Kino no Tabi: the Beautiful World(1711)

Other Title(s)キノの旅 -the Beautiful World-
Kino`s Journey -the Beautiful World-
Genre(s)Art, Dystopia, Fantasy, Seinen
Synopsis* Based on a light novel series by Shigusawa Keiichi.

Composed in the form of a series of short stories, this is the story of the travels and observations of the human Kino and the talking motorbike Hermes. Kino and Hermes visit various fantastic countries - a country that can't coexist with others due to the development of telepathy (thus, a country that understands people's pain); a country striving to make everything equal, whose residents are extremely united (i.e., ruled by majority); and so on.

Small ripples are formed in the everyday lives of the people living in the various countries by the appearances of the unusual Kino. These ripples gradually become a major influence, rattling the foundations of their normal lives.

What will Kino and Hermes see in their travels? And what will be left in the hearts and minds of the people they encounter?