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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But in truth, I didn’t love myself. The anime uses Youko as a framing device for telling other stories, while the novels do not. But she conquers it all. Babies are born from eggs on trees, and mythical creatures roam the land.

I watched the anime adaptation of this years ago, and as I found that so impressive, this has been on my to-read list for ages now. I love The Twelve Kingdoms world. I also enjoyed how the author developed character histories. Al final del libro, la misma Youko dice que desea ser una mejor persona y no se siente apta para reinar, y justamente son esos atributos el querer y poder crecer los que la transforman novl una magnifica emperatriz para Kei. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Sea of Shadow is very much Yoko’s story. Highly recommended for anybody who likes Asian Fantasy, talking rats or unicorns. Semishigure Laughing Target Lily C.

Description Except for her red hair, Youko Nakajima is a typical, obedient Japanese high-school student. Therefore, a bit of patience is probably needed until you get to the second half of the novel, but for me at least, it was well worth it. We get information at the same time as Yoko does on her journey. With the help of Keiki, Joyu a creature that attaches itself to her to allow her 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.


I wanted to juuin good. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I missed an epilogue, though. On jokki lists On wish lists On 12 unfinished lists On custom lists. I want to read more.

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It sort of reminded of another favorite of mine,namely Basara. Desde inicio a fin, se nota que el libro y todo lo que conlleva fue cuidadosamente planificado. Quotes from The Twelve Kingdo You must be logged in to update information on this page. Kakukakutaru Oudou Kouryoku no Uka was kok,i for PlayStation 2 on April 4, and is a sequel to the first game, continuing with Yoko’s problems after she becomes the monarch of Kei.

The license for the series had already reverted back to Kodansha, the Japanese publisher for the series. I recommend this a lot! If you have problems finding it just message me and I send you the link. And I love it. More Top Anime 1 Fullmetal Alchemist: I never expressed myself to others since I didn’t want to be hated.

Both games contain footage from the anime and many stills of the characters are used during conversation and during battle. They are Juuni Kokuki: Sign In Don’t have an account?


The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow by Fuyumi Ono

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics with a unique style and following. At the beginning, main character Yoko is very annoying. Last updated on December 31st,7: Young girls and women created our own online forums and pledged to live by the values conveyed by the books: While the inhabitants of the Twelve Kingdoms are aware of the existence of our world, the reverse is not true.

I still remembered when the books came out, it was the early stage of WWW. Perhaps it was more of a traditional depiction of a young Japanese girl, and having been raised to be extremely independent, I got irritated.

The anime uses Youko as a framing device for telling other stories while the novels do not. But a reader’s inability to recognize this as such is not the fault of Ono, it should be noted.

Honestly, I cannot stress enough how much I love this series! Dec 12, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is no overpowered individual.

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HazukiSama All reviews 14 people found this review helpful. The English licence for the series has subsequently been reverted back to Kodansha after the company established its North American division, Kodansha USA.

The first book was slated for release in March If you have watched the anime, I do not need to tell you why you should read these books. I wanted more of the mystery of how she ookki there, not so many fight scenes.