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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni


Alternative Titles

English: Kino's Journey: Tower Country
Synonyms: Kino no Tabi: Tower Country/Free Lance, Kino's Travels, Kino no Tabi Episode 00
Japanese: キノの旅 -the Beautiful World- 塔の国

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 19, 2005
Producers: Genco
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Light novel
Duration: 14 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.751 (scored by 10,564 users)
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Ranked: #9572
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Popularity: #2160
Members: 19,185
Favorites: 14
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Synopsis

Kino sets off to yet another country: Tower Country. Here all citizens work on the construction of a massive tower, without knowing what purpose it serves. The rather odd encounter with a young boy adds yet another twist to the story.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kino
Kino
Main
Maeda, Ai
Japanese
Maeda, Ai
Hermes
Hermes
Main
Aigase, Ryuji
Japanese
Aigase, Ryuji

Staff

Sigsawa, Keiichi
Sigsawa, Keiichi
Original Creator
Kuroboshi, Kohaku
Kuroboshi, Kohaku
Original Character Design


Edit Opening Theme

"All the Way" by Mikuni Shimokawa

Edit Ending Theme

"The Beautiful World" by Ai Maeda




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Shimapan-chan
Jun 19, 2014
I did not see a review for this so I decided to write one.

I often see people confused of what order to watch anime especially when episode 00s and prequels are involved. A good rule to follow is watch them in order of date they were released, this way you will not spoil or mess up something for yourself. This episode does not contain any possible spoilers if you watched it first but I still highly suggest following that rule.

Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni is shorter then the usual episode but the story is still welly put together, doesn't seem read more
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ockham
Aug 6, 2014
Well, i'm a fan and suspicious to talk about this anime, but i'll try to not be tendentious. This special episode is very good, with light mistery, fast action scenes, and mainly that calm and serene atmosphere of Kino no Tabi. The dialogues are good too.

But i missed something about the end. The final question, that leaves the spectator wondering about similar meanings and things in our lifes, was not strong as usual. Also, the energy and excitement wasn't the same as we can see in the others episodes.

Overall, a good story, worth watching.
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myronator
Aug 15, 2014
For anyone who is a fan of Kino's Journey, this is a nice addition to the series. Being only 14 minutes in total (around 10 minutes without counting the OP and ED) there isn't much to say about it. In this OVA, Kino travels to a new country. This time it is a country that is building a giant tower. Surprisingly, within the ten minutes, Tou no Kuni manages to tell a story with almost as much depth as a full episode from the original series.

The art style and sound is very similar to the original series, so anyone who has already seen the series read more
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