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Kino's Journey began as a series of light novels written by Keiichi Sigsawa, with illustrations by Kouhaku Kuroboshi. The series originally started serialization in MediaWorks' now-defunct light novel magazine Dengeki hp with the release of volume six on March 17, 2000.[2] The first volume of the series was published on July 10, 2000 by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko publishing imprint. As of October 10, 2014, 18 volumes have been published. The eighth volume of Kino's Journey, originally published in October 2004, was Dengeki Bunko's 1000th published novel.[3] An additional volume entitled Kino's Journey -the Beautiful World- Country of Theater -Kino- (キノの旅 -the Beautiful World- 劇場の国 -KINO- Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World- Gekijō no Kuni -KINO-) was only released as a promotional gift for the second animated movie. [4] A collection of special chapters entitled Kino's Journey: the Sigsawa's World came with the first volume of ASCII Media Works' light novel magazine Dengeki Bunko Magazine on April 10, 2008.

In commemoration of Dengeki Bunko's 20th anniversary, Kino's Journey was serialized weekly from April to September 2013 in several Japanese regional newspapers.[5] The ten stories serialized during this period were included in the 17th volume published in October of the same year. The previous 16 volumes were released with new cover artwork also in commemoration of the anniversary.[5]

The light novel series has also been translated into Chinese, Korean, and German. Tokyopop licensed the novels under the original title Kino no Tabi for release in North America, and the first volume was published on October 3, 2006. The chapter order of Tokyopop's English release of the first volume differed from the original Japanese release. According to Tokyopop representatives, there are issues with the licencor that have left them unable to release further volumes of the series. Tokyopop used an image from the sixth chapter title page from the original novel for use as the English novel cover.


# Release Date ISBN
XII October 10, 2008 ISBN 978-4-04-867263-4

Under the cover. "A Tale of Donations" (「寄付の話」 "Kifu no Hanashi") —How's Tricks?—

Frontispiece. "A Tale of Bandits" (「山賊達の話」 "Sanzokutachi no Hanashi") —Can You Imagine!—

Frontispiece. "A Country of Conning" (「パクリの国」 "Pakuri no Kuni") —I Have Ever Seen Before.—

Frontispiece. "Wish" (「願い」 "Negai")

Prologue. "Amidst Happiness ・ b" (「幸せの中で ・ b」 "Shiawase no Naka de ・ b") —Birth ・ b—

  1. "Land of Justice" (「正義の国」 "Seigi no Kuni") —Idiots—
  2. "The Country to Which the Devil Came" (「悪魔が来た国」 "Akuma ga Kita Kuni") —Talk of the Devil.—
  3. "Searching Land" (「求める国」 "Motomeru Kuni") —Common Sense—
  4. "Land of Sundials" (「日時計の国」 "Hidokei no Kuni") —Counter Strike—
  5. "The Land That Tries" (「努力をする国」 "Doryoku wo suru Kuni") —Passage 2—
  6. "Continued: A Tale of Donations" (「続 ・ 寄付の話」 "Zoku ・ Kifu no Hanashi") —How's Tricks?—
  7. "A Tale of Letters" (「手紙の話」 "Tegami no Hanashi") —the Weak Link—
  8. "A Tale of Wagers" (「賭の話」 "Kake no Hanashi") —Which is Which.—
  9. "A Tale Full of Virtue" (「德を積む話」 "Toku wo Tsumu Hanashi") —Serious Killer—
  10. "Before the Clouds" (「雲の前で」 "Kumo no Mae de") —Eye-opener—

Epilogue. "Amidst Happiness ・ a" (「幸せの中で ・ a」 "Shiawase no Naka de ・ a") —Birth ・ a—

# Release Date ISBN
XIII October 10, 2009 ISBN 978-4-0486-8068-4

Frontispiece. "A Detestable Land" (「嫌いな国」 "Kiraina Kuni") —Abandon Ship!—

Frontispiece. "An Amazing Land" (「凄い国」 "Sugoi Kuni") —Nothing Special—

Frontispiece. "A Tale of Living People" (「生きている人達の話」 "Ikiteiru Hitotachi no Hanashi") —You Should Be So Lucky.—

Prologue. "A Tale of This World ・ b" (「この世界の話 ・ b」 "Kono Sekai no Hanashi ・ b") —It Happens. ・ b—

  1. "A Tale of Olden Days" (「昔の話」 "Mukashi no Hanashi") —Choice—
  2. "Land of Families" (「家族の国」 "Kazoku no Kuni") —Divorce—
  3. "An Unlawful Land" (「違法な国」 "Ihōna Kuni") —Just Imagine It!—
  4. "Land of Travelers" (「旅人の国」 "Tabibito no Kuni") —Last Will—
  5. "A Necessary Land" (「必要な国」 "Hitsuyōna Kuni") —Entertainer—

Epilogue. "A Tale of This World ・ a" (「この世界の話 ・ a」 "Kono Sekai no Hanashi ・ a") —It Happens. ・ a—

Special. "Various Tales" (「いろいろな話」 "Iroirona Hanashi") —a Beautiful Dreamer—

# Release Date ISBN
XIV October 10, 2010 ISBN 978-4-0486-8967-0

Prologue. "Amidst the Rising Sun ・ b" (「朝日の中で ・ b」 "Asahi no Naka de ・ b") —the Dawn ・ b—

  1. "Land of Cultivation of Aesthetic Sensibility" (「情操教育の国」 "Jōsōkyōiku no Kuni") —Do What We say!—
  2. "Land of Mutterings" (「呟きの国」 "Tsubuyaki no Kuni") —My Daily Life—
  3. "Land of Regulations" (「規制の国」 "Kisei no Kuni") —Unreal Young Man—
  4. "Land of Better Fortune" (「開運の国」 "Kaiun no Kuni") —The Fifth "C", Cozenage—
  5. "Land of Posthumous Works" (「遺作の国」 "Isaku no Kuni") —Write or Die—
  6. "Land of Ruin" (「亡国の国」 "Bōkoku no Kuni") —Self-destruction—
  7. "Land of Marriage" (「結婚の国」 "Kekkon no Kuni") —Testament—
  8. "Land of Parasites" (「寄生虫の国」 "Sekiichū no Kuni") —Cure—
  9. "A Discriminatory Land" (「差別をする国」 "Sabetsu o Suru Kuni") —We Are NOT Like Us.—
  10. "A Correct Land" (「正しい国」 "Tadashii Kuni") —WAR=We Are Right!—
  11. "Land of Cowards" (「卑怯者の国」 "Hikyōmono no Kuni") —Toss-up—

Epilogue. "Amidst the Rising Sun ・ a" (「朝日の中で ・ a」 "Asahi no Naka de ・ a") —the Dawn ・ a—

# Release Date ISBN
XV October 10, 2011 ISBN 978-4-0487-0962-0

Frontispiece. "A Land Found by Accident" (「見つけてしまった国」 "Mitsuketeshimatta Kuni") —Eureka!—

Frontispiece. "A White Land" (「白い国」 "Shiroi Kuni") —Taste!—

Prologue. "What it Means to Fight and Die ・ b" (「戦って死ぬということ ・ b」 "Tatakatte Shinu Toiu Koto ・ b") —Order! ・ b—

  1. "Land of Beasts" (「ケダモノの国」 "Kedamono no Kuni") —Standing Beast—
  2. "Land of Mania" (「マニアの国」 "Mania no Kuni") —What I Want & Why I Want—
  3. "A Land with a Past" (「過去のある国」 "Kako no Aru Kuni") —What We Have Taught.—
  4. "Photo's Every Day" (「フォトの日々」 "Foto no Hibi") —the Beautiful Moment—
  5. "Land of Journalists" (「ジャーナリストの国」 "Jānarisuto no Kuni") —How to Be a Liar—
  6. "Land with a Criminal" (「犯人のいる国」 "Hannin no Iru Kuni") —He Had Done It.—

Epilogue. "What it Means to Fight and Die ・ a" (「戦って死ぬということ ・ a」 "Tatakatte Shinu Toiu Koto ・ a") —Order! ・ a—

# Release Date ISBN
XVI October 10, 2012 ISBN 978-4-0488-6980-5

Leaflet. "A Tale of Birdcages" (「鳥籠の話」 "Torikago no Hanashi") —Cradle—Frontispiece. "A Land with Day and Night" (「昼と夜がある国」 "Hiru to Yoru ga Aru Kuni") —Counterclockwise—

Frontispiece. "A Rolling Land" (「転がっている国」 "Korogatteiru Kuni") —Take Free If You Can!—

Prologue. "Land of Love Letters ・ b" (「恋文の国 ・ b」 "Koibumi no Kuni ・ b") —Confession ・ b—

  1. "Land of Corpses" (「死人達の国」 "Shinintachi no Kuni") —Spirits of the Dead—
  2. "A Nurtured Land" (「育てる国」 "Sodateru Kuni") —Stand by me!—
  3. "A Land of Drunken Driving" (「飲酒運転の国」 "Inshuunten no Kuni") —Let's Play the Game!—
  4. "Land of Blood Types" (「血液型の国」 "Ketsuekigata no Kuni") —Blood Typo—

Epilogue. "Land of Love Letters ・ a" (「恋文の国 ・ a」 "Koibumi no Kuni ・ a") —Confession ・ a—

Special. "Unseen Truth" (「見えない真実」 "Mienai Shinjitsu") —Family Picture—

Special. "Something Left Behind" (「残されたもの」 "Nokosareta Mono") —Return—

# Release Date ISBN
XVII October 10, 2013 ISBN 978-4-04-866021-1

Frontispiece. "Fashion Country" (「ファショんの国」 "Fashon no Kuni") —Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds—

Prologue. "Land of Passage ・ b" (「渡す国 ・ b」 "Watasu Kuni ・ b") —Messengers ・ b—

Frontispiece. "Land of Play" (「遊んでいる国」 "Asondeiru Kuni") —Invention—

  1. "Tale of Travelers" (「旅人達の話」 "Tabibito-tachi no Hanashi") —Kino & Hermes—
  2. "Land of Destruction of Nature" (「自然破壊の国」 "Shizenhakai no Kuni") —Human Nature—
  3. "Land of Clocks" (「時計の国」 "Tokei no Kuni") —Memento Mori—
  4. "Left-Handed Country" (「左利きの国」 "Hidarikiki no Kuni") —Do the RIGHT Thing!—
  5. "A Broken Land" (「割れた国」 "Wareta Kuni") —Trigger Happy—
  6. "Land of Penniless Travelling" (「貧乏旅行の国」 "Binbouryokou no Kuni") —Trouble Writer—
  7. "Tale of Paradise" (「楽園の話」 "Rakuen no Hanashi") —Exile—
  8. "Land of Love Ban" (「恋愛禁止の国」 "Ren'ai Kinshi no Kuni") —the Prohibition—
  9. "Land of Cooking" (「料理の国」 "Ryouri no Kuni") —Original—
  10. "Land of Advertisements" (「広告の国」 "Koukoku no Kuni") —CounterMeasure—
  11. "Land of Railroads" (「鉄道の国」 "Tetsudou no Kuni") —Missing Link—
  12. "The End of a Journey" (「旅の終わり」 "Tabi no Owari") —Kino's Nap—
  13. "A Land Without God' (「神のいない国」 "Kami no Inai Kuni") —Let's Get Hermes—
  14. "Our Country" (「私達の国」 "Watashi-tachi no Kuni") —Welcome!—

Epilogue. "Land of Passage ・ a" (「渡す国 ・ a」 "Watasu Kuni ・ a") —Messengers ・ a—

# Release Date ISBN
XVIII October 10, 2014 ISBN 978-4-04-866935-1

Frontispiece. "Land of Cows" (「牛の国」 "Ushi no Kuni") —Fountain—

Frontispiece. "Story of a Prairie" (「草原の話」 "Sougen no Hanashi") —Ringer—

Prologue. "Land of Kino no Tabi ・ b" (「キノの旅の国・b」 "Kino no Tabi no Kuni ・ b") —Road Show ・ b—

  1. "Land of Sports" (「スポーツの国」 "Supootsu no Kuni") —Winners and Losers—
  2. "A Stopped Land" (「止まった国」 "Tomatta Kuni") —From the Cradle to the Cradle—
  3. "Land of Taxes" (「税金の国」 "Zeikin no Kuni") —Supply and Demand—
  4. "Land of Staple Food" (「主食の国」 "Shushoku no Kuni") —Staple Diet—
  5. "Story of Chocolates" (「チョコレートの話」 "Chokoreeto no Hanashi") —Gift—
  6. "Land of Inheritance" (「遺産の国」 "Isan no Kuni") —Protector—
  7. "Land of Revenge" (「復讐の国 "Fukushuu no Kuni") —Savior—
  8. "Land of Money" (「お金の国」 "Okane no Kuni") —Easy Money—
  9. "My War" (「私の戦争」 "Watashi no Sensou") —Lone Sniper—

Epilogue. "Land of Kino no Tabi ・ a" (「キノの旅の国・a」 "Kino no Tabi no Kuni ・ a") —Road Show ・ a—

# Release Date ISBN
XIX October 10, 2015 ISBN 978-4-04-865440-1

Frontispiece. "A Happy Tale" (「幸せの話」 "Shiawase no Hanashi") —Blue Birds—

Frontispiece. "Land of Necklaces" (「首輪の国」 "Kubiwa no Kuni") —What We Need.—

Prologue. "An Abandoned Land ・ b" (「捨てる国・b」 "Suteru Kuni ・ b") —Till You Drop ・ b—

  1. "Land of Beautiful Memories" (「美しい記憶の国」 "Utsukushii Kioku no Kuni") —Beautiful Memories—
  2. "Land of Geniuses" (「天才の国」 "Tensai no Kuni") —Finding a Genius—
  3. "Land of Prodigies" (「秀才の国」 "Shuusai no Kuni") —Finding an Error—
  4. "A Protected Land" (「守る国」 "Mamoru Kuni") —Out of His Tree—
  5. "A Land that Cannot Fight" (「戦えない国」 "Tatakaenai Kuni") —Wise Men's Forecast—
  6. "Land of Imitations" (「贋物の国」 "Ganbutsu no Kuni") —Trade Make—
  7. "A Land that Came to Help" (「助けに来た国」 "Tasuke ni Kita Kuni") —Under the Rainbow—
  8. "A Land Pounding Away" (「撃ちまくれる国」 "Uchimakureru Kuni") —Busters—

Epilogue. "An Abandoned Land ・ a" (「捨てる国・a」 "Suteru Kuni ・ a") —Till You Drop ・ a—

# Release Date ISBN
XX October 8, 2016 ISBN 978-4-04-892396-5

Prologue. "Tales of Travels・ b" (「旅の話・b」 "Tabi no Hanashi ・ b") —Around the World ・ b—

Frontispiece. "Land Without a Sea" (「海のない国」 "Umi no Nai Kuni") —Can You Sea Me?—

  1. "Land of Humans" (「人間の国」 "Ningen no Kuni") —the Ark—
  2. "Land of Ill Will" (「仲の悪い国」 "Naka no Warui Kuni") —I Need You.—
  3. "Land of Indifference" (「拘らない国」 "Kakawaranai Kuni") —Love Them All!—
  4. "A Treasure Hunting Story" (「宝探しの話」 "Takarasagashi no Hanashi") —Generic—
  5. "A Treasure Hunting Story" (「宝探しの話」 "Takarasagashi no Hanashi") —Genocide—
  6. "Story of a Couple" (「夫婦の話」 "Fuufu no Hanashi") —Taken—
  7. "Turning Point" (「ターニングポイント」 "Taaningu Pointo") —Turning Point—
  8. "A Field of Sheep" (「羊たちの草原」 "Hitsuji-tachi no Sougen") —Stray Army—

Epilogue. "Tales of Travels ・ a" (「旅の話・a」 "Tabi no Hanashi ・ a") —Around the World ・ a—

# Release Date ISBN
XXI October 7, 2017 ISBN: 978-4-04-893399-5

Prologue. “Visible Truth・b” (「見える真実・b」 "Mieru Shinjitsu・b") —She is Still There・b—

Frontispiece. “Land of Giants” (「巨人の国」"Kyojin no Kuni") —Skyscrapers—

  1. “Land Where You Can Become Famous” (「有名になれる国」"Yūmei ni Nareru Kuni") —On the Wave—
  2. "Land of Beautiful Men and Women” (「美男美女の国」"Binan Bijo no Kuni") —Tastes Differ—
  3. “Land of N”(「Nの国」"N no Kuni" ) —N—
  4. “A Land Where Reading is Not Permitted” (「読書が許されない国」"Dokusho ga Yurusarenai Kuni") —Read or Lie—
  5. “A Land Where a Full Train Runs” (「満員電車が走っている国」"Man'in Densha ga Hashitteiru Kuni") —No Pain, No Gain—
  6. “Vanished Land” (「消えた国」"Kieta Kuni") —What's Happened?—
  7. “A Perfect Land” (「完璧な国」"Kanpekina Kuni") —On Demand—
  1. “Land of Keys” (「鍵の国」"Kagi no Kuni") —the Key of Tomorrow—
  2. “Land of Women” (「女の国」"Onna no Kuni") —Equalizer—
  1. "A Land that Dies Everyday" (「毎日死ぬ国」"Mainichi Shinu Kuni") —Are You You?—

Epilogue. “Visible Truth・a” (「見える真実・a」 "Mieru Shinjitsu・a") —She is Still There・a—


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