Watch Saiunkoku Monogatari
- 2 Seasons
Saiunkoku is a romantic anime that focuses on Shurei Hong, a woman of formerly-noble heritage. Although her father toils as an Imperial librarian, she must spend much of her time in school and working the odd job to stay financially afloat, despite her dreams of gaining a government job. The sad truth is that women are banned from governmental work in this empire. A new emperor has spawned rumors of homosexuality and disinterest in courtly intrigue. In order to restore the status quo, the emperor's Grand Adviser offers Shurei a government job if she teaches the emperor how to rule.