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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series


Alternative Titles

English: Kino's Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series
Japanese: キノの旅 -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

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Ranked: #12442
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Popularity: #1203
Members: 60,632
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Synopsis

Destination is a state of mind. A tale of one girl and her bike and the road ahead. Kino wanders around the world on the back of Hermes, her unusual, anthropomorphic motorcycle, only staying in each country for three days. During their adventures, they find happiness, sadness, pain, decadence, violence, beauty, and wisdom. But through it all, they never lose their sense of freedom. They discover that because of the world's imperfections, it is actually a thing of beauty.

"The world is not beautiful, therefore it is."

(Source: Tokyopop)

Background

At a stage event at the Dengeki Bunko Festival 2017, it was announced that this new adaptation will prioritize the fan favorite stories. These were selected from a “favorite country” poll carried out among light novel readers in 2015.

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kino
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Hermes
Main
Saito, Soma
Japanese
Shizu
Supporting
Umehara, Yuuichirou
Japanese
Riku
Supporting
Matsuda, Kenichirou
Japanese
Photo
Supporting
Minase, Inori
Japanese
Shishou
Supporting
Lynn
Japanese
Tii
Supporting
Sakura, Ayane
Japanese
Sou
Supporting
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Aibou
Supporting
Okitsu, Kazuyuki
Japanese

Staff

Taguchi, Tomohisa
Director
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Yanagi, Nagi
Theme Song Performance
Nakazawa, Tomoyuki
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement


Edit Opening Theme

"here and there" by Nagi Yanagi

Edit Ending Theme

"Satoutama no Tsuki (砂糖玉の月)" by Nagi Yanagi




More reviewsReviews

Oct 22, 2017
LonelyLittleStar (All reviews)
Do not be fooled, this is NOT a sequel to the first season made back in 2003. This season is a remake.

Story: (8/10)
As of episode 3 there is not much to the story but it is simple. The main character goes from country to country in what seems to be a post apocalyptic world. The world is very separated and each country she visits seems to harbor something new and unexpected. This story tells of her adventures as she travels with her talking motorbike named Hermes. She meets dangerous and humble strangers and learns new ways of life.


Art: (9/10)
As the world is "anything but beautiful" read more
Nov 5, 2017
Nyanza (All reviews)
Note: I have not watched the original season that came out in 2003. Also minor spoilers.


Upon reading the synopsis for this show after viewing the fourth episode, I discovered two things. Firstly, that Kino is a girl (wowz), and secondly, that anthropomorphism doesn't just extend to slapping on a pair of boobs on anything non-human.

Anyhow, people seem to be praising this show as one of the hidden gems of this season, and after checking out a couple of episodes, it's not hard to see why. The main lead doesn't yell obnoxiously every few seconds, her clothes don't explode after she eats something, and the significant read more
Oct 28, 2017
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Bear in mind that this is a remake (or reimagining) of the 2003 anime of the same name, and to be honest, the original was a cult classic that not a lot of people remember, so this is just purely the show that's airing this season.

Story:
"The world is not beautiful, therefore it is."

Follow Kino in her journey with Hermes, her motorcycle as she travels around countries and towns to seek all sorts of emotions and feelings for 3 days, and above all, all these imperfections are a thing of beauty.

Honestly, to enjoy this show, just watch and realize the thing that is the beautiful world read more
Oct 30, 2017
joschmo11 (All reviews)
As I have not seen the original Kino's Journey, I am basing this review solely as a watcher of the 2017 adaptation.

Kino's Journey is... a thought provoking anime. The general tone of the show is lighthearted, bordering on the level of more day to day, slice of life anime. However, these longer periods of peace are interspersed with moments meant to look at each episodes unique situations in a more philosophical sense, resulting in a darker undercurrent to the series. Each country has its own ironclad premise, and the show revolves around Kino's observation of how these premises effect both the country's inhabitants as well read more

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