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NEWS: New Kino's Journey TV Anime's 1st Video Show Kino, Hermes on the Road




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Zeino



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:08 pm Reply with quote
I really hope this is worthwhile as a remake as the original Kino anime is near flawless as a series.
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MrTerrorist



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:36 pm Reply with quote
This looks great.
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Animechic420



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:16 pm Reply with quote
I don't even see a reason why I shouldn't watch this. Kino looks just as cool as she did in the original anime. Smile
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Joshua Zarate



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:31 pm Reply with quote
I'll echo an earlier thought and say that this looks pretty good. I'll also reiterate what I said when this was first announced and say I'm so glad this is happening.
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SilverTalon01



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:55 pm Reply with quote
Is this suppose to be a reboot? I've never seen the original, but I've heard lots of good things about the LNs. I'm interested in checking this out, but if it is a reboot, I'd rather just wait and watch the new one where as if its a sequel I would watch the original first.
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Kimiko_0



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:21 am Reply with quote
Oops, misgendered Kino in the first paragraph. "his" → "her"
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Crystalyn
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:34 am Reply with quote
Kimiko_0 wrote:
Oops, misgendered Kino in the first paragraph. "his" → "her"


Thanks for that! It's been fixed.
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tootbrush



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:37 am Reply with quote
SilverTalon01 wrote:
Is this suppose to be a reboot? I've never seen the original, but I've heard lots of good things about the LNs. I'm interested in checking this out, but if it is a reboot, I'd rather just wait and watch the new one where as if its a sequel I would watch the original first.

No-one really knows, but there are signs that they will adapt at least a partially different set of stories.
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:45 am Reply with quote
Looks great, I'm still disappointed about the colouring and Kino's design looks a little off on a few shots. But apart from that, it looks great.
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Karasu-Lacryma



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:42 pm Reply with quote
tootbrush wrote:
SilverTalon01 wrote:
Is this suppose to be a reboot? I've never seen the original, but I've heard lots of good things about the LNs. I'm interested in checking this out, but if it is a reboot, I'd rather just wait and watch the new one where as if its a sequel I would watch the original first.

No-one really knows, but there are signs that they will adapt at least a partially different set of stories.


Judging by spoiler[Ti]'s presence on the main poster, this version will at least cover Volume 8 and probably more, as opposed to the original anime covering volumes 1-6. So I think it's most likely a sequel series focusing on newer books. Either way, the original is a classic with a legendary director that's well worth watching.


Honestly... I was disappointed with the PV. While I know it was probably more budget than artistic intent, the original's earthy, minimalist visual style helped make the surreal stories sink in better. This new anime's art style looks a little closer to the Land of Disease OVA, which had a brighter, modern look that just did not work for the series.
On the other hand... the dissonance between the cuter, cleaner style and the increasingly dark source material could work out. And I'm might be over-attached to the original. Can't wait for October to find out!

EDIT: Whoah, whoah, whoah, Yukie Sugawara...? Well, this'll be interesting... Confused
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DangerMouse



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:45 am Reply with quote
So good to be back!

Animechic420 wrote:
I don't even see a reason why I shouldn't watch this. Kino looks just as cool as she did in the original anime. Smile


Yeah Smile
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CheezcakeMe





PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:46 am Reply with quote
Hmmm, still not sold on the new art style, it just looks kind of generic and everyone has the same faces. I liked Kino's old design where she managed to look simultaneously wide eyed and curious yet also wise beyond her years. But more Kino is more Kino. Hopefully this show spurs someone to finally get those dang light novels over here.
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Kikaioh



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:15 am Reply with quote
CheezcakeMe wrote:
Hmmm, still not sold on the new art style, it just looks kind of generic and everyone has the same faces. I liked Kino's old design where she managed to look simultaneously wide eyed and curious yet also wise beyond her years. But more Kino is more Kino. Hopefully this show spurs someone to finally get those dang light novels over here.


It's definitely imagined in a more modern style, which I'm really not a fan of. The voice acting at least isn't too cutesy.
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