You can help. The discussion page may contain suggestions. October The Twelve Kingdoms is a series of novels that focus on a world inspired by Chinese mythology, where twelve different kingdoms exist under the rule of an individual chosen by the Tians. The series does not exclusively focus on one character, though the stories of Youko Nakajima, the protagonist of the first novel, and Taiki, the protagonist of the second book, are most prevalent in the series. Main article: List of Twelve Kingdoms characters One of the major stories of the series centers around a red-haired girl named Youko Nakajima from Japan who is suddenly transported to the world of the Twelve Kingdoms and searches for her destiny.
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The ebook files are listed on the downloads page. If the primary site is inaccessible, try these alternate links. I number the chapters sequentially for file management purposes. The NHK adaptation originally broadcast in and can be streamed on Crunchyroll , Amazon , and AsianCrush region restrictions may apply. The Blu-ray edition is available from Discotek Media. The " fan translations " linked to below are provided free of charge. All publication rights remain with the copyright holders.
In any event, considering a total length of over pages, I expect the entire translation to take several years. Also see the Twelve Kingdoms Database Japanese. Fuyumi Ono bases much of the political terminology on the actual Chinese counterparts. However, we are talking about a fantasy series, so historical translations are not always exact. The organizational charts at the Twelve Kingdoms Memo Japanese have proved quite helpful. Palaces in the Twelve Kingdoms are more or less based on their medieval Chinese counterparts , except laid out vertically.
Links to other fan translations can be found at C. The Twelve Kingdoms Wiki has scans of the illustrations and additional artwork. Tsuki no Kage, Kage no Umi. My translation: Shadow of the Moon, a Sea of Shadows. Keiki chooses Youko as Empress of Kei. Or as Shashinboku puts it, "Me and my annoying monkey conscience.
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The Twelve Kingdoms (7 books edition) Series
Fuyumi Ono, Author of The Twelve Kingdoms