Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

‘The world is beautiful, therefore it is’

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Usually I don’t watch anime that often, however I was told about this gem not recently but quite a while back by a girl I used to love.

The story is about a traveler called Kino, and her motorcycle (a talking motorcycle! how cool is that?), and their journies and many travels across the countries that they visit.

The fascinating bit about this anime, is how linked together each episode is. I’ve seen my fair share of anime, and I have to say, this is by far deeper in terms of plot than any other, in my opinion of course.

Other than Kino, and her bike Hermes, there’s a plethora of different characters to be expected, however don’t tread too much on those. The role of other characters is basically one that supports the main ones, nothing more, nothing less.

Engulfing yourself into this anime, you will feel a sense of deepness, and goosebumps sometimes. It’s a very remarkable anime in terms of parables and quotes, each representing a certain notion or aspect of the anime, or maybe a certain scene or episode in the smaller sense of things.

Be warned however; this anime can be very dark and ominous at times. We get to fall deep into humanity, and how atrocious, stupid, ruthless, etc we might be, also dressed with a drizzle of hopefulness that you can sense throughout experiencing the entirety of the anime.

All I can say is that this is an incredibly well done anime, in terms of animation, sound and atmosphere. It is overwhelmingly artistic, reflective, skin-crawling at times, and approaches a plethora of themes relating our human existence and life.

John Zorn, Filmworks XV ‘Protocols of Zion’

Blissful and relaxing, a masterpiece.

 

This is personally one of my favorite movie scores to ever exist. Without forgetting to mention the genius that is John Zorn of course, but this specific Filmwork of his truly left an impact on me.

Whenever I listen to this masterpiece, I feel a deep sense of emotions and a state of thumping existence. It’s magic to my ears, and brings me down to a sense of warmth that I rarely can feel.