Kino's Journey


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.

Prologue - The Beginning and End of a Journey at the Seaside ~On the Beach - b~
Epilogue - The Ship Country ~On the Beach - a~

Volume 9
Chapter 10 - Tales from the Past ~Tea Talks~

Volume 10
Chapter 1 - A Land with an Interview ~Out of the Question~
Chapter 7 - A Land with a Diva ~Unsung Divas~

Volume 12 (PDF+epub)
Inside Cover - Land of Charity ~How's Tricks?~
Colour Pages - A Tale of Bandits ~Can You Imagine!~
Colour Pages - Land of Plagiarism ~I Have Ever Seen Before~
Colour Pages - A Request
Prologue - In Happiness - b ~Birth -b~
Chapter 1 - Land of Justice ~Idiots~
Chapter 2 - A Land Visited by a Devil ~Talk of the Devil~
Chapter 3 - Land of Investigation ~Common Sense~
Chapter 4 - Land with a Sundial ~Counter Strike~
Chapter 5 - Land of Endeavours ~Passage 2~
Chapter 6 - Continued - A Tale of Charity ~How's Tricks?~
Chapter 7 - A Tale of Letters ~the Weak Link~
Chapter 8 - A Tale of Gambles ~Which is Which.~
Chapter 9 - A Land where Virtue is Counted ~Serious Killer~
Chapter 10 - Before the Clouds ~Eye-opener~
Epilogue - In Happiness - a ~Birth -a~/Afterword

Volume 15
Chapter 6 - Land of Criminals ~He Had Done It~

Volume 16
Prologue - Land of Love Letters - b ~Confession -b~
Chapter 3 - Land of 'Drunk Driving' ~Let's Play the Game~
Epilogue - Land of Love Letters - a ~Confession -a~

24 comments:

  1. Just an idea... any thoughts of teaming up with the guys at baka-tsuki? They also have a bunch of kino translated, including some full volumes, and both of you together could probably knock a ton out of the park!

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    1. I'd prefer not to work with Baka-Tsuki. I just like doing my own thing, that's all.

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    2. Translations are free to get edited at Baka-Tsuki. There were translators there who left because they didn't like the edits made to their work. Sometimes they even get heavy criticism even after working so hard, and for no compensation whatsoever.

      It's fine as long as Kino receives translations. If an entire Kino volume gets a translation somewhere, I don't think the translators at Baka-Tsuki would bother to re-translate it again, so more chapters can be completed.

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    3. I suppose that makes sense... I just see things like how volume 8 is essentially complete between the both o you, and wonder if a compiled volume 8 Will ever come out... that and watching two people work on the same thing would be a shame, but you and Baka tsuki are working on different parts so I suppose it's win win at the moment!

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  2. Hi! Thank you for translating Volume 12. May we post the link to your blog in Kino no Tabi's baka-tsuki page?

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    1. Go right ahead! Also, if you want, you can take what I translated of volume 8 to make a pdf. People were asking about that.

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    2. Wow... that would really help! We wouldn't be able to complete volume 8 soon, but we'll definitely use your translations for the pdf once it's finalized. Thank you very much!!

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  3. Hey I just wanted to let you know that a free program named caliber is very useful for making E-Pubs & reading E-Books it also converts to mobi format (。◕‿◕。)

    Thank You for all your work on Kino's Journey!!!


    http://calibre-ebook.com/

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  4. Just a question, would you be adverse to the prologue and epilogue being hosted translations on baka-tsuki, similar to, for example, a couple of the volumes of Ore no Imouto? This would help because then volume 8 would be complete, and easy to make an epub/PDF out of, especially with the epub generator.

    And especially since your translations plus baka-tsuki makes a fully complete volume 8.

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    1. if you look in previous post that topic was mention it's just a matter of someone making the pdf on baka tsuki.

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  5. Finally got this one updated for you. It now includes everything except your full translation of volume 12. Put in all the pictures you added to each chapter as well.

    Kino's Journey Compilation

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    1. Again, thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I've updated the link on the downloads page.

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  6. where is the volume 1 pdf?

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  7. Hi! I was wondering, where do you get the raw version from? Do you have the novels or did you find it someplace online?

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  8. volume 15 full translation please.

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  9. Thank you so much for all your translations! It is so greatly appreciated!

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  10. I don't know if you're still working on this, but I just want to stop in and THANK YOU SO MUCH for what you're doing. ;^;

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  11. Hello Untuned Strings.

    First of all, thank you very much for your translations, which allow me to enjoy the Kino's Journey novels!

    Secondly, I am currently reading the 13th volume, which is the last one entirely translated at this date; I find the series as good in the latest volumes as in the first ones, but do you have the same opinion regarding the latest released volumes ? And seeing as the series has been ongoing for sixteen years, do you think it will be concluded soon ?

    Thank you again!

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  12. Don't know if you're still working on this but I just want to thank you, this series needs much more love

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  13. I know that you're busy with other stuff like translating other novel, but this journal really have special place in my heart! I would really like to see some updates if you can!

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  14. Thank you for your effort in picking this up for a complete retranslation.

    Is volume one still banned? I mean, as far as I can tell that volume is not available anymore in English anywhere. It's been what, over a decade since it's release?

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  15. I'd love for this project to go on

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