The world is not beautiful, therefore it is.
Kino is a traveler on a journey without end, who adheres to one rule: spend no more than three days in any given country. Kino and Hermes the talking motorrad encounter people and countries of every sort on their travels. From the lovable to the tragic, from the admirable to the despicable, from the laughable to the atrocious. Other characters include Shizu and his dog Riku, in search of a land to finally call home, and a formidable woman known only as ‘Master’ who seems to have little interest in anything but her own profit and gain.
The series is currently ongoing, with one volume being released per year.
As Kino's Journey is episodic in nature, translation will be sporadic, focusing on whatever chapter(or rarely, volume) catches my interest, or chapters that are pertinent to the spin-off series Gakuen Kino. The Kino's Journey re-translation project will go through the entire series from Volume II onwards, and will update every Wednesday barring exceptional circumstances. Older translations will remain online until I reach and update them.
(Will not be translated.)
Frontispiece: The Story of a Sniper -Fatalism-
Prologue: Prologue: In the Middle of the Desert・B -Beginner’s Luck・B-
Chapter 1: A Story of Feeding off of Others -I Want to Live-
* * *