Kino’s Journey (2017) Series Review: Aimless Wanderer’s Journey Fails To Connect

Overview: Kino travels from country to country with her talking motorrad Hermes. She stays in each country for three days and then moves on. Review: I've always had a bit of a soft spot for episodic stories (even highly formulaic ones) so Kino's Journey was something I thought I could get in to. I'd never … Continue reading Kino’s Journey (2017) Series Review: Aimless Wanderer’s Journey Fails To Connect

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Kino’s Journey Episode 12: A Fittingly Bland End

Review: We're seriously going to end this fairly dull anime with an episode about Kino getting chased by sheep? Really? This is really what you want the audience to remember? And yet, I can't say I'm overly surprised given this show hasn't really done much of anything since the first handful of episodes that really … Continue reading Kino’s Journey Episode 12: A Fittingly Bland End

Kino’s Journey Episode 10: Pointless

Review: You know, I don't mind a story ending with 'and then they all died' as long as it feels like there was some message or point the story was trying to get across. Other than they stubbornly won't evacuate, I really got nothing out of this and to be perfectly frank this whole episode … Continue reading Kino’s Journey Episode 10: Pointless

Kino’s Journey Episode 9: Disjointed Fragments

Review: The episode title claimed various countries and it wasn't kidding. This episode we jump between Shizu, Ti and Riku and Kino and Hermes as they travel about. The end result is a fairly mish-mashed episode with ideas and countries fighting for your attention and the usual lack of subtlety I've come to expect from … Continue reading Kino’s Journey Episode 9: Disjointed Fragments

Kino’s Journey Episode 7: The Art of Reimagining History

Review: Obi Wan Kenobi probably said it best when he told Luke, "So what I told you was true, from a certain point of view." History is open to interpretation and two people given the same set of facts may very well draw different conclusions. It gets even muddier when you mix in people's emotions … Continue reading Kino’s Journey Episode 7: The Art of Reimagining History

Kino’s Journey Episode 5: A Little Dull This Week

Review: This week Kino took us to two countries. The first where they memorialized the motorrad of a previous traveller who apparently became a great leader. The Motorrad was thrilled with being confined to a memorial mind you, asking Kino to smash it to bits after they said they couldn't ride him out of there. … Continue reading Kino’s Journey Episode 5: A Little Dull This Week

Kino’s Journey Episode 4: We Can Fix It

Review: At first I thought it was odd that this episode had Shizu as the main character visiting the country (Kino doesn't appear until much later in the episode, though you kind of know they are going to show up and it isn't much of a surprise when they finally do run into each other). … Continue reading Kino’s Journey Episode 4: We Can Fix It

Kino’s Journey Episode 2: Story Crafting Done Right

Review - Episode Spoiler Ahead: There was something magical about this episode evenĀ as we started with a vision of a woman speaking with Kino in an incredibly ambiguous fashion and then we get straight into a new country, one that Kino has apparently been wanting to visit. Yet on arrival, things are not as expected … Continue reading Kino’s Journey Episode 2: Story Crafting Done Right