Female protagonist of Kino no Tabi.
Kino is a composed, stoic, and precocious teenager who travels with her talking motorrad, Hermes; the two have a contract—Kino provides the balance, Hermes provides the speed, and together they can travel anywhere they wish. Although Kino appears apathetic at first, she is a caring and understanding person. She travels through different countries to experience their customs and understand their histories, but she never stays longer than three days, as she is afraid of settling down, and would thus cease being a traveler.
Kino is portrayed with either short green hair and green eyes or black hair and black eyes. She wears a black jacket, brown coat, white shirt, goggled cap and wide belt with lots of pouches — using special gear depending on the weather or season as necessary, she is typically armed with a Colt 1851 Navy revolver.
Due to her androgynous appearance, her gender is often confused by both viewers and other characters in the series.
"Kino" is also the name of her predecessor.