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Four Caterpillars is the fourth episode of A Place Further Than the Universe.

Synopsis[]

Shirase and Kimari hand in permission forms to the school for taking the winter off for the expedition to Antarctica. Kimari gets in trouble with her mother for not telling her about the trip.

The girls attend a training camp in the mountains as preparation for the trip to Antarctica. A classroom session is instructed by Gin Tōdō, then they learn orienteering, in which they must hike across the hills to reach designated waypoints. They spend the night together in a tent. In the morning Kimari finds Gin outside the tent, and they have a conversation while awaiting sunrise.

Trivia[]

  • The location of the training camp is the Norikura Highlands (乗鞍高原), Nagano prefecture.[1]
  • Kimari and Shirase attend the fictional Tatara Nishi High School.

Quotes[]

  • "Never think the stars you see are all the stars there are." - Hinata, reflecting on how they can't see the South Star from north of the equator. This is another of her made-up sayings.
  • "Isn't trouble the best?" - Kimari to Gin Todo, reacting to Gin's comment about Shirase

Music[]

The insert song for this episode is "Sora wo Miagete".

  • Vocals: saya
  • Music and lyrics: Fujisawa, Yoshiaki (藤澤 慶昌)

Gallery[]

Sunrise on Norikura Plateau

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