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A Place Further Than the Universe Reveals Video, Character Designs, Cast, Staff

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Anime starring Inori Minase, Kana Hanazawa, Yuka Iguchi, Saori Hayami premieres in January

The official website for the original A Place Further Than the Universe (Uchū Yorimo Tōi Basho) television anime revealed a teaser video, character designs, staff, cast, and the series' January premiere on Wednesday.

Kadokawa's TIFFCOM flyer describes the characters in English:

Inori Minase as Mari Tamaki, a second-year high school student a sunny disposition. Although she has a great attitude and is admired by her friends, she is not good at finding a place in their midst or being a leader. In spite of being filled with curiosity, she is also rather cowardly and timid. She is troubled by the dilemma that although part of her wants to do things, another part of her just ends up not doing them. Her nickname is "Kimari."

Kana Hanazawa as Shirase Kobuchizawa, a second-year high school student who attends the same school as Kimari. She is a black-haired beauty that turns heads, but she is shy and not good at conversation. When she actually does speak, she can't help but say rather nasty things, which leads to misunderstandings. She has few friends and is treated as an oddball at school. At school, she is secretly called "Antarctica.">

Yuka Iguchi as Hinata Miyake, a girl brimming with curiosity and always looking for fun things to do. She is very friendly and can get along well with everyone. Since childhood, she has been a leader who has always willingly taken on roles of responsibility, such as class committee and club leader. However, she quit high school because of something that happened and is now working part-time at a convenience store.

Saori Hayami as Yuzuki Shiraishi, a girl who is one grade lower than Kimari and the others. She lives in Hokkaido. She has been an actress since childhood, and she now works as an entertainer while attending high school. She shows maturity and is a good speaker with has polite manners. She is concerned that because of always working, she is unable to make close friends.

The anime's story centers on high school girls going to the South Pole, "a place further than the universe." They struggle and grow together as they cope with extreme conditions.

The project is reuniting the staff from No Game, No Life: Atsuko Ishizuka is directing the series, and Jukki Hanada is in charge of series composition and writing the script. Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Hunter × Hunter 2011, Trigun) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Kenji Nakamoto is producing, and Madhouse is animating the series. Yoshiaki Fujisawa is composing the music.

Other staff members include:

Crunchyroll will stream the series.

Source: MoCa News

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