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  • Well, I don't know what a gronom is, but I know a kirin is a sort of Japanese unicorn who has something to do with chiising an/or identifying future rulers.

    HH Com 296 (295 was a duplicate)

  • A sweet, simple story of a boy's efforts to grow into his magical self as a kirin of the Twelve Kingdoms, destined to choose and guide the king of Tai.

    Sea of Wind - Fuyumi Ono

  • TAIKI: But I was born in Japan and have only recently come to this world, and don't know how to take on my kirin form, or tame demons, or anything.

    Sea of Wind - Fuyumi Ono

  • I think one of the really appealing things about Enki in particular is that he has this sarcastic, blunt personality but that he's fundamentally a kirin, so more than Keiki (who is quite stoic) and Taiki (who is a boring, personalityless golden child) he's really interesting to me.

    Sea of Wind - Fuyumi Ono

  • And all this was without bringing in the Chinese kirin, which looked more like a dragon, so far as she was concerned!

    red dust

  • For instance, when he is told there are eleven other kirin in addition to him, he then wonders if that means there are twelve in all.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • This book is the story of Taiki, the kirin of the kingdom of Tai.

    Reviews of fantasy and science fiction books

  • Since Tai has no king, a lamia hatches to care for the imminent kirin of Tai.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Taiki begins as a fairly weak protagonist since he is very apologetic and cries a lot, not at all like the typical kirin.

    Reviews of fantasy and science fiction books

  • However, the lamia and the oracles of Hohzan are not prepared to give up on Taiki and continue to search for him even when he has been unaccounted for longer than any kirin in history.

    Archive 2009-12-01

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