Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
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English Title: Kino's Journey
Other Names: Kino's Travels: The Beautiful World
Production Type: TV
Origination: Light novel
Air Span: Apr 8, 2003 to Jul 8, 2003
Air Status: Finished Airing
Premiered: Spring, 2003
Episode Duration (Avg): 24 min. per ep.
# Episodes: 13
TV Rating: R
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. Deeply meditative and cooler than zero, the series follows the existential adventures of the apt markswoman 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.