Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World [Anime Series] (2003)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Anime, Road Movie  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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This 13-episode anime TV series illustrates how a simple chance meeting can have a wide impact. It follows a boy named Kino who rides a talking motorbike named Elmes from town to town in the name of exploration. In each episode, he comes into contact with a new group of people who organize their community in a different way. In one place, the residents have developed telepathy and are keenly aware of each others' feelings; in another, the people adhere staunchly to majority rule. As Kino passes from one place to another, his seemingly miniscule presence has a rippling effect on the people he interacts with, and it becomes apparent how one person can change the lives of many.

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community, exploration, on-the-road, scooter, traveling