Story about twelve year old riding a million dollar Harley Davidson around the world gets a new anime production with an all new voice cast.
Kino’s Journey, a 2003 anime which was produced by studio A.C.G.T (notorious for classics such as Kirepapa and Freezing before eventually dying after producing a little over a dozen of shows) is the next anime to join the reboot rack of the 00’s.
This was announced at the Dengeki Game Festival in Tokyo earlier today, as well as announcing the new voices for both Kino and her talking motorbike, but further information such as studio, format and release date has yet to be revealed.
Whether they’re picking shows out of a hat or not doesn’t really matter when the result is shows like these getting a second time to shine. Kino’s Journey was a hit comparable to Mushishi and Natsume Yuujinchou back in the day – mysterious travel talking with creatures (or motorbikes) and all.
Either way, between this and the dozens of other reboots 2017 promised us like FLCL and Legend of the Galactic Heroes, we can safely say that this is a pattern that isn’t going to die out any time soon. Rather, we should be embracing the shift and change in the anime industry that’s beginning to resemble Hollywood until these shows start to actually come out.
Personally, I’m excited to see where this is going, and would love to see Production I.G try their best on a show like this.