Posts tagged youko
Posts tagged youko
Look at Keiki’s cunning disguise!
Sorry, I just had to. I’m finally reading volume 6 translated by Eugene Woodbury. I printed it all out, so I’m enjoying it on paper which is so much better than reading on a screen.
And this is essentially their relationship.
I love Youko and Keiki… Now I want to watch/read this again…
This is the best.
I don’t need a scabbard to sheathe my mind.
FAVORITE FEMALE CHARACTER GROWTH ARC:
NAKAJIMA YOUKO FROM TWELVE KINGDOMS
Youko from Twelve Kingdoms has a painful journey. It’s difficult to watch sometimes. Her emotion is so raw, and she starts out rather unlikable. She’s almost uncomfortably human, insecure and prone to reacting in an immature manner. She’s a pushover and she lets people walk all over her. She’s not lead character material, because she’s plainly a bit pathetic.
That’s the point though.
Youko goes through the best character arc I’ve ever seen in any anime/manga and one of the best I’ve seen in any form of media period. Yes, she becomes badass, tough as nails, kind, compassionate, and strong-hearted. But this is all totally believable. Youko faces all of her flaws, all her fears, and she suffers. And it HURTS to watch, it really does. Because it is just so real, and the series digs so deep into her heart and mind that you feel what she’s feeling and that you grow with her as she faces her greatest demons and matures into not only a wonderful girl, but an amazing leader.
To add to that Youko isn’t the only female character with an awesome character arc in the series. The third arc of the anime in fact features TWO other amazing lady arcs; Shoukei, the disgraced princess of Hou, and Suzu, a servant girl suffering from abuse.
Look at that fantastic hair animation! So gorgeous.
I love the second one! ^_^
Because Youko is an awesome Empress! Getting down and dirty doing some real work. Keiki would be horrified.
I can’t think of anything to say about this plan anymore than Rakushun can.
YOUKO WHY DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND MY DESIRE TO BE PANTSLESS ON A CONSTANT BASIS
YOUKO I’VE TOLD YOU BEFORE
THE ONLY CLOTHING I LIKE WEARING IS A JAUNTY SCARF
I SEE YOU DIDN’T INCLUDE A JAUNTY SCARF
WHAT USE ARE YOU, YOUR MAJESTY
I WOULD RATHER FACE PREJUDICE AND WALK AROUND NAKED THAN BE A HOT DUDE IN PANTS
asjfhsdlkjfhsdklfjh REBLOGGING AGAIN FOR THAT AMAZING COMMENTARY OK
Yeah Youko, you just don’t understand! XD
I am impressed with the outfit.