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Crunchyroll to Stream New Kino's Journey Anime This Fall

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! anime adaptation slated for fall

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Crunchyroll announced at its Anime Expo panel on Sunday that it will stream Kino no Tabi - the Beautiful World- the Animated Series, the new television anime adaptation of Keiichi Sigsawa's Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World light novels, this fall. The streaming service also announced that URAHARA, the anime adaptation of Patrick Macias and Mugi Tanaka's webcomic PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team!, will begin streaming this fall.

Tomohisa Taguchi (Persona 4 the Golden Animation, Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth, Twin Star Exorcists) is directing the new Kino's Journey 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 last October. The novel was adapted into a 13-episode anime in 2003, and movies premiered in 2005 and 2007.

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