Juuni Kokuki

The Twelve Kingdoms

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: 12 Kingdoms, Juuni Kokki
Japanese: 十二国記
English: The Twelve Kingdoms
German: The Twelve Kingdoms
Spanish: Doce Reinos
French: Les 12 Royaumes
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Type: TV
Episodes: 45
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2002 to Aug 30, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK, Sogo Vision
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.011 (scored by 4648246,482 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1520
Members: 154,952
Favorites: 2,511

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Youko Nakajima has only ever wanted to be normal. She does what she is asked, gets good grades, is the class president, and even helps her classmates whenever she can—but because of her red hair, she has never fit in. With her pushover attitude, Youko lets classmates take advantage of her, so she has nobody she can really call a friend.

But on an otherwise ordinary day, a man who claims to be from another world barges into Youko's classroom and bows before her. This elegant blond-haired man, Keiki, claims that Youko is his master and belongs on the throne of his kingdom. However, their first meeting is cut short as Keiki has been followed by otherworldly beasts called youma. He is able to escape with Youko into his own realm, but two other classmates—Ikuya Asano and Yuka Sugimoto—are caught up in the madness as well. Unfortunately, their troubles have only just begun, as the youma attack leaves them separated from Keiki. Alone in this strange new land, these ordinary students must learn to fend for themselves or die.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nakajima, Youko

Hisakawa, Aya


Koyasu, Takehito


Suzumura, Kenichi


Yamaguchi, Kappei


Aizawa, Masaki


Kuwashima, Houko


Kugimiya, Rie


Yamazaki, Wakana

Haku, Sanshi

Katsuki, Masako


Okano, Kousuke


Matsui, Shouji
Kobayashi, Tsuneo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kon, Chiaki
Episode Director
Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Juuni Genmukyoku" by Kunihiko, Ryo

Ending Theme

"Getsumei Fuuei" by Arisaka, Mika

Episode Videos


Jun 14, 2024
Juuni Kokuki is one of the most unique anime I’ve seen, and that is saying a lot for an avid anime fan who has seen many different shows over the years. This show introduces many impressive concepts, and the character development is some of the best I have seen in anime.

The characters in Juuni Kokuki can appear irrational and unpredictable at times, and simple and predictable at others. However, despite this apparent contradiction, you will find yourself loving the show and the way that everything ends up. I only wish that there were more episodes.

Isekai is a fun genre with a lot of potential. But ...
Jun 27, 2024
Mixed Feelings

So we all know about the 3 episode rule. This show stretches that rule, and it does that in many other aspects as well. How annoying can a character get until you decide to drop the show is the most obvious one. The characters are in my opinion the only setback in the likability and reach of the show, and equally, the most pleasant part of it. If one is able to put up with their whininess that is. This, however, makes for a satisfying case (multiple, actually) of character development (and redemption). The portrayal of these characters, however annoying and pestering they may have ...
Apr 3, 2021
why I hated this series:

-3 recap episodes -- with the final episode itself being a recap episode...
- unresolved side story
-inconclusive end
-moronic annoyingly stupid characters
- very cliche plot -- I'm sick of watching dumbos gaining common decency to be rulers
- the entire story could've been told in 4 episodes or so. the pacing was off
- Keiki was annoying to watch and they seemed really useless
- Rakushun and Enki were interesting but they didn't get enough screen time to save the show

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