Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni - Free Lance


Kino's Journey: Tower Country

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Alternative Titles

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 -Free Lance-
English: Kino's Journey: Tower Country
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Information

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

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Ranked: #16432
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Popularity: #3615
Members: 38,994
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Synopsis

Waking up from a nap, Kino is relieved to see that a certain tower from afar is still proudly standing. Located in the heart of the Tower Country, the immensely tall tower stretches high into the sky, reaching seemingly infinite heights. The tower looks like something out of a dream, but the breathtaking construction is unmistakably real. Intrigued, the traveling partners Kino and Hermes—the talking motorcycle—journey to the tower to get a closer look at the building.

Despite already being unbelievably tall, the tower is still being built by the townspeople to this day. Puzzled by the origins of the tower, Kino and Hermes ask around the town for information, but they fail to obtain any definitive answer. They continue to observe both the tower and the townspeople during their stay, hoping to understand the reasoning behind building a tower that requires so much effort. After all, there is always something to learn—even from the strangest of countries.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kino

Main
Maeda, Ai
Japanese

Hermes

Main
Aigase, Ryuji
Japanese

Staff

Sigsawa, Keiichi
Original Creator
Kuroboshi, Kouhaku
Original Character Design


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"All the Way" by Mikuni Shimokawa
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Ending Theme

"The Beautiful World" by Ai Maeda




Reviews

Jan 9, 2021
I won't write that much for just ten minutes of an episode. I will just say that the themes explored in this one perfectly resonate with the recurrent ideas I have been able to find throughout this entire series.

The plot of this episode alluded to a Sisyphean struggle, an absurd endeavor whose only purpose is itself, as dull and soul destroying as it is. The characters presented here are entirely content with their role, mainly because they are ignorant of what it entails. They just focus on the small parts they play on the grand scheme of things, with one exception. One boy who wants ...
May 26, 2019
Kino’s Journey – Tower Country, serves as an extra episode to Kino’s Journey. It is shorter than an average episode, clocking in at just 14 minutes, which is more akin to 11 minutes when considering the opening and ending. This is a bit disappointing, as another country could have easily been explored in a new episode of normal length. Yet, this is definitely a welcomed addition.

It may be confusing what order you should watch this series, especially since this is known as episode 0. I would recommend watching in order of release date. This is not necessary, and if you were to watch this episode ...
Sep 27, 2022
Mixed Feelings
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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 are ...

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Poll: Kino's Journey: Tower Country Episode 1 Discussion
cyruz - Jul 29, 2008
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AKA Episode 00 - So, should I watch this first?
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