Alternative Titles English: Kino's Journey Synonyms: Kino's Travels: The Beautiful World Japanese: キノの旅 -the Beautiful World-
Information Type: TV Episodes: 13 Status: Finished Airing Aired: Apr 8, 2003 to Jul 8, 2003 Premiered: Spring 2003 Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:30 (JST) Producers: WOWOW, Genco, Pony Canyon, Studio Wombat, chara-ani.com, ASCII Media Works Licensors: ADV Films, Sentai Filmworks Studios: A.C.G.T. Source: Light novel Genres: Action, Adventure, Psychological, Slice of Life Duration: 24 min. per ep. Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Synopsis Based on a light novel series by Keiichi Sigsawa, the philosophical Kino no Tabi 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.