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Twelve Kingdoms (2002)

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Well, this was a pleasantly infuriating experience — it was gripping yet so maddeningly convoluted and slow to develop that it nearly drove me to distraction. Nearly, but fortunately, not quite.

You’re reading the synopsis and thinking ‘hey, it doesn’t very sound very different from other series’ [see Escaflowne]. Youko Nakajima wouldn’t be the first reluctant anime character to be told she is the ‘chosen one’. She wouldn’t be the first to be consequently ripped from Earth, dumped into … (read more)

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