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Kino’s Journey -The Beautiful World- Anime Gets New Visual, Theme Song Artist


It’s time for yet another glimpse into Kino’s beautiful world.

Earlier today, the official Kino’s Journey -The Beautiful World- (Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series) anime website updated with a new visual. The image features the show’s major players arranged in front of a lush, green landscape.

The site also revealed that Nagi Yanagi will perform the show’s opening and closing theme songs, which are untitled as of press time.

Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- is slated for an October 2017 première. Crunchyroll confirmed that they will stream the series as part of their Fall simulcast lineup.

The series is a follow-up to 2003 anime series Kino’s Journey. Both projects adapt Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrator Kouhaku Kuroboshi’s light novel series of the same name.

Tomohisa Taniguchi is directing the project at studio Lerche, with Ryoko Amisaki (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School: Future Arc, Isshoni Sleeping: Sleeping with Hinako) providing character designs. Yukie Sugawara (Overlord, Hina Logi: from Luck & Logic) is in charge of series composition. Egg Firm is attached as a producer.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Kino: Aoi Yuuki
  • Hermes: Soma Saito
  • Shizu: Yūichirō Umehara
  • Riku: Kenichiro Matsuda
  • Tii: Ayane Sakura
  • Shishō (“Master”): Lynn
  • Aibō (“Partner”): Kazuyuki Okitsu

The original Kino’s Journey anime was released in North America by ADV Films. The series was rescued by Section23 Films after ADV’s closure.

Source: Ota-suke

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