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

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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-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 2007
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Studios: Shaft
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 28 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.671 (scored by 2180921,809 users)
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Ranked: #12592
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Popularity: #3092
Members: 49,319
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After a long journey, Kino and Hermes finally arrive at their destination—a very beautiful and clean country with many skyscrapers. Unlike the other places they have visited so far, the country's landscape is a little peculiar. Although the countryside appears to be farmland, the area seems to be abandoned. Filled with old and damaged buildings, there is no sign of life. In contrast, the city is hidden within a mountain, confined under a fabricated sky that is generated by advanced technology. The highly developed city is focused on healthcare, practicing strict hygiene regulations and aiming to turn its citizens into the healthiest of people.

However, despite being in a beautiful and clean environment, Kino cannot help but feel a sense of uneasiness. The town's air slightly contains a peculiar smell, and there are no birds to be seen flying in the skies, bringing a sense of mystery and dizziness to the scenery. After all, as an experienced traveler, Kino knows that looks can be deceiving and that the town may not be what they had initially expected.

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Maeda, Ai


Aigase, Ryuji


Nakamura, Ryuutarou
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Shimokawa, Mikuni
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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 ...
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 ...
Jul 7, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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Do i need to watch the rest of Kino no tabi
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This was shown in theaters?
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Where I can find Kino's Journey (second movie)
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