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Member's Poll #1 (by ~Bloo-D-emon) : Who are your top five Saiunkoku characters, and why? Vote your most favourite character below, then list your top five in the comments, and give your reasons if you'd like to share! ^^ 

90 deviants said Commission: Ryuuki by Riikochan-Artworks Ryuki
54 deviants said Commission: Shurei by Riikochan-Artworks Shurei
37 deviants said Commission: Seiran by Riikochan-Artworks Seiran
33 deviants said Commission: Sakujun by Riikochan-Artworks Sakujun
32 deviants said Commission: Ryuuren by Riikochan-Artworks Ryuren
30 deviants said Commission: Kijin by Riikochan-Artworks Kijin
26 deviants said Others ... Commission: Shuei by Riikochan-ArtworksShuei Commission: Koyuu Ri by Riikochan-ArtworksKoyu Anjuu's Style by fireflighttAnju Kouki Talking by fireflighttKoki ... Eigetsu/Korin/etc/etc) ... sorry, ran out of chibis!
19 deviants said Commission: Ensei by Riikochan-Artworks Ensei
10 deviants said Commission: Reishin by Riikochan-Artworks Reishin
5 deviants said Commission: Shoka by Riikochan-Artworks Shoka

Devious Comments

ShizukaxxxSecret Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist
1) Sa Sakujun (His character is tantalizing.)
2) Kou Shuurei (mah girl)
3) Kouchou (mah woman)
4) Ryou Anjuu (He is complex and I think I hate him more than I like him.)
5) Ran Setsuna

That's all the characters I care about lol. 
Bienia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
1. Kouyuu- he brings both laugh and tears (his past) to the story and the way he is always lost (also in life) is so cute :)
2. Shuuei- beacuse he acts like a playboy but actually knows the pain of one sieded love. I also love when he teases Kouyuu :D
3. Ensei- he is kind and stron, a friend you nan always depen on
4. Shuurei- I love strong female characters, I also like the fact that she isn't perfect and she has her weak moments when she doubts herself
5. Tantan- he is funny and he does not worship Shuurei like the others, she is allowed to be imperfect and weak with him, he is also very good at reading people
Argadnel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
1. Houju. ;) (Wink) Those looks go with a personality to match.

2. Ryuuki, because he's so incredibly adorable.

3. Kouyuu is a very, very close third. Who could resist that combination of grumpy and helpless, not to mention smart.

4. Shuuei as an even closer fourth. That guy is simply perfect.

5. Reishin, so wonderfully twisted.
mokayuki Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
#1 -Seiran Shi = I love how honest, straight forward he is. He very protective of Shuurei.      He's hot, smart. His life story is so touching and makes me sad. He does a great job of hiding his secret. A prince in the shadows.Love his sword skills wish i had them lol
#2 - Shuurei Hong = I love that even though she's upper class she doesn't act as though. She very hard working and has big dreams. Shows everyone what she can do, without boosting about it.
#3 - Korin Sa = She is so cute and pretty. I love how meek she is. Even if she did try to kill Shuurei at first lol
#4 Ensei Ro = Smarter then he looks, hot, awesome fighting skills lol
#5 - Ryuki Shi = he has had a hard life. Im glad he's trying to live up to his family's title
Lavellan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Choosing a top five would be difficult, so I'll just say these two:
Ryuuki, and then Seiran! Truth be told, though, I like all of the characters. However, I was pleasantly surprised when we found out about Ryuuki; I didn't know what I was prepared for when I started watching Saiunkoku. Was Shuurei going to have to met a King that was slovenly and careless? At that point, I didn't think the King was going to exactly be a "good" character - but, like I quickly learned, /holy cow Bishounen alert/ (for practically every guy on the show), and Ryuuki is a truly compassionate and sweet character. It's a shame that they never produced a third season to wrap up the series; I'd probably cry at the ending if they went down the manga route, though, so I guess that's for the best. XD

And Seiran just because... well, Seiran is a stable character. I can't word it much better than that, but he's always there for Shuurei - he's dependable, and he's a really great person. And, I won't spoil the ending, but like Ryuuki... as far as the love triangle goes (or is it something like a decagon in this series?), Seiran has the whole "I just wanted my beloved to be happy" attitude for Shuurei, and oh gosh, it's so sweet. ;o;

And then I'm going to throw and honorable mention to the series' protagonist Shuurei, since she's a really good protagonist - and, not to mention, she's also a very good *female* protagonist, as well. She's defiantly human, and she makes plenty of mistakes, but it's in harmony with her character and makes her realistic and relateable... And one more to Sakujun. He was a pretty interesting character, and moreover, I really appreciated how they handled him being the "morally questionable" male romance (and foil to Ryuuki). 
vidkid19962 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Ryuki because he is awesome and he is cute with Shurei x3
LeylaMarias Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ensei is without a doubt my most favorite character! I just love him, he's so funny!
elly-98 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I voted Sakujun because the part of story with him I found it more interesting and then I don't like very much Ryuuki I've never known if he stupid or I prefer Sakujun as Shuurei lover

5 Ryuuren
zZxero Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   General Artist
1. Kijin - he is mysterious, that is all.
2. Shuurei - a really strong and admirable person.
3. Ryuuki - I like how he is a quirky emperor as well as attracted to both male and female ;)
4. Ryuren - just a really fabulous person.
5. Sakujun - probably because he gives me the sympathy feels.
hmeyra-ruveyda Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. Ryuki
2. Shuei/Koyu
3. Seiran
4. Ryuren
5. Ensei/Eigetsu

Ahhh it's a hard decision...since I love all of 'em :heaert:
DoonyaYAMI Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
1.Ran Shuei -his way with women
2.Ryuuki Shi-lil' childish but of nice attitude
3.Seiran - his cute and Ryuuki's only loyal bro
4.Ryuuren - extravagant and funny-to-go
5.Kochou - strong and bold
Ginryuzaki Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
1. Ryuuren
2. Seiran
3. Reishin
4. Koyuu
5. Ensei
ChibiShay Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
1. Sakujun; he is so twisted. *squee*
2. Yogetsu/Eigetsu; From chibi to badass and back again. XD
3. Shuurei; she is helpful and kind, yet firm in her beliefs, hard-working, generous, and mentally strong.
4. Ensei; tough enough to beat anyone in a fist fight, yet well mannered, and intelligent enough to run a Province; even if it was with some help.
5. Shouka; most badass Ninja/Assassin dad Ever~
SabakunoYana Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
1. Ryuuki
2. Kouyuu
3. Kijin
4. Shouka
5. Reishin
jaja1998 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

1-ryuuki- his character is so funny and i love when he is serious when it comes to his kingdom

2-shuurei - she has a wonderful way of thinking

3-seiran - the way he protect shuurei is so cute :3

4-ryuuren-i voted for ryuen because he is very funny and misterious in his way of thinking .it's one of my favorite personnage . my orther favorite personnage is ryuki

5- koyu - i love his bad character x) he is so funny

KeyPassions Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The mysterious person under that mask always interests me~ :giggle:
LyrykenLied Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I voted Ryuuki first because I think he's an interesting character, growing up from a frail kid to a courageous emperor :meow:

Then I'd say...

2)Seiran, he has a particular temper but I think he's very interesting and deep too.
3)Ryuren, just because, he's Ryuren xD
4)Shuurei, because well, she's interesting, intelligent and strong, too ^-^
5)Kouyuu and program hahahahaha

Well actually it is so hard to make a choice, there are many characters and they often have each their own singularities which make them so real and deep and loveable :iconsquishhugplz:
Mae-Gwyn Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Ryuuren because he seems to be insane but he is actually brilliant
2. Shuurei because she is not the typical noble woman
3. Eigestu because he has a mysterious background to him
4. Shusui because she is not the meek little handmaiden
5. Ryuuki because he eventually learns that he must change not for love but for his people
ShiKasai16 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. Ryuuki - He is cute and childish
2. Ryuuren - He's smart
3. Sakujun - He is hot and everything xD
4. Ensei - He is cool and dependable
5. Seiran - He is handsome and cool
crow-ash Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Koyu
2. Shuei
3. Seiran
4. Kijin
5. Shoka
rugbiter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. Koyu. I love his lack of direction and how easily he gets frustrated.
2. Shuei, I don't know why, I just really like him.
3. Ryuuren, I love how random he is more than anything.
4. Seiran, I guess I just love how caring and sincere he comes across as.
5. Its a tie between Ryuuki and Shurei. I love how carefree Ryuuki comes across as yet the extra depth to his character that he seems to try to hide. He's sweet and kind and adorable. And I love Shurei's strength and how she reigns him in when she needs to. She also has the extra depth of intelligence and stubbornness. Its hard sometimes to find a female character who can pull off both gentleness and stubbornness in anime without her eventually being tamed to the point where she loses everything you originally loved about her.

Hard choices, but there they are
FlowerAkane Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Shuurei
2. Ryuuki
3. Sheiran
4. Sakujun
5. Shuei Ran
ArtemisHvitur Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. Ran Ryuuren
2. Shi Ryuuki
3. Sa Sakujun
4. Kou Shuurei
5. Ri Koyu
OverlordSumomo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

All mostly due to the depth and personality of the characters
SebastianaMonamour Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Koyu is so fun and cute)))))
Tenkana Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're all...too's overpowering ;~;
Gwenvar Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   General Artist
I knew Ryuki will win, most neatly designed! :3
arisuchannel Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I adore Shuurei so much. She is so mature, brave, intelligent, hard-worker, always fighting and never give up. It's so difficult for a girl that age in that era to be like her!
She's really my fav anime girl character, she's the best :)
Way too perfect. I wish I can be like her.

I like Ryuuki too, but not adore. He stole my heart ♥.♥ (lol)
SihaRakhet Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#1 Sakujun. Because how he loves Shurei so deeply, even though he was kinda portrayed as a bad guy.
#2 Kijin. I loved how he wore his mask all the time and when the jaw dropped for him to drink tea! xD I died. Also because everyone thinks he must be hideous and he's so gorgeous!
#3 Ryuren. His strangness and terribly music playing just draws me to him! He's so adorable!
#4 Seiran. His love for Shurei and Ryuki just pierced my heart and I cried alot for him and Ryuki.
#5 And finally Ensei. He reminds me of a bear or a wolf. Well more a bear and then in my head he shows up as this cute adorable scruffly chubby little bear! <3 It's too cute!
kannie1994 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
When I switched between the manga, anime and novel, my bias list was always ruined. Up until now, for me:

1. Sa Sakujun (damn!!!!! he need more attention)
2. Ryou Anju (always flirting, no wonder, he's Sakujun's half-brother)
3. Shi Ryuuki (he was my no.1 at first, but the more the series went on, he dropped down >___> not because he wasn't good for me anymore, just for more interesting characters showed up)
4. Ran Shuuei (especially when he didn't tie his hair up)
5. Kou Kijin/Houju (i was already addicted to him at first, but when it came to the part he attended the cross-dressing competition, SCREAMMMMMMMM, he beat all the guys in SaiMono in my hear *___*)

If there was number 6, I will choose Ki Kouki for sure (this asshole was such a bastard to Shuurei, but he was cutely reasonable xD)
Uraniiie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
KitaMikichi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's too hard to choose!! I love so many of the Saiunkoku characters!

1. Ryuuki
2. Eigetsu
3. Koyu
4. Ryuuren
5. Seiran
Dianote Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
1. Shoka
2. Reishin
3. Seiran
4. Koyu
5. Ryuuki
SilverDust20383 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Ryuuren has to be my favourite... Hail the radishes.
1. Ryuuren
2. Shuurei
3. Seiran
4. Eigetsu
5. Tan-tan (the episode where Seiran throws bamboo shoots at him is just hilarious)
rinfiora Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist
1. Shuurei
2. Ryuki
3. Seiran
4. Koyu
5. Shuei
athime Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
KOUYUU... Who else would it be? I watch (an fell in love) Saiunkoku because of him!(Heard him shouting in the TV, blinked a few times, and look for every episode available in the net.)

and now here comes the hard part....
2nd would be........ Kochou!! She's cool, can't help it.
3rd is Sou Gen? LOL. Its Seiga of course!
4th Shuuei?
5th Yuri-Hime - Why didnt she appear in the anime? why?

this list is a big lie! I like them all! But I do love Kouyuu.. :love:
xXJoseeeyXx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oooh i dunno~....
i like every character, they all have something to like about them =S
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
My favourite was Ryuren, probably. I love his pure character and his sense of friendship... I like his weirdness, too! XD

About other characters, I remember liking Ryuki (I like characters who seems stupid on the outside but are actually smart), Ensei (he's handsome! ^^ ), Reishin (simply hilarious) and Shoka (his real self is so cool!); but I pretty much liked any character, villains included. ^^
cyanoscarlet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Shuurei (Yes, we're almost alike. Straightforward yet naive at times.)
2. Shouka (I wish I had a dad like him. /No, not the "Black Wolf" thing./)
3. Seiran (Loyal, devoted and all. Personally, I like him better than Ryuuki.)
4. Kouyuu (Love his antics, the ridiculously hilarious person he is.)
5. Sakujun (His scary hedonistic sadist-masochist personality is just interesting. Other than that... well, no.)
KitaMikichi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So hard to pick!! They're all so good!

1. Ryuuki - He really cares about people (especially Shurei), knows when to get serious, but is also really funny. ^^
2. Eigetsu - Dependable, kind and innocent
3. Koyu - To quote from I-Robot, "stupidest smart person" ever! XD He can teach Shurei all about politics, but when he can't find *insert ministry/building here*, he wonders if it sprouted wings and flew away!
4. Ryuuren - So random with his flute of doom!
5. Tie between Shuurei & Seiran - You have to admire Shuurei's determination and hard work! And you've gotta love the different sides of Seiran's personality. ^^
crazysakuru Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. Ryuuki cause he is SO FLIPPIN SWEET~! <3 love him :D everything about him I love!
2. Koyou cause I just love how he deals with things xD and gets lost
3. Shuurei cause her bold character and going ageist this "this is a man's job" kinda thing is really cool. Though I would love if she could accept Shuurei's love XDDD
4. Ran Shuuei cause he's just dope like that.
5. this is hard OTL most lively Ryuren cause he is so weird but he knows what he is doing xD his philosophy in life is very unpredictable. lol
AyuMayuki Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seiran would be my really big favorite. ^-^ :heart:
I love Shurei and Ryuki too, so they'd make my second favorites! :meow:

:blushes: I love Seiran because I happen to have a fetish with men having long white hair. I love his personality and how protective he can be toward the people he loves. :heart:
Sakura-A-Night Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
#1 Shurei = I beleve she makes a great role model. What ever she is doing she gives 110% to that cause. she studys hard and she knows her dream and works hard tords that dream for the people of the lands. She is strong and brave. Yet she has her weakness as well. And people just can't help being drawn to her in one way or another.
#2 Sakujun = He is verry smart and I am verry attracted to a great brain. I thank he had the power to become one of the geatest evil beings of the land of saiunkoku. If it wasn't for Shurei. I like how he could have crushed anyone at any time but because most of the time he doesn't care much aboult anythang he had no real drive. untill Shurei came into his life. and like ryuki and seiran he couldn't help but like her. I like to thank he did love her in the end.
#3 Seiran = He had it ruff as a teen. I love how though he could have became hartless and cold but he truly remained warm and caring. he would give his life for those he loves and holds dear. And I thank that it probly took him alot of will power to remane a good hearted person.
#4 Ryuki = He may have been a bad king in the biginning BUT he was smart and kind. He was convinced that he was not the one who should rule and that the land of Saiunkoku whould be better off if sayen would have been made the true ruler. True he's thoughtless. and he didn't want to rule. he's childish and sometimes a pain. But he truly is a good man.
And #5 Ryuren = He is verry funny! I love how he can get into any place he wants and you wouldn't know he was there till you herd his flute. He is so free and I truly beleave he can see thangs that others can not. He has his own way of chearing people up. and he is truly smart. He knows who he is and what he wants and he will not be pushed around by anyone but Shurei and Eggatsue.
Dreigo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ryuuki - He is sweet. I love how he panic when topic is about Shuurei :lmao: Adorable :heart:
And I love Koyu... He always lost and thinking too much :la:
kryfionka Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I have a dilemma between Ryuren and Seiran because i like both of them. I have choosen Seiran because i like his appearance and character. He's really cool.
tennisbunnyrox Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ack! i can't choose! but i voted ryuuren on the poll because he is just too eccentric. xD i love him!
1. Koyu! I just love this guy and how he has no sense of direction(it's so ridiculous sometimes.)
2. Ryuuren! He's really interesting so I really like him. xD
3. Ryuuki! This is guy is so lovable! How could u not like him! xD
4. Seiran! He's really caring so that really caught my heart. xD I also love his interaction with ensei. :D
5. Reishin! :D totally want him as my uncle. xDDDD
i love almost all the characters so it was really hard to choose my top 5. x(
myehime Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist
1.) Seiran. there's just something about him that interests me. Maybe his looks? his loyalty? his strength? wits? Ever since I started watching Sai Mono from a few years back, I've always loved him. I feel happy everytime he comes in a scene

2.) Ryuuki. He's loyal to Shuurei.
3.) Ran Shuuei. He's loyal to Ryuuki. Lol, no, he's a good friend.
4.)Kouyou. The four of them, Ran, Seiran, Ryuuki and him look good together. Teehee. No kidding, they have different qualities/personalities and capabilities but they do well together.
5.) Ryuuren. He's a natural.

I would really like to put all characters in the list. Lol
icegirljenni Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Voted Ryuuki :thumbsup:

follow by, Shurei, Seiran, Ensei and Koyu :D
yuukie16 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i like ryuuki the most !! why ?
because even though shuurei have like pushed him away he still wait for her !
ahh i love he's character ! XD hahaha

total fangirling !!! X3
YKajitaka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. KOUYUU. My love. My dear. *faints*

2. Seiran

3. Ensei (grawr.)

4. Eigetsu/Yougetsu

5. Ryuuren

Of course, after Ensei I'm just being random. I love almost all the characters. Thusfar, the only one I can't stand is Sakujun. Just can't. At all.
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