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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


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


Score: 7.641 (scored by 15,038 users)
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Ranked: #13002
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Popularity: #2578
Members: 29,026
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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

Maeda, Ai
Aigase, Ryuji


Sigsawa, Keiichi
Original Creator
Kuroboshi, Kouhaku
Original Character Design

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"All the Way" by Mikuni Shimokawa

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"The Beautiful World" by Ai Maeda

More reviewsReviews

Aug 6, 2014
ockham (All reviews)
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.
Sep 30, 2017
Falco2424 (All reviews)
This second Kino's Journey special is simply your below average episode of Kino's Journey. She visits a country. Country is weird. Kino leaves country. I don't have much more to say about this special, but there's a minimum character requirement for reviews here so I guess we go into over-analysis mode here. I'm going to throw a spoiler warning right here as I will be spoiling this special, all of it. All 14 minutes of it.

Kino rides into a country where everyone works on building a huge tower located in the heart of the country, and nothing else. It's appropriately pointed out that there read more
Apr 22, 2018
Artsick (All reviews)
To me, it seems as if this show is based off years and years into the future, where humanity has been alive for so long that they've lost most of their meaning to live. Each country Kino visits is so fixed on finding anything to give their life meaning, even if it looks silly to someone outside, and this episode makes it all the more tangible. With that in mind, I recommend watching this before starting the 13 episode series as it will open your mind to such a thought provoking show.

This episode represents the whole show so perfectly by being so ridiculous. You have read more
Jun 19, 2014
Shimapan-chan (All reviews)
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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Poll: Kino's Journey: Tower Country Episode 1 Discussion
cyruz - Jul 29, 2008
33 replies by WolfWood37 »»
Oct 10, 2018 4:52 AM
AKA Episode 00 - So, should I watch this first?
kodial - Aug 2, 2011
2 replies by Doom1991____---- »»
Dec 5, 2016 11:22 AM