Kino's Journey The Beautiful World Blu-ray
About Kino's Journey The Beautiful World Blu-ray
Kino's Journey -the Beautiful World contains episodes 1-12 of the anime directed by Tomohisa Taguchi.
In this imperfect world, the stories are what make it beautiful. Journeying the land and visiting the unique countries is Kino and her talking motorcycle, Hermes. Together, they travel from place to place but only stay three days. Just enough time to gather stories and memories before continuing on. But not every land is pleasant, and Kino will face some with darker and more sinister lifestyles.
Special Features: Kino's Journey: An Interview with Keiichi Sigsawa, Textless Opening & Closing Songs, Trailers
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama
- Themes: Adventure, Slice of Life
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 300
- Year Created: 2017
- Release Date: 11/6/2018
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Not Worth It
by Tom Collins
This is less a review of the product than it is of the series. This particular adaptation is less of a faithful adaptation as it is a "Best of" collection. Unfortunately, this is detrimental to future, more faithful adaptations. Additionally, the conspicuous use of bad CG renders the show unappealing to watch. I would highly recommend skipping this release.
A Great and Underrated Series
The product itself is in great condition, nothing to complain about. It's a semi-remake of the original 2003 series (which is also good), as some of the episodes are new and others aren't there. The art style and voice actors have changed, which might bother some, but I felt like they still captured the essence of the show.
As for the series itself, it's a wonderful hidden gem. The animation is beautiful with a lot of attention to detail. Some of the CG effects look a little off, but there so few of those moments that it's barely noticeable. Mellow and thought provoking stories are told in each episode, most of them being non-sequential, though there are a few episodes that connect. Some might be put off by the slow pacing but I found it to my liking as it feels like the show wants to give you time to let events sink in.
If you like anime that takes its time to establish atmosphere and prioritizes story over action, then I'd highly recommend this great series.