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Saiunkoku Monogatari: Ko Shuurei

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

saiunkoku monogatari cosplay - ko / hong shuureiThe only daughter of the Ko Noble Family, Shurei saw first hand how war could devastate her homeland when she was still very young. This made her strive to become the first female government official, a feat that seemed impossible being that all government officials in her country are male. This did not stop her from taking the Imperial exams, finishing among the top ranks with To Eigetsu.

Such a beautiful cosplay of Shuurei. It must have taken hours to do her hair. Great work!

Saiunkoku Monogatari: To Eigetsu / Yogetsu

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

saiunkoku monogatari cosplay - to eigetsu / yogetsuThe shy, intelligent boy who passed the Provincial exams at the age of 12, Eigetsu possesses dissociative identity disorder. He becomes a completely different person when he drinks alcohol, calling himself “Yogetsu”. Yogetsu is very good in combat, and slightly arrogant, but he is also very intelligent like Eigetsu.

Eigetsu passes the Imperial Exams at the age of 13 and became the governor of Sa Province along side Ko Shurei, making him the youngest governor appointed to office.

He’s one of my favorite characters in the series, next to Seiran and Ryuki. But I still think Seiran should have been Emperor… or ended up with Shurei at least. I’ve yet to find the second season for Saiunkoku Monogatari, so who knows what happened in the end?

Saiunkoku Monogatari: Shi Seiran 02

Monday, May 19th, 2008

saiunkoku monogatari / color cloud palace cosplay - shi seiran 02

Another cosplayer of Shi Seiran, but this time, in his full body armor. He became the official bodyguard of Ko Shuurei as ordered by his majesty, the emperor Shi Ryuki, which is actually his younger brother. Ryuki would want nothing more than to give his palace to his beloved brother, but being he was exiled, doing so may cause another war, something both of them do not want.

I think this cosplay is more accurate than the first one, although Seiran’s hair color can be interpreted both ways. This is the proper length and style though.

Saiunkoku Monogatari: Shi Ryuki

Friday, April 18th, 2008

saiunkoku monogatari / color cloud palace cosplay - shi ryukiShi Ryuki is the emperor in the series Saiunkoku Monogatari, roughly translated as “Color Cloud Palace”. He is the youngest of 6 brothers and was the most unlikely candidate to become emperor. One could say that he became emperor by default; his 4 brothers ended up killing each for the throne and his beloved Seien, the only who seemed to have cared for him was exiled for treason. This left Ryuki empty and uninterested in politics… That is, until Ko Shurei changed his mind.

Revealing any more would spoil the anime plot, so let me just say that this is a most impressive cosplay of the young emperor. I also apologize for not updating recently… My blog has been giving me some trouble…

Saiunkoku Monogatari: Shi Seiran

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

saiunkoku monogatari cosplay / color cloud palace cosplay - she seiranThe exiled second brother of the emperor, Shi Ryuki, Shi Seiran, or Prince Seien, is a secretive man who is stubborn and not easily threatened by power. This, as well as his excellent swordsmanship and intellectual superiority made him the “flower” of the royal princes. He and his mother were exiled because his maternal grandfather conspired to make him the next emperor. This plot almost caused him his life, since the other royals who were fighting for the throne sent assassins to kill him.

Miraculously, he was spared from certain death. He was then taken in by the Ko household and became part of their family. It is because of this kindness that he has devoted his life to protecting the Ko Household, especially the daughter, Ko Shurei.

It’s so sad that Shurei and Seiran are not a couple. :( I want them to end up together, not Ryuki… But anyway, this is a really nice cosplay of Seiran, even if the cosplayer is a girl. 8)

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