Also known as Jyuuni Kokki, Twelve Kingdoms is a tense, exhilarating
about myth, fantasy and adventure. The plot is incredibly deep and
that you will be surprised by how perplexed it actually is. It tells
story of ordinary high school student Yoko Nakajima, a shy and
girl who tries to set an example of a good student but is secretly
by her classmates. One day, a man who calls himself Keiki came to her
pledged his loyalty to Yoko for her ‘future responsibilities’ and asks
her to come with him. Suddenly, a gigantic bird appears out of nowhere
tries to kill her. Within that frantic moment, she was eventually
through a whirlpool in the sea and ended up in an alternate dimension,
is the world Twelve Kingdoms.
Separated with Keiki soon after, she and her two friends; the selfish
malcontent Sugimoto and Yoko’s distant love interest Asano will have to
survive somehow. The trio were eventually caught by a group of
acknowledged them as ‘people from the sea’. It was known that the
think that seamen bring bad luck and disaster to their lives and had
imprisoned. Amidst all the trouble, the three managed to escape and
search for Keiki who might find a way for them to return home. Stranded
strange land, Yoko had to fend off demonic beasts that attack them with
mysterious sword previously given by Keiki. Aided by a spirit inside
she was able to gather the courage to fight her way through a number of
encounters. She was also the only person of the three who was able to
the native language. Together they had no choice but to continue
and travel through the unknown reaches of that world.
As everything progresses, they too will be separated from each other.
Yoko was left alone, she faced mental torture from a mysterious figure
seems to know everything about her past. From the reflection off her
Yoko was able to see events in the other world and finally realized
one ever liked her as a friend. Although repeatedly told to commit
she eventually managed to shake off the figure and vowed to live only
herself. As she journeyed through treacherous lands, she will learn
the origin of the twelve kingdoms that made up the world, her true
and her destiny. She will later know that she was brought there for a
reason, a monumental one that could determine the fate of thousands
in that world.
As it turns out, Twelve Kingdoms is a fantastic Anime that delves into
subjects of life, death and everything in between. It even touches on
certain serious properties such as racial misconception, political
corruption and the hardness of poverty. This series has an excellent
storyline, complemented by a balanced mix of adventure and action.
very good, and highly recommendable for those searching for something