A new concept in series organization and storytelling!
Screenwriter Sadayuki Murai, famous for his work on The Dimension Travelers, The Messiah from the Future, Perfect Blue, Cowboy Bebop and Millennium Actress, will pen the script for Kino's Journey.
The expression of a radical sense of "beauty"- Ryutaro Nakamura's version of Kino's Journey (from planning notes)
This is not an account of travels around the world, nor is it the story of a young man coming into maturity. In making a TV anime of Kino's Journey, the main focus should be on style and the overall atmosphere, rather than having a "theme" for each episode. The same thing goes for art, character concept and dialogue. For this TV anime, the "extreme" way of expressing beauty is the most suitable. The focal point of the camera's focus should always be from a distance.
Most importantly, an "unexplainable experience" has to be the effect on the audience. To achieve that, precise and careful detailing is required within the series organization, time flow and location.
Kino spends only three days at each location. It's important to have the audience feel the flow of time during those three days, and also, to feel a sense of mystery as sudden dialogue fades out and the new scene comes in, or as we see Kino traveling for the next destination.
It would be great if we could create a very laid-back atmosphere for Kino's Journey.