The Story of Saiunkoku - Chibi Ran Shuuei Free Paper Toy Download

The Story of Saiunkoku - Chibi Ran Shuuei Free Paper Toy Download


The Story of Saiunkoku - Chibi Ran Shuuei Free Paper Toy DownloadThis paper toy is a chibi Ran Shuuei, the general of the Shaolin Army and the fourth eldest of the five sons of the Ran Clan, based on the Japanese light novel series The Story of Saiunkoku (aka Saiunkoku Monogatari), the papercraft is created by Larry-San.

Ran Shuuei has legendary fighting skills thanks to his training by the Shiba clan, retainers of the Ran clan who excel in swordsmanship; the only opponents who can beat him at full strength are Koku-Daishogun and Haku-Daishogun. He recognizes Seiran's past identity from his swordfighting techniques. The novels call him and Seiran the greatest military officials of Ryuuki's reign as Emperor.

Usually calm, Shuuei likes to tease others, and claims to be Kouyuu Li's best friend though Kouyuu keeps denying it. Shuuei enjoys provoking Kouyuu by mentioning the latter's woman-hating ideals and lack of direction. Unlike Kouyuu, Shuuei often mentions how nice it is to spend time with women; he was surrounded by a horde of women after winning the fighting tournament, and often flirts and sleeps around with the palace ladies. He does this in the hope of attracting the attention of Shusui, who has been irritated by his behavior into saying that he treats the Imperial Harem like the Red Light District. When Shusui helped him once in the past, it was love at first sight for him, but sadly, Shusui does not even remember the meeting. Seiran calls him 'saifu #1' (wallet #1) since he pays for the ingredients every time he has dinner at Shuurei's house.

In the novel and drama CD, Shuuei's brother(s) Setsuna Ran sent him to Kiyou as a child to assist one of the princes. He encountered the young prince under attack in an alley and tried to help him, but Shuuei's swordfighting skills weren't strong enough to defeat the assassins, and Seien told him that he was weak and useless. Seien even defeated Shuei in a sword battle in front of Setsuna Ran and Emperor Senka. Humiliated, Shuuei retreated back to Ran province and trained hard with his childhood best friend Jin Shiba. However, by the time Shuuei returned to the capital, the prince who mocked him had been banished for treason; his elder brothers ordered him to track down Prince Seien's whereabouts, but he was unable to do so.

Shuuei and Kouyuu met during the Imperial Exams, in which Shuuei took the second highest honor as Bōugen. Near the beginning of Ryuuki's reign, Shuuei briefly worked as a civil official until being disappointed that the new Emperor wasn't interested in politics and kept disappearing. Switching from the civil service to the military, Shuuei joined the Left Uringun army and rose to the position of Shogun. Shuuei and Kouyuu become reacquainted after being assigned by his superior as respectively the personal guard and advisor to Ryuuki-- who is nowhere to be found, leaving Shuuei and Kouyuu in the library for a month of boredom.

Along with Kouyuu, Shuuei receives and accepts a flower from Ryuuki, a symbol of steadfast trust that establishes the young emperor's reign with the support of the top two rising officials of the palace. Over time, Shuuei's loyalties become increasingly torn between the emperor and the Ran clan, causing him to return the iris sword to Ryuuki and retire to Ran province. After being banished by the Ran clan, he returns to Ryuuki, convinced that the Emperor accepts his responsibilities and wants Shuuei's support for his own merits, not just for his family connections. [Source: wikia]

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