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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
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Sogo Vision
Licensors: Media Blasters, TOKYOPOP
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Light novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.171 (scored by 24,039 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #3382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #849
Members: 62,480
Favorites: 1,642
8.17
Ranked #338Popularity #849Members 62,480
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Episodes: /45

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.

Background

The anime for Juuni Kokuki ended prematurely. The novels which this was based on has also been on hiatus since 2001, with no news of anything new coming out at present. The novels contain stories which have not been animated, and can be bought from Tokyopop.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nakajima, Youko
Nakajima, Youko
Main
Hisakawa, Aya
Japanese
Hisakawa, Aya
Keiki
Keiki
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Rakushun
Rakushun
Supporting
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi
Enki
Enki
Supporting
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Ishizu, Aya
Japanese
Ishizu, Aya
...

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Juuni Genmukyoku" by Kunihiko, Ryo

Edit Ending Theme

"Getsumei Fuuei" by Arisaka, Mika



More reviewsReviews

Stormy_77
Apr 27, 2007
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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Washi
Feb 7, 2008
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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Somiboo
May 8, 2008
I started watching this series because so many people said it was like "Saiunkoku Monogatari" (which I love). But, it isn't. In fact, it's nothing like it. Sure they are both Fantasy, with Historical setting. But that's about it as far as comparisons.

At the start I was pretty turned off by the series. I found the lead character, Youko Nakajima, to be utterly annoying. It didn't help any that she cried and cried for like the first 12 episodes straight (okay, maybe 7). But when that was done with, and the new world that we are presented with is explored and explained, things started to read more
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Fear_the_Reefer
Oct 21, 2014
Yoko Nakajima is a timid, proper high school student with a lot of expectations on her plate. In her home life, her parents are strict, with nothing but the highest standards for her. Her school life is even worse, as she’s the class president, with teachers breathing down her neck and an entire class room looking up to her with equal parts pride and scrutiny. One day, a tall, mysterious stranger appears right in the middle of class, and kneels before her, proclaiming her to be his queen! Before she can explain this to her bewildered homeroom, a demon attacks, and read more
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