Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World, Ookami to Koushinryou Recommendations
Slow-paced anime about travelling and encountering different cultures.
Both have jorney as a very important part of the whole story, but Spice and Wolf is one story instead of story-per-episode structure of Kino's Journey.
Both are very calm, "chill", and enchanting, follow a pair's journey across vast landscapes, and often hold very little in the way of action (though tidbits here and there crop up), aside from dialogue exchange and focus on the scenery/townscapes.
Both are relatively calm shows featuring traveling themes and the dangers of such a life. Kino is more about different cultures and ideas, while Spice deals more with economics and the life of a traveling salesman.
Both series contain quite a lot similarities tbh:
- fantasy/supernatural elements
- traveler style genre
- an independent and self rigthous main heroine
- an adventurous theme
- contains dilemma involving other characters as the journey continues
- deals with human interaction
- similar atmosphere
- similar pace
- adventure takes different customs as episodes progresses
- contains a moral lesson/value for each journey
Duo of protagonists (technically, if we count Hermes) travelling around the world visiting countries with different customs and interacting with others as we learn the life stories of multiple secondary characters.
The biggest similarity is the soundtracks for sure, from the opening of first episode I immediately got reminded of Spice&Wolf. Both are sad in an interesting way.
Also both series' main characters travel through land to land, only in Spice&Wolf they have a final destination and a non-episodic storyline which mainly involves trading plans and such. But still some plot points are mainly aimed at the audience just like in all episodes of Kino no Tabi.
Spice&Wolf has a way more happy atmosphere and is more colourful but the characters have a different kind of dialogue which keeps the interest in them just like in Kino no