A Place Further Than The Universe

A Place Further Than the Universe (Japanese: Hepburn: Sora yori mo Ti Basho) is a Madhouse anime television series. The series is directed by Atsuko Ishizuka, written by Jukki Hanada, and features Takahiro Yoshimatsu’s character designs. It aired in Japan between January and March of this year, and Crunchyroll co-produced and distributed it internationally. 

A Place Further Than The Universe Anime Synopsis

Mari Tamaki has always dreamed of what lies beyond the reaches of the universe, filled with an overwhelming sense of wonder for the world around her. Despite having such lofty goals on the inside, her fear of the unknown and anxiety about her own potential limitations have always kept her from pursuing them. Mari, now in her second year of high school, is more determined than ever to not waste any more of her youth. Still, her fear prevents her from taking that bold step forward—that is, until she has a chance meeting with a girl who has big dreams of her own.
Shirase Kobuchizawa has been working hard to fund her trip to Antarctica in the aftermath of her mother’s disappearance. Despite widespread scepticism and ridicule, Shirase is determined to embark on this expedition to find her mother in a location greater than the universe itself. Mari, inspired by Shirase’s determination, jumps at the chance to join her. Soon, their efforts attract the attention of the bubbly Hinata Miyake, who is eager to stand out, and Yuzuki Shiraishi, a polite girl from a wealthy family. They set sail together for the frozen south.
Sora yori mo Tooi Basho follows the enthralling journey of four strong-willed girls on the hunt for something great.

A Place Further Than The Universe

A Place Further Than The Universe Info

  • IMDB Ratings – 8.4/10
  • Genres – Adventure, Comedy, Drama
  • Season – 1
  • Episodes – 13
  • Status – Completed
  • Aired – Jan 2, 2018 to Mar 27, 2018
  • Premiered – Winter 2018
  • Duration – 23 min. per episode
  • Rating – PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

A Place Further Than The Universe Anime Characters

Mari Tamaki

Tatara West High School student from Tatebayashi, Gunma. Kimari is a nickname given to her by her friends. She is always curious about things she does not understand. Despite her curiosity, Kimari realises she isn’t living life to the fullest and decides to take advantage of her youth by embarking on an adventure. One day, she discovers a misplaced one million yen, and while attempting to return the large sum of money, she runs into the owner, Shirase, a high school student. They become close because they attend the same high school, and Kimari is brought into Shirase’s confidence about her plans to visit Antarctica someday. Shirase’s Antarctica plan impressed her, and she decided to go with him, fulfilling her desire to enrich her youth with new experiences.

Shirase Kobuchizawa

She is a senior in high school and attends the same school as Kimari. She is a shy and quiet girl who is also the daughter of Takako Kobuchizawa, an Antarctic observation crew member who went missing during her previous Antarctic expedition. Shirase has fantasised about travelling to Antarctica in search of her mother, believing Takako is still alive and waiting for her. Most of her classmates mock her by dubbing her the Antarctic Empress and assuming she will never make it to Antarctica. Soon after, she befriends Kimari and confides in her Antarctica travel plans. Later, the two meet Hinata and Yuzuki and form a group to travel to Antarctica.

Hinata Miyake

A cheerful and friendly young lady who works part-time at a convenience store near Kimari’s high school. She is the same age as Kimari, but she dropped out of high school and is now studying for a college entrance exam. Her ambition is to ace the exams. She decided to join the expedition because she only had two years before her entrance exam and she wanted to do something special. She watched Kimari and Shirase bond over their travel plans before joining the group and became envious of both of them. However, she grows to enjoy their company and honesty over time, which she found lacking in previous friend groups.

Yuzuki Shiraishi

She is a Hokkaido first-year high school student with a calm and cool personality in comparison to the others. She is an actress who began her career in entertainment and commercials at the age of four and has never had friends because of her extensive business travels since she was a child. She initially refused to go to Antarctica to do online streams about the trip, but changed her mind after Kimari, Shirase, and Hinata persuaded her. She is initially envious of the other three girls’ friendship, but she soon realises that even though they have only known each other for less than a month, they are all her best friends.

Civilian Antarctic observation team

Gin Tōdō 

Commander of the “Antarctica Challenge” civilian Antarctic expedition. She had previously been a member of the previous civilian expedition. 

Kanae Maekawa

A woman who works as Gin’s vice commander on the “Antarctica Challenge.” She had previously been a member of the previous civilian expedition.

Yumiko Samejima

So-called Antarctic chef who serves as the observation team’s head cook. She had also been a part of the previous civilian expedition.

Chiaki Mukai

Manju Go, the captain of the Penguin observation ship. At Gin’s request, I took command of the ship. As a member of the SDF, he previously led an Antarctic observation team.

Toshio Zaizen

Communications officer of the observation team. 

Dai Himi

Station architect of the observation team.

Nobue Todoroki

Geologist member of the observation team.

Yume Sasaki 

Astronomer member of the observation team.

Honami Yasumoto

Microbiologist member of the observation team

Other characters

Megumi Takahashi

Kimari’s childhood friend and kindergarten best friend. Kimari’s decision to visit Antarctica made her envious. She tries to end their friendship, but Kimari refuses and hugged her to show how much she values her. By the end of the series, they have reconciled, and Megumi is inspired by a friend to travel to the Arctic.

Rin Tamaki

Kimari’s sister, who is also a member of the school committee. She is concerned but supportive of her sister’s trip to Antarctica.

Tamiko Shiraishi

Mother of Shiraishi Yuzuki. She is also a manager of her daughter’s works.

Takako Kobuchizawa

Shirase’s mother, who went missing three years ago during an Antarctic expedition.

A Place Further Than The Universe Anime Episodes

1. One Mwillion Yen For Youth
Aired: Jan 2, 2018 (JST)

2. Kabukichou Fremantle
Aired: Jan 9, 2018 (JST)

3. The Follow Backs Don’t Stop!
Aired: Jan 16, 2018 (JST)

4. Four Caterpillars
Aired: Jan 23, 2018 (JST)

5. Dear My Friend
Aired: Jan 30, 2018 (JST)

6. Welcome to the Durian Show
Aired: Feb 6, 2018 (JST)

7. The Ship That Sees the Universe
Aired: Feb 13, 2018 (JST)

8. Howling, Maddening, Screaming
Aired: Feb 20, 2018 (JST)

9. Antarctic Love Story (Blizzard Arc)
Aired: Feb 27, 2018 (JST)

10. Partial Friendship
Aired: Mar 6, 2018 (JST)

11. Bash the Drum Can
Aired: Mar 13, 2018 (JST)

12. A Place Further Than the Universe
Aired: Mar 20, 2018 (JST)

13. We’ll Go On Another Journey Someday
Aired: Mar 27, 2018 (JST)

People Also Ask

Where is a place further than the universe?

When the girls finally arrived in Antarctica, they were able to experience “A Place Further Than The Universe,” an entirely new experience, seeing the distinctive scenery for the first time, and creating and experiencing friendship throughout the journey.

Is a place further than the universe finished?

The manga ended serialization with its third and final volume on February 27, 2019.

Is a place further than the universe slice of life?

A Place Further Than the Universe is much more grounded in reality, and marketing it as an adventure storey ignores its core strengths as a slice-of-life storey. A Place Further Than the Universe is unquestionably a slice-of-life anime, but it’s also one of the best.

Is a place further than the universe worth watching?

This anime really stood out for me; I felt a sense of adventure and the idea of embarking on a journey. This sense of adventure pervades all of the episodes. Every episode, significant issues or events occur, and we see the cast grow, develop, and learn – particularly about one another.

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