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Kino’s Journey -The Beautiful World- Casts Inori Minase & Megumi Ogata


Two new travelers are ready to take a ride through this beautiful world.

Earlier today, the official Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series Twitter account updated with new cast reveals. The following roles were added:

  • Photo: Inori Minase
  • Sou: Megumi Ogata

Visuals for both characters were also revealed, which you can check out below:

Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- will première on October 6. The full broadcast schedule is as follows:

  • AT-X: 10/6/2017 at 22:00 (10/6/2017 at 10:00PM)
  • Tokyo MX: 10/6/2017 at 24:30 (10/7/2017 at 12:30AM)
  • Tokyo MX: 10/6/2017 at 24:30 (10/7/2017 at 12:30AM)
  • Sun TV: 10/6/2017 at 24:30 (10/7/2017 at 12:30AM)
  • KBS Kyoto: 10/6/2017 at 24:30 (10/7/2017 at 12:30AM)
  • BS11: 10/6/2017 at 24:30 (10/7/2017 at 12:30AM)

In addition, AT-X will host re-broadcasts on Sundays at 8:00AM, Mondays at 2:00PM, and Thursdays (starting October 12) at 6:00AM.

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.

Nagisa Yanagi will perform the show’s opening and closing theme songs.

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: Twitter (kinonotabianime)

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