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For prior conversation in anticipation of the show, see
/forumtopic-984895/new-kino-no-tabi-the-beautiful-world-kinos-journey-anticipation



hhttps://myanimelist.net/anime/35079/Kino_no_Tabi__The_Beautiful_World_-_The_Animated_Series

Plot Summary


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

"Kino's Journey -the Beautiful World-" is a story about Kino, who travels around the world with nothing but her guns for protection and talking motorcycle Hermes.
Kino travels to many mystical worlds, each with its unique customs and people, and learns about
the world through their stories, at times conjuring humor and inspiration or other times piercing cynicism.

However, Kino has her own custom, to stay no longer than three days in every town without exception, as it is enough time to learn almost everything important about the place while still leaving time to explore new lands.
(Crunchyroll)

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Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:00 (JST)
Producers: Egg Firm, Crunchyroll
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Lerche
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Slice of Life
Duration: Unknown
Rating: None


Crunchyroll Stream: http://www.crunchyroll.com/kinos-journey-the-beautiful-world-the-animated-series
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The first episode goes up at 8:30am Pacific today. While watching the first series is highly recommended ahead of this, it's not a prerequisite because of its episodic nature. At the very least, watch episode 4 that explains who Kino is as she just isn't what she used to be. Everything else is self-contained and I'm not expecting it to resurface at some point during the series.

UPDATE: It's now out: http://www.crunchyroll.com/kinos-journey-the-beautiful-world-the-animated-series/episode-1-a-country-where-people-can-kill-others-749557

Episode 1

And so it begins with Kino traveling to a place where there's nothing that stops people from murdering each other. Well, on the surface it appears that way as murder is not prohibited, but that's not the same as saying murder is permitted as the new immigrant would find out the hard way. That got awfully violent there, and I forgot that while Kino is a journeyman, she's also skilled with the gun, so it's a good thing she knows how to protect herself, even asking Hermes to be a shield.

It has been quite a long time since I last watched this, but I do remember the nostalgia, and it's how I felt when I watched the original series. Definitely an amazing start to this.
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Episode 1



This first episode was also more violent than I had expected.
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This is quite reminiscent of some anarchist philosophy I may have read. The general idea is that legal proceedings bound by laws are harmful to the fulfillment of justice. Hence, why any form of killing is not legally prohibited, which includes being killed in a retributive manner. Society itself enforces its own ideas of justice without the law getting in the way. This also enforces the general idea of retribution preventing the less scrupulous from killing in the first place, not unlike the doctrine of mutually ensured destruction.

Essentially, those who shoot must be prepared to be shot themselves, and that is quite easy with the proliferation of fire arms.

I was actually expecting this to unfold as it did. Most anarchists are incredibly optimistic, and while I disagree with this philosophy, I love this episode for tackling this idea in the way it did.
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An excellent first episode, it does appear to be a reboot rather than a sequel, but thankfully it’s adapting stories that hadn’t been in the previous anime while setting up the characters in a similar way. I’m not sure many other series could pull this off well as well as Kino, given that Kino consists of many stand alone stories, excluding the ones involving Kino’s backstory and the ones that introduce key characters.
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KongouGaro777 wrote:

An excellent first episode, it does appear to be a reboot rather than a sequel, but thankfully it’s adapting stories that hadn’t been in the previous anime while setting up the characters in a similar way. I’m not sure many other series could pull this off well as well as Kino, given that Kino consists of many stand alone stories, excluding the ones involving Kino’s backstory and the ones that introduce key characters.


That last line there at the end about Kino staying only three days in one place pretty much hints that it's a reboot. Even if it was a sequel, you wouldn't be able to tell because the episodes are all stand-alone stories (at least with the first season, though I'm expecting to see some story building up with the introduction of characters that figure to be important to this series whereas the first season it was just Kino and Hermes going around).
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This show was pretty good anime first series so it looks like they might be going a little edgier with this adaptation. I remember thinking its similar to a Twilight Zone episode short story with different points of view no right or wrong answer it makes you think. The talking motorcade helps with telling the story of Kino its actually better than a stupid mascot animal and lastly I like how Kino is genderless it keep options neutral in the adventures
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

This is quite reminiscent of some anarchist philosophy I may have read. The general idea is that legal proceedings bound by laws are harmful to the fulfillment of justice. Hence, why any form of killing is not legally prohibited, which includes being killed in a retributive manner. Society itself enforces its own ideas of justice without the law getting in the way. This also enforces the general idea of retribution preventing the less scrupulous from killing in the first place, not unlike the doctrine of mutually ensured destruction.

Essentially, those who shoot must be prepared to be shot themselves, and that is quite easy with the proliferation of fire arms.

I was actually expecting this to unfold as it did. Most anarchists are incredibly optimistic, and while I disagree with this philosophy, I love this episode for tackling this idea in the way it did.


Watching it I thought more of the enforcement of social mores versus laws. Laws mean little in a society that chooses not to enforce them, while mores can have very immediate repercussions (though rarely as violent as the first episode).

I didn't really think of anarchism while watching it, but you have a good point on that. It's a society that had no apparent official law enforcement because it relied on every able-bodied citizen to enforce the commonly accepted norm. It feels like a distinctly Japanese take on the concept, as the community itself acts in unison against anyone that dares step outside what they find acceptable.
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A very good start. A very interesting country.

does anyone have the rights for the first series?
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qwueri wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

This is quite reminiscent of some anarchist philosophy I may have read. The general idea is that legal proceedings bound by laws are harmful to the fulfillment of justice. Hence, why any form of killing is not legally prohibited, which includes being killed in a retributive manner. Society itself enforces its own ideas of justice without the law getting in the way. This also enforces the general idea of retribution preventing the less scrupulous from killing in the first place, not unlike the doctrine of mutually ensured destruction.

Essentially, those who shoot must be prepared to be shot themselves, and that is quite easy with the proliferation of fire arms.

I was actually expecting this to unfold as it did. Most anarchists are incredibly optimistic, and while I disagree with this philosophy, I love this episode for tackling this idea in the way it did.


Watching it I thought more of the enforcement of social mores versus laws. Laws mean little in a society that chooses not to enforce them, while mores can have very immediate repercussions (though rarely as violent as the first episode).

I didn't really think of anarchism while watching it, but you have a good point on that. It's a society that had no apparent official law enforcement because it relied on every able-bodied citizen to enforce the commonly accepted norm. It feels like a distinctly Japanese take on the concept, as the community itself acts in unison against anyone that dares step outside what they find acceptable.


Indeed, I agree with that assessment, but my wording may have been a bit off. Justice is a moral concept that we often demand be propelled by laws, but in many ways, I agree that legal regulations prohibit justice in many ways. Killing someone isn't simply "It is self defense" for many first world nations.

It isn't anarchism in the stereotypical sense, which would be more chaotic, but an order enforced by the fact that someone will likely put a bullet in one's head for a senseless or unjustified killing, whether it be a relative, a friend, or a stranger, and the factors that contributes to this idea working I imagine, is the community ties, which are foremost the agreed upon mores of their society.

One of the ideas is the proliferation of fire arms, which I see as both the opportunity and equalizing factor. No one person is that more powerful than the next, which makes the idea of killing an unnerving one, but also comforting if you are aiming to not kill someone. (Let us not politicize this though. Just an observation, nothing more.)

I tie it into some anarchist texts because many anarchists are assholes like the jerk we have seen killed, but people who believe we are better off enforcing said laws and having a relatively quality sense of order.

I doubt it can work on anything more than a small town. One can also tie this into Thomas Hobbe's idea that we originated from brutal chaos, and that society formed so that we can protect ourselves. For example, one man may feel uneasy drinking from a well, exposing him to ambush, but may form a relation that has someone protect his back while he drinks, and does the same for his man, both valuing each other as the most efficient protective measure they can garner. Do this enough times, and you have tribes, and so forth.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I doubt it can work on anything more than a small town. One can also tie this into Thomas Hobbe's idea that we originated from brutal chaos, and that society formed so that we can protect ourselves. For example, one man may feel uneasy drinking from a well, exposing him to ambush, but may form a relation that has someone protect his back while he drinks, and does the same for his man, both valuing each other as the most efficient protective measure they can garner. Do this enough times, and you have tribes, and so forth.


It does feel like the classic wild west setting of the town was the perfect choice for the episode.
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I hope this gets popular enough for someone to rescue the novels and re-release them in the west.

I really enjoyed this episode.
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KongouGaro777 wrote:

An excellent first episode, it does appear to be a reboot rather than a sequel, but thankfully it’s adapting stories that hadn’t been in the previous anime while setting up the characters in a similar way. I’m not sure many other series could pull this off well as well as Kino, given that Kino consists of many stand alone stories, excluding the ones involving Kino’s backstory and the ones that introduce key characters.


That last line there at the end about Kino staying only three days in one place pretty much hints that it's a reboot. Even if it was a sequel, you wouldn't be able to tell because the episodes are all stand-alone stories (at least with the first season, though I'm expecting to see some story building up with the introduction of characters that figure to be important to this series whereas the first season it was just Kino and Hermes going around).


I wouldn't call this a reboot but rather another adaptation, the same way a play or a book (not as common, but it happens) can get more than one adaptation. Reboots are usually made to "wipe the slate clean" after a franchise's continuity has gotten too convoluted and/or gone in directions that fans hated and I don't think this series is meant to do that for the 2003 series.


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That was a bit weird tbh. Very pretty, but kind of weird.

Still it's interesting enough.
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Episode 1

Having watching Kino's Journey last year, I can find joy in comparing the 2017 and the old one.

This one felt as nostalgic as the old one did while fitting into the current era and maintaining that charming atmosphere. Concerning the episode, it felt like a starter of what is to come, while delivering an extra kick of impact, which is better enhanced by the visuals from studio Lerche.

Yeah, this'll be a great ride to relive all over again! Thankfully, new fans can jump on it to since this is more of a remake than a continuation. Enjoy!

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