Juuni Kokuki
The Twelve Kingdoms
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Juuni Kokuki

Alternative Titles

English: The Twelve Kingdoms
Japanese: 十二国記


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


Score: 8.441 (scored by 10391,039 users)
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Ranked: #1422
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Popularity: #1934
Members: 6,818
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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
Feb 14, 2020
abystoma2 (All reviews)
A girl abandoned in another world, without companions and without any trust in others, having to learn how to for herself, surive and find out what to do.

I have to admit, the story had me hooked. I was invested in the fate of the main character. Too bad this is not what this novel is about. Not most of it. The one interesting storyline is abandoned after the first few volumes. I kept reading, hoping that this story will continue but the closer I was getting to the latest volume, the more I realized that it all I'll be getting is some cameos here 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