Kino's Journey (TV)

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Alternative title:
Kino no Tabi - the Beautiful World (Japanese) 
Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World 
Kino's Travels - the Beautiful World 
L'Odyssée de Kino (French) 
キノの旅 - the Beautiful World - (Japanese) 
키노의 여행 (Korean) 
Themes: parables , tragedy , traveling 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Copyright notice: © KEIICHI SIGSAWA • MEDIA WORKS / "KINO'S JOURNEY" PRODUCTION COMMITTEE 
Plot Summary: The story follows the travels of Kino, a young adventurer who rides a talking motorcycle named Hermes. They explore the people and cultures of different places throughout their adventures, spending only three days at each location. 
User Ratings: 2529 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 862 votes (sub:598, dub:229, ?:5, raw:5, edit.dub:1, others:24
10 Spanish subtitled
5 Russian subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 778 votes (sub:545, dub:209, ?:3, raw:3, edit.dub:1, others:17
5 Russian subtitled
4 Portuguese subtitled
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Swedish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Very good: 433 votes (sub:308, dub:105, ?:4, raw:3, others:13
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
1 German subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Good: 230 votes (sub:163, dub:57, raw:3, ?:1, others:6
4 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Decent: 87 votes (sub:61, dub:24, raw:1, others:1
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
)
 So-so: 69 votes (sub:43, dub:22, ?:2, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 25 votes (sub:20, dub:4, raw:1)
 Weak: 23 votes (sub:17, dub:4, raw:2)
 Bad: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:3, raw:2)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
Seen in part or in whole by 3922 users, rank: #217 (of 6228)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.603 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.6055, rank: #120 (of 6221)
Weighted mean: 8.583 (Excellent−), rank: #109 (of 6221) (seen all: 8.74 / seen some: 7.18 / won't finish: 4.67)
Bayesian estimate: 8.578 (Excellent−), rank: #47 (of 4740)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 13 
Episode titles: We have 14
Vintage:
2003-04-08 to 2003-07-08 
2005-01-23 (Ep 1-4, Italy - Future Film Festival) 
2007-04-19 to 2007-05-07 (USA - ImaginAsian TV) 
Opening Theme:
"All the Way" by Mikuni Shimokawa 
Ending Theme:
"The Beautiful World" by Ai Maeda 
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 3
Comment:
Based on a series of novels by Keiichi Sigsawa. 
News: Show:
ADV October Releases (Aug 2, 2005)
Anime Expo - Tokyopop (Jul 4, 2005)
Anime USA (Nov 13, 2004)
New Anime in Japan (Sep 20, 2004)
Animage Awards (May 12, 2004)
ADV Films UK Acquisitions (Nov 27, 2003)
ADV Films panel (Jul 21, 2003)
Overview - Industry (Jul 21, 2003)
Kino's Journey Website (Jul 11, 2003)
New Anime in Japan (Nov 14, 2002)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Kino's Journey - Complete Collection (DVD) 2009-02-03
    Kino's Journey - Complete Collection (DVD) 2011-12-13 (from $20.44)
    Kino's Journey - Idle Adventurer (DVD 1) 2004-02-24 (from $1.99)
    Kino's Journey - Idle Adventurer + Artbox (DVD 1) 2004-02-24 (from $15.09)
    Kino's Journey - Emerging Lanes (DVD 2) 2004-04-06 (from $23.58)
    Kino's Journey - Warning! Curves Ahead (DVD 3) 2004-05-18
    Kino's Journey - Warning Curves Ahead [Mini] (DVD 3) 2004-08-03 (from $5.99)
    Kino's Journey - Not Without Reservations (DVD 4) 2004-06-29
    Kino's Journey - Thinpak Collection (DVD 1-4) 2005-10-25
Novel
    Kino no Tabi - Book One of The Beautiful World (Novel 1) 2006-10-10
    Kino No Tabi - Book Two: Where Nothing Is Written (Novel 2) 2007-02-13

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Ryutaro Nakamura 
Script: Sadayuki Murai 
Storyboard:
Heisaku Wada (eps 7, 10, 13) 
Kooji Kobayashi (eps 2, 4, 6) 
Ryutaro Nakamura 
Takuya Satō (eps 8-9, 11, 13) 
Episode Director:
Kooji Kobayashi (5 episodes
eps 3-4, 6, 10, 13
)
 
Ooki Kusumoto (ep 11) 
Ryutaro Nakamura (eps 1-2, 5) 
Tetsuya Endo (ep 8) 
Yasuo Ejima (eps 9, 12) 
Yutaka Hirata (ep 7) 
Music: Ryo Sakai 
Original creator: Keiichi Sigsawa (novel) 
Original Character Design: Kouhaku Kuroboshi 
Character Design: Shigeyuki Suga 
Art Director: Masayoshi Banno 
Animation Director:
Fumio Matsumoto 
Hidetoshi Oomori (ep 6) 
Mio Tsumoto (eps 12-13) 
Naomi Miyata (ep 8) 
Ooki Kusumoto (ep 11) 
Saburo Masutani (ep 9) 
Takaaki Fukuyo (eps 10-11) 
Takashi Watabe (mecha; ep 8) 
Takuya Matsumoto 
Yoshiaki Ito (ep 7) 
Yukiko Tsukashita (eps 12-13) 
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka 
Director of Photography: Naoyuki Ohba 
Producer: Nobuhiro Osawa 

Assistant Director: Tagatsugu Kobayashi 
Color Coordination: Michiyo Iriomote 
Editing: Tsuyoshi Imai 
Planning: Tatsuo Sato 
Prop Design: Takamitsu Kondou 
Setting Production: Yoshitaka Nakamura 
Sound Design: Koji Kasamatsu 
Theme Song Arrangement:
Ryo Sakai (ED) 
SIN (OP) 
Theme Song Composition:
Ryo Sakai (ED) 
SIN (OP) 
Theme Song Lyrics:
Keiichi Sigsawa (ED) 
Nao Yoshida (吉田奈生; OP) 
SIN (OP) 
Theme Song Performance:
Ai Maeda (ED) 
Mikuni Shimokawa (OP) 
Ai Maeda as Kino 
Ryuji Aigase as Hermes 

Ai Kobayashi as Nimya(ep 8) 
Aki Haruta as
Office Lady 
Plank Mover 
Aoi Yabusaki as Sakura(ep 13) 
Atsushi Godai as Guard(ep 3) 
Chafurin as Man in His 30s (Trader B)(ep 2) 
Chiwa Saito as Daughter(ep 3) 
Fumihiko Tachiki as Tank(ep 9) 
Hiroshi Kitazawa as Man(ep 5) 
Hiroshi Matsumoto as Boarder Machine(ep 1) 
Hiroshi Naka as Vagrant author(ep 9) 
Hiroto Torihata as Townsperson 2(ep 13) 
Hisako Kyouda as Old Woman(ep 10) 
Hitomi Matsuno as Little Girl(ep 3) 
Houchu Ohtsuka as Riku(eps 6-7) 
Jin Yamanoi as Sakura's father(ep 13) 
Jun Hazumi as Father(ep 4) 
Junichi Endou as Chief librarian(ep 9) 
Junko Midori as Shishou (master) 
Juurouta Kosugi as Groom's father(ep 13) 
Kachiko Hino as Cabinet minister(ep 9) 
Kazuhiko Inoue as Traveler(ep 4) 
Kazuomi Ikeda as Old gentleman(ep 12) 
Keiji Fujiwara as Man in His 20s (Trader A)(ep 2) 
Kenichi Morozumi as Old gentleman(ep 9) 
Kenji Nomura as Commanding officer(eps 6-7) 
Kikumi Umeda as Voice(ep 1) 
Koji Yusa as Salaryman(ep 5) 
Kousuke Meguro as Assassin(ep 6) 
Kumi Sakuma as Mother(ep 4) 
Marika Hayashi as Miss Rose(eps 6-7) 
Masaharu Satou as Immigration officer(ep 12) 
Masako Isobe as Curator(ep 12) 
Masashi Hirose as Commander(ep 12) 
Masato Funaki as Comrade B(ep 9) 
Mayumi Ichikawa as Porter Board(ep 5) 
Michitoshi Seki as Person(ep 8) 
Mie Sonozaki as Female Examiner(ep 3) 
Mika Itou as Girl A(ep 3) 
Miki Itou as Sakura's mother(ep 13) 
Minako Ichiki as Townsperson 
Misa Kobayashi as Voice(ep 9) 
Miyuki Uehara as Person(ep 8) 
Naoki Makishima as Chief(ep 8) 
Naoko Shirakami as Librarian(ep 9) 
Norihiro Inoue as Man(ep 1) 
Otoya Kawano as Collapsed man(ep 9) 
Rintarou Nishi as Mercenary(ep 6) 
Ryuji Mizuno as Railway Track Polisher(ep 5) 
Ryuji Nakagi as
Inspector(ep 4) 
Scholar(ep 3) 
Seika Kumagai as Gaya(ep 12) 
Seizo Katou as King(ep 7) 
Shingo Hiramatsu as Old man Smith(ep 13) 
Shinpachi Tsuji as Gunman(eps 6-7) 
Shun Miyasato as Townsman F(ep 4) 
Tadahisa Saizen as Soldier(ep 3) 
Takashi Irie as Shizu 
Takayuki Fujimoto as Comrade A(ep 9) 
Takayuki Sugo as Man in His 40s (Trader C)(ep 2) 
Taku Kurohi as Townsman D(ep 4) 
Takuya Kirimoto as Fiance(ep 8) 
Tomoyuki Terai as
Comrade C(ep 9) 
Waiter Machine(ep 1) 
Toru Ohkawa as Trucker(ep 6) 
Toshihide Tsuchiya as Teacher(ep 4) 
Tsuyoshi Koyama as
Guide soldier(eps 6-7) 
Townsperson(ep 4) 
Yoshiko Asai as Old Woman(ep 3) 
Yoshimi Akiba as Moving Board(ep 5) 
Yoshinori Endo as Railway Track Dismantler(ep 5) 
Yoshito Ishinami as Soldier(ep 6) 
Yoshiyuki Kaneko as Railway Track Repairman(ep 5) 
Youhei Oobayashi as Townsperson 1(ep 13) 
Yuji Mikimoto as Poet(ep 3) 
Yutaka Shimaka as Southern Priest(ep 3) 
Yuto Endo as Townsman E(ep 4) 
Yuu Sugimoto as Information Machine(ep 1) 
Yuzuru Aoyama as Boatman(ep 3) 
Japanese companies
Animation: Studio Wombat 
Backgrounds: Studio Jack 
Broadcaster: WOWOW 
Music Production:
Flight Master (OP) 
Pony Canyon 
Photography: Rare Trick 
Production:
A.C.G.T 
GENCO 
MediaWorks 
WOWOW 
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Kyle Jones 
Translation:
Feng Xiong 
Masumi MacLeod 
ADR Script:
Chris Griffin 
Kyle Jones 
Executive producer:
John Ledford 
Mark Williams 
Producer: Kyle Jones 

Adaptation: Maya Bohnhoff (novel) 
Creative Director:
Chris Hawley 
David Del Rio 
DVD Coordination:
Anthony Benavides (Thinpack) 
Janice Williams 
Mariela Ortiz 
DVD Menu Design: Russell Etchen (Thinpack) 
DVD Producer: Thomas Meerbott 
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami 
Mixing: Wade Shemwell 
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas 
Project Translator: Joe Congdon 
Recording engineer: Matt Wittmeyer 
Senior Translator: Shoko Oono 
Sound Design: Wade Shemwell 
Subtitle Script & Timing:
Dwayne Jones (Thinpack) 
Neal Barnes (Thinpack) 
Subtitling: Feng Xiong 
Cynthia Martinez as Hermes 
Kelli Cousins as Kino 

Allison Sumrall as Mother(ep 10) 
Alyson Irene Edman as Bride(ep 13) 
Amanda Nanawa as Woman A(ep 7) 
Andrew Klimko as Assasin(ep 6) 
Andy McAvin as Porter Bot(ep 5) 
Andy Nelson as Takatan(ep 12) 
Brooke Sinclair as Jin(ep 11) 
Carl Wormley as Young Wise Man(ep 11) 
Chris Ayres as
Bartender(ep 11) 
Man A(ep 13) 
Chris Nelson as Guard B(ep 3) 
Chris Patton as The Traveler(ep 4) 
Christine Auten as
Female Examiner(ep 3) 
Older Woman(ep 3) 
Young Nanny(ep 10) 
Clint Bickham as Shizu(eps 6-7) 
Cynthia Martinez as Girl B(ep 8) 
Dan Mackey as Policeman B(ep 9) 
David Born as Survivor(ep 5) 
David Parker as Railway Track Demolisher(ep 5) 
Eric Opella as Policeman(ep 9) 
Gabi Chennisi as
Little Girl(ep 3) 
Young Kino(ep 4) 
Hal Rawley as Railway Track Layer(ep 5) 
Hilary Haag as Lily(ep 13) 
Illich Guardiola as
Man in His 20's(ep 2) 
The Author(ep 9) 
James Faulkner as Trucker 
Jason Douglas as Poet(ep 3) 
Jay Hickman as
Soldier A(ep 3) 
The Lonely Man(ep 1) 
Jennie Welch as Master(ep 11) 
Jessica Boone as
Chosen Girl(ep 3) 
Greeting Machine(ep 1) 
Jim McClellan as Father(ep 10) 
John Gremillion as Working Stiff(ep 5) 
John Kaiser as Southern Priest(ep 3) 
John Swasey as
Father(ep 4) 
Hotel Manager(ep 3) 
John Tyson as
Porter Machine(ep 1) 
Professor(ep 3) 
K.C. Jones as
Boy(ep 8) 
Girl A(ep 8) 
Gun Salesman(ep 3) 
Information Machine(ep 1) 
Soldier A(ep 4) 
Kim Prause as Sica(ep 11) 
Lidia Porto as
Boy A(ep 12) 
Mrs. Sakura(ep 13) 
Luci Christian as Nimya 
Marcy Bannor as
Mother(ep 4) 
Nanny(ep 10) 
Supplies Saleswoman(ep 3) 
Marcy Rae as Miss Minister(ep 9) 
Marty Fleck as
Colonel(ep 6) 
Wise Man(ep 11) 
Matt Culpepper as Escort Soldier(ep 6) 
Matt Wittmeyer as
Soldier B(ep 4) 
Waiter Machine(ep 1) 
Michael Callahan as Collection Man(ep 3) 
Mike Kleinhenz as Man in his 40's(ep 2) 
Mike Vance as
Escaped Man(ep 9) 
Soldier B(ep 9) 
Monica Rial as Su(ep 11) 
Paul Locklear as
Fiance(ep 8) 
Flatbed Bot(ep 5) 
Paul Sidello as Chief(ep 8) 
Phil Ross as Railway Track Polisher(ep 5) 
Philip Lehl as
Boatman(ep 3) 
Frightened Man(ep 1) 
Randy Sparks as
Guard(ep 3) 
Old Man Believer(ep 3) 
Rebecca Ayres as Son(ep 10) 
Rick Burford as Inspector(ep 4) 
Rick Piersall as
Northern Priest(ep 3) 
Officer A(ep 8) 
Teacher(ep 4) 
Sandra Krasa as Mother(ep 8) 
Sarah LaFleur as Narrator 
Serena Varghese as Poet's Daughter(ep 3) 
Tad Hathaway as Brock(ep 11) 
Tejas Englesmith as Riku(eps 6-7) 
Vic Mignogna as
Groom(ep 13) 
Hypnotist(ep 11) 
Male Examiner(ep 3) 
The King(ep 7) 
Trader A(ep 2) 
Vicki Barosh as
Curator(ep 12) 
Old Woman Believer(ep 3) 
Wade Shemwell as Officer B(ep 8) 

English companies
ADR Production: Industrial Smoke & Mirrors 
Distributor:
ADV Films (UK) 
Madman Entertainment (Australia) 
Section23 Films (North America) 
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C. 
Internet Streaming:
Hulu 
The Anime Network 
Licensed by:
ADV Films 
TOKYOPOP 
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios 
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Frédéric Souterelle 
Translation: Yukio Reuter 

Adaptation: Frédéric Roques 
French companies
Distributor: Kaze 
Italian staff
Italian companies
(none)
Distributor: Mediafilm 
Italian cast
(none)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Isabelle Höpfner as Kino 
Jesco Wirthgen as Hermes 

Markus Haase as Shizu(eps 6-7) 
Peter Flechtner as Reisender(ep 4) 
Rubina Kuraoka as Kino als Kind(ep 4) 

Astrid Bless as Kuratorin(ep 12) 
Axel Lutter as
Barkeeper(ep 11) 
Hauptmann(eps 6-7) 
Eberhard Prüter as Gleisarbeiter 1(ep 5) 
Erich Räuker as
Hypnotiseur(ep 11) 
Lehrer 
Wache 2(eps 6-7) 
Esther Barth as
Reisende(ep 11) 
Rose(eps 6-7) 
Eva-Maria Werth as Nanny(ep 10) 
Frank Muth as
Kino's 1. Gegner 
Rebel 3(ep 9) 
Frank Schröder as Fianeé(ep 8) 
Georg Tryphon as Gaukler(ep 7) 
Gerald Paradies as
Ace(ep 11) 
Rebel 1(ep 9) 
Gerald Schaale as Bürgermeister(ep 8) 
Hans Hohlbein as Mann(ep 5) 
Hans-Jürgen Dittberner as
Dichter(ep 3) 
König(eps 6-7) 
Hans-Werner Bussinger as
Kinos Vater(ep 4) 
Sakuras Großvater(ep 13) 
Schriftsteller(ep 9) 
Jennifer Weiss as Mädchen(ep 3) 
Jörg Döring as Kino's 2. Gegner 
Karl Schulz as
Gleisarbeiter 3(ep 5) 
Mitreisender(ep 11) 
Klaus Lochthove as Riku(eps 6-7) 
Lutz Schnell as
Chefbibliothekar(ep 9) 
Herrscher der zerstörten Stadt(ep 5) 
Takatanier(ep 12) 
Marco Kröger as
Hausherr(ep 10) 
Sakuras Vater(ep 13) 
Peter Flechtner as Mann(ep 11) 
Reinhard Kuhnert as Rebel 3(ep 9) 
Reinhard Scheunemann as
Soldat(ep 9) 
Wache 1(ep 6) 
Robin Kahnmeyer as Soldat/Fremdenführer(ep 12) 
Rubina Kuraoka as
Des Dichters Tochter(ep 3) 
Sakura(ep 13) 
Samia Little Elk as
Gedichtaufsagerin(ep 3) 
Nimya 
Silvia Missbach as
Hausdame(ep 10) 
Sakuras Mutter(ep 13) 
Thomas Petruo as
Informationsroboter(ep 1) 
Mann (jüngster)(ep 2) 
Walter Alich as
Portier(ep 12) 
Revolverheld(eps 6-7) 
German companies
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