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

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


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
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 29 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.741 (scored by 2506325,063 users)
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Ranked: #11322
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Popularity: #2909
Members: 57,027
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After running away from the grim future that awaited her back in her home country, a young girl takes upon a new name and identity—inspired by the man who sacrificed his life to help her escape. Alongside her newfound companion, a talking motorcycle, the two find themselves a new home in the forest—where lives an elderly woman with an expertise in guns. Under the woman's care, the girl is trained in marksmanship and motorcycle handling among other various skills needed to survive.

Although the girl is happy with her current life, her guilt regarding her savior's death continues to build within herself. She still feels responsible for her savior's death, and considers the consequences of using his name as her own. In doing so, she is denying her own identity and existence by trying to replicate another person's life, instead of living her own.

Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Nanika wo Suru Tame ni - Life Goes On. follows the journey of a young girl as she begins to come to terms with her new identity.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maeda, Ai


Aigase, Ryuji


Midori, Junko


Watanabe, Takashi
Hatakeyama, Takurou
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"All the Way" by Mikuni Shimokawa

Ending Theme

"Hajimari no Hi" by Ai Maeda


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 ...
Jul 5, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Sep 30, 2017
This first Kino's Journey special serves as exposition to the main series, kind of, and does nothing else. And even the exposition that it does accomplish is not only unwarranted but unnecessary. It was also disappointing considering I was expecting the special to show exactly how Kino became so impressive at combat. So let's discuss those two aspects of the series. Its unwarrantedness, and its unsatisfying narrative. For this review, I will assume you watched the main series, as both of those subjects require knowledge of certain episodes in the series. Also, this review might get a little spoilery. I will not explicitly spoil the ...

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