Animanga Wiki
This article is a stub. You can help the Animanga Wiki by expanding it, or perhaps you could contribute to discussion on the topic.

Kino's Journey

Kino's Journey Wiki
Wiki founding: 2011/08/06
Page count: 221
Last checked: 2020/10/03

Action Icon - Search, Adventure Icon - Search, Psychological Icon - Search, Science Fiction Icon - Search, Slice of Life Icon - Search
Steampunk Icon - Search
Light Novel, Anime, Game, Visual Novel, Film, Manga, Audio Drama

Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World (キノの旅 -the Beautiful World-, Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World-), shortened to Kino's Journey, is a light novel series written by Keiichi Sigsawa, with illustrations by Kōhaku Kuroboshi. The series originally started serialization in volume 5 of MediaWorks' now-defunct light novel magazine Dengeki hp on March 17, 2000.

A 13-episode anime adaptation produced by A.C.G.T and Genco aired from April 8, 2003 to July 8, 2003for 13 episodes on WOWOW in Japan. An OVA was released later on October 19, 2005. Two visual novels for the PlayStation 2 were released by ASCII Media Works, the first in July 2003, and the second in December 2005. There have also been two 30-minute animated films produced, the first in February 2005, and the second in April 2007. A Kino's Journey light novel was only released as a promotional gift for the second animated movie. Additional merchandise includes three art books, three picture books, and a drama CD. Two manga adaptations started in spring 2017. An TV anime series adaptation titled Kino's Journey —the Beautiful World— the Animated Series (キノの旅 -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series, Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series) aired from October 6, 2017 to December 22, 2017 and ran for 12 episodes.


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, it is actually a thing of beauty.

"The world is not beautiful, therefore it is."

External Links[]


Other Sources[]

Other Wikis[]