Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

Kino's Journey

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kino's Travels: The Beautiful World
Japanese: キノの旅 -the Beautiful World-
English: Kino's Journey
German: Kino's Journey
Spanish: Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World
French: L'Odyssée de Kino
More titles


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2003 to Jul 8, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.281 (scored by 9610596,105 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2732
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #752
Members: 313,673
Favorites: 6,939

Available At


Streaming Platforms

New Interest Stack

Interest Stacks

Animeby MyAnimeList

62 Entries · Mar 30, 2022 5:13 PM


Animeby kaibyogirl

insert wojak meme

38 Entries · Nov 16, 2023 9:34 PM


Animeby Rachiba

Anime where the story takes place mostly in rural areas or far from urban cities. (In construction)

Next (Part 2):

44 Entries · Feb 11, 10:34 AM


Animeby Esmera

Worldbuilding - "the process of constructing a world, originally an imaginary one, sometimes associated with a fictional universe." These kinds of shows are usually set in a fantasy and/or sci-fi world, and excel at establishing & showcasing the rules/history/economy of their fictional universe. List was created through collective data from multiple websites of people's answers as to what shows are considered to have great world building.

50 Entries · Feb 25, 11:04 PM


Animeby HiroM_

Critics & Connoisseurs was a club that was founded in 2008 and ended club activities on the 31st of 2022.

The goal of the club was to come up with a list of highly recommended quality shows that are exemplary either within its genre or universally. An anime needed a 70% approval rate in our voting to get on the relation list. The following anime are all part of said list.

You can see the club page here:

Anime Relation List Part 2:
Manga Relation List:

50 Entries · Dec 31, 2022 7:58 AM


Animeby spicytofu

Studio Ghibli, naturalistic vibes.

5 Entries · Apr 8, 2022 2:32 AM


Animeby kihel

An anime in which handguns are coolly portrayed and used as the primary weapon.

27 Entries · Jan 3, 6:39 AM


Animeby Guts__

I personally love Iyashikei anime. This anime genre is just heartwarming.
You get wholesome, relaxing, meditating, philosophical & from time to time action scenes all in one.
Just trust me and try picking one of these anime.

8 Entries · Jul 12, 2022 4:32 AM


Animeby Tyrraell

Every animated media that has been made, in some way has the idea to tell a story, and to express a feeling onto the watcher. But then, there are some series which has a particular way to evocate it's emotions, and they use different tools to do that. Thought provoking writing, displaying the characters' internal monologues, their struggles and fears, using very particular cinematographic angles, and using contrasting styles of animation, colouring and highly symbolical and metaphorical imagery - these are some of the few hallmarks that the said animation is having psychological themes, and that it is avant-garde in it's approach. This is not limited to any genre, as well.

I do realize that animation like this may not be for everyone, but I do firmly believe in it's artistic merits and integrity. Media like this allows us to peek into the human psyche and probably our own too, and it does provides us with often interesting viewpoints of our world, even if fractured through the prism of the animated fiction. Shows like that also likes to ask us questions without answers, to give us moral dilemmas without solid conclusion, or to put it short, to make us think.

The shows that were picked follows a pattern, the ones which are more straightforward, less abstract and easier to get into will be first, while the list goes down, the more complex and obscure the works will get.

50 Entries · Jun 20, 2023 4:45 AM


Animeby wkteo

List of anime featuring at least one LGBT+ character that aren't BL or GL. I try to only put those that are either confirmed canon (in story or by the author) or so explicitly implied that there's little to none other interpretation.



- Not all of these are "perfect" representations. Some more controversial portrayals have a warning in the comments.

- (Recent update) Edited the list so that characters who's sexuality is more "up for debate" are now written down as MLM/WLW instead of the mouthful Gay/Bi/Pan (which I'd forget to write in some places anyway)

- All nonbinary people are transgender. If a character is described as nonbinary instead of trans it's just to specify that that's what the anime more heavily points at.

- For the "not BL/GL" rule I went with whatever the anime is tagged as on MAL (though some of these I believe should've been tagged when they're not...). List might change as MAL keeps editing stuff.


Please note that some of these I either haven't seen at all (look at the ratings to tell which ones they are) or watched long ago and don't remember well, so don't expect this to be 100% accurate.

--- Includes suggestions from AnnaSartin, Zuclyn, eblf2013, DigiCat, Mione48, RetroHead_ and gareki8

44 Entries · Dec 8, 2023 3:43 PM


Animeby JettGroove

This list consists of psychological titles, which helped me to accept inevitability and cope with fears, thus affected my personality above all others. Anime that makes you realise a lot about the meaning of human life and death, relationships, principles and most important: "self-concept".

Nearly all of them induce depressive thoughts, portray social problems that we face IRL, have biblical references and slow pacing. So be sure that you are in the right mood and prepared to face dark side of reality.

P.S. Despite the hopelessness and predestination you may feel while watching, these works of art still bestow warmth and hope through understanding the uniqueness of existence. The world is truly a cruel place and life is lacking meaning and purpose, yet we got the flustering chance to experience ourselves and the universe we share.

20 Entries · Jan 8, 7:19 AM


Animeby elnino02

English dubs that I found to be really good and are at least comparable to (if not better than) their subbed counterparts. Part 1 -

PM me if there are titles that I've missed.

27 Entries · May 24, 2023 12:53 PM


Animeby MisterBelleza

Most unic anime form 2000s

50 Entries · Apr 6, 2023 6:23 PM


Animeby MisterBelleza

Darker and sadder animated shows that exceeds in not being edgier. Juxtaposing the aestetic, atmosphere and theams to acomplish a broadher human perspective.

Varing trough: Mecha, Post-apocalypse, War, Psychological, Colorful, Monochrome, Fast pace, Slow burn, Methodic and Experimental.

Notorie authors: Konaka(7), Oshii(5), Yuassa(4), Kon(4), Amano(3), Choi(3), Nagahama(3), Hamasaki(2), Otomo(2), Ryuutarou(2), Nakamura(2), Yamamura(2), Oomori(1), Tomino(1), Anno(1), Takahashi(1), Harada(1), Matsumoto(1).

48 Entries · Nov 26, 2023 1:43 PM


Animeby moozooh

This is the kind of stuff you'll want to show to your older relatives or a friend / significant other who isn't into anime in particular but is open to new experiences. Not necessarily to hook them on anime but simply to share a good time together.

What helps an anime end up on this list:
* either subdued or distinctly avant-garde appearance that transcends common anime design sensibilities;
* mature, adult-life-related themes;
* well-crafted, compelling story and character interactions;
* fresh and daring ideas or their execution;
* being otherwise remarkable as an art piece;
* moderate length.

What DOESN'T help an anime end up on the list:
* referencing or pandering to otaku culture, incessant fan service, and all that crap;
* slow-burn slice-of-life narrative;
* overly random, absurdist, reference-heavy humor;
* being too long or narratively incomplete;
* being too tropey;
* not being very good in general (regrettably, this includes bad and mediocre adaptations of good manga/LNs, so no Berserk, My Home Hero, or Golden Kamuy on the list).

These aren't absolute rules but they're hard enough that I would only consider minor exceptions. There is most certainly not enough room for every single piece that fits the bill, so take this as my personal, heavily curated top-50. If there is a sequel or a side-story that also deserves attention (or, conversely, one you should skip), I will mention it in the annotations, so please watch them.

List is subject to revisions and reordering.

49 Entries · May 20, 2023 3:24 PM


Animeby aristotle00

A list of anime I believe share a similar style of storytelling to the works of highly revered author, Haruki Murakami.

I drew upon the subject matter and allegories frequently covered by Murakami in his stories. Those of escapism, eroticism, surrealism, loss, depression, loneliness, identity, and redemption.

More titles will be inducted over time, suggestions are welcome.

20 Entries · Sep 26, 2022 2:48 AM


Animeby dogewow122

take the lainpill (estro)

6 Entries · Apr 30, 2022 7:36 AM


Animeby shrimped

anime featuring liminal spaces and which may or may not also embody the liminal. a transitional space, unsettling un-belonging, altered reality

11 Entries · Jul 24, 2022 7:35 PM


Animeby MordredEX

"Elitist" has been a very generic and broad term to generalise many types of not-so-mainstream or "deep" anime, so this list is very diverse and it's criteria are not always clear cut and objective. Nonetheless I try to provide a proper explanation for why each entry is included. Generally speaking these are shows that fit one OR more of these adjectives: Experimental, Avant-Garde, Psychological, Philosophical, Obscure, Classic, Critically Acclaimed, Artsy, Old, etc...

Some shows here are not necessarily obscure or underground at all, but they are still here because they have been stereotyped as "elitist" by the community over time, due to their experimental or artsy nature. Similarly, some shows here are not necessarily artsy or experimental in nature, but their old/underwatched/obscure nature gives them a reason to be here. Not all aspects have to be checked to be included. Only one per franchise.

I have personally watched the great majority of the anime in this list, but there are a couple which I haven't. Still added them because of how strongly they are stereotyped as "elitist" or have fitting characteristics to be classified as such. I know my list still lacks many essential classics, I will continue to add and expand into this list as I watch those personally.

For more recommendations, go to my other Interest Stacks, "Elitist Anime 2" , "Elitist Anime 3" and "Elitist Anime 4", whose links are:


50 Entries · Jan 29, 8:33 AM


Animeby APolygons2

Tired of seeing the same premise over and over again?

Do you want something that is truly unlike other anime out there?

well then my friend, these series should be perfect!

also, I have a channel named APolygons2 on YouTube. go subscribe to it if you enjoyed the stack. I'm broke, so I need help to feed my imaginary pet. I haven't fed him in the 4 years. so he's been holding my entire family hostage, with a gun!

28 Entries · Aug 17, 2023 4:02 AM