Kino's Journey - Recommendations

Alt title: Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

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Noru

Noru

Earth has become a dried-up wasteland, and thanks to dwindling supplies and no more potable water, mankind will soon become extinct. In this desolate place, two travellers wander the landscape, documenting what’s left of humanity to leave a record for a future generation...

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sothis sothis says...

When I read Noru I first thought of Kino's Journey. Both follow a protagonist who wanders the land, encountering remnants of humanity and promising to not interfere. Both are melancholy, wistful and lonely, and will certainly appeal to the same audience.

Girls' Last Tour

Girls' Last Tour

Two young girls travel through a desolate landscape in search of food, water, and fuel for their precious Kettenkrad motorbike. Although the world they wander through is a lonely one, Chito and Yuuri find happiness in the little things they encounter on their journey: a forgotten supply of military rations, a hot bath thanks to a leaky pipe in an abandoned power plant, or the discovery of a lone autonomous robot protectively guarding a solitary fish. Even if human civilization is dead, these two can always find something to live for.

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Red0 Red0 says...

Both stories feature travellers discovering new things and places (although in “Girls' Last Tour” it’s more of a post-apocalyptic survivalistic wandering, while Kino travels to many different countries in order to get to know them). Both can also be seen as philosophical parables, where human nature and culture are examined. There is an appreciation of simple, yet elemental things in life as well in them.

So far “Kino’s Journey” is more disturbing and developed, while “Girls’ Last Tour” is quite simple and more lively, but both stories give me a similar reflective feeling and both are definitely worth checking out. Despite featuring bleak conditions, there is an appreciation of life in them.

Super Cub

Super Cub

Koguma, a high school girl in Yamanashi. She has no parents, friends, or hobbies, and her daily life is empty. One day, Koguma gets a used Honda Super Cub motorcycle. This is her first time going to school on a motorcycle. Running out of gas and hitting detours become a small source of adventure in Koguma's life. She is satisfied with this strange transformation, but her classmate Reiko ends up talking to her about how she also goes to school by motorcycle. One Super Cub begins to open up a lonely girl's world, introducing her to a new everyday life and friendship.

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Route 20

Route 20

Utsuo's grandfather died on the boy's sixteenth birthday, at the old age of 140 years. He left behind a love of motorcycles – a trait that Utsuo shares, much to the dismay of his family. Living day to day underneath a dome that protects the city from the toxic outside air, the boy has become complacent with his life, and soon finds himself on a thrilling adventure...

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Mythical Beast Investigator

Mythical Beast Investigator

In a dangerous land where fantastical creatures exist, humans must live beside dragons and other supernatural monsters. That’s where Mythical Beast Investigators like Ferry come in. Ferry might look like a young girl, but she has extensive knowledge of magical creatures and dreams of creating peace between humankind and monsters. With her otherworldly bodyguard Kushuna by her side, Ferry will work to calm any conflict, no matter where that takes her! 

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Venus Wars

Venus Wars

In the year 2003, a titanic collision between an immense ice asteroid and the planet Venus transforms Earth's closest neighbor into a habitable world. Eighty years later, two colonial powers, Ishtar and Aphrodia, glare at each other across a contested frontier. The militaristic Ishtar, hungry for Aphrodia's rich resources, has developed a supertank known as the Octopus to spearhead its assault force. Unable to face Ishtar's industrial might head on, Aphrodia counters with the Hound--a high-performance antitank battle cycle designed to outmaneuver the massive tanks and strike their weak points. The war won't wait and the fate of all Aphrodia is in the hands of Ken Falkirk, a suicidal motorcycle daredevil!

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Aa! Kyuushakai

Aa! Kyuushakai

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Toilet no Hanazono-san

Toilet no Hanazono-san

Exists a thin line between the imaginary and the real, the true problem arises when you insult what you thought imaginary and this crosses that line to give you proof of the mistake you just made. As well says an old Japanese proverb: “Procure sure that your words are better than silence...”

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The Melody of Oblivion

The Melody of Oblivion

At the end of the 20th century a fierce war raged between the Monsters and the humans. The outcome was devastating for humanity -- as the Monsters had won -- and thus a new era of Monster-ruling began. These Monsters feed on children and can turn any human who sees them into either a puppet or stone -- except for the Melos Warriors who are the only ones able to fight them. Meet Bokka, a young aspiring Melos Warrior whose only goal is quite simple: to save the Melody of Oblivion and vanquish the Monster King, once and for all!

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Free Life Fantasy Online: Immortal Princess, Hajimemashita

Free Life Fantasy Online: Immortal Princess, Hajimemashita

Free Life Fantasy Online… a.k.a. FLFO. Tsukishiro Kotone receives this game as a gift from her little sister and starts playing. The character’s race she has selected was… one of the “Inhuman” races for enthusiasts. A race said to be bad even among Inhuman races that are known to be difficult – a Zombie.

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