Kino no Tabi Wallpaper: Kino no Tabi: The Road Ahead

Kouhaku Kuroboshi, Kino no Tabi, Kino, Hermes, Vector Art Wallpaper
Kouhaku Kuroboshi Mangaka Kino no Tabi Series Kino Character Hermes Character Vector Art Source

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Four in my Kino no Tabi Frontispiece Illustration series.
It's been half a year since I've walled Kino. I haven't forgotten it, I've just been exploring other series and artists for a while. There's been a lot of buzz in the Kino community lately; the first English-translated novel is due out in October, volume 10 in Japanese is due out the same day, and there is apparently a new Kino movie in the works (details to come out the same day as the novel releases.) With that in mind I decided to jumpstart my interest in Kino walling with this simple scenic wall that expresses one of the beauties of Kino's world: its sheer size. Kino once mentions "I don't know if the world is beautiful or not, but it sure is vast." Think of it as a change from the scenic walls where the character takes up 75% of the screen. There's a lot more out there than just the character; this is especially true in Kino no Tabi where it is each country that gets development and time to shine, not each person Kino or Shizu or Shishou meets. It's a bit of a different concept, but it's one that makes Kino one of my favorite series.
The scan comes from the frontispiece of novel 9; I altered the way the road slowly reaches the horizon by making the drop off much tighter, and removing the giant wall (that chapter is about a country Kino cannot enter because its wall is so vast, that even after circling around it for half a day she cannot find the entrance and ultimately leaves without visiting it.) And copied the sky from True Blue Sky, because I'm lazy like that, and I really, really like True Blue Sky's sky.
This marks 50 Kino walls on DA! To put it in perspective, the first was made 5/30/2003. Find them all with more resolutions at DA! Desktop Anime
"The Road Ahead" for Kino may be more novels and movies; "The Road Ahead" for DA! will be more Kino wallpapers!

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  1. euna Retired Moderator Sep 11, 2006

    Omg~ another Kino wall! Why am I not surprised? OX
    Are there even 50 Kino scans around? *surprised*
    So simple, yet the beauty of this wall just touches me.
    I love the soft colours and the simplicity of the vector work.
    I love it. Very nice wall Tama!

  2. candy-chan Retired Moderator Sep 11, 2006

    oh i like the fresh colours a lot <3
    the boldness of everything gives the simple vector a quite original touch, nice job as always~
    im waiting for the 50 mushi walls *_*

  3. kyokujitsu Sep 11, 2006

    The thumbnail looked rather depressing, but since it was in the elite gallery I thought I should check it out, and I feel like my curiosity was rewarded ^^ I love the whole concept. The vector is so smooth and simple, it really gives a nice feeling, and somehow the little figure riding the bicycle looks so cute ^^ Haha, now it makes me want to go on a journey too ^^ Thanks for sharing ^_^

    *Adds to Favourites*

  4. nolove Sep 11, 2006

    ouch it's....just speechless wall >_<
    so so neat vector >_< i really do wanna watch kino now >"<
    ouhh the vector impress a lot >_< i love the blue sky..fresh...neat and all amazing >_<
    meaningful wall for the 50th anniversary X-P
    nice work ^_^

  5. aznprianime Sep 12, 2006

    verry interesting...... i agree....speechless wall
    i had never heard of kino b4, but nw i want to see it ;) thanx

  6. BlackRoses Oct 03, 2006

    Different, and beautiful. I like the shading! +fav.

  7. animefairy Oct 06, 2006

    This wall makes me feel so happy and so carefree! ^^ The green plains relly make me feel very happy. :nya: *adding to favs*

  8. WWLAOS Jun 07, 2007

    I love the general style of the landscape. The earth and sky are both soft and inviting, yet at the same time jagged and (especially the path itself) dangerous. It looks awesome. Again, good use with colors; the sky isvery pretty and the ground is just beautiful. The best part of the wallpaper is Kino...just tiny little Kino off in the mid-distance. It's a really cool image. Oh, and those rocks rock.

  9. kaitouThea Mar 01, 2008

    I love it :D Great vectoring! The colours and the style. Really good!

  10. lkmjr Dec 20, 2009

    Simply gorgeous. Very simple, but amazing

  11. natsudesu Oct 11, 2010

    very beautiful!

    thanks for sharing.

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