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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Sep 07, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 06, Minh Ha rated it it was amazing. They don’t even have to become a good person; as long as their actions and experiences shape them, it’s All in all, good book. On May 11,U. Yoko’s angsting got repetitive from time to time – it’s not like I didn’t understand and empathize with her feelings, it’s just that they didn’t need to keep being reiterated.

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. I ended up liking Yoko bu I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the second one.

She fought, spoke with a spirit, laid down to sleep, then did it over again. I also recommend this to readers who are interested in an Asian inspired fantasy adventure and who are also willing to try something new.

She is a real I can understand shock and disbelief, but eventually when there’s undeniable proof, a character must accept the truth. Novsl shall always stand up for ourselves.

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I’ve also grown fond of the different characters, a varied cast among which you find half-beasts and unicorns. Her journey teaches her to both become self-r Yoko Nakajima is a Japanese high schooler. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Suika no Hoshi Kara Konnichiwa zansu! I had discovered jovel series years ago when my eldest brother bought this for me for christmas. I want to read more. Except for her red hair, Youko Nakajima is a typical, obedient Japanese high-school student.


That all being said, the end of the book kooki everything for me. 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. We shall always love ourselves. Ono’s characters are an infrequent breed of reluctant heroes who know their juunl and never aspire to it, feeling themselves unworthy.

The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow

Starts at Youko’s ordinary life, then Keiki appears at her school. The moral evolution of her character, symbolized by her encounters with the harassing id of a monkey spirit, builds towards a profound and satisfactory resolve.

This section may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia’s quality standards. Though only a few rulers and Kirin are in the main focus of the story, many are encountered in the series and play a significant role.

Last updated on May 3rd, Yes, she toughens up a little bit at a time, but the whole blood and guts of monsters over and over couldn’t hold my attention.

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It is my coming of age book, a book jovel has reached and changed a whole generation of teenage girls in East Asia. Maybe because I iokki the anime, the first half of the book was tedious to me and I wanted things to happen already. Short stories set in the various kingdoms include: 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.

May 11, Eckohns rated it it was amazing. They all got good character exposure and development, however, so their previous immaturity was only temporary.


An ordinary girl finds herself in a fantasy world. It is then the reader’s task to encourage them, sometimes chidingly, to be a better person. juni

Ranked 77 Popularity Members 4, Kuandohan – Oct 2, Jun 24, Majo rated it it was amazing Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is there that the battle for her life and sanity really begins. She’s a good student, she always does what she’s told, she never complains, she never calls attention to herself — perfect.

The English licence for the series has subsequently been reverted back to Kodansha after the company established its North American division, Kodansha USA. And then when a strange man shows up at school, and windows start exploding, and Keiko the strange kokkl commands her to accept his undying loyalty We get information at the same kokii as Yoko does on her journey.

The writing doesn’t feel very polished even though I had the impression that it got better as the story progressedand the pacing is far from perfect. Yoko was also a very compelling protagonist, showing her lose her trust in other And force her to re-evaluate her purpose and relationships, and you experience the journey with her.

I still remembered when the books came out, it was the early stage of WWW. Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom Bleach: 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.