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Kino's Journey (kino No Tabi)
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post Mar 18 2010, 05:22 AM
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Kino's Journey: the Beautiful World (キノの旅 -the Beautiful World- Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-?) produced by A.C.G.T and Genco, and directed by Ryūtarō Nakamura, aired on the WOWOW satellite television network between April 8 and July 8, 2003, containing 13 episodes.
(Source - Wiki)



Plot Summary: The story follows the travels of Kino, a young adventurer who rides a talking motorcycle named Hermes. They explore the people and cultures of different places throughout their adventures, spending only three days at each location.

Genres: adventure, drama, psychological
Episodes: 13
Age Rating: Older Teen Significant (bloody violence and/or swearing and/or nudity)
(Source - ANN)

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I just watched all 13 episodes over the past week. I really liked some of the ideas, but overall I'm doubting I'd recommend it. While I'm formulating an opinion (with intent to blog) I wanted to put some feelers out there. See what people thought of the series, any comments about it that might enlighten me as to something I missed or whatever.
It seems pretty underground so it's been hard to find info on the show.

So for those that have seen it, what'd you think?

(by the way, it creeped me out every time I saw Vic Mignogna's name in the credits)


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post Mar 18 2010, 04:56 PM
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I really enjoyed it but it's a slow burner and at times treats fairly simple idea as something far more deep than it really is.
Technically it's rather average, the animation is nothing special and designs for anyone other than Kino are a bit basic but overall I really like it even at times it and it's more hardcore fandom can be a bit full of itself.


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post May 17 2010, 12:46 PM
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i enjoyed the anime. a little slow at first and i got confused here and there but overall, i liked it. had some nice life lessons as well but they could have gone a lil deeper.

the animation was basic but i think it fits for that sort of anime and the story was pretty interesting for me.


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