In 2017, Lerche produced a remake of Kino’s Journey, focusing on both some of the stories animated in 2003 version and others from the light novel series that weren’t. Beautifully animated, the series continued to do what the franchise does best: Make viewers consider the value of community and what it is that makes us human, even if those answers are discomforting. Join David and Peter this week as they dive into the themes of Kino’s Journey!
1:23 Last episode’s Cast Question
4:28 New Cast Question
8:24 Grab Bag Gratitude
11:27 Kino’s Journey Discussion—Introduction
16:48 Discussion—Episode 1: “A Country Where People Can Kill Others”
24:42 Discussion—Episode 4: “Ship Country”
35:43 Discussion—Episode 11: “Country of Adults”
And we want your feedback as well! Each week we ask a question on the podcast and feature your answers on the next episode. Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question): If you could implement any one law, what would it be?
- We encourage you to watch Kino’s Journey if you haven’t before. The 2017 version we covered in this episode is available for streaming on Crunchyroll, while the much beloved 2003 edition can be owned on DVD. The light novels are also available for purchase.
- We’ve written about the episodes the gang covered in the episode as well—check out our thoughts on episodes one, four, and eleven.
- Interested in any of the new anime that Peter and David are watching? Read our first impressions about most of the series!
- The song that David and Peter reference is “Truth” by Lecrae.
- The book that Peter references when discussing episode 11 is The Giver by Lois Lowry.
- Read “Invictus,” the poem by William Ernest Henley that David quotes, and then read the interesting story behind the poem—it involves amputation and one Joseph Lister.
- The passages that David and Peter discussed today include Mark 10:17-18, Philippians 2:6-8, John 15:19, and Matthew 22:36-38.
Featuring music and mixed by Celotron (all rights reserved).