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: 8.021 (scored by 4618846,188 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1517
Members: 153,638
Favorites: 2,509

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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


May 2, 2024
Lets start with some anime general review:
- The average inter-season waiting period for an anime series, when not subject to a reboot, typically falls within the 1 to 3-year range.
- Statistical analysis reveals that approximately 87.6% of these series will remain incomplete or unfinish.
- Anime studios use cliffhangers and incomplete storylines as marketing strategies to force fans to buy related merchandise such as manga.
- There is no assurance of a translated audio version for future seasons, even in cases where one was provided for the initial season.
- It is important to be realistic and understand that the decision to produce another season will ...
Aug 9, 2017
Mixed Feelings
This anime has been sitting on my "I need to finish watching it" list for at least several years, and I finially watched the last episode today.

This is... a high quality anime with loads of troubles, and huge number of flaws. It has amazing music and visuals, good world building, BUT it also has character and has plenty of flashbacks. The problem with character is... while this anime features very little on-screen gore, it also has incredibly high number of characters killed off, significant amount of abuse, and large number of completely deranged "over the top" villainous character. I think the only other animes where ...
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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