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Holy shit, I wasn't ready for this.
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>>118978032
It helps if you watch it again. You get to understand the town's perspective more and actions take on different meanings.
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Finished this recently after sitting in my backlog for years

This fucking episode caught me off guard
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I have 9 volumes of Kino LN on sitting my shelf but I have yet to read any of them because of my ADHD.
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>>118978218
This whole show is much better on rewatch. I've seen it about 5 times now, all the way through.
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>>118978218
>>118980399
Thanks, I needed an excuse to rewatch this show again, maybe I'll go through it twice since it isn't as fresh in mind any more.

>>118978738
One of my favorite episodes and it's really early on too, drew me into the series immediately.

>>118980370
Do you have the Japanese LNs? I've wanted to read them for a while now but I don't think they ever came out here.
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What's the point of those lines?
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How did this not get a season 2
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>>118982342
it got shafted
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>>118982342
Too high concept for a general audience.
Also, if you read the source material like on Baka_Tsuki translations, the author is very libertarian. You could easily be mistaken for the author being American. That is not a popular world view in Japan, although it helps maintain its die-hard fanbase.
Studios just don't want to touch the source material.
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>>118980733
Sometimes traveling journey shows present each episode like a diary entry or something out of a log. The filter added in this does a similar thing in a slightly different way, since it makes it seem like you're watching some video recording of a traveler's journeys.
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>>118982342
The director died
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>>118982342
Nips are too busy focusing on moe girls to care for Kino
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>>118982464
Oh you
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>>118983231
But Kino is a moe girl
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>>118982818
That isn't what high concept means, but you're pretty much right.
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>>118978032
this fuckin episode
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>>118983523
Kino is a girl?
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>>118983712
Wait .. what?
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>>118983712
Have you not seen the show, or did you interpret young Kino as a boy in a dress?
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I haven't watched Kino in years, what was this episode about?
All I remember was that sick ass slave trade episode where she dropped 3 bodies with her knife gun.
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>>118983922
short hair + no breasts = boy
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>>118983712
And then anon saw the box cover.
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>>118983998
Or kid.
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>>118983995
She found a village with very similar people to the village she escaped from as a child, people included. It was going to be crushed by a volcanic eruption, and they were going to send the children out of the village to safety, while the other were going to stay in their home because it was important to them. However, the children felt the same, and they all died in the night after Kino was supposed to have left (as she stayed an extra half day nearby because she cared about the people there). Then, in the middle of the night, she wakes up and has the first expression of true fear and horror she'd shown in the entire show.

It was quite shocking.
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>>118980733
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>>118984204
Wait a minute what's this shit? Don't tell me this was a coma dream plottwist
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>>118984479
It's in the meta episode about the tower of books, where the writer of the anime comes and hangs out for a while as a character.
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>>118983523
But she don't do moe things
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>>118978032
Why does the show have those annoying lines?
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holy shit this show was good.
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>>118983523
Vaguely sociopathic but I wouldn't call her moe
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>>118984907
Someone threatened by libertarianism detected.
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>>118984723
>implying
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>>118984942
Hardly I loved Kino. Still some of her actions kinda seemed odd.
>Oh hey we're gonna genocide that town you just came from killing everyone
>M'k
I mean I know she wouldn't be able to do anything but a reaction other that 'This is moderatly interesting'
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>>118984154

It should be noted this was very early in her journey timeline as well as influenced her '3 day stay' philosophy when passing through 'countries' if I'm not wrong.
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>>118985163
It was moderately interesting
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who has the best subs? niizk or AF?
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Would you watch a more light-hearted, rebooted Kino with moe and fanservice, /a/?
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>>118985659
That looks amazingly Waver-like.
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>>118985659
Yes, I will watch the Gakuen Kino anime when it's released
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>>118984204
God, I love this early 00' style. Similar to the works of ABe or Noir, as example.
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>>118985659
I'd a watch a show like it, but I don't think it should be Kino. Kino's world isn't light hearted, and neither is she.

But watching something to Kino like Sora no Woto was to Haibane Renmei, sure.

As long as it wasn't "Hazukashii~ I need to pee, Hermes-chan!"
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>>118984965
is this boku no kino?
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>>118985659

>Gakuen Kino

>Spinning off from a joke in the afterword to volume four of Kino's Journey, the story finds Kino attending a high school with her talking cell phone strap, Hermes. When students start turning into monsters, Kino transforms into a gun toting magical girl, but her efforts are thwarted by the incompetent would be rival hero claiming to be her partner, Shizu.

Yes please.
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Why is Kino so flat?
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>>118986016
>As long as it wasn't "Hazukashii~ I need to pee, Hermes-chan!"
Voiced by Rie Kugimiya
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>>118986148
Her body hasn't matured yet.
How old is she anyway?
I always thought she was a tween.
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>>118985380
It was the first place she liked enough to break her 3 day rule.
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>>118986444
Twelve when she started. 15 when she left her shisho.
After that we don't know because the stories are not in chronological order.
I have this one illustration by the LN illustrator that suggests she gets older.
Note her long hair is back, like in the OVA, but she now has boobs instead of being totally flat.
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>>118986148
Genes
Late growth spurt
Low body fat percentage due to physical training
Malnutrition on the road
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I want to _pat Kino right on the head.
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>>118978032
I remember being depressed for the whole day after watching that shit.
They didn't even want to save the children.
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>>118986613
>those budding breasts
Yes!
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>>118985659
Yes. I'm not sure if I would enjoy it though.
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>>118986148
But she isn't.
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Are the movies good?
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>>118987585
They're just another couple of episodes, essentially.

So yes.
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>>118987530
Shinbo pls go
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>>118987119
>They didn't even want to save the children.

If I recall correctly the inhabitants did but ultimately let the children make the final decision of which they wanted to stay too. I can understand that the sentiment didn't seem so exclamatory and forceful but this was from Kino's perspective and the town already knew about the natural disaster in advance and it's consequences. From their perspective they had come to a decision long before Kino had arrived and Kino was simply experiencing the peaceful resignation that town had come to accept. Didn't they after all say that they wanted every traveller who passed through to experience a good time if only to preserve the memory of their town in a positive way after its destruction as they had realised that they had prior gained a bad reputation?

In any case, though it was an episode that sticks with you for a time afterwards being slightly bittersweet it was also quite endearing in a strange way and the love of a people for their home and to pass away with it shouldn't be treated so negatively or melancholic.

I guess it ties in with those that very Eastern sentiments of 'mono no aware' and 'kintsugi' which I would recommend you read up on and at lleast have a basic grounding or familiarity in eastern philosophy to fully appreciate Kino no Tabi and some of the underlying themes.
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>>118980370
You lucky son of a bitch! Read them damnit. Lord knows I would if I could.
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>>118987708
>I guess it ties in with those that very Eastern sentiments of 'mono no aware' and 'kintsugi'

It's for this reason too why I wouldn't feel at odds to list Kino no Tabi as a recommendation if one enjoyed Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō or ARIA.
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>>118980370

English? Where did you get them?
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>>118986734
I want to rape her butt
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>>118987919
>>118986734
You'll both lose your lives if you try any of that
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>>118984530
That's some stephen king shit right there.
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>>118987841
Not that anon but only v1 came out in english. Tokyopop got the author angry
over rearranging some stories. V2 had a few prints I think but they are super rare. I have v1 myself.
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>>118987809
I'm not sure that I would classify ARIA as mono no aware. It's certainly got a bit of zen aesthetic running through it though.
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>>118987708
Déjà vu time.
Feels like I read exactly the same thing you've written once before here on /a/ while listening to Primary - In the Garden.
Might be my imagination though and I can't check since archive is down, sadly.

Sorry for blogging.
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>>118986613
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>>118988377
You know that those are also types of handgun that Japanese citizens are actually allowed to own.
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>>118988560
I want to turn her into mother, if you know what I mean..
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200 bucks but it was worth it
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>>118988377
I can't imagine the recoil on that Persuader.
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>>118988648
Japanese citizens are only allowed to own SxS/OU shotguns and certain bolt actions.
Semiautomatic handguns are a no go, unless they are deactivated.
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>>118988699
Is that supposed to be smoke?
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>>118988266
That is 100% what Aria is about, in fact that's what makes Aria good. Coming to terms with the knowledge that everything passes, both good and bad, and learning to enjoy the present moment despite that fact.
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>>118988716
Also, keep in mind that the process for even getting the permission to own firearms is very difficult and costly.
Most japanese gun owners are rich or old.
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>>118978032
Is this by Urobuchi?
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>>118988847
Nope, this actually has good writing.
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>>118988847
Butcher wouldn't know subtlety if it hit him over the head with a (very subtle) brick.
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>>118988847
No.
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>>118988716
check again, Olympic small bore pistol competition is shot with .22cal semi auto handguns. Japan competes in it, so they can get .22 cal handguns but not larger calibers.
Colt built Woodsman Target models were used in international competition when the type was new in the 20s.
Current Olympic pistols barely look like firearms.
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When is Kino going to stop her vagabond ways and settle down like her master did?
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>>118987708
They had no intention to save the children. But the little girl gives Kino another letter saying that they found out their parents plans and were okay with it.
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>EP1
>Hey, this anime is actually pretty clever and it even doesn't have any violence
>EP2
>ughakhfakjhfabhab
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>>118988994
This kills the Kino.
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They should at least animated Gakuen Kino.
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what is happun in this thred
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>>118988994
Last time she tried that a volcano happened.
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>>118988994
Master is trying to get back on the road.
Master was training Kino to replace the young guy that was with her in the flashback episodes when Kino took off.
Kino wanted the skills that Shisho could teach her but did not want to be a hired killer or work for one. Kino only kills when her life or freedom are threatened, not for other people or money. The closest she came to killing for others was the Coliseum arc, but the mad king and his game was a threat to travelers in general so she was not being completely unselfish.
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Seiyuus new to voicing anime always have such charming and sincere voices. It might not fit in more cartoonish and silly shows but in this series it really fit the tone well.
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>>118982818

>libertarian

I bet that guy is ostracized by everyone over in japan for his shamefur behavior.

Thanks for the recommendation, /a/.
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>>118989522
Her singing voice is charming in the ED
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>>118989700
I don't think they care about his politics that much, I'd imagine they'd be more disturbed by him being a hardcore gun otaku
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>>118989381
the original Kino was an assassin? I could never get hold of this series timeline.
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>>118990185
No she was being trained to be an assassin. She left Shisho before they ever did any work together.
Original Kino was a peaceful guy who died because he was too much of a pacifist.
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>>118989878

Literal giga Hitler.
Doushio
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>>118990334
>Original Kino was a peaceful guy who died because he was too much of a pacifist.
He died because those people were psychos.
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>>118990487
Yeah I was about to say. It wasn't like he just laid down and said "Okay go ahead and kill me"
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>>118989113
What's so bad about violence?
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Do you think Kino is still a virgin?
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>>118990749
Nothing.
Everything escalated too fast for me in EP2.
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>>118990334
His mom was a fucking psychopath though
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>>118988994
When she gets pregnant.
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>>118990765
Hermes is the gentlest of lovers.
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>>118990765
Yes.
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>>118990765
She's never had sex but Hermes did probably break her hymen on some rough trail
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>>118984530
*Inception music*
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>>118990794
Kind of reminds me of the first violent scene in pic related. I didn't even think it was going to be that kind of movie and then it was like OH SHIT
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>>118990795
Her kid left her and died. She went nuts.
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>>118986330
AOTS
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>>118988699
Cool jizz gun.
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>>118990896
>>118990813
Lewd.
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>>118990487
>>118990689
But he is the reason why Kino decided to learn what the Master had to teach, because she didn't want to die like he did or like she nearly did herself.
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>>118990765
I have this image on canvas on my wall.
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>>118991047
I sure wish someone let me chop down trees with an MG-42 when I was young.
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>>118988392
>I can't check since archive is down
But it's not. And his post is unique, so it's probably your imagination.
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