Kino no Tabi – The Beautiful World

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Destination is a state of mind. A tale of a person and a bike and the road ahead. Kino wanders around the world on the back of Hermes – an unusual, talking, anthropomorphic motorcycle – only staying in each country for three days.

During their adventures, they find happiness, sadness, pain, decadence, violence, beauty, and wisdom. But through it all, they never lose their sense of freedom. They discover that because of the world’s imperfections, it is actually a thing of beauty. “The world is not beautiful, therefore it is.”

Associated Names
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Kino's Journey: the Beautiful World
キノの旅
キノの旅 -the Beautiful World-
Related Series
Gakuen Kino (Spin-Off)
Recommendations
Majo no Tabitabi (2)
The Other World Dining Hall (WN) (1)

Latest Release

Date Group Release
04/17/19 Untuned Translation v10c2
04/10/19 Untuned Translation v10c1
04/03/19 Untuned Translation v10 prologue
03/27/19 Untuned Translation v10 frontispiece 2
03/20/19 Untuned Translation v10 frontispiece
03/13/19 Untuned Translation v9 epilogue
03/06/19 Untuned Translation v9c11
02/27/19 Untuned Translation v9c10
02/20/19 Untuned Translation v9c9
02/14/19 Untuned Translation v9c8
02/06/19 Untuned Translation v9c7
01/30/19 Untuned Translation v9c6
12/27/18 Untuned Translation v9c5
12/20/18 Untuned Translation v9c4
12/05/18 Untuned Translation v9c3
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ukimiawz
ukimiawz rated it
October 13, 2017
Status: v3
"The world is not beautiful, therefore it is..."

A beautiful journal of an adventurer's journey which has a lot of fantasy element but realistic at the same time. It focuses on human nature and relations with other. Each story leaves the reader with something to think about without lecturing the reader by giving a conclusion.
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extremelypokeable
extremelypokeable rated it
September 16, 2018
Status: --
Kino's Journey is my all-time favourite piece of writing and what got me into light novels and web novels in the first place. It has a very similar atmosphere to Mushishi, exploring a beautifully created, fantastical world and its residents in an episodic format, with a somewhat detached protagonist who acts like a temporary observer rather than a resident of every place they visit. The difference is that Kino's Journey has a more cynical undertone and Kino is very different from Ginko.

Kino herself is my all-time favourite character. She's extremely... more>> cold, uninvolved, and unsympathetic towards others, but her behaviour is that of a person who has a conscience. Her actions are sometimes what I read as "doing the right thing", but I still always feel that she herself isn't acting on any sense of justice. It's just a byproduct of her acting in her own self-interest. She's intelligent, capable, and unmoved by other's opinions. Yet, she isn't cruel and never takes things further than she needs to. There's a depth of warmth to her genuine cold-heartedness. A lot of characters are written to be cold-hearted, but compared to Kino they fall flat and feel fake, not like a believable person like she is. <<less
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P_P
P_P rated it
September 11, 2017
Status: v4c3
This is a really great novel which details the journey of a girl and her motorcycle. Each chapter is a new story where every country has something new and fascinating (or just really creepy). It's definitely a great reading material, though it can get dark at times.
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