Kino no Tabi Episode 3: A Bothersome Land

Vantage

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  1. jsyschan says:

    I’m surprised you didn’t show Kino with bed hair.

    When I first read this story, I never really considered the moving country to be troublesome in a sense. Now, after reading this along with other reviews, I can understand why. In a sense, they were troublesome in that they were ruthless in going through a village, but given their circumstances, I don’t think they had any choice. They were obviously not going to get permission, and I suppose in this case, they couldn’t really go around. Perhaps the larger country is receiving their just desserts, karma in a sense. With this show, it’s hard to tell who’s right and who’s wrong. If you think about it, the way the countries interacted is similar in today’s society, such as how countries are formed. People going and taking over land without much consideration. Are we any better?

    It’s hard to tell sometimes if Kino is a good person. I suppose that in a way, Kino just uses everyone for her own convenience, but don’t we all do that? In that sense, she’s no different than we are. Well, her actions tend to be for the better, so I think of her as a good person sometimes. Also, in regards to her 3-day rule, I think that sometimes, due to circumstances, she has no choice but to forgo that rule and stay longer or stay less than 3 days, though she does her best to adhere to that rule. I read a story once where she stayed for about one and a half days in a country and another story where she stayed for a whole season due to bad weather.

    • Vantage says:

      Dammit, I completely forgot! Comfy, post-shower Kino was the first thing that came to mind. I think they’re making a greater effort than the 2003 version ever did to show cute sides to Kino. She was blushing at the end when Hermes mentioned how they’d put her on the mural too.

      The moving country couldn’t have gone around, but they also could have turned back. I’m not sure if they will ever have to retrace their steps in the future, but it’d probably depend on how big the world in Kino no Tabi is. I think the ambassador mentioned something about never having to come across the same place twice yet so far? As for Kino’s rule, we can almost square the circle if we say that she’s technically visited two countries: the moving one and the wall one. Three days in each would be six days, which falls within her 5-10 estimate when she asked to board the moving country.

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