Twelve Kingdoms


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For high-schooler Yoko Nakajima, life has been fairly ordinary–that is until Keiki, a young man with golden hair, tells Yoko they must return to their kingdom. Once confronted by this mysterious being and whisked away to an unearthly realm, Yoko is left with only a magical sword; a gem; and a million questions about her destiny, the world she’s trapped in, and the world she desperately wants to return to.


Books in the Twelve Kingdoms series with the kingdom covered in parenthesis:

1: Tsuki no Kage, Kage no Umi

(Kei Kingdom)

2: Kaze no Umi, Meikyū no Kishi

(Tai Kingdom)

3: Higashi no Watatsumi, Nishi no Sōkai

(En Kingdom)

4: Kaze no Banri, Reimei no Sora

(Kei Kingdom)

5: Tonan no Tsubasa

(Kyou Kingdom)

Extra : Mashou no Ko (Demon Child)
(Taiki Story in Modern World)

6: Tasogare no Kishi, Akatsuki no Sora

(Tai & Kei Kingdoms)

7: Kasho no Yume

(Anthology: Tai, Hou, Kei, Sai & Sou Kingdoms)

8: Hisho no Tori

(Anthology: Kei, Ryu, and other Kingdoms)

Associated Names
One entry per line
12 Kingdoms
Juuni Kokuki
Related Series
Saiunkoku Monogatari (1)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
09/13/13 o6asan v8
07/22/14 Eugene Woodbury v7
07/25/16 Eugene Woodbury v6
04/23/16 Eugene Woodbury v5
08/29/13 Eugene Woodbury v4
04/25/15 Eugene Woodbury v3
07/31/04 Tu-Shu-Guan v2
07/27/16 Eugene Woodbury v1
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carapeto rated it
December 29, 2016
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And the "Best world building/design" award on "The Asian fantasy novel awards" goes to... The Twelve Kingdoms!!!! Yeah its that good! Plus there is so much more left unsaid... So much to build on top!

Plus each book is not directly a followup on the previous one! Most of the time they are different plots on the same universe!
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Haruko rated it
April 17, 2018
Status: v4
Great story!

I had kept an eye on Juuni kokuki anime for a long time and now that I binge watched it, I got hooked to know what happens next and since anime was obviously cut mid series (dunno why) I eyeballed first 4 volumes that anime story focused upon and now volume 5 onwards I can start enjoying rest of the juuni kokuki world.

Those like me who got here after watching anime version, I would recomend to start reading from vol 5 onwards because exept minor chances volumes 1-4 are... more>> very similar to the anime version. <<less
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anneviole rated it
June 21, 2017
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This novel is amaizing! It shows you the strugles between oneself, between yourself and others, and yourself and norms. This shows how a girl that always obeys what her parents and teachers transforms into a person who will stand firm with her beliefs.
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FlowingSong rated it
July 5, 2018
Status: v7
An Epic novel worth a lot more than 5/5 rating can give you.

Fs has not finished the novel anthalogies because FS finds that without the next book it just wouldn't satisfy the hunger to know what will happen next! So do give it a read and know that there's a new book being written by Author-sama that will continue the story!
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