It's been a few years since I've posted here, so I thought I would give everyone an update.
Previously I was the person who was running a petition to get Saiunkoku's light novels licensed and published in English. The original petition was shut down due to the site being closed, so I moved it over to change.org and started over. However likely due to a lack of advertising on my part (I've been broke up until a couple of years ago), we were unable to reach our goal of 1,000 signatures within a couple of years and the petition was closed.
In 2015 I started writing for an anime blog called Angry Anime Bitches. A year or two ago, someone from AAB mentioned to me that the company Seven Seas Entertainment runs a monthly reader survey where, at the bottom of the survey, they ask readers to submit up to 2 titles each for manga and light novels they would like to see SSE license and publish in English. The survey link is always posted each month on the upper right corner of SSE's main page, and I humbly ask that anyone reading this who is a Saiunkoku fan go to SSE's website and fill out at least the bottom portion of the survey each month.
Other news relating to Saiunkoku:
- A member of my Saiunkoku FB group shared that earlier in 2019, a poll on the Japanese website Nejimen showed that Saiunkoku was one of the 10 anime titles that fans wanted to see get a remake! A promotional image celebrating the 15th anniversary of Saiunkoku was also released by Kairi Yura.
That's about all I have to share for now. As an aside, any Saiunkoku fan reading this who uses Facebook is welcome to come look at and join the Saiunkoku Facebook group I've been running. We celebrate our 10 year anniversary in Dec. 2019, and although we're not always super active it's a place for fans to post new information they discover (such as the news about fans wanting a remake of the Saimono anime), share their favourite things about Saimono, or ask questions about the series.
Thanks for your time! I hope everyone is well. :)