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Kino no Tabi 13: Empty, Meaningless, Beautiful World

The world of Kino no Tabi is not a world of real people. It is a world of ideas, where characters who look like people inhabit it to give the ideas motion, to have them play out. Kino’s role is … Continue reading

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Kino no Tabi 12: Unanswered Questions, & the Sky Crawlers

I wish I did things like this earlier. Kino’s introspections with Hermes read like emotive tumblr posts. More than the events depicted in the remarkable second episode, the events she witnesses and experiences in Veldelval makes her unsure, about everything.

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Kino no Tabi 11: Two Stories, One Journey, Many Meanings

The first story proper in the episode has Kino asking about the meaning of the journey; of hers, in particular, and perhaps any journey at all. She recounts two stories of different journeys. The first one of a man trying … Continue reading

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Kino no Tabi 10 The Rise of the Machines, the End of Labor

There was supposed to be a country with advanced technology and machines. But along the way, Kino met an elderly woman who invites them to the house of the family she serves. She is a robot, and she also says … Continue reading

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Kino no Tabi 09 I Read This Book Where I was the Hero & I Blogged Anime

This episode is exceedingly difficult to write about because of the extent of the conceit involved. It’s the kind of episode that almost acts as an editorial about the entire narrative and beyond. What is it? Something to do with … Continue reading

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