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Today's community anime recommendation is Kino's Journey.
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Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World

Light novel written by: Keiichi Sigsawa
Anime directed by: Ryūtarō Nakamura
Number of episodes: 14
Summary (from Wikipedia):
In Kino's Journey, the protagonist, Kino, accompanied by a talking motorcycle named Hermes, travels through a mystical world of many different countries and forests, each unique in its customs and people. Kino only spends three days and two nights in every town, without exception, on the principle that three days is enough time to learn almost everything important about a place, while leaving time to explore new lands. Kino says in The Land of Visible Pain that this principle is probably a lie, specifically noting "if I stay any longer, I'm afraid I will settle down." The recurring theme of the anime and novels is described by the phrase, "The world is not beautiful, therefore it is [beautiful]."
For those of you who've watched it or are watching it, do you like Kino's Journey? Make sure to mention why or why not! ^_^
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I watched this on a whim without reading anything about it. I'm glad I took that chance. There are moments where this anime seems directed at kids with it resembling something you'd find on PBS. But there are some real graphic and brutal episodes, too. You really don't know what to expect next. Very well done.
oooooo definetly gotta watch this!
@ButterflyBlu @DanRodriguez Really? Ahh I love quirky characters and they way you described the feeling sounds awesome. I really want to watch this one soon. @ashleykpop Yay! :)
I think I'm most excited by this recommendation than by any other you've thus far posted! I love travel stories and travelogues and the like! this looks beautiful and something I have to watch! Gah! so much anime! no much time!
@VinMcCarthy Haha, glad to hear that. ^_^