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The Girls Are (More Than Just) All Right

/anime/698247/sora-yori-mo-tooi-basho
Review of Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
by Rivka
Posted on March 28th, 2019
Positive 10
Overall Rating
 
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If "A Place Further Than The Universe" hasn't made it to your queue yet, put it there. There were very few anime reviewers who did not put this show somewhere near the top of their Anime Of The Year lists, for good reason.

When I was watching, I found it easy to root for these girls and their dream of going to Antarctica. Every one of them was rounded, and had distinct & believable conflicts to work through. The older women running the expedition were also great; I loved how they interacted as mentors with the girls, and I liked the little details that revealed, slowly, the relationship between Shirase's deceased mother and the expedition leader.

Perhaps the plot doesn't grip you now. If you give "Sora yori mo Tooi Basho" a chance, though, you might find you care more about a few teens' trip to Antarctica than you thought you could.

Rivka
Clarifying my rating system:

1-6: If I started watching, I stopped once it clearly fell below 7. I would never watch or recommend. [Further clarification: 1-3 is pure excrement, and I would rather be getting un-anesthetized surgery for the entire running time. 4-6 is the kind of thing where I would sincerely rather be doing chores, but could survive sitting through it if a friend begged me to.]

7: I watched at least part of it, and may have stopped due to not liking the plot twists, character derailment, etc. I may have watched the whole show, but recognize deal-breaker tropes in it, and I'm unlikely to rewatch; thus, huge caveats to any recommendation.

8: Not my thing, but usually I at least respect it. Generally, I didn't like it enough to rewatch it, but also didn't see huge problems in the plot, characterizations, etc. and thought it was worth finishing. I'd consider it mostly harmless to view, with the occasional caveat; it's possible that over time I would upgrade it to a 9 if I liked it more on reflection. I would recommend it to the right audience.

9: I enjoyed very much. It may have had one or two issues, but not enough to diminish enjoyment. It's possible that over time I would downgrade it to an 8 (changing tastes) or upgrade to a 10 (realize it's never left my mind). I'm likely to rewatch, and might decide to buy the DVDs. I'd recommend it to most audiences.

10: Virtually flawless. I'd definitely rewatch, and am likely to buy DVDs. I would shill to anyone.
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