Kino's Journey

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Destination is a state of mind. Travelers not only find themselves in a variety of locations and geographic phenomena, but they also bear witness to the whims of culture and the skewed effects of subtle circumstance. Kino is such a traveler. Sitting astride Hermes, an internal combustion companion, Kino searches for life’s answers, life’s questions, and the myriad of interpretations connected to them. A wielder of cutlery, firepower and a piercing tongue, Kino is ready to embark on a journey unlike any other. Drift along for the ride.

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1: Land of Visible Pain Guest
Land of Visible Pain
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Kino and Hermes stop in a town seemingly full of robots. Upon closer examination, however, they discover that there are people that live in this abandoned hamlet, but they are afraid of any human they come in contact with, save for one man who tells Kino the sad and tragic history of the town.
2: A Tale of Feeding Off Others Guest
A Tale of Feeding Off Others
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Kino runs across a group of men, traders they say, that have been stranded and snow in for days in the mountains. Kino decides to help the men get back on their feet and finds them food, but when they finally recover and are able to free their truck, Kino learns the truth about them.
3: Land of Prophecies Guest
Land of Prophecies
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The end is coming, or so claim the inhabitants of the next town that Kino and Hermes visit. The good news for Kino, though, is that with the end coming by the next morning, everything is free. But when the world doesn't end, the local priests claim there was an error in the translation of the prophecy.
4: Land of Adults Guest
Land of Adults
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The tale of how Kino and Hermes first met each other is told. A traveler risks his life for the sake of Kino and Hermes.
5: Three Men Along the Rails Guest
Three Men Along the Rails
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Kino and Hermes find themselves in the company of a man who has worked for the railroad most of his life, shinning the tracks without fail, as he had never been asked to stop. They then meet another who is tearing apart the same track, for the same reasons, and then another who is building the tracks for the same reason.
6: Coliseum Part 1 Guest
Coliseum Part 1
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Kino has found her way into a city where a modernized form of gladiator combat is the norm, and the citizens' cheer with glee for the combatants. The winner becomes a citizen of the kingdom and gets the chance to make a new rule for the realm, and while Kino plans to surrender and be exiled, she changes her mind.
7: Coliseum Part 2 Guest
Coliseum Part 2
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Kino has made it to the finals, but the combat becomes more fierce and the bloodshed more commonplace. Kino has it in mind to win; however there is that nagging in the back of her mind. She thinks about the king's son who wants revenge on his father, but it may be Kino that strikes the killing blow.
8: Land of Wizards Guest
Land of Wizards
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Kino and Hermes stop in a country where flying is all that is on one young lady's mind. Many of the residents think that she's a bit strange and some have complained about her antics. Yet she's got the will to take to the skies, and a little helpful advice from Kino may be just the thing to get her airborne.
9: Land of Books Guest
Land of Books
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Kino and Hermes make their way to the Land of Books, a country whose library gathers all the books in the world but locks away those considered ‘harmful', leaving only the most wholesome and inoffensive out on display. As the plot thickens, the lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur until it becomes impossible to distinguish what is really happening and what only exists on the pages of a book, in the depths of an author's mind…
10: A Tale of Mechanical Dolls Guest
A Tale of Mechanical Dolls
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While searching for a technologically advanced country, Kino and Hermes find an old woman who claims to be a maid. The lifelike android is more than happy to assist them, as are her creators and family, but the lines between what is truth and what is fiction have been blurred.
11: Her Journey Guest
Her Journey
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As Kino takes a boat downriver and enjoys a lazy fishing trip, she finds herself recalling the people she has met on her travels who were undertaking journeys of their own. As Kino recalls her past, she cannot help remembering an encounter with a dying wise man.
12: A Peaceful Land Guest
A Peaceful Land
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Kino and Hermes visit a land that prides itself on  being a peaceful nation, but they soon realize that all is not as simple as it seems. Curious as to these contradictions, Kino visits the local museum to find out more about the history of this land, only to discover firsthand that this nation's definition of 'peace' is far more disturbing than she could have envisioned…
13: A Kind Land Guest
A Kind Land
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When Kino hears of a land where travelers are shunned, she decides to visit anyway and experience the people's attitude for herself. To her surprise, however, the inhabitants are extremely friendly and welcoming, and Kino is soon made to feel at home among them. And when she makes friends with Lily, a girl who reminds Kino of her younger self, Kino begins to wonder if, for once, she shouldn't stay longer than her customary three days…
EXTRA: Trailer Guest
EXTRA: Trailer
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