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Kino no Tabi: Nanika wo Suru Tame ni - Life Goes On.


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kino no Tabi: the Beautiful World - Life Goes On, Kino's Journey Movie
Japanese: キノの旅 何かをするために -life goes on.-

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 19, 2005
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Light novel
Duration: 29 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.911 (scored by 13,483 users)
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Ranked: #6602
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Popularity: #1756
Members: 26,722
Favorites: 30
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Synopsis

A prequel to the Kino no Tabi series, Kino is being trained by her teacher. She learns how to ride Hermes and becomes gifted with excellent marksmanship. However, her guilt revolving the real Kino is with her when she decides to set off on a journey. Shizou even directs her to Kino's real mother. All the while, Kino is becoming confused with her real identity.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kino
Kino
Main
Maeda, Ai
Japanese
Maeda, Ai
Hermes
Hermes
Main
Aigase, Ryuji
Japanese
Aigase, Ryuji
Shishou
Shishou
Supporting
Midori, Junko
Japanese
Midori, Junko

Staff

Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Shimokawa, Mikuni
Shimokawa, Mikuni
Theme Song Performance
Maeda, Ai
Maeda, Ai
Theme Song Performance


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"All the Way" by Mikuni Shimokawa

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"Hajimari no Hi" by Ai Maeda




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shadowcat2323
Jan 24, 2009
Kino's Journey can pretty much be divided into two shows, one that is an entirely episodic travel anime with light philosophic content and a second that has a much stronger emphasis on philosophy and underlying whispers of a overreaching storyline. Kino's Journey: Life Goes On falls pretty solidly into the second category and does a good job of representing exactly what I liked about the main series.

Story 10: This is the story I wanted to hear since about episode 3 of the show, and it never disappointed. The plotline of "Life Goes On" does a wonderful job of showing how Kino's writers are able to read more
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Venneh
Sep 24, 2007
Title: Kino no Tabi: In Order to Do Something -Life Goes On-

Anime: The Kino no Tabi movie was released on February 19th, 2005 in Japan, and was directed by Takashi Watanabe, who also directed Ikki Tousen. It has yet to be licensed or released Stateside.

Story: The movie is a prequel of sorts, focusing on Kino when she was younger and living with Shishou, who was mentioned in passing in the series. We see her learning to protect herself with guns, and learning how to ride Hermes, which makes for some nice laughs. It also focuses on her guilt over a death that read more
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obtrice
Jul 5, 2013
For fans of Kino’s Journey, Life Goes On is a welcome addition. It’s a cute, engaging story that reveals how Kino got her traveler’s outfit and remarkable skills, expands upon two important secondary characters, Shishou and the older Kino, and focuses on Kino’s guilt over the death of the older Kino. It also has a bit of action, humor, and a suspenseful, darker climax.

As a prequel, the film isn’t bad but it leaves something to be desired. How did Kino and Shishou meet, and why does Shishou make Kino (and everyone else) call her Master? When and why did Kino decide to leave Shishou? If read more
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myronator
Aug 14, 2014
Life Goes On is an OVA which explores some of Kino's time spent with her teacher/master before she becomes a traveler. Without going into spoilers, this OVA is just as brutal as the original series. However, unlike the original series, this story is far more character driven than thematically driven. While people who are keen on seeing more development of Kino's story will be excited, it will disappoint anyone who wishes to see her travel to another country and explore a new theme. Nevertheless, the story is just as high quality as the series and really emphasizes the difficulties Kino has finding her own identity.

The read more
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