Fans have been eagerly awaiting the new “Kino’s Journey: The Animated Series,” after enjoying the acclaimed light novels and original 2003 anime.
You won’t have to wait long for the English Dub – with only four Japanese dub episodes released, FUNimation is already picking up the English Dub!
The first episode of “Kino’s Journey: The Animated Series” features a country where anyone can murder. However, there is a twist to this rule. The stories in this new animated series are similar to the 2003 anime.
Some people have voiced concern that the direction of the story focuses too much on guns. Kino is not known to shoot or kill as much as she does in the first three episodes.
The second episode features the Colosseum country, where travelers must fight to the death. This story was in the original 2003 anime, though it is a much shorter take.
In the third episode, Kino comes across a mobile country, which plows through other countries and leaves behind a trail of destruction.
As for the fourth episode, it is now available online!
The cast for the English Dub, listed by Crunchyroll:
Kino: Lindsay Seidel
Hermes: Derick Snow
Man: Ian Sinclair
Regel: Garrett Schenck
Crew ADR Director: Kyle Phillips
Assistant ADR Director: Tabitha Ray
ADR Engineer: Jeremy Woods
Scripts: Aaron Dismuke
Mixing Engineer: Gino Palencia
In the 2003 English Dub anime, Kelli Cousins was the voice of Kino, while Cynthia Martinez took on Hermes. Though the anime was not as well known in the West, “Kino’s Journey” has recently been sparking new conversations among anime fans. There’s some ripe material for fans to talk about!