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May 12th, 2006 (05:01 am)

current mood: exhausted

I can't believe I stayed up most of the night reading vol 1 of Saiunkoku Monogatari. My eyes are definitely not thanking me and have been bugging me since around 11PM. :P That's okay,

1 - I didn't expect it to take me this long to read,
2 - it was longer than I expected
3 - It was a good book and I didn't want to rush it
4 - I haven't read a J novel in too long making it slower going again
5 - Reading on the 'puter is painful. I couldn't focus too well on the screen after awhile.
6 - Oh wow! Thankfully the spoiler I ran across is revealed in this novel so I have 9? more novels of unspoiled fun to look forward to over time
7 - There's *so* much more detail in the novel than is happening in the anime. I'll have to watch things again but little things that made my head go ?? with the added information in the book will likely makes sense now
8 - Book 1 will likely take us to ep 8 ish at a guess depending. In the novel, Ryuuren (Ran Shuuei's younger brother) doesn't appear yet so if they throw more curve balls like that....
9 - The characters are not too different from the anime portrayal although there are some little things.
10 - I wish we could've seen the novel portrayal of the scene where Shuurei demands to go home after discovering Ryuuki's little deception. *laughs*

......And likely there's lots more I'd like to say, but... I think I should try to get a little sleep before getting up tomorrow. I suspect this weekend will be lost in more reading though. ^o^


Posted by: sakurinha (cris_yoshida)
Posted at: May 12th, 2006 10:43 am (UTC)


I´ve read your post, and then, I searched in the net for Sainkoku, and found a summary. It seems really interesting, reminds me a little of Fushigi... ^_^ Downloding the anime!



Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 15th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)

^_^ BTW, if you have the option, go for the "We Suck" group's fansubs. Ayu's translation for Ep 1 was rather inaccurate. However, it's a lot more... natural English than parts of the "We Suck" one. ^^; It seems to remind a lot of people of Fushigi Yuugi, but I'm thinking it's a bit more like a light-hearted cross of 12 Kokuki and Anatolia Story (Akai Kawa no Hotori... Red River?)

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: May 12th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)

omg you MUST do a summary T____T
any details spoilers?? SHARE!!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 15th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)

I'm slowly working on things so take a look. ^^;


Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: May 15th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)

wai!!! arigatou *glomp*
neeee have a question...
i wanna read the chapter where the king goes to visit her in the middle of the night *snorts*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 15th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)

You mean the part where he goes with the roses? That's a couple parts later, but I'll see what I can scribble down for you. The only thing is, events in the anime are in slightly different order or don't exist in the novel, while other things are more clearly introduced / developed in the novel so it's very possible you'll miss out on those things until I go back for them. Still, I'll see how far I can get with it. ^_^

Posted by: Hezziwig (hezziwig)
Posted at: May 12th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)

Haha. I dl'ed the novels too, but I'm not anywhere near being able to read them yet. I'm very excited about this series though because it looks like such fun. ^_^ Must acquire more fun things.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 15th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)

*laughs* Definitely the anime is lots of fun and quite light hearted. The novels go into much greater detail but *definitely* has its share of fun scenes. ^^;; There are *so* many fun scenes especially in the second novel. ^^;; Unfortunately novel 3's file was corrupt. *cry*

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: May 15th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)

FUN SCENES??? ohooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

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