Kino no Tabi (Kino’s Journey) is one of the anime you will always hear about for being very good, and some even call it a masterpiece. It is an anime that explores the depths of mankind’s ruthlessness and stupidity with exaggerated portraits of societal traits and offers parables from a traveler’s point of view. Kino no Tabi is a poignant reminder of how the world and life are not the same for everyone.
The anime’s art style is the only thing I didn’t like much. It feels empty and plain. The anime also lacks rememberable music. But it’s the story and direction where it shines the most. Each episode of Kino no Tabi leaves you forming opinions based on the events of the episodes. Overall, it is a mellow anime with very few action scenes, but a good reminder of how great anime as a medium is in terms of storytelling.
If you are thinking of giving Kino no Tabi (Kino’s Journey) anime series a try, here’s a guide to help you watch it in the correct order.
Kino no Tabi (Kino’s Journey) Watch Order:
1. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Alternate Title: Kino’s Journey
2. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World – Byouki no Kuni – For You
Alternate Title: None
3. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World – Nanika wo Suru Tame ni – Life Goes On
Alternate Title: None
4. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World – The Animated Series
Alternate Title: Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series
Note: Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World – The Animated Series is a remake, but it also has some new stories. Just skip the episodes you are familiar with and only watch the episodes with new stories.
Kino no Tabi (Kino’s Journey) is an adventure anime series adapted from the light novel series of the same name written by Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrated by Kouhaku Kuroboshi.
Synopsis: Kino is a wanderer who travels on her talking bike named Hermes. She likes to observe different cultures from a neutral point of view. Her only rule while visiting a place is to never stay there beyond 3 days, or else she might consider settling there. Kino’s journey is filled with adventures where she discovers the world is filled with imperfections but that’s what makes it beautiful.