Tokyopop will launch the seven-volume Twelve Kingdoms novel series under its Pop Fiction imprint in March.  The series, by Fuyumi Oni, has sold over seven million copies worldwide, but has not previously been available in English.  It inspired the 45-episode anime, released in the U.S. by Media Blasters. 


The first hardcover volume, The Twelve Kingdoms:  Sea of Shadow, will feature a new cover by Akihiro Yamada, the illustrator of the Japanese series.  MSRP is $16.99.