New Kino's Journey Anime Casts Inori Minase, Megumi Ogata

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Photo, Sou cast in anime premiering on October 6

The stage panel for the Kino's Journey - the Beautiful World (Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series) anime at the "Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten 2017" (Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2017) event announced new cast members on Sunday. Inori Minase will play the girl Photo, and Megumi Ogata will play the scooter Sou.

The panel also showed a web preview video for the first episode, written by the original novel author Keiichi Sigsawa.

The 2016 Kino's Journey -the Beautiful World- Haikyo no Kuni -On Your Way- Tasūke Drama audio radio adaptation will have a Blu-ray release, and the novel series' "Shufuku no Tsumori -How Much Do I Pay For?-" and "Mienai Shinjitsu -Family Picture-" stories will have drama CDs.

The anime's cast also includes:

  • Aoi Yūki as Kino
  • Sōma Saitō as Hermes
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Shizu
  • Kenichirou Matsuda as Riku
  • Ayane Sakura as Ti
  • Lynn as Shishō (Master)
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Aibō (Partner)

The series is the newest television anime adaptation of Keiichi Sigsawa's Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World light novels. The anime will premiere on AT-X on October 6 at 10:00 p.m., and will then air later in the evening on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11. Crunchyroll will stream the anime, and Funimation will dub the series.

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.

Nagi Yanagi (A Lull in the Sea, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Bakemonogatari) performs the opening theme song "here and there" and the anime's ending theme song.

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, and the 21st volume is slated to ship on October 7. The novel inspired a 13-episode anime in 2003, and movies premiered in 2005 and 2007.

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