Twelve Kingdoms V02-Empress (2003)
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|Youko's legend continues as she journeys deeper into the world of the Twelve Kingdoms. With the kind half-beast Rakushun as her only companion, she is still hunted by her former friend, Sugimoto. In order to survive, Youko must confront the demons within and learn to live for herself. But when her kind heart begins to transform, she will come ever closer to darkness and cruelty. Will she be able to remain herself once she learns the terrible secret of her destiny?|
Editor's NoteBased on the popular series of fantasy novels by Fuyumi Ono, TWELVE KINGDOMS is the story of Youko Nakajima, a young student. When she meets a blond stranger one day, Youko is told that it is her destiny to travel to a distant world. In these episodes, Youko travels deeper into the Twelve Kingdoms and is troubled when she learns the secret of her destiny. Contains episodes 6-10.
|Akihiro Yamada - Illustrator|
|Pierrot - Producer|
Best of the fantasy12/9/2012
In volume two of the Twelve Kingdoms series, Youko Nakajima joins up with the half-beast Rakushunn. Rakushunn tells Youko of the Kingdom of En, a country to the north where she won't be persecuted. While on their journey Youko will have to get through the minions of the King of Kou and also fight her own inner demons. The character development and plot of the story are very well thought out, and make for a enjoyable viewing experience.