Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World


Kino's Journey

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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
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Information

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.
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.281 (scored by 9797697,976 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #757
Members: 320,197
Favorites: 7,005

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Synopsis

Kino, a 15-year-old traveler, forms a bond with Hermes, a talking motorcycle. Together, they wander the lands and venture through various countries and places, despite having no clear idea of what to expect. After all, life is a journey filled with the unknown.

Throughout their journeys, they encounter different kinds of customs, from the morally gray to tragic and fascinating. They also meet many people: some who live to work, some who live to make others happy, and some who live to chase their dreams. Thus, in every country they visit, there is always something to learn from the way people carry out their lives.

It is not up to Kino or Hermes to decide whether these asserted values are wrong or right, as they merely assume the roles of observers within this small world. They do not attempt to change or influence the places they visit, despite how absurd these values would appear. That's because in one way or another, they believe things are fine as they are, and that "the world is not beautiful; therefore, it is."

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kino

Main
Maeda, Ai
Japanese

Hermes

Main
Aigase, Ryuji
Japanese

Kino (original)

Supporting
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese

Riku

Supporting
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Japanese

Shizu

Supporting
Irie, Takashi
Japanese

Sakura

Supporting
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese

Shishou

Supporting
Midori, Junko
Japanese

Tchuhachkova, Nimya

Supporting
Kobayashi, Ai
Japanese

Inspector

Supporting
Nakagi, Ryuuji
Japanese

Poet's Daughter

Supporting
Saitou, Chiwa
Japanese

Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Abe, Shoujirou
Producer
Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


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"All the Way" by Mikuni Shimokawa
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Ending Theme

"The Beautiful World" by Ai Maeda




Reviews

May 30, 2024
This is an anime that I have a weird history with. I started and finished it in quote the time gap. But anyway, this anime is great. It has a very eerie, mysterious, yet comforting vibe to it. It has interesting ideas and concepts, each country feels unique. I really love the touch of philosophy it has too. The only complaints I’d kinda have is that some people can find it hard to follow, or even find it boring...

It’s a unique anime that you won’t find anywhere else.
I love the art style too. It’s so comfy and fits the world and theme perfectly.
Kino was a ...
May 31, 2024
This is kind of the worst anime to talk about in a review because there's just not much to say about it. That's not to say that this show is bad or has nothing to offer. No, it's rather the exact opposite. In fact, I'd go as far to say that this is one of my personal favorite anime ever, it truly is a hidden gem that I hear nobody talking about. It's about a kid named Kino who travels around from place to place with his talking motorcycle Hermes (Yeah, the motorcycle talks) and each place is different from the next, and after they're ...
Jun 22, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Episodic anthology series like Kino’s Journey have a tendency to be kind of a double-edged sword. On one hand, you can completely skip the episodes that aren’t to your liking without really missing anything. But on the other hand, if you’re a completionist, such as myself, you’ll watch every episode, no matter what. In this case, that mindset severely worsened my enjoyment of the show as a whole, seeing as I sat through episodes that I found completely uninteresting, while also knowing that they don’t matter in the larger scope of the show. Don’t get me wrong, a handful of the episodes are exceptionally intriguing, ...

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