Kino no Tabi

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Kino no Tabi (キノの旅 -the Beautiful World- Kino's Journey) is a Japanese light novel series written by Keiichi Sigsawa, with illustrations by Kōhaku Kuroboshi. The series originally started serialization in volume five of MediaWorks' now-defunct light novel magazine Dengeki hp on March 17, 2000. The first bound volume of the series was published on July 10, 2000 by MediaWorks under their Dengeki Bunko publishing label. As of October 2014, eighteen volumes have been published, and over 7.85 million copies of the novels have been sold in Japan. In celebration of Dengeki Bunko's 20th Anniversary, volumes I to XVI were re-released with new cover artwork alongside the seventeenth volume.

Series Information

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Japanese Title: キノの旅 -the Beautiful World-
English Title: Kino's Journey: the Beautiful World
Author: 時雨沢恵一 (Keiichi Sigsawa)
Illustrator: 黒星紅白 (Kōhaku Kuroboshi)
Volumes: 18
Status: Ongoing

Story Synopsis

The protagonist, Kino, accompanied by a talking motorcycle named Hermes, travels through a mystical world of many different countries and forests, each unique in its customs and people.

Awards

このライトノベルがすごい! 2006 Best Female Character, 1st place (Kino)
このライトノベルがすごい! 2006 Best Novel Series, 2nd place
このライトノベルがすごい! 2007 Best Novel Series, 5th place
このライトノベルがすごい! 2008 Best Novel Series, 6th place
このライトノベルがすごい! 2009 Best Novel Series, 12th place
このライトノベルがすごい! 2010 Best Novel Series, 22nd place
このライトノベルがすごい! 2011 Best Novel Series, 21st place
このライトノベルがすごい! 2012 Best Novel Series, 20th place
このライトノベルがすごい! 2013 Best Novel Series, 18th place

More Information

Kino's Journey - Wikipedia
Kino no Tabi - Official Website (Japanese)

Translation

Registration

Those who wish to contribute are asked to first notify a supervisor beforehand.

Translators are asked to register which chapters they're working on

(It seems people don't understand what the above means. When we ask you to REGISTER, what we mean is, add your name on the REGISTRATION PAGE next to the chapter you will translate, so that we can know who translated it. That's it. So if there are people out there that would like to help translate these wonderful books, please don't hesitate, translate any chapters you like, in any order you like! Thank you to all who help with this project!)

Warning

According to Section B of the Baka-Tsuki TLG Translation Common Agreement,

Under no circumstances would you(b2)... 2. submit translated works(a) copied directly from an unauthorized source such as, but not limited to, online, written sources etc. . If you(b2) submit works(a) that have been authorized by their rights holder, permission, in the form of written/electronic/printed must be available upon request.

Format Standards

Every Chapter (after editing) must conform to the general format guidelines.

Downloads

For alternative PDF downloads, kindly check out the Kino no Tabi Downloads page.

Alternative Translations

You can also find translations of Kino no Tabi from the following non-Baka-Tsuki sites:

Feedback

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Updates

Older updates can be found on the Kino no Tabi Updates page.

  • March 16, 2014 - Volume 14 Chapter 2 completed
  • March 23, 2014 - Volume 14 Chapter 3 and Volume 17 Chapter 2 completed
  • March 30, 2014 - Volume 17 Chapter 3 completed
  • April 2, 2014 - Added illustrations for Volumes 13-15
  • April 13, 2014 - Volume 14 Chapter 4 completed
  • April 20, 2014 - Volume 17 Chapter 4 completed
  • May 4, 2014 - Volume 14 Chapter 5 and Volume 17 Chapter 5 completed
  • May 25, 2014 - Volume 14 Chapter 6, Volume 17 Prologue, and Volume 17 Chapter 6 completed
  • June 8, 2014 - Volume 17 Chapter 7 completed
  • June 28, 2014 - New covers added
  • June 29, 2014 - Volume 14 Chapter 7 completed
  • August 3, 2014 - Volume 17 Chapter 8 completed
  • August 26, 2014 - Volume 14 Chapter 8 completed and Volume 17 Chapter 9 completed
  • October 15, 2014 - Volume 18 chapter list added


The Kino no Tabi series by Keiichi Sigsawa

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Volume 1 - Summary

(LICENSED)

  • TOC Illustrations
  • Prologue: In the Forest・b -Lost in the Forest・b-
  • Land of Visible Pain -I See You.-
  • Land of Majority Rule -Ourselfish-
  • Three Men on the Rails -On the Rails-
  • Colosseum -Avengers-
  • Land of Adults -Natural Rights-
  • A Peaceful Land -Mother's Love-
  • Epilogue: In the Forest・a -Lost in the Forest・a-
  • Author's Notes: Afterword -Preface-



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Volume 2 - PDF



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Volume 3 - PDF



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Volume 4 - PDF



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Volume 5 - PDF



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Volume 6 - PDF



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Volume 7 - PDF



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Volume 8 - PDF

Prologue and Epilogue translated by Untuned-Strings here



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Volume 9 - PDF



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Volume 10 - PDF



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Volume 11



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Volume 12

[Completely translated by Untuned-Strings here]



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Volume 13



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Volume 14



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Volume 15



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Volume 16



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Volume 17



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Volume 18


Project Staff

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Editors

All editors that speak English proficiently are welcomed.


Series Overview