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New Kino's Journey TV Anime Unveils Staff, Title, Visual, Fall Debut

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Twin Star Exorcists' Tomohisa Taguchi directs anime at Lerche, Yukie Sugawara supervising scripts

The 56th volume of Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko Magazine revealed staff, visual, title, and Fall premiere of the upcoming new television anime adaptation of Keiichi Sigsawa's Kino no Tabi - the Beautiful World (Kino's Journey) light novel series. The series is titled Kino no Tabi - the Beautiful World- the Animated Series. The staff also opened an official website and Twitter account.

Kouhaku Kuroboshi, the novels' illustrator, drew the below visual.

Tomohisa Taguchi (Persona 4 the Golden Animation, Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth, Twin Star Exorcists) is directing the anime at Lerche. Yukie Sugawara (Overlord, Hina Logi: from Luck & Logic) is in charge of series scripts. Ryoko Amisaki (Sumomomo Momomo - Chijō Saikyō no Yome, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Future Arc) is designing the characters. EGG FIRM is credited for production.

The new anime will star Aoi Yūki as Kino and Sōma Saitō as Hermes. Previous anime adaptations starred Ai Maeda as Kino and Ryuji Aigase as Hermes.

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.

Sigsawa began serializing Kino's Journey in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki HP in 2000, and Kadokawa shipped the 20th volume (pictured at right) last October. The novel was adapted into a 13-episode anime in 2003, and movies premiered in 2005 and 2007. Sigsawa also published a spinoff series of novels titled Gakuen Kino about Kino as a high school girl from 2006 to 2011. A manga adaptation of Gakuen Kino launched in Dengeki G's Festival Comic in 2010.

Iruka Shiomiya launched the first manga adaptation of the light novel series in Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge on March 17. Sato launched a separate manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine on May 27.

Tokyopop published the beginning of the original novel series in North America. ADV Films released the television anime adaptation. Sentai Filmworks re-released the anime on DVD on June 6.

Source: Animate Times

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