Kino's Journey (2003– )
"Kino no tabi" (original title)

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Kino and her talking motorcycle Hermes travel around the world, visiting different countries for three days each in order to learn about each one.

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Kelli Cousins ...
 Kino (13 episodes, 2003)
Cynthia Martinez ...
 Hermes / ... (13 episodes, 2003)
Ai Maeda ...
 Kino (13 episodes, 2003)
Ryuji Aigase ...
 Hermes (13 episodes, 2003)
Kyle Jones ...
 Additional Voices / ... (10 episodes, 2003)
Chris Nelson ...
 Additional Voices / ... (8 episodes, 2003)
Patrick Givens ...
 Additional Voices (7 episodes, 2003)
Stacy Slanina ...
 Additional Voices / ... (7 episodes, 2003)
Jacob A. Gragard ...
 Additional Voices / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
Jay Hickman ...
 Sixshooter / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Comrade B / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
John Swasey ...
 Additional Voices / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
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Kino and her talking motorcycle Hermes travel around the world, visiting different countries for three days each in order to learn about each one.

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A delightful tale
16 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This series is quite different to other anime series I've seen; it is neither action packed nor full of laughs although that doesn't mean it is totally lacking in these. The animation has a style of its own too; in some ways it has a simple look but it is stunningly beautiful. The series follows the travels of Kino and her talking 'Motorrad' (motorbike) Hermes as they visit various countries, each of the countries are effectively city states that each have their own unique customs, some are friendly, others less so. As a general rule Kino is just an observer of the countries she visits but occasionally gets involved although that is usually because she has no choice. Just because Kino prefers to avoid conflict does not mean the guns we see in the opening credits don't get used, it did come as a surprise the first time though.

As they are constantly travelling the only regular characters are Kino and Hermes; Kino is an interesting character whose gender is open to question for the first few episodes and is sometimes addressed as a boy and sometimes as a girl in the various countries, Hermes might be a talking motorbike but isn't as silly as that sounds, it looks like a real bike and does not have a face like other animated talking vehicles.

While the stories were gently paced I was never bored, I'd certainly recommend this for anybody looking for something a little different. It is suitable for most ages although one or two scenes might disturb young children; some people and a few rabbits do get shot and we aren't spared the sight of spilt blood.

These comments are based on watching the series in Japanese with English subtitles.


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