Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World photo
Type TV
Airing Status Finished Airing
Duration 24 min. per episode
Air Date Apr 8, 2003
Season spring 2003
Producers WOWOW, Genco, ADV Films, A.C.G.T., Sentai Filmworks, Studio Wombat
Genres action adventure


Based on a hit light novel series by Keiichi Sigsawa, the philosophical Kino's Journey 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 marksman 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.