12 Kokuki

Japanese name: 12 Kokuki [Junikokuki, Juni Kokuki]
Japanese name: 十二国記
English name: Record of 12 Countries; The Twelve Kingdoms
French name: Les 12 Royaumes
Dates: April 9, 2002-August 30, 2003
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm) (original broadcast)
Number of episodes: 45
Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot
Production Company: Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Nep 21, Sogo Vision
Broadcaster: NHK-BS2 (Nippon Hoso Kyokai satellite)
Creator(s): Fuyumi Ono (novel series)
Series Director: Tsuneo Kobayashi
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Atsuko Kashiwagi (executive), Isao Yoshikuni (executive), Toshio Watanabe (executive)
Writer(s): Sho Aikawa
Art Director:
Character Designer(s): Hiroto Tanaka, Yuko Kusumoto
Music: Kunihkio Ryo
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Aya Hisakawa (Yoko Nakajima), Takehito Koyasu (Keiki), Kappei Yamaguchi (Rokuta)
Genre(s): adventure, fantasy, magic, transdimensional travel, war
Home Video
France: DVD (Kaze, 9 discs (3 box sets))
United States: DVD (Media Blasters, 10 discs (2 box sets))
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as 12 Kokuki go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: August 2, 2008
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