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.
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6 thoughts on “TangleCast 69: Relativism and Goodness in Kino’s Journey”
Universal healthcare and price controls, oof. The central planning is real this Tanglecast.
I think an important thing to remember is the difference between common culture and right and wrong. For that we have to be grounded in an objective morality. Without that, everything we do is based on custom rather than ethics.
In matters of culture, flow with the stream. In matters of ethics, stand as a rock. You have to be able to know the difference so frequent study of the Bible is required. Paul’s letters frequently go into matters of ethics of where “fitting in” is permissible but compromising virtue is not. Kino’s Journey doesn’t use the same foundational moral standard that we do, and I think the dichotomy is what the series wants to get across in its internal moral conflict.
Is the freedom of choice imperative in matters like the sinking ship or is it better to force everyone off the boat? I’d imagine only the most die-hard Libertarians among us would leave them on the boat if we could instead save them. One has to know where culture ends and where objective truth begins. That’s why we need to be constantly in our Bibles.
Pahahaha you know after I read your comment of “universal healthcare and price controls, oof.” I realized…we could totally easily be making a future dystopia LOL.
I could hear people furiously tapping “unsubscribe” on their phones, ragequitting before the phrase, “universal healthca…” was even completely uttered. 😀
If I could implement one law, it would be to ban social media use for teenagers! >:)
As device-dependent as millennials are, I fear to see the consequences of our subsequent generations who’ve been exposed to youtube, instagram, and tik-tok since prepubescent years
Hmmm that’s pretty good…oooh maybe add like you can’t play games after a certain time of night for those under 18