Kino’s Journey is one of those underrated anime that couldn’t achieve popularity due to its older animation style and psychological plot. When you watch Kino’s Journey, you literally go on a journey along with the main character and experience different cultures that make you question your moral compass. Each episode of Kino’s Journey makes you question the darker side of human nature without showing you any grotesque scenery.
Kino’s Journey is all about the episodic story, which is sometimes interconnected with very few recurring characters. While the art style is not the best and may put off some viewers, the characters and script easily compensate for it. The only thing missing was music, but honestly, the series didn’t make it feel like its lacking music because of the bizarre cynical nature of the story.
Kino’s Journey is an anime that, after watching, will leave you wanting more. So if you are planning to watch Kino’s Journey, watch it according to this order.
Kino’s Journey Watch Order Guide:
01. Kino’s Journey
02. Kino’s Journey: The Land of Sickness
Alternate Title: Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World – Byouki no Kuni – For You
Episodes: 1 (28 min. Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown
03. Kino’s Journey: Life Goes On
Alternate Title: Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World – Nanika wo Suru Tame ni – Life Goes On.
Episodes: 1 (29 min. Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown
04. Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series
Note: Some episodes of Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series are remakes, so you will probably see an episode with a story that you already knew about.
Kino’s Journey is a psychological slice of life anime series, with its first season animated by Studio A.C.G.T. and the newest iteration animated by Studio Lerche. The anime is an adaptation based on a manga series written by Keiichi Sigsawa and drawn by Kouhaku Kuroboshi.
Synopsis: Kino is a young traveler on a journey to visit different countries and experience their cultures. She travels along with Hermes, a talking motorcycle who often shares opinions on countries and people they meet. The world is filled with good places with morally questionable customs that are tragic yet and fascinating. Kino tries to experience them without prejudice and follows the rule of never staying at one place for more than three days.