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Juuni Kokuki

Juuni Kokuki

Alternative Titles

English: The Twelve Kingdoms
Japanese: 十二国記

Information

Type: Novel
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 20, 1992 to ?
Genres: Fantasy
Authors: Ono, Fuyumi (Story), Yamada, Akihiro (Art)
Serialization: None

Statistics

Score: 8.631 (scored by 765 users)
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Ranked: #742
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Popularity: #2041
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Synopsis

Except for her red hair, Yoko Nakajima is a typical, obedient Japanese high-school student. Her life is fairly ordinary—that is, until Keiki, a unicorn in the guise of a young blond-haired boy, tells her that she is his master and must return to their kingdom. When the boy mysteriously vanishes, Yoko is left alone, confused, and wandering through a foreign land with nothing to help protect her save a magic sword and a magic stone. When Keiki suddenly appears at Yoko’s school, little does she realize that her life is about to change. Lost in a strange land--without a map—and demons on her trail, Yoko begins her quest for both survival and self-discovery.

(Source: Tokyopop)

Background

The first four novels of Juuni Kokuki were published in English as The Twelve Kingdoms by Tokyopop under the Pop Fiction imprint from March 13, 2007 to March 2, 2010.

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Characters

Nakajima, Youko
Main
Enki
Main
Keiki
Main
Taiki
Main
Rakushun
Supporting
Shouryuu
Supporting
Shoukei
Supporting
Shushou
Supporting
Haku, Sanshi
Supporting
Aozaru
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Feb 8, 2008
Jiji (All reviews)
Written by: Fuyumi Ono
Published by: Tokyopop
English translation by Alexander O. Smith

Yoko is a high school girl with flaming red hair, going through life trying to please everyone, but inevitably failing. She is timid, deceitful, even cruel sometimes and she just wants to be liked and stay out of the spotlight. Unfortunately, living this way has the effect of making no real friends, and her red hair makes her teachers think she is a party girl who goes out at night. But suddenly, a strange man arrives with numerous monstrous creatures, turning her life upside-down and yanking her off to a strange place, and then promptly read more
Jan 25, 2017
Turtle-tan (All reviews)
(Note: This review covers only the first 4 books in this unfinished, 8-book series, as only 4 were officially translated into English).

The general consensus that “the book is always better” has a few exceptions. I recently decided, because of how much I enjoy both reading books and watching anime, to try the source novels of some of the anime I knew. Unfortunately, I was tempted to give up after the first two series I tried turned out to be only shorter and weaker shadows of their anime adaptations. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I gave it one more try with The Twelve Kingdoms. These read more
Jun 19, 2009
HazukiSama (All reviews)
Well like the review said she's a student read hair and stuff,now then If you like to see growth in character then this is the book for you.The book in my opiniong is better than the anime in the character growth because Yoko ALONE goes though a lot of hardships and she goes through a lot worse things or it feels worse than in the anime.Also I love how little minor details you don't pay attention to end up solving some mysteries.This book is the introduction to other stories,you do have to be patient though because stories or questions that weren't answered are going to read more
May 1, 2016
waxesnostalgic (All reviews)
Juuni Kokuki is one of my favorite series--not just among manga and light novels, but among fiction in general. If you are coming here fresh from watching the anime, you'll find the novels even more enjoyable. Here I will be reviewing the entire series, not just the first novel.

Unfortunately, Juuni Kokuki is not a complete series. But according to recent tweets on the author’s twitter account, Ono Fuyumi is working on another novel, which is exciting as the last one in the series, released in 2001, ended with a cliffhanger of sorts. Don’t let it’s incomplete status deter you from reading it, though–Juuni Kokuki read more

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