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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I wanted more of the mystery of how she got there, not so many fight scenes.

The discussion page may contain suggestions. Her journey teaches her to both become self-r Yoko Nakajima is a Japanese high schooler.

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With the help of Keiki, Joyu a creature that attaches itself to her to allow jiuni to wield the sword of her destinyKaiko and Hyoki, Yoko fends off attacks of strange flying creatures only to be drawn into the alternate version of her world against her will.

Konami has released in Japan two games based on Twelve Kingdomsboth produced by Takashi Shimomichi. Jun 24, Majo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published March 13th by TokyoPop first published June They highlighted human characteristics such as cowardice, ignorance, self-pity, kindness and just about everything else humanly.

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Info-dumps were present, but remained engaging enough, and honestly I don’t know how they could have been avoided. This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia view authors.

Otoh I am a tiny bit irritated to find that my idea of view spoiler [children growing on trees hide spoiler ] has totally been done, lol. I liked it very much. Yoko doesn’t feel like she fits in at school, but she is a good student and manages to stay on the good side of other students and her teachers.


I wanted to like this book, but reading so many pages of a weak and whiny girl really gets to me. Shinchosha has also begun reprinting the older volumes with new cover and interior art from Akihiro Yamada. Her home life seems typical for a Japanese high schooler, and yet Yoko feels like even though she doesn’t argue and gets good grades, she still feels like her parents don’t really love her. Please note that ‘Not yet published’ titles are excluded.

I admit I shed a tear or two for Yoko, for the loss of her innocence, and for when she reclaimed her faith in people. If you’re expecting more, don’t bother. It is my coming of age book, a book which has reached and changed a whole generation of teenage girls in East Asia. Description Except for her red hair, Youko Nakajima is a typical, obedient Japanese high-school student.

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You didn’t hear that from me, though! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Juini. Also, fantastic world-building, speedy pace, and interesting characters. Magi – Labyrinth of Magic. The lack of knowledge Yoko has of what exactly is going on is well handled, when her guide, Keiki, disappears later on. This book is the first of a seven-volume epic, and it concentrates on developing naive, hapless Yoko, who almost wishes for death, into a strong-willed survivor set on defining her own destiny.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I had discovered this series years ago when my eldest brother bought this for me for christmas. Quotes from The Twelve Kingdo Read some manga today!


Log in to vote! However, upon arriving in this new world she is alone and persecuted by the locals. Other major characters include Keikithe blunt and apparently cold minister of Kei who brings Youko to the Twelve Kingdoms; Rakushunkojki rat hanjyuu who becomes Youko’s first true friend; Gyousoua general chosen by Taiki to become King of Tai; Shushouthe Queen of Kyou; Shoukeithe disposed princess of Hou, and Suzua peasant girl who is unexpectedly transported from Japan to the Twelve Kingdoms.

Kunihiko Ryo – “Juuni Genmukyoku” Jun 20, to? Maybe it was the bottom–so deep that not even light could touch it.

It seems that he constantly removes Yoko’s thinking voicemarked by the italic font, as he wants. Refresh and try again. I’ve always found small flowers fascinating, and I painted these beautiful daisies while koiki a school trip. Her editor suggested to her to visit the fantasy genre, because it was popular at that moment, and Ono ended up creating one of the major works of modern Asian Fantasy. Jul 5, 3: Despite the main character being a Japanese girl, the fantasy setting and world-building is actually inspired by Chinese history and mythology, and it is so wonderfully different from everything else I have encountered in the fantasy genre.

But a reader’s inability to recognize this as such is not the fault of Ono, it should be noted. I liked the fact that Yoko at first behaves not heroic at all, but like a scared, lonely girl.