Kino's Journey - The Complete Collection
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"Sitting astride the back
Of an internal combustion companion-
Drifting through the beautiful world.
The ground rolling beneath, before and beyond:
Their journey meanders"
For me this sums up the atmosphere of "Kino's journey" - this is a poetic, but unpretenious series. The viewer follows Kino, a young girl, and her motoraide as they drift from country to country, staying three days in each to soak up the culture and understand the ways of the people that live within them. Each country is vastly different with extremely different political, technological, and moral standards.
The series manages something rarely attainable in anime - interesting, mysterious, and intelligent storylines that make the viewer really think about the world around them, but without being overly complex and confusing. The makers of ther series also do not force their viewpoints on the viewer; instead the makers present the information and leave the viewer to judge the standards of each country themselves. The series also benefits from having a truly likeable heroine, who is not girly but worldly and capable.
This may sound boring, but believe me it is not. After the second episode, I was as eager as Kino to visit the next country and uncover their culture. The stories are genuinely moving, unpredictable, and sometimes heartbreaking. There is action as Kino sometimes finds herself in danger and some unexpected brutal images. The graphics are beautiful and modern. The soundtrack and dubbing are excellent.
This is not a funny or romantic series and there are no mecha battles.Read more ›
Be warned, KJ is cerebral stuff for people who enjoy new ideas. It will not be square and constant reaffirmation of concepts people are already familiar with, the kind of watered-down, generic pseudophilosophy that prompts people to pat themselves on the back because they can understand. Do not rent Kino's Journey if you want to be reminded of what you already know.
This series has the capacity to touch you, to change you, to draw you in more deeply than anything you've seen yet. Think Spirited Away times three. The two are on par as far as emotional involvement, but Kino's Journey goes well beyond, and is an extraordinarily relevant piece of literate filmmaking. It's helpful to know that the talking motorcycle is not some kind of fairy tale motorcycle from children's anime or other cartoons.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great quality and I love the animation. Only thing I do not like about it and why I am knocking it down one star is because it plays commercials right when you put it int he dvd... Read morePublished 27 days ago by sean
One of my favorites. Watched it with my daughter (age 13) she loved it as well. The episodes carry some important philosophical ideas so it was fun discussing them with her.Published 2 months ago by Bandar
Physical product: True to the description, this is the complete collection of Kino's Journey. The DVD case and discs look professional, and it sports the ADV logo, so I feel like... Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. Fields
The story is very good. The artwork was fair. It's about a girl travel around with a talking bike. I went and watch it and fast forward it. Because was little slow for me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by 8888
I picked up the first book at the library in the anime section..... Once I started eating it I couldn't put it down.... I've since ordered Kinos journey and it's super...... Read morePublished 7 months ago by khara
Great DVD! The case came in slightly damaged in the inside though, thankfully the DVDs survived!Published 7 months ago by Ashby
I buy these back then in 2007 by someone who have amazon account my first thing to buy from amazon ever and love it.
Now these anime is my all time favorite anime.
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