New Kino's Journey TV Anime's 1st Video Show Kino, Hermes on the Road
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for Kino no Tabi - the Beautiful World- the Animated Series, the new television anime of Keiichi Sigsawa's Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World light novels, began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Friday. The video shows Kino and her talking motorrad Hermes on the road. The site notes that the background music featured in the video is the anime's main theme music, composed by Yoshiaki Dewa (A Lull in the Sea, Flying Witch).
The site is also hosting a 12-minute voice drama titled "Comike no Kuni" -Welcome to the Summer Wars!-" which features Kino, Hermes, Shizu, and Ti heading to the "Land of Comiket" (a parody of the real-life Comiket). Keiichi Sigsawa wrote the story, and Kouhaku Kuroboshi drew the illustrations. The 92nd Comiket (Comic Market) is taking place from Friday to Sunday.
The anime's cast includes:
- Aoi Yūki as Kino
- Sōma Saitō as Hermes
- Yuichiro Umehara as Shizu
- Kenichirō Matsuda as Riku
- Ayane Sakura as Ti
- Lynn as Shishō (Master)
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Aibō (Partner)
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 adapting Kouhaku Kuroboshi's original character designs for animation. EGG FIRM is credited for production.
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 inspired a 13-episode anime in 2003, and movies premiered in 2005 and 2007.
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