History YMMV / SaiunkokuMonogatari

10th Feb '16 8:46:46 AM creader
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Not in the series per se, but in its North American release. The last episode of the anime released by Geneon before the company's collapse, episode 10, is titled "Good Things Come to Those Who Wait". Episodes 11-39 would not see the light of day for another full year; many of the show's fans doubted it would ever happen.

to:

* FunnyAneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment:
**
Not in the series per se, but in its North American release. The last episode of the anime released by Geneon before the company's collapse, episode 10, is titled "Good Things Come to Those Who Wait". Episodes 11-39 would not see the light of day for another full year; many of the show's fans doubted it would ever happen.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The fact that Geneon shut down in the middle of releasing it didn't help. Even so, no one reasonably expected this series to do well in North America (shojo anime, with rare exceptions, sell terribly in the States). Thus, it had a very low print run, especially once Funimation started distributing it. However, the series proved to have ''just'' the right level of popularity to completely sell out at retail, but not for any other company to rescue the license (or pick up Season 2). As a result, ''good friggin' luck finding a legitimate copy''; when available at all, used copies of the series especially the 9-disc complete collection that Funimation put out for about ten minutes in 2009 are often extremely pricey.
** ''Saiunkoku'' also happens to be one of those shows where the few people who own it tend to love it and won't sell it for anything.
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Beautifully averted. Shuurei is able to be successful in a male-dominated society through brains and hard work, and she's allowed to be as feminine as she wants while she's doing it, dammit.
** In fact, Episode 12 of the anime has Shuurei getting advice from her friend Kouchou, the highest-ranking courtesan of the Kogoro brothel (Shuurei used to keep the brothel's account books). Before Shuurei leaves, Kouchou gives her a box full of fancy cosmetics, referring to it as "a woman's war-paint" and encouraging her to "wear it into battle". Shuurei does exactly that on the day of the Imperial Exam, in a MundaneMadeAwesome moment.




----
12th May '15 4:24:03 PM Soufriere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PragmaticTranslation: As mentioned in DubNameChange on the main page, a couple of names were altered for the American release. Most notably, Kou was changed to Hong in order to avoid confusion with the almost identical sounding Ko. ''Hong'' is simply the Mandarin pronunciation of the character making up the clan's name (''Kou'' is the Japanese reading of it).




to:

* {{Woolseyism}}: As mentioned in DubNameChange on the main page, some names were altered for the American release. Most notably, Kou was changed to Hong in order to avoid confusion with the almost identical sounding Ko. ''Hong'' is simply the Mandarin pronunciation of the character making up the clan's name (''Kou'' is the Japanese reading of it). So ''technically'' the name was never changed at all. That it sounds more clearly Chinese in a world very obviously based on Ancient China is a nice bonus.
12th May '15 4:19:31 PM Soufriere
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* PragmaticTranslation: As mentioned in DubNameChange on the main page, a couple of names were altered for the American release. Most notably, Kou was changed to Hong in order to avoid confusion with the almost identical sounding Ko. ''Hong'' is simply the Mandarin pronunciation of the character making up the clan's name (''Kou'' is the Japanese reading of it).
17th Sep '14 1:58:14 AM Soufriere
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The fact that Geneon shut down in the middle of releasing it didn't help. Even so, no one reasonably expected this series to do well in North America (shojo anime, with rare exceptions, sell terribly in the States). Thus, it had a very low print run, especially once Funimation started distributing it. However, the series proved to have ''just'' the right level of popularity to completely sell out at retail, but not for any other company to rescue the license (or pick up Season 2). As a result, ''good friggin' luck finding a legitimate copy''; when available at all, used copies of the series especially the 9-disc complete collection that Funimation put out for about ten minutes in 2009 are often extremely pricey.
** ''Saiunkoku'' also happens to be one of those shows where the few people who own it tend to love it and won't sell it for anything.
17th Sep '14 12:47:54 AM Soufriere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In fact, Episode 12 of the anime has Shuurei getting advice from a high-ranking courtesan (Shuurei used to keep the brothel's account books), who gives her a box full of fancy makeup, referring to it as "a woman's war-paint".

to:

** In fact, Episode 12 of the anime has Shuurei getting advice from a high-ranking her friend Kouchou, the highest-ranking courtesan of the Kogoro brothel (Shuurei used to keep the brothel's account books), who books). Before Shuurei leaves, Kouchou gives her a box full of fancy makeup, cosmetics, referring to it as "a woman's war-paint".war-paint" and encouraging her to "wear it into battle". Shuurei does exactly that on the day of the Imperial Exam, in a MundaneMadeAwesome moment.
17th Sep '14 12:39:57 AM Soufriere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Not in the show per se, but in its North American release. The last episode released by Geneon before its collapse, episode 10, is titled "Good Things Come to Those Who Wait". Episodes 11+ would not see the light of day in North America for another full year; many of the show's fans in 2007 doubted it would ever happen.
** Kouyuu's constantly getting lost is a RunningGag of the series. In a side story, when he was brought back to the Kou residence by Reishin, he was "persuaded" to stay by being told that the house is haunted and the monster would get angry if he tried to run away. Furniture in the house were then constantly rearranged to reinforce the story and to make sure that the boy could not run away to the point that it completely screwed up his sense of direction. While it is done with good intention, it is still a horrible thing to do to a child.
* HoYay: Oh so much. Occasionally played for laughs in the early episodes, such as when Shuurei speculates that Ryuuki and Seiran might be in love with each other. [[spoiler: Even funnier in later episodes when it is revealed that Ryuuki and Seiran are brothers.]]

to:

* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Not in the show series per se, but in its North American release. The last episode of the anime released by Geneon before its the company's collapse, episode 10, is titled "Good Things Come to Those Who Wait". Episodes 11+ 11-39 would not see the light of day in North America for another full year; many of the show's fans in 2007 doubted it would ever happen.
** Kouyuu's constantly getting lost is a RunningGag of the series. In a side story, when he was brought back to the Kou Koh/Hong residence by Reishin, he was "persuaded" to stay by being told that the house is haunted and the monster would get angry if he tried to run away. Furniture in the house were then constantly rearranged to reinforce the story and to make sure that the boy could not run away to the point that it completely screwed up his sense of direction. While it is done with good intention, it is still a horrible thing to do to a child.
* HoYay: Oh so much. Occasionally played for laughs in the early episodes, such as when Shuurei speculates that Ryuuki and Seiran might be in love with each other. [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even funnier in later episodes when it is revealed that Ryuuki and Seiran are brothers.]]



* ValuesDissonance: Advisor Sho's [[spoiler: inaction during the Struggle for the Throne, so that a worthy emperor may reveal themselves, makes much more sense when you understand how the Mandate of Heaven works.]]

to:

** In fact, Episode 12 of the anime has Shuurei getting advice from a high-ranking courtesan (Shuurei used to keep the brothel's account books), who gives her a box full of fancy makeup, referring to it as "a woman's war-paint".
* ValuesDissonance: Advisor Sho's [[spoiler: inaction [[spoiler:inaction during the Struggle for the Throne, so that a worthy emperor may reveal themselves, himself, makes much more sense when you understand how the Mandate of Heaven works.]]


Added DiffLines:

1st Jul '14 11:35:14 AM creader
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FridgeHorror: In Episode 3 of the anime Ryuuki mentions that the dose of poison meant for Shuurei was not meant to kill her. Given the most likely culprit for the poisoning, I wondered that if the poisoner's intent wasn't to kill her, then why try and why use poison? Then when I was rewatching the episode when it hit me during a short scene with two ladies of the court gossiping on a Ryuuki sharing Shuurei's bed. Of course the poisoner's intent wasn't to kill her, it was to cause her to have a miscarriage!
19th May '14 9:43:53 PM Discontent
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NeedsMoreLove



* TheWoobie: Ryuuki and Eigetsu.

to:

* TheWoobie: Ryuuki and Eigetsu.Eigetsu.
----
21st Feb '14 1:55:53 PM SonofAkatosh
Is there an issue? Send a Message
21st Feb '14 1:55:52 PM SonofAkatosh
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ValuesDissonance: Advisor Sho's [[spoiler: inaction during the Struggle for the Throne, so that a worthy emperor may reveal themselves, makes much more sense when you understand how the Mandate of Heaven works.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 20. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.SaiunkokuMonogatari