A Place Further Than the Universe Anime Reveals 6 New Cast Members
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Kana Asumi as Nobue Todoroki, the geologist in the Antarctic research team. While studious and consumed with her research, she also thinks often of Yū-kun, her boyfriend waiting for her in Japan. Any free time she has in the Antarctic is spent writing mail or knitting something for Yū-kun.
Aya Endo as Yume Sasaki, the astronomer in the Antarctic research team. She is a junior colleague to Shirase's mother Takako, a woman whom she greatly respects. She is aloof and curt, but is kind, and offers Kimari and her friends advice when they most need it. She is often found gazing up at the sky when idle.
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Toshio Zaizen, the research team's communications officer, and the person in charge of maintaining their computers. Although he has little romantic experience, he is quite the romantic. Because he often talks crudely with those he has no interest in, the women on the research team often look down on him. However, he talks politely to girls he has taken an interest in.
Masaki Terasoma as Chiaki Mukai, the skipper of the research ship. While he had previously captained a research ship as an SDF sailor, he is now captaining a civilian research vessel by request from Gin. While he was infamous for his strictness in his younger years, his personality has now mellowed out. His calm and considered decisions as captain have earned him the trust of many.
Jun Fukushima as Dai Himi, the leader of the research team's construction group. He strikes a tall but silent figure, although he has such a good friendship with Toshio that the two are seen as a pair. He is a big fan of Yuzuki, and secretly rejoices at her being part of the research team, but he has so far not struck up a conversation with her.
The project reunites 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. saya performs an insert song titled "Uchū wo Miagete" (Look Up at the Universe), and she also performs the opening theme song "The Girls Are Alright!" Voice actresses Inori Minase, Kana Hanazawa, Yuka Iguchi, and Saori Hayami perform the ending theme song "Koko kara, Koko kara" (From Here, From Here) as their characters.
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.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web