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Juuni Kokuki

Juuni Kokuki

Alternative Titles

English: The Twelve Kingdoms
Synonyms: 12 Kingdoms, Juuni Kokki
Japanese: 十二国記

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 45
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2002 to Aug 30, 2003
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.191 (scored by 18228 users)
Ranked: #3142
Popularity: #646
Members: 41,688
Favorites: 1,228
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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action adventure drama fantasy

Synopsis

Nakajima Youko is your average somewhat timid high school student. One day, a strange man named Keiki appears before her, swearing allegiance. Before she could properly register what was happening, demon-like creatures attack Youko and her friends, after which they are pulled into a different world. A world unlike what she has ever known. Separated from Keiki, Youko and her friends must do whatever they can if they wish to survive in this new world.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Juuni Kokuki

Characters & Voice Actors

Keiki
Keiki
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Vieira, Jose Manuel
Spanish
Vieira, Jose Manuel
...
Nakajima, Youko
Nakajima, Youko
Main
Hisakawa, Aya
Japanese
Hisakawa, Aya
Elias-Fahn, Dorothy
English
Elias-Fahn, Dorothy
...
Shouryuu
Shouryuu
Supporting
Lang, Lex
English
Lang, Lex
Aizawa, Masaki
Japanese
Aizawa, Masaki
...
Enki
Enki
Supporting
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Wittenberg, Dave
English
Wittenberg, Dave
...

Staff

Kobayashi, Tsuneo
Director
Kon, Chiaki
Episode Director
Aikawa, Shou
Script
Fujimori, Masaya
Storyboard



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Feb 7, 2008
Washi
I decided to start watching the anime The Twelve Kingdoms more out of convenience than genuine enthusiasm - the character designs and the general look of the show lulled me into dismissing it as a generic fantasy anime - an uncharming mix of demon-slaying and silliness (like the terminally unwatchable Orphen). But I was proved wrong, as the show quickly enthralled me, with a beginning that may not have promised a sophisticated story, but which was loaded with hooks to capture its audience: immediately interesting characterisation, a sense of urgency and bewildered excitement, and some original fantasy ideas and elements. Firmly hooked, I embarked on read more
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Apr 27, 2007
Stormy_77
This series is so good that when it ends at episode 45 you'll find yourself wishing for more, I know most who have seen it feel like this.

It starts off innocently with Yoko being accosted at school by a handsome man with long blonde hair who wants to swear allegiance to her. Before she knows it, monsters?!? are attacking her, she's being defended by Keiki, she won't leave her friends and suddenly Yoko and the 2 friends she won't leave have been sucked into another world. Thus begins our journey into the magical land of the 12 kingdoms.

I admit, after the dramatic beginning, I was read more
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Recommendations

Both set in a mythical world. Each has its own intricate story line that actually follows sense, and politics. Great action scenes for both too (Seirei no Moribito has amazing ones). Check out the other if you've seen one, they're both highly entertaining and more 'mature' shows.
reportRecommended by Xinil - Add to favorites
Novel-based fantasy anime with a girl as the main protagonist. Saiunkoku without the traveling to another world aspect and with more comedy. The worlds of Saiunkoku and Juuni Kokki are very complex with their own history etc. Characters and their relations to each other are more deep then it seems at first glance. Plus the plot centers around how to rule a country and responsibility coming with this. not to forget the historic costumes...just watch them both...

Opening Theme

"Juuni Genmukyoku" by Kunihiko, Ryo

Ending Theme

"Getsumei Fuuei" by Arisaka, Mika

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