Kino’s Journey

Kino's Journey

Kino’s Journey

English Title: Kino’s Journey
Japanese Title: キノの旅 – The Beautiful World – Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Author: Keiichi Sigsawa
Illustrator: Kouhaku Kuroboshi
Translator: Andrew Cunningham
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi
Original Run: 2000 – ongoing
English Run: 2007
Volumes: 17
English Publisher: Tokyopop
Volumes Published in English: 1 (Discontinued)

Synopsis: Destination is a state of mind. A tale of one girl and her bike and the road ahead. Kino wanders around the world on the back of Hermes, her unusual, anthropomorphic motorcycle, only staying in each country for three days. During their adventures, they find happiness, sadness, pain, decadence, violence, beauty, and wisdom. But through it all, they never lose their sense of freedom. They discover that because of the world’s imperfections, is is actually a thing of beauty. “The world is not beautiful, therefore it is.”

Vol 1 - Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

Vol 1 – Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

Volume 1 – Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
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Reviews of Kino’s Journey
Vol 1 — BasuGasuBakuhatsu
Vol 1 — BookLoons
Vol 1 — English Light Novels
Vol 1 — Fantastic Reviews
Vol 1 — TeenReads
Vol 1 — The Daily Fig

Suggestions for Further Reading
Similar Setup and Tone (short stories, some of which are somber): Ballad of a ShinigamiCalling YouFaust

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