April 8, 2006February 24, 2007
Episodes 39 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Saiunkoku Monogatari Second Series
Directed by Jun Shishido
Studio Madhouse Studios
Network NHK
English network
Original run April 7, 2007March 8, 2008
Episodes 39 (List of episodes)
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The Story of Saiunkoku (彩雲国物語 Saiunkoku Monogatari, literally "Tale of the Kingdom of Colored Clouds") is a series of Japanese light novels written by Sai Yukino and illustrated by Kairi Yura. As of July 2011, the eighteenth and final volume was released, concluding the series. Four side story anthologies have also been released, collecting stories originally published in The Beans magazine.

A manga version, also illustrated by Kairi Yura, is serialized in Beans Ace, which is published by Kadokawa Shoten. However, when Beans Ace ended, the manga was moved to Monthly Asuka. Currently, nine tankōbon volumes have been released. The series has been licensed by Viz Media for an English release in North America as part of their Shojo Beat imprint.

The anime adaptation series, produced by Madhouse Studios, is directed by Jun Shishido, and broadcast on the Japanese television network NHK on Saturday mornings. The first season began airing on April 8, 2006, and completed its run on February 24, 2007, airing a total of 39 episodes. The second season, titled Saiunkoku Monogatari Second Series (彩雲国物語 第2シリーズ) began airing on April 7, 2007 and consists of another 39 episodes, ending its run on March 8, 2008.