Kino's Journey Blu-ray

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SKU: 816726025520

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About Kino's Journey Blu-ray

Kino's Journey contains episodes 1-13 of the original anime series directed by Ryutaro Nakamura in standard definition on a blu-ray disc.

Three days. Two nights. That's how much time Kino and Hermes allot to each new place they visit before drifting off again, crossing a mysterious land filled with mystical sights and strange customs. Kino's an enigmatic loner, skilled with weapons and always anticipating what might lie around the next hill or bend of the river. Hermes is Kino's friend, companion, and motorcycle, gifted with the ability to think and speak, seldom as bold as Kino, but always there when speed is required.

What is their goal, their ultimate destination? Like life itself, it's all a mystery that one can only solve by taking the journey. All Kino and Hermes know is that adventure, danger, and new wonders lie on the horizon, waiting to be encountered at each passing stop. Join the odyssey and drift along for the ride!

Special Features: Production Sketches, Clean Opening Animation, and Clean Closing Animation


  • Publisher: SECTION23 FILMS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama
  • Themes: Adventure, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 325
  • Year Created: 2003
  • Release Date: 2/26/2019
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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Glad to see a new release, I just wish it were HD...


As much as I am excited to see the better of the two Kino no Tabi anime getting a new release, it irks me, as a dedicated fan of the series, that the new release is merely burning DVD-quality footage onto Blu-ray, rather than a remaster. If it's a matter of the loss of the original masters, that's understandable, but I'm still disappointed

Got the older DVD version, but I don't see it anymore here.


To start off, I bought the older DVD version of this series, but I can't seem to find that product page on RightStuf, so I'm putting my review here. Considering how this is an older series by the now defunct ADV, I didn't really expect much. I got the series in DVD form, subtitles, and some small bonuses. The overall series is really nice and introspective, and the features were a nice touch. I'm not sure about this Blu-Ray edition though. Seeing as how ADV is gone, who's doing the conversion to Blu-Ray? Nevertheless, if you like stories, this is worth looking into.