One Million Yen for Youth is the first episode in the A Place Further than the Universe series. It premiered on January 2, 2018.

Synopsis Edit

Tamaki Mari, AKA Kimari, really wanted to have a great adventure in high school, but could never take the first step. Now in her second year, she meets Kobuchizawa Shirase, a girl who is determined to go to Antarctica despite being told it's impossible. Kimari is so moved by Shirase's indomitable spirit that she vows to go to Antarctica with her.[1]

Characters in Order of Appearance Edit

Music Edit

The insert song for this episode is "Haru ka Tooku".

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

Trivia Edit

  • Kimari and Shirase live in Tatebayashi, Gunma prefecture.[2] They travel to Kure, Hiroshima prefecture to tour the icebreaker Shirase. The trip is 968 km. It’s an hour and a half using two trains to get to Tokyo where they can pick up the Shinkansen, then about 4 hours on the Shinkansen to Hiroshima. The return fare as of 2020 is about ¥40,000. If they leave on the 5:30am train out of Morinji-Mae Station, they can get to Hiroshima by 11am.[3]
  • The show title is often translated as "One Million Yen for Youth". However, instead of using the kanji (百万円, Hyaku Man-en) for One Million Yen, the Japanese title has it spelled phonetically in hiragana (しゃくまんえん Shaku man'en) in order to twist the pronunciation. The translation on the title card is "One Mwillion Yen for Youth", which attempts a similar twist on the pronunciation. 

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. “A Place Further Than the Universe.” Crunchyroll,
  2. Yorimoi Official website:Stage 1
  3. HyperDia
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