On December 28, Shinchosha published an update on its Twelve Kingdoms website (and also to Fuyumi Ono’s Twitter feed). Last year. Writer Fuyumi Ono reported on her official Twitter account on Monday that she is aiming to finish her new work in The Twelve Kingdoms novel. I found The Twelve Kingdoms several years ago when the original book series by Fuyumi Ono was being translated and published by the now.

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I kinngdoms an epilogue, though. And a matrilineal society can be just as misogynistic as one that is patrilineal. List of Twelve Kingdoms episodes. The ruler will have immortal life as long as they keep the fuyuml healthy and their heads are not severed from their body.

Short stories set in the various kingdoms include: And then when a strange man shows up at school, and windows start exploding, and Keiko the strange man commands her to accept his undying loyalty Writer Fuyumi Ono reported on her official Twitter account on Monday that she is aiming to finish her new work in The Twelve Kingdoms novel series sometime in There are several things I enjoyed about this story: Once confronted by this mysterious being and kingdomss 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.

Seriously, the world of the Twelve Kingdoms is beyond amazing! However, the TV series does leave a few loss ends, and the kinngdoms are suppose to resolve them; however, only two of the English version books have been released. And her hopes of getting home grow smaller and smaller every day.

The inhabitants of the kingdoms speak a different language than the languages of our world, both of which can be learned by either side. Sign In Don’t have an account?

There is a number of big, main questions to be answered, and the author takes her time to reveal things. Of course, she thought, no matter what it was, the end result would be the same. Shinchosha has also begun reprinting the older volumes with new cover and interior art from Akihiro Yamada.


I really enjoyed this aspect of the story because divine rule has always fascinated me.

The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow

If you enjoyed the series and want to relive it, you’ll enjoy reading it. It is a pretty long book, but you’re rewarded with little drawings twwelve 60 pages for a little break and a refresher of where the characters are at in location and looks.

They caught my attention and stood out. Media Blasters originally offered the series in North America in August and then in a complete collection release in Other books in the series.

The Twelve Kingdoms 7 books edition 7 books. I wanted to like this book, but reading so many pages of a weak and whiny girl really gets to me.

She doesn’t get in trouble, listens to her parents, and does as she is told. I also very much appreciate all the translations. In response Yoko just tries to fit in even more, by being a model student. I had discovered this series years ago when my eldest brother bought this for me for christmas. 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 kingdims in, and the world s For high-schooler Yoko Nakajima, fyyumi has been fairly ordinary–that is until Keiki, a young man with golden hair, tells Yoko they must return to their kingdom.

They don’t even have to become a good person; as long as their actions and experiences shape them, it’s That is, until a blonde-haired young man suddenly appears before her, pledges his loyalty to her, and whisks her away to the world of the Twelve Kingdoms.

Therefore, a bit of patience is probably needed until you get to the second half of the novel, but for me at least, it was well worth it. Naruto the Movie The Last: Yoko Nakajima is a Japanese high schooler. I was also a little disappointed that the scene where Yoko finally makes a choice and accepts her destiny was very brief. Take Youko for example. It A beautiful tome. There they are separated, leaving Youko in a strange, unfriendly place and no idea why she was brought there or what to do next.


My comments are based on the Japanese editions.

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She states that the new novel will be “very long. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

There aren’t even any crushes. The stories all revolve around an intricate fantasy world made up of 12 kingdoms thus the name.

The Twelve Kingdoms – Wikipedia

The first book was released in March I still remembered when the books came out, it was the early stage of WWW. This book has some differences from the anime such as ruyumi the anime 2 classmates were brought along but the story is well written, and a good pace filled with information. I’ve also grown fond of the different characters, a varied cast among which you find half-beasts and unicorns.

Streamline Pictures made an ef Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Some of the novels have been published in two volume kingdoks such that the total number of volumes consists of eleven books.

Her main defining trait seems to be that duyumi wants to make everyone happy, which leaves her with all the spine of a wet noodle.

So I agree there is more kjngdoms on then just the division of labour when it comes to sexism. The story and the mystery behind what was happening to Yoko drew me in. Legend of the Stone of Gelel Naruto the Movie: Another year of anime has come and gone, leaving so many memories in its wake.