Both are about travelling a fairly bleak and imperfect world, stopping only briefly before moving on. Similar moods and themes throughout, exploring lots of varied philosophical topics, especially mortality and what it means to truly live. These are two of the best of this genre; slow paced and intentional, focusing on things just long enough to keep you interested before moving to the next destination. The characters are also perhaps the best travelling companions you could ask for.
Both are episodic anime of two characters travelling together and experiencing situations where they learn more about the world and themselves. It's very likely Girl's Last Tour drew inspiration from Kino no Tabi.
Both are philosophical episodic shows surrounding events of travel through different areas. Each with their own story, Kino and Girls Last Tour resonate in a way. One is post-apocalyptic and another is through stories of different countries. However, both are able to give off a lesson on life through deep conversations and vivid imagery.
Both are quiet and atmospheric shows which are episodic in nature and feature a young female character (two young female characters in the case of Girls' Last Tour) traveling to different places. They also share a dark and unsettling tone, a slow pace and feature philosophical ruminations.
Slices of life in an abnormal setting. You'll appreciate the world-building of both. More atmospheric than plot driven.
They air the same season.(the sequel does)
They have similar climat.
They're both about cute girls(and motorrad/kettenkrad) and their banter.
They're both mono aware to some extent.
They're both in an untypical setting. (post apocalyptic one in SSR, and kino one in kino)
They seem cute but are 'dark and deep'(at least to some people).
They have interesting world building (layers/countries).
They both can be very depressing at times.
There are a lot of people comparing "Girls world tour" to "Made in Abyss". Tbh I couldn't disagree more. "Girls world tour" might contain happy, positive characters who are surrounded in a dark, tense world, but thats as far as the comparison goes.
I personally feel it is far more related to a show like Kinos beautiful world. A pretty young girl with a dark past, numbing her to emotion and forcing her to be cold to the people she comes across while she explores her world.
Kino tries to avoid effecting the countries she visits. Prefering to just watch and examine, helping those who directly
Both are quiet yet unsettling series that take place in alternate worlds that represent both the worst and (occasionally) the better things about humanity. Both shows are about travel through landscapes and situations that are distressing but also fascinating.
Both shows feature two main characters wandering around
-In case of Kino traveling and visiting various cities with distinct cultures.
-In case of GLT surviving in the empty world after most of humanity's vanished.
Both shows have a very dense atmosphere (GLT being more Iyashikei-y)
Both shows have something to say.
-In case of Kino, individual episodes often present what is author's views on human nature
-In case of GLT, the main characters discuss topics ranging from edibility of various things to, fe, what "god" means, but in overall cute manner.
Kino is overall way darker, while GLT mostly just feels good despite the apocalypse thing.
Even though the circumstances of the journeys portrayed or the setting of both of these shows are different, you can't help but feel relaxed while watching them.
Both animes share many similarities with each other. Both are episodic, thought-provoking, and have dual protagonists who travel. They can also both get very philosophical, which gives the same overall feel.
Two buddies travel a lonely world in melancholy, exploring and discovering fascinating places and people.
The main characters travel through an empty world, finding new people and hearing their stories or helping them on some situation.