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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For me, this is the ultimate accomplishment of any YA writers. Searching through my archives, I fkyumi a draft of the introduction I wrote for Shadow of the Moon that dates to May From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Other major characters include Keikithe blunt and apparently cold minister of Kei who brings Youko to the Twelve Kingdoms; Rakushuna rat hanjyuu who becomes Youko’s first true friend; Gyousoua general chosen by Taiki to become King of Tai; Shushouthe Queen of Kyou; Shoukeithe disposed princess of Hou, and Suzua peasant girl who is unexpectedly transported from Japan to the Twelve Kingdoms.

May 24, branewurms rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s becoming increasingly harder to get copies of these books, so for any of you who are interested in reading this series but don’t know French or don’t have the resources to get the books in print, there are online translations of most of the books in this series and its side series. Legend of the Stone of Gelel Naruto the Movie: I want to read more. The translation is, for the most part, solid, though I find the way Rakushun’s speech patterns have been represented is a bit off-putting.

I guess as someone who feels gender is almost fully social and that there are no feminine or masculine traits, just traits, this sort of thinking resonates more with me.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Oct 08, Andrea Peterson rated it liked it Shelves: I wouldn’t know about that, but for me, I picked up on what could be signs, but I may just be projecting, because I actually hope it will change.

Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow v. 1

I enjoyed Yoko’s struggles, the tests she experienced to figure out her kigdoms, and eventual growth from a passive high schooler to someone destined to ruyumi a kingdom, but I had issues with her reactions to learning the truth about her identity.

Volume 4 proves definitively that this isn’t going to 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 While the inhabitants of the Twelve Kingdoms are aware of the existence of our world, the reverse is not true.

Manuscript already over 1, pages long. In the end, Sea of Teelve is little more than an introduction to the setting. The inhabitants of the kingdoms speak a different language than the languages of our world, both of which can be learned by either side.

Hi, this question might sound a bit random but do you know when you completed your translation of the first volume the first chapter would be good as well? The first entry in the series, The Shadow of the Moon, The Sea of Shadow was published in Japan in ; the most recent volume was released in The retro release of this ’80s sci fi action series stands out for its throwback box art that looks like it belongs in the back room of a shuttered video store.

This section needs expansion. We shall always stand up for oursel It is my coming of age book, a book which has reached and changed a whole generation of teenage girls in East Asia. 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.


They are Juuni Kokuki: This section may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia’s quality standards. The theory of the division of labour in our earliest beginnings being tied to women as the sex that creates children and subsequent social ideas being built up on that. Yoko was lying on her side, cheek in a puddle, unable to get up, unable even to cry – when she heard a rustling in the underbrush behind her.

El prime Fue una total coincidencia esta lectura. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

However, upon arriving in this new world she is alone and persecuted by the locals. I hope to be able to find and read the second book in the series. Nick Creamer has the details. I had discovered this series years ago when my eldest brother bought this for me for christmas.

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Very enjoyable, and I will be hunting for the next book for sure and re-watching the anime: May 11, Eckohns rated it it was amazing. I soon found out that the books a seven book series originally written in Japanese were being released in English.

Ono does a fantastic job of realistically sculpting out believable and relatable characters with very complex and realistic emotional journeys. It started to pick up right she before she leaves for En. This book was on my shelf for about a year, taunting me with it’s width and bright blue dust jacket.

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