Kino: The Beautiful World

Plot: A traveler journeys across the land with a talking motorbike named Hermes as her only companion. This is the story of her adventures and the adventures of the people with whom she crosses paths. (The writing quality from episode to episode widely varies. -- C)

Characters: B-

Artwork & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A-

Music: B-

Objectionable Content: blood, profanity

Other: Comparisons to its preceding anime and OVAs aside for the moment, The Beautiful World, on its own merit, is... so-so. Episode enjoyment ranges from distaste to pretty good. A big flaw in this series is that it breaks the writing rule, "Show, Don't Tell" with some major details of the episodic plots in order to wrap up the story in 30 minutes of runtime.
If you'd like to read my comparison of the old and new series, you can find that here.

Overall Score: B

Recommendation: 2/5

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