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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

Alternative Titles

English: Kino's Journey
Synonyms: Kino's Travels: The Beautiful World
Japanese: キノの旅 -the Beautiful World-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2003 to Jul 8, 2003
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.511 (scored by 26611 users)
Ranked: #932
Popularity: #409
Members: 63,161
Favorites: 2,240
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Based on a hit light novel series by Keiichi Sigsawa, the philosophical Kino's Journey employs the time-honored motif of the road trip as a vehicle for self-discovery and universal truth. Deeply meditative and cooler than zero, the series follows the existential adventures of the apt marksman Kino along with talking motorcycle Hermes as they travel the world and learn much about themselves in the process. Imaginative, thought-provoking, and sometimes disturbing, Kino's journey is documented in an episodic style with an emphasis on atmosphere rather than action or plot, though still prevalent.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Prequel: Kino no Tabi: Nanika wo Suru Tame ni - Life Goes On.
Sequel: Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni: For You
Side story: Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni
Character: Dengeki Bunko 2007 Movie Festival Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Kino
Kino
Main
Maeda, Ai
Japanese
Maeda, Ai
Cousins, Kelli
English
Cousins, Kelli
Hermes
Hermes
Main
Martinez, Cynthia
English
Martinez, Cynthia
Aigase, Ryuji
Japanese
Aigase, Ryuji
...
Kino (original)
Kino (original)
Supporting
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Patton, Chris
English
Patton, Chris
Shizu
Shizu
Supporting
Bickham, Clint
English
Bickham, Clint
Irie, Takashi
Japanese
Irie, Takashi

Staff

Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Endou, Tetsuya
Episode Director
Murai, Sadayuki
Script



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Mar 19, 2007
Kayrhandros
Ok, so this will be my first review for MAL. I've written for other resources but haven't done so for a while, so bear with me.


I've recently finished this anime, and I can say I am still surprised. Although I heard rumors that this was something really good, I tend to be skeptic and so I was caught of guard. Why?

Let's start with the story, which tells of the journey of a traveler and his motorcycle, while they visit a long range of countries or just meet someone on the way. The actual fact is: there isn't one sole story but 12 short stories that read more
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Jul 20, 2008
kumarei
Kino's Journey is a collection of societal parables, told through the eyes of a wanderer who visits countries and observes them. Kino, the main character, takes a somewhat prime directive stance toward the civilizations, although she is sometimes coaxed to interfere out of compassion.

The show is a collection of parables, and as such, the societies it portrays are exaggerated portraits of a certain societal trait. It's possible that some viewers will feel as if they're being beaten over the head with the moral on some of the episodes. As for me, I thought that it was refreshingly straightforward, and had no problem read more
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Recommendations

These are both episodic anime that center around someone who travels from town to town and they usually wind up helping someone through a difficult situation at each stop. While Kino's purpose is only to travel and to see different countries, Ginko's is to find and research "Mushi." Both stories have beautiful animation and offer up "life lessons." Although these lessons may be a little easier to see in Kino's Journey, they're there in Mushishi, as well. Enjoy ^_^
Both of these shows leave things open-ended, even after the end. If you're interested in thinking about the world that the characters live in when you watch anime, what important concepts are expressed in anime, or want to still think about a show long after it's over, these two shows work well. While they cover different ideas among those concepts, I feel they both cause similar responses.

Opening Theme

"All the Way" by Mikuni Shimokawa

Ending Theme

"The Beautiful World" by Ai Maeda

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