Kino no Tabi – the Beautiful World 480p Dual Audio DVD HEVC
Deeply meditative and cooler than zero, the series follows the existential adventures of the apt marksman Kino along with talking motorcycle Hermes as they travel the world and learn much about themselves in the process. Imaginative, thought-provoking, and sometimes disturbing, Kino’s journey is documented in an episodic style with an emphasis on atmosphere rather than action or plot, though still prevalent.
Based on a hit light novel series by Keiichi Sigsawa, the philosophical Kino’s Journey employs the time-honored motif of the road trip as a vehicle for self-discovery and universal truth.
- Type: TV
- Episodes: 13
- Status: Finished Airing
- Aired: Apr 8, 2003 to Jul 8, 2003
- Premiered: Spring 2003
- Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:30 (JST)
- Producers: WOWOW, Genco, Pony Canyon, Studio Wombat, chara-ani.com, ASCII Media Works
- Licensors: ADV Films, Sentai Filmworks
- Studios: A.C.G.T.
- Source: Light novel
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Slice of Life, Psychological
- Duration: 24 min. per ep.
- Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
What do you say about an anime that is just about a traveler, journeying to different countries on the back of her talking motorcycle. Sounds boring, right? WRONG!!! This episodic anime, through odd little stories and dialogue, actually explores different aspects of human nature, in one of the most unique ways I have ever seen.
There is little to no character development, but in this kind of story, there is no need. There is one episode that gives the back story to Kino, and that was enough.
The different countries Kino visits, and the people Kino encounters will make you cry, will enrage you, and at times disgust you. But, while it’s making you run the gammit of emotions, it will make you stop and ask “What if?” The episodes each have great lessons to teach, without throwing propoganda in your face or preaching to you.
The animation is clean and beautiful. The colors are not bright and vibrant, but to me, it makes this anime seem a little more realistic. The music is beautiful, and at different times, enhances the emotions of this beautiful anime. I adore this anime!