For Kino’s Journey 15th Anniversary in 2015 ever since Kino’s Journey light novel vol.1′s first publication in year 2000, 2 artbooks noir and rouge by Kouhaku Kuroboshi are released to commemorate this special year. These books include artworks in Kouhaku Kuroboshi’s collaboration with Keiichi Sigsawa’s light novels Kino’s Journey, Gakuen Kino, Allison, Lillia and Treize, Meg and Seron, A Single Continent’s Story. There are also artworks for other series in various media like the game Summon Night, anime series Shigofumi, Sky Girls, light novel Gun Gale Online and more. Artbook noir was released on Apr 10th 2015, while rouge will be released on Jun 10th 2015.
The two pictures with “sample” word are samples for the 2 free postcard that are gifted when customers preorder rouge artbook via Kadokawa Official Store online. This preorder with postcards is only open until 23:59 JPT on May 21st 2015.
There are details about how to order the artbook rouge to get the 2 postcards, except that I can’t read Japanese that well to get all of it :(. If somebody can help with better translated details, feel free to reblog and share your info, since I will not be online until Saturday. And I am not able to buy this now as well, so yeah :( *sobbing*
The animation character designs for Sekai Seifuku ~ Bōryaku no Zvezda in Newtype’s Creation Archive. Though Kuroboshi Kouhaku did the original designs, it’s Keigo Sasaki that designs the final animated look we see in the show.
Kuroboshi Kouhaku’s (黒星紅白) rough designs for World Conquest Zvezda Plot (世界征服 ～謀略のズヴィズダー～) characters Renge Komadori and Miki Shirasagi had concept Renge/White Robin with pink hair and concept Miki looking a lot more like the finalized version of Renge!
Kino no Tabi & Gakuen Kino - Light Novel Translation Masterpost
Kino no Tabi is a Japanese light novel series written by Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrated by Kohaku Kuroboshi. It is currently published under Dengeki Bunko. During its run since 2000, it has spawned a spin-off light novel series named Gakuen Kino, a 13-episode anime adaptation, an OVA, two movies, two visual novels, artbooks, drama CDs and more.
This post was made to keep track with the English translation of the Kino no Tabi and Gakuen Kino light novel series. As of now, the main translation site for Kino no Tabi is on baka-tsuki, coming with a pdf download page. You can also find other Kino no Tabi chapters and Gakuen Kino translation on Untuned Translation. Another ongoing translation of Vol. 2 is currently being done by ioghurt, whose version keeps more of the original nuances of the Japanese novels, especially the gender-ambiguous pronouns.
This post will be updated every time a new translation is up.
Update Mar 6th 2016: Vol. 18 Frontispiece 1 translation updated.