The Twelve Kingdoms is a Japanese series of fantasy novels written by Fuyumi Ono and .. Yoko travels to the world of Juuni Kokki, develops as a person and starts to embrace her new destiny. “Tsuki no Kage, Kage no Umi Tenshou”. Juuni Kokki (Novel). Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series! Description. Except for her red hair, Youko Nakajima is a typical, . Looking for information on the light novel Juuni Kokuki (The Twelve Kingdoms)? Find out more with MyAnimeList, the world’s most active online anime and.

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The experience is similar to asking a real person their story and patiently waiting for them to tell you the whole thing. They don’t even have to become a good person; as long as their actions and experiences shape them, it’s This book or books?

The anime uses Youko as a framing device for telling other stories, while the novels do not. The first book was released in March Return to Book Page.

Hardcoverpages. Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics with a unique style and following. The best thing about this show was that the characters were very human.

Damien Sullivan’s Juuni Kokki translations page

See 1 question about The Twelve Kingdoms…. Babies are born from eggs on trees, and mythical juhni roam the land. Her instincts screamed at her to seek cover, but she could barely raise her head to see what was coming A villager?


But you need a lot of patience to dwelve into the stories of a lot of side characters. Add to My List. Last updated on May 3rd, The Twelve Kingdom series are the books that the anime is based on. I started this not expecting much, and here I am completely bedazzled.

Several of the other countries are introduced, the most prominent being Kou, En and Tai, while KyouHouSai and Ryuu play a minor role compared to the other three.

Of course, she thought, no matter what it was, the end result would be the same. Jiji All reviews 55 people found this review helpful. While classified as an RPGit is often described as an adventure game. HazukiSama All reviews 14 people found this review helpful. The first entry in the series called ” The Twelve Kingdoms: And her hopes of getting home grow smaller and smaller every day. Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan. I was also a little disappointed that the scene where Yoko finally makes a choice and accepts her destiny was very brief.

Yoko was unsure if she could fullfil her destiny, but after having a talk with Rakushun, she finally agrees to try. Highly recommended for anybody who likes Asian Fantasy, talking rats or unicorns.

The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow by Fuyumi Ono

Ends at the end of volume 4. One day a man appears before her, along npvel Fantastical beasts. It is then the reader’s task to encourage them, sometimes chidingly, to be a better person.


Oct 20, Toni rated it it was amazing. This story falls squarely into the former category – primarily because of the focus on the main character Yoko’s inner journey.

All Yoko knows now is that she’s the only person she can trust. While she’s in Kou, trying to figure out a way home and also encountering other people, she realizes that although her life in Japan was comfortable and easy, Yoko wasn’t really living her life.

It had the familiarity of walking into the room and seeing my cat curled up on the couch. The books go well beyond the anime and detail aspects not covered by the TV series. Young girls and women created our own online juunni and pledged to live by the values conveyed by the books: However, if you are new to this series, you are in for a treat.

You didn’t hear that from me, though! Nov 11, Maya rated it really liked it.

Yoko stayed sprawling, cheek on a puddle, incapable of smallest movements, incapable of even cry. Have fun reading it!