A Place Further Than the Universe is an anime television series directed by Atsuko Ischizuka and produced by Madhouse. It originally aired in Japan from January 2, 2018 to March 27, 2018 and distributed internationally by Crunchyroll. A manga version by Meme Yoimachi (宵町 めめ), was published in 2018.
The story centers around four high school girls, that all become friends due to their shared goal of taking their youth by the wheel and going on a journey to Antarctica together. Spearheaded by Shirase Kobuchizawa who desires to follow her mother's footsteps, they spend a large quantity of their time planning for the trip, and overcoming challenges that come in their way with stride. All the while getting to learn about each-other and strengthening their friendship, and experiencing the true value of their youth.
Upon reaching Antarctica they all work to adapt to the harsh climate and share new experiences and memories, along with meeting new people and learning of their reasons for going to Antarctica.
Main article: List of Characters
- Inori Minase as Mari Tamaki
- Kana Hanazawa as Shirase Kobuchizawa
- Yuka Iguchi as Hinata Miyake
- Saori Hayami as Yuzuki Shiraishi
- Hisako Kanemoto as Megumi Takahashi
- Takako Honda as Mari's mother
- Shinobu Matsumoto as Mari's father
- Kaede Hondo as Rin Tamaki
- Sayaka Ohara as Tamiko Shiraishi
- Ai Kayano as Takako Kobuchizawa
- Mamiko Noto as Gin Tōdō
- Yōko Hikasa as Kanae Maekawa
- Lynn as Yumiko Samejima
- Masaki Terasoma as Chiaki Mukai
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Toshio Zaizen
- Jun Fukushima as Dai Himi
- Kana Asumi as Nobue Todoroki
- Aya Endō as Yume Sasaki
- Mikako Komatsu as Honami Yasumoto
Main article: List of Episodes
- One Million Yen For Youth
- Kabukicho Fremantle
- The Follow Backs Don't Stop!
- Four Caterpillars
- Dear My Friend
- Welcome to the Durian Show
- The Ship That Sees the Universe
- Howling, Maddening, Screaming
- Antarctic Love Story (Blizzard Arc)
- Partial Friendship
- Bash That Drum Can!
- A Place Further Than the Universe
- We'll Go On Another Journey Someday
- Opening theme: The Girls Are Alright! written by mito (Clammbon) and sung by saya.
- Closing theme: Koko kara, Koko kara written by Hige Driver and sung by the main characters.
- Original Soundtrack: The Original Soundtrack was composed by Yoshiaki Fujisawa.
Fujisawa also wrote three insert songs for the series which are sung by Saya
An additional insert song was written by Yuyoyuppe and sung by the main characters
- "One Step"
The series was produced by many of the creators of No Game No Life. The show is peppered with references to that show through posters and similar images in the background.
Script and series composition are by Jukki Hanada whose previous series composition credits include such shows as Sound! Euphonium, Nichijou, Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions, Bloom Into You, Love Live!, and Steins Gate.
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