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The Story of Saiunkoku: Season 1, Part Three (2006)

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Format: NTSC, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: January 27, 2009
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001K98M82
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,645 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Before reporting to their assigned posts, Shurei and Eigetsu remain in Kinka to contend with the deadly Murderous Blades. However, during their well-meaning endeavor, the tyrannical Sa Clan initiates a lockdown of the capital city Koren, which is where Shurei and Eigetsu must reach at all costs, otherwise they risk forfeiting their posts as governor of Sa province.

In order to recover a special ornament crucial to fulfilling her post, Shurei accepts a dubious invitation to a Sa Clan ceremony, where fatal consequences await her.

Season 1, Part 3 contains episodes 28-39 on 3 discs.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Saiunkoku May 11, 2009
Saiunkoku is a beautiful series set in a mythical kingdom recovering from a period of civil war. It has a good plot and interesting characters and is beautifly animated.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chick flick June 18, 2013
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I liked the story, until the end. You don't know for sure if the bad guy really dies or not, and they kinda leave you hanging on the love story part as well. They never tell you whether or not she really ever ends up with the king. I like definite endings with no loop holes.
I loved the art. The attention to detail is wonderful! The music is good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! February 26, 2009
By Autumn
I absolutely loved it! It had a little bit of a chick flick as well as intrique, and we can't forget about love triangles. It really had me going from start to finish.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Anime!!! January 17, 2009
You guys will love this anime. I love the story and everything that happens in it. If your wondering what it is about, well I can say it is a bit political but at the same time a "chick flick." It has romance and comedy in it. The animation is wonderful.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Story of Saiunkoku March 5, 2009
If you don't know what it's about, go to Wikipedia and type in: The Story of Saiunkoku and it will tell you more than the above reviews and better than I could do without giving away spoilers.

I've watched both the first season/series and most of the second. The animation is excellent and exactly like the pictures you see depicted. Young women and children have the big eyes, but everyone else looks normal. There isn't as much of the simplistic animation where characters are shown with a major emotion that many people don't like in animation because it makes the anime look childish to American viewers.

Really, if you like a good plot with intrigue, but not too intricate that you can't tell what is going on, and you like romance then I'd advise that you buy this DVD. It's an investment that you will be returning to time and time again just like a good book.

Oh, wait ... will there be books in English? Only the future will tell since there are light novels and mangas in Japanese.

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