Enjoyment 4 A girl abandoned in another world, without companions and without any trust in others, having to learn how to for herself, surive and find out what to do. I have to admit, the story had me hooked. I was invested in the fate of the main character. Too bad this is not what this novel is about. Not most of it. The one interesting storyline is abandoned after the first few volumes.
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Enjoyment 4 A girl abandoned in another world, without companions and without any trust in others, having to learn how to for herself, surive and find out what to do. I have to admit, the story had me hooked. I was invested in the fate of the main character. Too bad this is not what this novel is about. Not most of it.
The one interesting storyline is abandoned after the first few volumes. Juuni Kokuki turns into a disordered mess of stories that would fit much better as a spin-off. First, the novel suffers from a severely bad case of infodumping. And yes, infodumping can be made in an entertaining way. Another part that makes Juuni Kokuki more of a choir to read is the mess concering names and terms.
The cast of this novel is huge. But save for some of the main protagonists, they blend with each other too much. Those are all names that apperar within a single page of text. Good luck with not losing a track. Up until reading this novel, I found character summaries at the begining of the books useless. I mean, take a look for example at Baccano that does have this summaries. Baccano cast is huge as well, and the story is jumping from one storyline to the other even more frequently than Juuni Kokuki.
Yet, the characters are memorable individuals that the reader has no problem to distinguish. Oh, how I wish Juuni Kokuki had the characters summary that Baccano had, maybe it would make more sense. And of course, this is not just a matter of names of the characters, but the in-universe terminology too. Indeed, later volumes feel not as reading a fiction, but as if reading a boring history textbook. And certainly, this end up with you forgetting some of the terms and getting confused more and more as the story goes on and the burden of having to cram terminology to be able to "enjoy" the story increases.
While hyperlinking the terms is at this point probably the most viable method to make this even slightly understandable, it also highlights how close to reading a random wikipedia article it feels to reed Juuni Kokuki. Those that started reading Juuni Kokuki back when it started now had to keep their memory fresh for almost thirty years while more volumes were sporadicaly released.
I have no idea how this still has any fanbase. Yes, a coherent storyline was apparently given up on. Though, one of them has at least some interesting theme - wheter or not to allow a death sentence. Now this should, at least in theory, be an interesting short story to read. But no, the points and takes you could find in this novel only ammount to what you would find in any randomly picked internet discussion of this dilemma.
In fact, Spice and Wolf does this very well with the Spring Log volumes. The difference might be in those stories felling like they still belong as a part of the overal story. It is by no chance that I have mentioned multiple light novels that do something similar that Juuni Kokuki does and execute that in much better way.
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Taukree Topics such as ethics, morals and how they conflict with accomplishing personal goals, concepts of statesmanship and politics, rule of law, justice and mercy etc that are associated with governance are discussed as part of the storyline. You must be logged in to update information on this page. It A beautiful tome. Although I admit that would have been a sure way to make the episodes more exciting, it would have distracted from the virtuous intentions of the story. The books are a little more in depth than the anime, which is a plus. Subsequent stories discuss circumstances of other characters, their plights and struggles towards success. Show all some hidden.
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