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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World - The Land of Sickness: For You, Land of Illness, Land of Disease
Japanese: キノの旅 -the Beautiful World- 病気の国 -For You-

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 2007
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Duration: 28 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Ranked: #7292
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Popularity: #1889
Members: 23,435
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Synopsis

Kino travels to a country divided into two parts: the very clean and peaceful city, closed off from the surrounding wastelands. She meets a little girl in the city suffering from a disease which is constantly being researched. The girl, however, does not know just how the research is being done.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kino
Kino
Main
Maeda, Ai
Japanese
Maeda, Ai
Hermes
Hermes
Main
Aigase, Ryuji
Japanese
Aigase, Ryuji
Inertia
Inertia
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako

Staff

Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Producer
Ooshima, Miku
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Director
Shimokawa, Mikuni
Shimokawa, Mikuni
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"Bird" by Mikuni Shimokawa




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Venneh
Jan 12, 2008

Title: Kino no Tabi: Byoku no Kuni -For You-

Movie: Kino no Tabi: Byoku no Kuni -For You- was premiered at the Dengekibunko Movie Festival in April of 2007, and started running in theatres on April 21st, 2007. It was animated by Studio SHAFT (famous for their work on REC and Sayonara Zetsubo-Sensei) and directed by Ryutaro Nakamura (famous for his work on the Kino no Tabi series and Serial Experiments Lain). It has yet to be licensed Stateside.

Story: Kino (who's grown up a bit and filled out o.O) and Hermes make a stop in a country where the majority of the citizens are read more
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GiantRobotsRKool
Sep 21, 2008
An unpredictable, yet familiar story unfolds in a calm and deliberate fashion, this 'movie' is can easily pass as another episode of the series, albeit with far superior production values. Those who are disappointed at the paltry 28 minute run time, rest assured that the story was not rushed or truncated in any way. There is no need to watch the series in order to appreciate the story, as it is fairly straightforward, yet profound.

The character artistic design is adequate, and you will find no deviation from the series. Kino is as enigmatic as ever, although Hermes seems just a read more
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obtrice
Jul 7, 2013
Part of the beauty of Kino’s Journey is that Kino doesn’t just visit interesting places; she interacts with the people, who believe in their ways of life, however strange or vulgar they might seem to us. In highlighting the many ways in which people can live, Kino’s Journey gives life to the phrase “the world is not beautiful; therefore it is.”

At first glance, For You seems to fit this mold. Unlike Life Goes On, it’s essentially another episode, following the standard formula of focusing on a unique set of customs for contemplation. Compared to other episodes, though, it’s pretty lackluster. Instead of developing the philosophical/cultural read more
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myronator
Aug 20, 2014
Byouki no Kino: For You was released almost half a decade after the original series had finished. Given the long time gap, it makes one wonder whether or not a new addition to the Kino's Journey series will be as high quality as the original series. With Shaft as the new production company, it's almost guaranteed to be different.

Byouki no Kuni begins like most episodes do in the original series; Kino arrives at a new country and starts exploring. Soon though, one of the main differences is noticeable; the art style. The level of detail in each shot has increased. Kino herself now has blue-ish read more
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