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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
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Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Light novel
Duration: 29 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.821 (scored by 18,735 users)
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Ranked: #8802
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Popularity: #2108
Members: 40,017
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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

Maeda, Ai
Aigase, Ryuji
Midori, Junko


Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Shimokawa, Mikuni
Theme Song Performance
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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Jan 24, 2009
shadowcat2323 (All reviews)
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
Sep 24, 2007
Venneh (All reviews)
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
Sep 30, 2017
Falco2424 (All reviews)
This first Kino's Journey special serves as exposition to the main series, kind of, and does basically 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 read more
Jul 5, 2013
obtrice (All reviews)
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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