Episode six of Kino’s Journey is a high mark for me—it’s a compelling episode that’s difficult to watch, one that’s full of mystery yet tidied up by the end in all but the question it poses us about luck or fate (or if you have a faith, God). Kino is barely present in the episode,… Read More Kino’s Journey ~ The Beautiful World ~ Episode 6: Are You in Control?
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?
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
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 ~