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Stuff on Saiunkoku Characters

May 31st, 2006 (11:40 am)

Comments and stuff on the characters:

Shuurei's description of Ryuuren to her father:

It's like he's 52 degrees off normal. At least if he were 45, 90 or 180 degrees off base, you can make allowances for it and figure out how to deal with him, but since he's off by such a strange degree, you can't really understand him.


Seiran's reason as he told Shuuei while he wasn't staying in the Uringun:

If I were in the Uringun, I won't be able to go home at a set time. I won't be able to have Her Lady's meals.


Ryuuki and Seiran:
Ryuuki complained about Seiran's looks being the cause of everything (his misunderstanding of who he was). Ryuuki honestly didn't think they were that different in age. Seiran admits that even he can't tell his age from his looks. Ryuuki then comments that you'd never think Seiran was older than Shuuei.

Seiran: I don't know about that. Mentally, at least, I think I'm much older than he is.


Otherwise, when Kouyuu's with Shuuei, he's definitely a lot more hot-tempered than he normally is. The same's true between Reishin and Kou Kijin, and Seiran and Ensei. I guess they're close enough that they don't have to hide things. Anime Kouyuu is a bit too emotional compared to the novels. His freezing in the tourney is an example of something that I don't think is typical for his character. He wouldn't do that sort of thing in public.

It's a good thing Ensei's so good at fighting otherwise he'd have been pincushioned eons ago by Seiran's sword and temper.

Seiran and Shuuei... Shuuei, short of pulling rank on Seiran, doesn't have a chance against him. ^^;; Seiran seems to always have the upper hand on him and cuts off any opposition before Shuuei can really protest. Ryuuki even asks Seiran not to tease Shuuei so much at one point. ^^; Of course, Seiran doesn't let Shuuei get remotely close to Shuurei telling him that if he wants to approach her in that manner, he has to clean up his womanizing ways first. (Mind you, Ryuuren takes a similar attitude towards Shuuei) ^^;

Shoot. I don't know if we'll get that story or not?? It's part of when Ryuuren is staying at Shuuei's home and considers Shuurei and Eigetsu as his friends. Shuurei and Eigetsu ask Ryuuren to come for dinner and so Ryuuren hits all the gambling spots to earn money to buy some stuffs to take for dinner. While at it, he runs into someone who drops a mask. Ryuuren immediately recognizes the face on the mask as Shouka's and can only assume that the person who'd had it was up to no good. He then leaves his winnings with that person (sic he throws it at him) and runs off with the mask. ^^;

Wow, what a jumbled mess. ^^;

Comments

Posted by: Jade (icy_jade)
Posted at: May 31st, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)

Of course, Seiran doesn't let Shuuei get remotely close to Shuurei telling him that if he wants to approach her in that manner, he has to clean up his womanizing ways first.

Which I don't think would be a hard thing to do, if he wants to court Shuurei. *laughs* (I have, like, this insanely big bias for Shuurei, for some curious reason.) Aside from Shuuei/Kouyuu, I want to see how this pairing turns out to be (including Seiran/Shuurei, Ryuuki/Shuurei, heck, why not everybody/Shuurei. D:)

It's a good thing Ensei's so good at fighting otherwise he'd have been pincushioned eons ago by Seiran's sword and temper.

Amen! :D

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)

*laughs* True although it's pretty funny to see everyone be so protective of her whether he's actually interested or not. :P

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: May 31st, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)

umm...interesting! likes any bit of info on the SM character!
gah furuba 128 will be out soon @_@
we're soooo close to the end T_____T

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)

*blink* Come to think of it, that's true. ^^; It'll be interesting to see what happens between Kyo and Tohru. ^___^

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
Hmpf. *smug*

omg these are great tidbits. heh.

seiran *giggles* RABU him. ryuuki....RABU too. ^^

so, ithought in the novel Seiran DOES state that he is 21. . .so, then Shuuei is that age too? hmmm...

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)

...Seiran's self-proclaimed to be 21, but he's not. Since he claims to be 21 and he doesn't seem to be too far off his age, nobody questioned it or thought to connect him with Prince Seien because of the age difference, but he's actually older than Shuuei. IIRC, Shuuei is 24, Kouyuu around 22(?) and Seiran's 26. ^^;

Posted by: Jade (icy_jade)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 09:51 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 3rd, 2006 06:43 am (UTC)

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 4th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 5th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 5th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Maria (reynardine)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 08:55 am (UTC)
tampopo

Hi. Just wanted to let you know I've friended you. I'm a friend of toriru4ever --she's known me (online) for a couple of years now. She talked me into trying Saiunkoku Monogatari, so I'm just getting into it. :-)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)

Greetings and welcome! ^___^ I'll admit, she's gotten me thoroughly hooked on this series. Too much so maybe. >_<;;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)

Posted by: A K A R I (akari_kazuki)
Posted at: June 1st, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
Hmm...

This series seems really interesting! I think I'll check it out! You getting so into it makes me interested, too!

Thanks for letting me friend you, by the way! ^^

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Hmm...

It's a really interesting series. (The novels more so. ^^;; ) Have fun with it! ^_^

Posted by: A K A R I (akari_kazuki)
Posted at: June 3rd, 2006 08:29 am (UTC)
Re: Hmm...

Posted by: bek (biases)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
kureno

Hi, just wanting to drop you a line on your wonderful Saiunkoku Monogatari transcripts! They have allowed me to enjoy this fantastic series beyond what has already been subbed, and I can't thank you enough for the time and effort that must go into transcribing and then typing up so much. I've been going to your randomfandom site for years to read your great Fruits Basket summaries/scripts, and now I have even more reason to be haunting it. :D

Thanks again for being so dedicated, and I'm certain countless others are appreciative as well. Keep up the good work! <3

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 3rd, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)

Cheers and enjoy! ^_^

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 5th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
I Love the Saiunkoku Monogatari Section!!!

Thanks for taking the time to do a section on the Saiunkoku Monogatari anime and novel series. I was ecstatic when I came upon your website. Since the fansubbing for this anime is coming out at a slow pace, I thought that I would try googling a site that has more information regarding the anime and the novels and the Saiunkoku Monogatari section of your site does just that. I must say that your translations/summaries for the anime and for the novels are really good.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing future updates to your site.

Posted by: The Hamster Of Death (vampyrichamster)
Posted at: June 10th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)

Wow, more great stuff! The little outtakes only books can pop in definitely add perspective to the anime. I was trying to do the math on Seiran's age throughout the anime raws, and it was weird, because the young Seien that Ryuuki remembers is definitely not 8 (if he was really 21). Seiran clearly came off as being internally mid-20s or even 30. So seeing your 26 definitely helped clear things up. :)

Ryuuren probably gets away with what he does by being knowingly eccentric. It's hard to tell when he's really taking liberties or just being himself. :)

Posted by: lady_readwolf (lady_readwolf)
Posted at: March 3rd, 2007 07:25 am (UTC)
intro, request, and thanks

I'm going to fangirl you a bit, I think--at least until I get through reading all these lovely notes on "Saiunkoku Monogatari". And then I'll head over to your site and get the Furubura stuff.

Since I'm probably going to friend you--with your permission--here's a quick intro to me: name's Andrea. Currently living in Japan (Kanto Region, hour or so north of Tokyo, out in the rice fields ^__^) and working as an ALT in two junior highs and four elementaries as well as some extra classes in the evenings. 28 this month, and imensely grateful to find an older sempai. Friend of _branch_'s and written_in_blue, which is how I both found out about KokuMono and your journal.
Any questions, feel free to ask. In the meantime, I'll be trowling back through these entries to gleam any bit of knowledge about this series that I can. Thanks for sharing these with the masses!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 4th, 2007 08:59 am (UTC)
Re: intro, request, and thanks

Have fun sifting through everything! There're lots of little goodies hiding about. ^_^ (And feel free to friend me.)

Hope to see you about. ^_^

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