“A Place Farther Than The Universe” is about four high school girls who, improbably, all have different reasons for wanting to travel to Antarctica. And, in a glare of media attention, they somehow manage to pull it off. The series is visually beautiful, fantastically well-directed, scary in places, heartwarming and fun, and we loved it.
Here’s a better review than I could write (starting about 30 seconds in)
Here’s about five minutes of scenes from the series (a few spoilers!) showcasing music, drama and visual style. Go full-screen with this one, and turn on CC set to English. Use headphones.
And here’s the whole first episode on YouTube. To find the rest of them, you’ll have to go to CrunchyRoll, the streaming service that co-produced the series.
- Highly recommend this review Sora yori mo Tooi Basho; a review by planetJane
- *When I say “things I’ve enjoyed” keep in mind that I love musical and visually beautiful work with emotional substance. I have a very high tolerance for absurdity or even silliness. Charming stories about kids growing up, Disney movies, science, history, magical ponies reprising Star Trek, and other geeky content is likely to be featured. Conversely I avoid violent or sadistic content. You will never see Gundam action or body-horror anime in my reviews.