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

Autumn 2017 Week 12

And now we see the season trickle to a close and say farewell to some pretty good shows, though some are carrying over into the next season and others still have an episode or two to go. It has been a great way to end the year and I'm bringing my first complete year of … Continue reading Autumn 2017 Week 12

Kino’s Journey Episode 11: Poor Pacing Continues to be a Problem

Review: So this week we get some history on Kino and how she got her name and met and began travelling with Hermes. Which could have been an interesting story if they'd put it back at episode 2 - 4 when I was still kind of interested in Kino and thought maybe this show might … Continue reading Kino’s Journey Episode 11: Poor Pacing Continues to be a Problem

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

Autumn 2017 Week 9

And we are closing in on the end of the season with some shows having only a handful of episodes left. Regardless of how things go, Autumn has been my favourite season overall. Even the lesser shows this season have been pretty entertaining if for no other reason than to tear them apart, but there's … Continue reading Autumn 2017 Week 9

Kino’s Journey Episode 8: Now, You Do In Fact Have Kino in Kino’s Journey, Correct?

Review: We're back to Shizu, Riku and Ti starting with Shizu recovering from when Ti stabbed him the last time we saw them. Turns out, Shizu is no smarter this time around and given Kino made zero appearances this week, I have to wonder what the point of anything in this episode was. Shizu encounters … Continue reading Kino’s Journey Episode 8: Now, You Do In Fact Have Kino in Kino’s Journey, Correct?

Autumn 2017 Week 8

So much fun and contrast in this season as I jump between the sweet romantic, to more comedy based romance, to pure fantasy, to post apocalytpic slice of life and then just horror, shock and gore. Really enjoying following a long with everyone as we navigate this season of anime. That said, below is my … Continue reading Autumn 2017 Week 8

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