The Twelve Kingdoms

Season 2 Episode 2

Chapter Two

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Chapter Two
Youka continues her story of Taiki: Taiki wakes up in his new bedroom. He is greeted by Sanshi. Youka tells him how happy she is that he's back, she tells him about his past and how he is a kirin. The next day when Taiki woke up Sanshi bathes him. When he goes to eat he doesn't understand why he must eat alone. Youka explains to him that kirin eat alone.. But Taiki insists that everyone comes to eat so no food is wasted. Afterwords, Youka takes him to a chamber that has a giant replica of The Twelve Kingdoms so Taiki can be a little more familiar with where he is. That night Sanshi and Taiki play hide and seek games with each other. While Taiki is bathing in a stream he meets a man named Kenro Shinkun, he helps explain to Taiki that he will be able to transform soon enough. As he leaves they see what appears to be his youma. Back in the palace Youka is explaining to Taiki not to worry about transforming and that it will occur naturally on its own eventually. The next day Taiki and Sanshi take a trip to the doors of the mountain. As he is left alone at the summit a rope shoots up and grasps his arm and pulls him down. The man who did it is named Goson. And his goal was to capture the kirin.moreless

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  • I wish a hand pulled me into the world in The Twelve Kingdoms...well, knowing that I'd be a kirin being treated by hot servants.

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    As Sanshi grabs Taiki into the world of The Twelve Kingdoms, everyone that serves within Mt. Hou are there to greet him. While he's confused at first, he's happy to know that this world is his world, and hugs Sanshi, whom he just met several moments ago. When he wakes up, he's introduced to an entire world of luxury; something he's not use to. With his pure heart and innocence, he's immediately liked by every member of Mt. Hou. He's doing a great job of adjusting to the new system he's living in. When he was bathing, he meets a very holy man named Shinkun that travels around the world. He tells Taiki that he's actually a kirin, and that he'll eventually have to transform into one when selecting a ruler. When Sanshi and Taiki were playing near the gate, a man latches his chain onto him, and drags him out.



    This arc so far has been quite different compared to the Shadow of the Moon, The Sea of Shadow arc. Though their difference in quality is extremely small. The character development is just so amazing. Each episode has so much of this to offer, that it's an amazing feat of its own. Seeing Taiki adjusting to his new lifestyle is rather rewarding in an awkward way, but isn't awkward itself. There's just this magical aura surrounding each episode in The Twelve Kingdoms that makes everything it plays extremely good.moreless
Eric Hudson

Eric Hudson

Goson

Guest Star

Tony Oliver

Tony Oliver

Suguru Takazato

Guest Star

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Teiei

Recurring Role

Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Youka

Recurring Role

Julie Ann Taylor

Julie Ann Taylor

Haku Sanshi

Recurring Role

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    • There are some minor differences between the second novel and this episode.

      1) In the novel, the narration explains that Taiki accepts that he came from a tree only because he doesn't know where babies come from. But in the show, Taiki simply just accepts this.

      2) In the book, Taiki says that he doesn't want to grow his hair long but the Sennin tell him that if he has short hair his mane will look odd. In the anime he isn't concerned about the length of his hair.

      3) The Chizu Palace was not mentioned.

      4) Though the novel mentions that there was another kirin on Mount Hou when Taiki was a ki (fruit on the tree), it's not stated who this kirin was. In the anime however, it is clearly stated that Keiki is the one.

      5) Kenro Shinkun does not appear in the book.

    • While a minor character right now, Kenro Shinkun will play a bigger role in later episodes.

    • Houro Palace, which is where this entire book takes place, is the area where a kirin is raised to choose a king.

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