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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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2017 to Dec 22, 2017
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)


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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)


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

Yuuki, Aoi
Saito, Soma
Umehara, Yuuichirou
Kino (original)
Ono, Daisuke
Amano, Kokoa
Matsuda, Kenichirou
Minase, Inori
Sakura, Ayane
Ogata, Megumi


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

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"here and there" by Nagi Yanagi

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

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Dec 22, 2017
Hybrid_Rainbow29 (All reviews)
Keichii Sigsawa's 'Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey) The Beautiful World' is one of the longest running ongoing Light Novel series in existence, generally releasing a whole volume of material every year since 2000. In that time it has received first an Anime adaptation in 2003 directed by the late Ryutaro Nakemura, and this 2017 adaptation by Studio Lerche. For fairness, I will not try to compare this version to its source material or the previous adaptation too much and try to judge it based on its own merit.
The premise of the series is that it follows the Journey of a traveller named Kino and their read more
Dec 22, 2017
Mezo-RPWPA (All reviews)
A Masterpiece anime is rare to find and it's specially rare nowadays since the shows mostly focus on bad harems and shitty romance but sometimes a new season comes out and there is that one anime that is just beautiful and tho they don't come every season but i'm happy to say that this season had two of those, Kino and Net-juu.

Kino is an episodic SOL anime with a dark tone which isn't really everyone's cup of tea but it sure as hell is mine, you start with Kino and Hermes (The mottorad) traveling to a new country with every episode being a unique and read more
Dec 22, 2017
kokuborou (All reviews)

Life is a journey and the road ahead is filled with a lot of obstacles that we must overcome to reach our final destination......

First of all this is not a sequel for the old Kino it's a remake with some changes for the art style , plot and story which i will mention them in this review.So let's go on a journey then....

The first 2 episodes despite being bland their purpose is to get the viewer used to the plot, story and characters and captivate your attention with the improved animation and scenery(landscape). After those 2 episodes things get better and some episodes will leave read more
Dec 22, 2017
KANLen09 (All reviews)
"The world is not beautiful, therefore it is."

This review will be based sorely on the 2017 remake/reimagining of Kino's Journey, while references to the original 2003 will be debatable as well.

To boot, the original series was a cult classic to people who have watched it, and the reboot by studio Lerche this year made a good transition with the visuals and music, and personally and honestly this is a good watch even if it's action-packed, adventurous SoL.

This is the story of Kino and her motorrad Hermes, on an episodic journey to showcase the countries they have been to: its characteristics and what makes it stand read more


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