The Twelve Kingdoms

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4.8
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  • 12 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    Very Nice Tale and Story
    I watched this show quite a while back, but it remains one of the most memorable for me. The story itself is influence by Chinese mythology, and was originally a series of light novels. There are definitely some discrepancies between the books and anime, but nevertheless, I still enjoyed the anime. All in all, this show is a very unique historical isekai kind of story.
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  • 9 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    It's Worth Your Time
    Absolutely fantastic series. It ends on episode 45, but you'll wish it didn't. To me, this stands above all other fantasy adventure anime of its time. It's similar to Yu yu hakasho but has a bit better storytelling. If you're a fan of the adventure fantasy genre, or even have a passing interest this is definitely one to check out.

    Keep in mind the Novels the anime is based on (which are ...
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  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    This show is what Isekai should be
    I've never written an anime review, but felt like I should for this one, given how I feel about it.

    I watched this show awhile back, and it's one of the best shows I've ever seen. Many elements of this anime from the setting and story, to the characters and their development , are flawless. Character development in particular is fantastic. I genuinely hated several important characters, only ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful, Enchanting, Action, leaves you seeking for more
    Fullmetal Alchemist was my number 1 anime for a long time when I came upon The Twelve Kingdoms. It had a bit of everything one could ask for in an anime. Even for an old timer like this one its story and unique art work draws you in. Indeed the anime does end at 45 episodes due to Fuyumi Ono's health issues she had at the time (that was the rumor at the time). Who is the one who created The Twelve ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    You'll want even more
    A great show, it has a nice pace that lets you sink into the world of the twelve kingdoms. This is one of the few anime that forced me to seek out the rest of the story through the light novels. the only way this show could get better is if those stories were included.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    An incredible gem of an anime
    I'm SO excited that CR managed to get 12 Kokuki. This anime leaves most others in the dust as far as character depth and development, complex original story, and consistent high production value. It's also nice to see a strong and convincing female lead in a fantasy anime - there are a few others out there, but 12 Kokuki is arguably the best that I've seen.

    The Twelve Kingdoms is a fantasy ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Wish there was more...
    This is the only anime I've managed to convince my dad to watch since he mostly hates anime, I'm so glad to see it here on Crunchyroll. Sad that it never got finished, but so grateful for what we do have. The art is beautiful, the political drama and character building is slow but very rewarding and the world building is complex but coherent.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Captivating World! Hope there is a reboot
    Loved this series. I just finished the last major arc before they apparently try to tie up as many loose ends as they can, so i hear. Really hope to see a reboot of this, or I'll have to learn to how read the novels lol The fantastic world will draw in you and make you watch one after another.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    So glad they got this!
    So, I've watched this series a few times when I can find it; and I absolutely love it! I hope they manage to keep it here, so I can watch it whenever I get the hankering :D
    It's an Isekai, which I've always enjoyed, but it's not the current standard; Girl MC ends up being pulled into a different world by someone professing to be her servant, but when she arrives, troubles ensue; She ends up ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An absolutely fantastic find!
    This older anime I went in to being a bit weary of and I wasn’t sure that I would like it or not but, BOY did my opinion ever change quickly! I was absolutely hooked! This is anime is VERY interesting and there’s always something going on constantly! There’s NEVER A dull moment in this anime that I could find! It’s an all around really great story with adventure, action, fantasy and ...
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