Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World


Kino's Journey

Edit
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

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.
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: IyashikeiIyashikei, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.291 (scored by 8891688,916 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2492
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #724
Members: 283,109
Favorites: 6,340

External Links


Streaming Platforms

8.29
Ranked #249Popularity #724Members 283,109
Add to List
Episodes: /13
* Your list is public by default.

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."

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime


Characters & Voice Actors

Kino

Main
Maeda, Ai
Japanese

Hermes

Main
Aigase, Ryuji
Japanese

Kino (original)

Supporting
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese

Shizu

Supporting
Irie, Takashi
Japanese

Riku

Supporting
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Japanese

Sakura

Supporting
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese

Shishou

Supporting
Midori, Junko
Japanese

Tchuhachkova, Nimya

Supporting
Kobayashi, Ai
Japanese

Poet's Daughter

Supporting
Saitou, Chiwa
Japanese

Inspector

Supporting
Nakagi, Ryuuji
Japanese

Staff

Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Endou, Tetsuya
Episode Director
Murai, Sadayuki
Script


Edit

Opening Theme

Preview
Spotify
Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"All the Way" by Mikuni Shimokawa
Edit

Ending Theme

"The Beautiful World" by Ai Maeda



Mar 19, 2007
Ok, so this will be my first review for MAL. I've written for other resources but haven't done so for a while, so bear with me.


I've recently finished this anime, and I can say I am still surprised. Although I heard rumors that this was something really good, I tend to be skeptic and so I was caught of guard. Why?

Let's start with the story, which tells of the journey of a traveler and his motorcycle, while they visit a long range of countries or just meet someone on the way. The actual fact is: there isn't one sole story but 12 short stories that ...
Jul 20, 2008
Kino's Journey is a collection of societal parables, told through the eyes of a wanderer who visits countries and observes them. Kino, the main character, takes a somewhat prime directive stance toward the civilizations, although she is sometimes coaxed to interfere out of compassion.

The show is a collection of parables, and as such, the societies it portrays are exaggerated portraits of a certain societal trait. It's possible that some viewers will feel as if they're being beaten over the head with the moral on some of the episodes. As for me, I thought that it was refreshingly straightforward, and had no problem ...
Nov 20, 2009
Mixed Feelings
*This Review may contain spoilers*

This is Kino's Journey? I'd rather stay at home.

What many people believe to be a great series, Kino's Journey is a collection of short stories revolving around different countries, customs, traditions and beliefs. The main character Kino travels to these countries with her talking motorcycle pal Hermes, and together they observe the world through outside perspectives.

In fact, its almost as if Kino is nothing more than a representation of the viewer. Kino does nothing but observe....ever. She never interferes or judges or saves, when she so easily could. She does nothing but watch the people of these countries act like morons, ...

Interest Stacks

42 Entries · 21 Restacks
by Grafko
17 Entries · 13 Restacks
27 Entries · 5 Restacks

Recommendations


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for February

North American Anime & Manga Releases for February

Week 1: February 5 - 11 Anime Releases Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen (incl. Prologue - Sakura to Futatsu no Kuma) Part 1 Blu-ray Deadman Wonderland (incl. Akai K...read more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for June

North American Anime & Manga Releases for June

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for June Week 1: June 6 - 12 Anime Releases Ajin (incl. Part 1: Shoudou) Blu-ray & DVD Combo Limited Editi...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Kino's Journey Episode 13 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
cyruz - Jul 29, 2008
193 replies by iamKetranLang »»
Oct 2, 12:00 AM
Poll: Kino's Journey Episode 11 Discussion ( 1 2 )
cyruz - Jul 26, 2008
70 replies by iamKetranLang »»
Oct 1, 10:24 PM
Poll: Kino's Journey Episode 10 Discussion ( 1 2 )
cyruz - Jul 16, 2008
92 replies by iamKetranLang »»
Oct 1, 9:28 PM
Poll: Kino's Journey Episode 5 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
cyruz - Jul 11, 2008
123 replies by iamKetranLang »»
Sep 28, 7:15 PM
Poll: Kino's Journey Episode 2 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
Kotori - Apr 15, 2008
171 replies by iamKetranLang »»
Sep 26, 10:57 PM

Recent Featured Articles

25+ Great LGBT Anime Characters: Beyond Boy's Love

25+ Great LGBT Anime Characters: Beyond Boy's Love

When you think of gay anime characters, you probably think of yaoi and yuri, but great LGBT anime characters can be found in other genres. Learn about the history of sexuality and gender in Japan, how their attitudes differ from the US, and which LGBT characters challenge stereotypes.
Top 25 Best Adventure Anime

Top 25 Best Adventure Anime

Are you into anime shows in which the characters embark on an exciting journey (who isn't)? If the answer is yes, then check out these 25 amazing adventure anime and prepare for being part of the experience yourself!

by FreeNightFalls

877,574 views