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Sora yori mo Tooi Basho

Alternative Titles

English: A Place Further Than The Universe
Synonyms: Uchuu yori mo Tooi Basho, A Story That Leads to the Antarctica, Yorimoi
Japanese: 宇宙よりも遠い場所


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 2, 2018 to Mar 27, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 20:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: Adventure, Seinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.611 (scored by 61,418 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #601
Members: 153,040
Favorites: 3,900


Very similar character interaction, personalities, and way of finding a new thing to do together as newfound friends. As a big fan of K-ON!, I can vouch that Sora yori has a very similar feeling and vibe. If you liked one, you'll surely like the other. Both give strong character chemistry, delivering them in similar ways. 
report Recommended by Azukano
Anime where high school girls go on adventures. -Yurucamp is more lighthearted and funny, and it focuses on camping and adventures within Japan (especially in the prefectures near Mount Fuji). Also it has more of a focus on cooking. -Yorimoi, however, is more serious and dramatic as it involves high school girls risking their lives trying to reach Antarctica.  
report Recommended by Markdoka
Our protagonist is a young girl who is desperate and determined to go dangerous journey into harsh environment in order to find her missing mother. 
report Recommended by Piromysl
The two shows are based on people achieving "impossible" things - going to space and Antartica. Portrayed are the hopes, difficulties and self-doubts which are encountered every step of the way. Focus is placed on the importance of having people who support you, and who you support in turn. Both shows are grounded in reality (though Space Brothers is a lot more realistic), with well-written characters who avoid common anime tropes and archetypes. The music and production values for both is great as well! They enhance emotional scenes superbly. Would highly recommend both shows. Very motivating and feel-good. 
report Recommended by addictoholic
Same initial setting, character interactions, and personalty traits. Both casts of characters try to achieve the "impossible" and reach that goal together. In Love Live Sunshine, it's to save their school and win an Idol Competition that has gradually been difficult. In Sora yori, they work hard to achieve a goal of making a journey to Antarctica. If you love strong character chemistry that have similar ways of delivering it. Watch them both. 
report Recommended by Azukano
They are both character driven, and mainly girls in the cast. They both center around friends helping eachother reaching a goal and overcoming obstacles together. 
report Recommended by Aurakin
Both are slice-of-life shows involving similar themes of self-discovery and dealing with interpersonal relationships 
report Recommended by Embracing
Both involves shoujo whom were out on a journey of discovery, both also have that discovery which would prove to be an uncertainty.  
report Recommended by Whoahoho
This work really reminds me of Angel Beats!'s spirit. Although the plot has nothing to do, the kind of humour is quite similar (crazy, but not absurd). The characters are very charismatic and they have their own little trouble. Also, once in a while, this piece offers you some sad and dramatic moments. 
report Recommended by DHancock
Cute girls working together towards a goal 
report Recommended by Covaxe
Both are slice of life shows that have concepts which implicitly relate to themes of existentialism.  
report Recommended by Tenderizer17
from nobody to closeness to each other. ++ friendship, warmness,  
report Recommended by yukyakyuk
This anime contains lot of posters about no game no life in their school. 
report Recommended by g_c_
Both anime have cute girl.. some similar interesting and funny plot.. and both anime talk about girls chasing their dream.. and some can't decide what they want to be.. they enjoy doing things they like and accomplish something together. The touching scene are very similar as well 
report Recommended by wmfong
Lots of self exploration and finding oneself. Cute girls doing cute things. Music score is fantastic and feels are there. 
report Recommended by BestTofu
Both have the MC exploring the world Both have beautiful art Both have the MC wanting to achieve something Both have amazing supporting characters Conclusion: if you like the feel of well concluded story combined with awesome art, this is the anime for you. 
report Recommended by KiwiFruitCup
Both shows feature almost completely female casts who fight against all odds to achieve their dream. Gunbuster's lead character, Noriko, has the same types of goals and ambitions as the girls in A Place Further Than the Universe. Rather than going to Antarctica, however, Noriko is training to be a mecha pilot in space. Gunbuster deals with more adult themes, but the two shows seem very spiritually connected. 
report Recommended by dearestclaudio
Both shows deal with girls traveling to an extreme environment. 
report Recommended by U1111
I feel like one thing that Madhouse took from Hunter X Hunter is that the story isn't about the destination but the journey. Because that principale shows in Sora yori mo Tooi Basho and it shows really well.  
report Recommended by ZionPulse
You like cute girls? You like it when cute girls are finding themselves and working hard to pursue their dreams in the spirit of youth? Then you will enjoy both of these series. On top of the similar themes, both series also feature a female dominant cast with adorable character designs and animation, and beautiful photo-realistic backgrounds set in a real-world environment. 
report Recommended by Dewelleric
Similar art style Similar storytelling Similar comedy Similar music Not similar in regards to: No romance No religious undertones Slower pace 
report Recommended by Crext
Done by the same animation studio and while that doesn't really mean much the two anime still share a lot of other common factors, such as the slice of life atmosphere and the theme about challenging yourself by following your dreams even when they seem impossible to others. 
report Recommended by JokerDBlue
not similar in art style or characters or story or even music the only thing that i see is similar with is that both of them are slice-of-life shows involving similar themes of self-discovery and self-challenge witch is it for me something rare to see in an anime's in this time  
report Recommended by SANDMANXIQX95
Both are slice of life shows with well developed, realistic characters, and both involve friendship helping to deal with the loss of a loved one. 
report Recommended by Niiniel
Similarities: Both are about girls finding their own ways of coping with the death of a parent. Both give you room to appreciate the small beautiful things in life. Differences: Sorayori is more melancholic and less fluffy (mono no aware). Tamayura ~hitotose~ has a coherent philosophy of kindness at the heart of it which had a big impact on my life. While Sorayori tackles the feeling of feeling lost in life I don't think that it presents a (simple) philosophy as impactful as that which Tamayura ~hitotose~ radiates in every fiber of its existence. A fellow once tweeted the following: "I think trying to avoid social media for some week  read more 
report Recommended by Flyffel
-A group of girls who are highly motivated and strive to accomplish their dreams -Entertaining primarily due to character interactions (both comedic and dramatic) -Characters are consistently well-animated and move in ways that emphasize their personality traits 
report Recommended by Gunhaver
Both of these series involve four ordinary girls going on an adventure/quest together.  
report Recommended by MariSan28
To put it simply, both are show which tells the journey to achieve dream / ambition of main charas and how they overcome the problems that prevent they to achieve what they want (Moritaka and Takagi a.k.a Ashirogi Muto in Bakuman. and the four Girls in YoriMoi) Both have great drama, good comedies, Realistic Main Characters, and the storyline that become more interesting the more u watch it If you like this type of show, i'm sure you'll love both show 
report Recommended by ExTz_Thomazz
In Hakumei to Mikochi is two girl and in Sora Yori it is four girls, but they all spend their time in ways that are meaningful to their life and both, I believe, are great iyashikei anime. 
report Recommended by Otaku-san161
Tonally very similar shows. There are goofs, gaffs, dramas and tears. Ultimately they are both optimistic. Sakura has more focused on romance and on the themes of purpose whereas yorimoi is more on friendship and breaking out of your shell.  
report Recommended by PoLoBreak
The main casts of Sakura Quest and Yorimoi are similar in that they are young women who meet and quickly bond by working together and overcoming hardships. But these shows are more than "cute girls doing cute things" - they inspire an appreciation for everyday life and a desire to try new things. Kimari and Yoshino in particular both yearn to do something meaningful with their lives, and gain a new perspective through making new friends and having new experiences. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
I'm quite puzzled that everyone is giving just default "cute" slices in recommendations. Unlike all previous seasons this one doesn't feature a lot of cuteness and mountains, it features more actual slice of life and some character development as well as development of interactions between characters - which is what it makes probably the closest series to Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho. 
report Recommended by Vizvezdenec
Group of four girls struggling against near-impossible odds, with equal parts cute moments and feels. 
report Recommended by thereIwasnt