A Place Further Than The Universe (Sora yori mo Tooi Basho) has come to an end.
The original series is from the popular studio Madhouse. They are known for their many adaptions, which range from gritty (Overlord), humorous (No Game No Life), and the occasional cuteness (Cardcaptor Sakura).
However, they surprised fans this season with A Place Further Than The Universe, which is a coming-of-age tale about four high school girls trying to visit Antarctica.
The girls’ journey is an emotional rollercoaster! They have their own reasons for going on the trip, like wanting to make the most of their youth or to discover their self-worth.
The character-driven story was helmed by Atsuko Ishizuka, who is famous for directing No Game No Life and The Pet Girl of Sakurasou.
The script was written by Jukki Hanada, who wrote the scripts for Love Live! Season 2, Chuunibyou, and Steins;Gate.
Overcoming personal obstacles, confronting self-doubt, and strong female characters are Hanada’s trademarks.
Hanada’s writing paired with Ishizuka’s direction gave the anime a focused vision that reflected the character’s inner life through animation choices.
The bright color choices support the emotional arc and youthful optimism expressed by the characters.
The cast’s expressive faces reveal their emotions without heavy-handed monologues, thanks to the hardworking animators.
Have you had a chance to watch A Place Further Than The Universe?