October 27, 2005

Kino's Journey

I watched the first episode of Kino's Journey with Shannon and Yvonne, and it was kind of boring. There was an interesting idea, but it moved very slow and we were all confused as to whether or not Kino was a boy or a girl. So I decided to watch the entire series via Netflix. And now I've decided to purchase the series for myself. It is that good.

The tag-line for Kino's Journey is "the Beautiful World" and that does nicely describe the perspective presented by the anime. The 13-episode series is actually a bunch of loosely connected shorts portraying some aspect of humanity. But even the most gruesome story is a beautiful sequence when viewed in the right light. The stories are commentaries on society, human nature, politics, religion, violence, and lots of other themes.

The anime is actually based on the novels by Keiichi Sigsawa. They look like books I would like to read; if I could find them translated to English. There also appears to be a prequel movie about Kino, and another 12-minute short.

"The world is not beautiful. And that, in a way, lends it a sort of beauty."

Posted by josuah at October 27, 2005 5:25 AM UTC+00:00

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