Episode four of Kino’s Journey was an unusual one, even by Kino no Tabi standards. The action turns around and focuses on Shizu, with Riku the dog as his companion, rather than on Kino and Hermes. He boards a ship country and becomes one with the local populace, bonding especially with a non-speaking girl named… Read More Kino’s Journey ~ The Beautiful World ~ Episode 4: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
Kino and Hermes’ next visit is to a most unique country – a moving one. They spend several days (maybe I missed it or maybe it’s not clear why they were in difficult shape before this journey and needed to stay extra time here) in a gigantic, tank-like, steam powered structure filled by a happy… Read More Kino’s Journey ~ The Beautiful World ~ Episode 3: Live to Harm
If any of us were still wondering if Kino’s Journey -The Beautiful World- was a sequel or a remake, this episode answered it as a reenvisioning of an episode previously animated: “Colosseum – Avengers.” Kino enters a country which she has heard is beautiful and peaceful, but immediately finds herself impressed into a gladiator-style tournament.… Read More Kino’s Journey ~ The Beautiful World ~ Episode 2: Avengers
Episode one of Kino’s Journey began with a bang – literally, ending with gunfight, and more importantly in the way we’ve come to expect from Kino on Tabi with philosophical questions. I may end up blogging this series episodically, and if I do, I intend to take a format that fits with the spirit of… Read More Kino no Tabi ~ The Beautiful World ~ Episode 1: Perception and Morality
Kino is a traveler, journeying from country to country with weapons at her side and aboard a talking motorcycle named Hermes, who is her only companion. Spending three days in each country she visits, Kino learns the specifics of that nation and its people before moving on to another as she absorbs the differences between… Read More First Impression: Kino no Tabi ~ The Beautiful World ~