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
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.”
MAL Entry (2003 TV Series) 13 episodes. Aired April 8, 2003 – July 8, 2003.
MAL Entry (2007 Film) Released April 2007.
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