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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 to like this book, but reading so many pages of a weak and whiny girl really gets to me.

Her instincts screamed at her to seek cover, but she could barely raise her head to see what was coming A villager? 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.

The series was kooki by Kodansha and contains illustrations by Akihiro Yamada. Yoko doesn’t feel like she fits in at school, but she is a good student and jiuni to stay on the good side of other students and her teachers. Kodansha USA, the English publishing branch of the company, has expressed that it currently has no interest in releasing further English editions of the Twelve Kingdoms series [5]. It was also frustrating that the author spent over half of the book developing Yoko’s character into someone who could fight demons and also be more discerning of people’s intentions and to get to the last quarter where Yoko basically reverts back to lacking confidence in becoming the Glory King.

However, I was very impressed at the level of detail and rich history that Ono Fuyumi has woven into this story of the Twelve Kingdoms which spans over seven volumes only the first two have been translated into English thus far. It is there that the battle for her life and sanity really begins. She starts out as an obedient, shy girl, who cares for mundane stuff like watching her favorite TV series and her biggest problem is doing her school homework.


So, if you loved the anime, which I did, then you will love the books! Her journey teaches her to both become self-r Yoko Nakajima is a Japanese high schooler. A partir de este punto es que verdaderamente comienza la historia y lo emocionante de ella. 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.

The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow

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

It’s wildly entertaining – it just sort of pulls you along and you can’t stop. Blood Prison Road to Ninja: I really liked the character history for Keiki and the Prophet. The novels focus on several characters other than Youko, including Taikia timid rare black kirin who serves the ruler of Tai, and Enki and Shoryuthe kirin and King of En, respectively.

At least, until the creature attacks. Once confronted by this mysterious being and whisked away to an unearthly realm, Yoko is left with only a magical sword; a gem; and a million questions about her destiny, the world she’s trapped in, and the world she desperately wants to return to.

The Twelve Kingdoms, as it is implied, is each ruled by a king. Rakushun is the first being she encountered who did not seem to have any ulterior motives or desire to turn in her in. This is quite a surprising, whirlwind read. There were demons, myth and betrayal and action. I wouldn’t know about that, but for me, I picked up on what could be signs, but I may just be projecting, because I actually hope it will change. Jul 03, Jordan Funke rated it liked it Shelves: It gave life lessons that are oh so relatable.

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This first novel only scratches the nkvel of juunj struggles to curb her displeasure at being thrust into the position of being a responsible monarch. Yoko doubts herself because of what she’s learned about her own limits and faults while traveling through Kou which explains why she would be reluctant to become the Glory King, but it feels more like a set back at this point of the story rather than part of Yoko’s character growth. On the islands, magic works and societies similar to classical China exist.

Damien Sullivan’s Juuni Kokki translations page

Yoko has become distrustful and even suspicious of everyone. The Twelve Kingdoms Japanese: One of the major stories of the series centers around a red-haired girl named Youko Nakajima from Japan who is suddenly transported to the world of the Twelve Kingdoms and searches for her destiny.

Jiji All reviews 55 people found this review helpful. In MayTokyopop permanently closed down all divisions except its German branch. I’ve seen the Anime and its very good. However, if you are new to this series, you are in for a treat. Jun 26, Arctialuna rated it liked it Shelves: Young girls and women created our own online forums and pledged to live by the values conveyed by the books: Nov 11, Maya rated it really liked it.

The anime uses Youko as a framing device for telling other stories while the novels do kokkii. The pacing of the book could have been tightened up considerably. Japanese cover for Shadow of the Moon, Sea of Shadowpart 2.

Damien’s Juuni Kokki translations page

Shinchosha has also begun reprinting the older volumes with new cover juunu interior art from Akihiro Yamada. El prime Fue una total coincidencia esta lectura. Twelve Kingdoms is one of my favourite novels. The storyline keeps you excited and poised and does not disappoint. Jun 24, Majo rated it it was amazing Shelves: