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Poll: Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou Episode 12 Discussion

Jan 15, 2018 2:45 PM

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Didn't really like it. Even for a slice of life it just felt really boring. Maybe if the characters showed some sort of concern for their survival than it would've been interesting.

It wasn't a comedy show but wasn't a serious show either which didn't really work for it.
Jan 16, 2018 3:00 AM

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What a masterpiece. Was best last season along with Houseki no Kuni. Loved the whole cast. Gonna miss. Hope it gets another season.
Jan 17, 2018 3:29 PM

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i liked the series but then i found out how the manga ends and my god all in all this series is a really depressing series a real feels bad series

still a good series all in all but wow very depressing series
"one step at a time"
Jan 18, 2018 2:46 PM

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God-like alien mushrooms?

At least they decided to not end it with that scene.

supreme master of the godtaste
Jan 25, 2018 1:46 PM
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The camera and the mushroom thingys ruined the last episode. Too much information.
Jan 27, 2018 11:42 PM

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I loved this anime, this was beautiful.
A true post-apocaliptic work.

So, in the end, Mushroom aliens will eat all weapons on earth, purifying it from pollution.

Then...after all of Mankind's creations have rotten and died, life will be born again and earth will start again.

Chito and Yuuri are the last humans alive...damn, that's sad, so Ishii and Kanazawa died after meeting the girls.

And Kanazawa even had a wife/girlfriend before meeting them...

A tale of the last two girls on the planet, after the Final World War.
Jan 30, 2018 10:50 AM
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Zahylon said:

Then...after all of Mankind's creations have rotten and died, life will be born again and earth will start again.

Disputable - the Mushroom mentioned Earth will slumber for a long time, but not whether it will be reborn. Though I also hope so.

Zahylon said:

Chito and Yuuri are the last humans alive...damn, that's sad, so Ishii and Kanazawa died after meeting the girls.

I don't think so. Before the girls found the way to nuko and the older Mushrooms, the Mushrooms didn't know about Chito and Yuuri's existence (or so it seemed). So it's possible that Kanazawa or Ishii (maybe both) are still alive, the Mushrooms just haven't had the chance of meeting them (yet). Maybe even more people are there.

Also that part with Kanazawa and the little engineers was wholesome. Very beautiful series overall. Though the ending was a bit inconclusive to me personally, but that was to be expected. Let's hope for a second season, or at least a movie!
Jan 30, 2018 1:09 PM

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and, on a second thought, Chito and Yuuri may moved to a different City while they boarded the train, it was a pretty long trip on that bullet train.

So, the world is extremely damaged, but there are a few humans alive. And, perhaps some lifeforms that survived thanks to the machines protecting them.

Maybe not everything is lost
Jan 31, 2018 5:01 PM

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It'll be hard to revisit this show in the future, since it was devastating, in a good way. I knew since I started watching this that this would be something truly special and I was not disappointed.

The two girls traveling, moving along the way in a sad, grey, devastated landscape which was once populated by the wonderful yet awful humanity really left an impact. The weird abandoned, demolished mega buildings and the endless sense of emptiness really settles in, but because these structures are always around, maybe things don't feel so lonely.

This show somehow makes hopelessness make you feel at ease, there is no hope and there is nothing that can be done about the state of humanity, but it's OK, somehow. We can see that the world has fallen and it's all because humans never do learn anything from their mistakes, do they?

Chii and Yuu were brilliant characters, were fun to watch, they had great chemistry and I'll never forget their cute interactions, the simple questions about life, death they ask themselves that have no real answers. About the side characters we met, the last other remaining humans were briefly introduced, we saw their aspirations and dreams and how everything got taken away from them in the blink of an eye, which is pretty tragic, but this is how this sad world works, right? Hopelessness isn't too bad after all, but this show really is unforgiving, isn't it? Also, the two seiyuu of our precious main characters did an incredible job at at making the characters come to life, they sound so fucking cute.

The most impactful moment for me was when the girls went into the submarine and viewed all the video footage and photos they had on their camera. It was a truly magical moment where we get to see that humanity was beautiful when it was alive, things weren't always so hopeless, I teared up, it was a reminder of what was lost forever, it was all like a beautiful dream that quickly ended. The tragic nature of this world and how humanity self-destructed because of war really is unfortunate, people never learn, do they? The way nature was abandoned adds another layer of tragedy to this world, there really is nothing left to cling to, except for the stars, the sun, the sky and the moon.

I'll always remember Chii and Yuu traveling in their mini-tank while the stunning OST plays in the background, with all kinds of distant vocals and chilling tunes filled in the vast and empty landscape. The haunting tunes that were being played in contemplative moments really added to the experience, the OST's creator did a spectacular job to add to the overall atmosphere of the show.

I don't even know what to say any longer, I could've gone more in depth, but I feel like this is good enough.

10/10 AOTY in 2017 contender for me (my other highlight of the year was Houseki no Kuni)
Modified by alpha_shadow, Jan 31, 2018 5:25 PM
Feb 1, 2018 5:02 PM

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The part with all those pictures and videos was dearingly nice even though one have to wonder how all those data got into that one camera.
And the part with nuko family and singing was also wonderful, touching and heartwarming in a sense (becuase both of them were saved, was worried when they went to nuclear submarine)

Although, the very end could have been kinda better it ended kinda abruptly to certain degree.

Still, it was very good series, this is what Kino no Tabi (both series) should have been in the first place, it was so better than than.

8/10 Very different anime of the last year that went to the very essence of what's really important in our lives and subtly served some critique of questionable human history plagued by constant fighting and wars.
Feb 13, 2018 7:48 AM
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'Bittersweet Chocolate' is I think the best way to describe this final episode.

The only gripe I have is that the camera was destroyed. So much history and data lost...
Feb 20, 2018 4:54 AM

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Man, this was both depressing and yet filled with hope at the same time, especially the photo/video scene... I guess it really is over for humanity, or at least it seems that way. Though people might still be alive in other parts of the world. The city might be empty (though I wonder if the creatures knew about the map guy and the plane woman, hopefully they didn't die in the meantime), but they might still be able to find someone outside it. I guess they probably won't be able to leave Japan though.

I'm still not sure what these creatures may be. Aliens? Mutated animals? Artificial beings created by scientists to ensure that the world might revive in the far-far future once again free of all nuclear and similar energies?

The anime still reminds me of the Rain World game, and I recommend it to anyone who likes these kind of post-apocalpytic worlds. Nuko also looks a bit like the Slugcat protagonist of the game.

All in all, this was a very enjoyable, deep and often sad show. I give it a strong 9/10. I hope there'll be a 2nd season later, because I would very much like to know more about the future of the girls. I'm glad they at least got each other :)
Modified by RazielZero, Feb 22, 2018 6:08 PM
Feb 26, 2018 8:27 AM

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Does this mean that Ishii and Kanazawa are dead?
Feb 26, 2018 3:18 PM

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SwordWielder said:
Does this mean that Ishii and Kanazawa are dead?

They lost a meaning to their life and probably commited suicide. At least Ishii did. Kanazawa is probably still making his maps.
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Feb 26, 2018 3:20 PM

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GabrielWB said:
'Bittersweet Chocolate' is I think the best way to describe this final episode.

The only gripe I have is that the camera was destroyed. So much history and data lost...

I mean who didn't see that coming? It was in the ED since episode 2.
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Feb 28, 2018 9:12 AM

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soviet building and weapons from the 1914 but other technology from 3000
if they wanted to get to the top they could have just asked the shrooms to take them there since they fly.

2/10 +3 for naked lolies

why do these types of anime get so high score? like wtf
Mar 2, 2018 8:38 AM

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Truly touching this last episode. Narratively very disturbing and tormenting, the episode does not leave a bitter taste despite describing the future in a very clear and no way out of humanity. The value of this anime series is to have treated difficult and uncomfortable subjects, maintaining a happy atmosphere, thanks to the two protagonists. This anime series deserves a lot, one of the best views in the past year and for me also one of the best I've seen in many years.

Mar 3, 2018 3:44 AM

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That was a good last episode. I feel kind of sad about Kanazawa and Ishii, but it can't be helped I guess. I wonder what happened to them—they may be still alive.

I regret binge-watching this, now I feel a bit lonely. But that must mean it was executed well, since it got to me emotionally.

Anyway, this gets an 8.4/10 from me. I've been watching a lot of sad anime recently, I need to get back into comedy. 4/5 episode.
Mar 3, 2018 3:47 AM

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That was a really fitting end to this series. I'm reading that the manga still continues? Here's hoping for another season and then some!!

Yuu more or less redeemed herself in this episode for me - definitely wouldn't want Chi to be left all alone, especially if those mushroom folk were right in saying that they're the last two humans left! Poor Kanazawa and Ishii in that case :(

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Mar 8, 2018 2:24 PM

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Binged it,.... Loved it!
Mar 16, 2018 12:58 PM
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Tbh, the ED of this episode sounded like "Anna Kendrick - Cups".
I'm not gonna rate it as 1-10. But I can say that I really love this show.

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -Albert Einstein

You can justify what Einstein said that it is rhetoric, but it not realistic. We don’t know what weapons WWIII will be fought with because we don’t know when WWIII will happen. Could be tonight. Could be 10 years. Could be 50. Feasibly, it could be never. It is highly probably that the entire human race would be destroyed.

  • Use of Nuclear weapons and ECM (making any electrical devices not working)
  • Destroy all important facilities (government, military, research center, power plant and etc.)
  • Destroy any literature (burn written books, kill educational people such as researchers, historians and etc.)'
Apr 16, 2018 10:49 AM
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The anime ended pretty much as I expected. With Chi and Yui continuing their endless journey of going up through the levels and continue to survive. But i did not see taht whoel thing coming w/ the giant Cuts that was a total wtf moment, but it was fun. Overall this anime had a nice cute and innocent tone to everything that showed a strong message of how even 1 friend can wash away any bit of loneliness, and give one another courage and hope to survive. finally, I also must say I LOVED this anime. I'm not sure if I'd include it in my top 10 but it is still a new favorite of mine. I can honestly say I can't really tell if I'd want another season of this or not, because I feel if this went on too long it would become too predictable, but I would like to see an OVA that tries to explain more on how the war was and how those Cut-things came into existence. show us the origin story! ^^
May 7, 2018 12:50 AM

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Wow, that camera's been through a lot of shit.

My favorite scene. Ahhh, youths.

I still need a conclusion though. I'll be reading the manga then. Its theme is very consistent. I like it overall.

May 11, 2018 1:52 AM

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I enjoyed the overall series, solid 8/10. Those two girls exploring the empty city was always entertaining. Not sure about the final reveal though, aliens eating working machinery and floating into the sky... doesn't really work for me. I understand the source material is continuing though so I'll hope for a second season soon.
Aug 12, 2018 2:10 PM
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At first the slow pacing was a downside IMO but once you get used to it, watch at a pace you feel confortable with, this anime really knows how to leave in a shitty mood, you cant not watch this finale and not feel a bit melancholic about it.
I do consider it to be a posite trait, since I didnt dig the characters that much, but the OST and how we slowly go about learning more of this apocalyptic world, it is superb.

Started to watch this when it was airing, it sure took sometime to finish but I m glad that I did, and I will have to read that manga eventually.
(also liked how it hinted to the MCs past, how they meet and what really happened that made them go on this journey and say goodbye to everyone)

8.7/10 = 9
Crazy good surprise, for the chills and feels, just like Natsume in a different way.
Sep 2, 2018 3:12 AM

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Exploration of life in a post-apocalyptic setting is something I usually love but for some reason this was kinda...boring...

There were some good moments here and there but for the most part the show didn't capture my attention and took me 9 months to finish.

Sep 3, 2018 3:05 PM

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Ok but does that mean that Kanazawa and Ishii died? Now I'm sad.
Sep 9, 2018 4:00 AM

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Man, i enjoyed this show more than what i though i would. so calm yet such a beautiful show.

Nov 11, 2018 9:02 PM

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Finally get to see some footage of the world before its end.

Seeing the happier videos among the ones of war and destruction was quite depressing. Really drove home that the world is a shell of what it formerly was.

That moment when Yuu got swallowed by that creature; I thought this anime was going to pull a Madoka Magica for a second there.

I don't know what these mushroom people are, but they eat corpses and weapons apparently.

I don't know why the mushroom people are flying away, but ok.

That hand-holding tho; I ship these two potatoes.

Great albeit weird ending. Was hoping Nuko would stay with Chi and Yuu tho.


Jan 17, 2019 5:11 AM
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I really loved this series. The most chill, atmospheric, immersive anime since Mushishi or Kino's Journey (probably even feels-ier than Kino's tbh).

And I liked the finale, but also found it a little disappointing in a werid way; I wasn't expecting all the big info-dumps, or for them to tie up so many of the series' big questions- what happened to the earth? How did the girls' 'tour' start? what was 'Cut'?, etc.

For most of the series, I found it strangely appealling, even comforting, how all those question just kinda hung in the air, with little attempt to explain them. You were just in this strange world, free to speculate or not, and forced to just kinda kick along with the journey; enjoy the scenery, and the girls' antics, and the largely go-nowhere, philosophical dialogue.

The show never really felt like it was building up to great resolution, and I enjoyed that- the way it just kinda dropped you in this strange world, with little context, and you just had to accept it; Things are the way they are in the world of Girls Last Tour, because that's just how they are. It felt like you were in a similar position to Yuu and Chi with that stuff- they didn't know exactly where they were going, or why, but they just kept putting along and enjoying being in the moment.

Beautiful series though. 9/10
Mar 27, 2019 12:43 PM

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Good but the ending left much to be desired.

I ❤️lolis
Mar 27, 2019 8:57 PM

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Really glad I found this anime... was looking for something with a Chrono Trigger vibe and that's what I got.
Also loved the mega-architecture combined with the loneliness atmosphere
This anime feel very different from the others I watched

I just wish they had showed more about Nuko... if I got it right, it's like the "evolution" of machines?? Like, that 3 girls in the video said they built a robot capable of build up more of them then they started evolving?... idk

also shout out to the robots episodes sheesh
Modified by charlerw, Mar 27, 2019 9:03 PM
Mar 31, 2019 9:29 AM

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Jesus Christ, that was beautiful. The manga never had that much impact on me, but this anime is just a masterpiece. Can't think of a single thing they did wrong, and I just enjoyed it thoroughly.

Raulzus said:
I don't know what these mushroom people are, but they eat corpses and weapons apparently.

I don't know why the mushroom people are flying away, but ok.

They seem to be ancient creatures that hibernate for long whiles and wake up in end of the world scenarios to savage the land and bring it back to a state of placidity before life (and weapons of mass destruction) frolicked in it, and they being mushrooms fits this role perfectly, so...that's pretty much it. They are fungoid janitors, ultimately announcing the end of the world if there was any doubt left.

They just fly off as a means to move around, but living mushrooms flying seems to be kind of a staple in fiction, since fungi reproduce by throwing spores at the wind.
May 9, 2019 11:33 AM

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What a beautifully depressing, calming and ultimately tragic show. This series really got to me in that last episode.
May 10, 2019 2:26 PM
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mushroom aliens? they really couldn't resist huh...they just had to ruin a perfect show in the last episode.
Jun 27, 2019 5:31 PM

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This anime has left a nice impression on me I highly recommend it for slice of life lovers
Most thing makes this anime good is the sounds effect
Its always in the right momment and place
I give it 8/10 WORTH IT !!
Aug 4, 2019 6:03 AM

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ButtSlapper said:
best finale of this season packed with some great sweet yuri moments.

Two friends remained the last people on earth and express their support to each other, no matter what ... gaaaaay - this is the essence of the modern yuri community.

Faederwulf said:
All the people saying this is yuri shouldn't jump to conclusions. I'd like to think (hope) that the mangaka wont ship them. It saddens me that affection between family members has become such a foreign thing to so many people.

As far as I know, this title has never been positioned as romance in one way or another. But people in the west continue to devalue any important relationships if they are not romantic.
Modified by RobertBobert, Aug 4, 2019 6:08 AM
Level of my english is still too poor, so ask not particularly angry because of my terrible grammar.
Dec 6, 2019 5:20 AM

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I guess they're doomed already
Now they're even more doomed because now they knew :P
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Jan 28, 8:34 PM

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They explain something but still I'm confused!! Why they're the only person existing in the world? Where's Ishii and Kanazawa?

Nuko's kind is so weird!I still don't understand their purpose!
Feb 15, 4:24 PM
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Rayl1ght said:
I guess they're doomed already
Now they're even more doomed because now they knew :P

I did have one unpleasant realization that may indicate that they don't have especially long to live anyway... Not sure if the manga spells it out (will definitely be reading it though), but...

Yuu mentioned early on that the camera's photos come out grainy, despite her best efforts to focus them. If I'm not mistaken, nuclear radiation can have that sort of effect on photographs. If I'm right, and it was a deliberate choice on the author's part, then it's an amazingly subtle touch, but it unfortunately doesn't bode well for the lifespan of our girls.
Mar 8, 11:23 AM

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I started watching this anime on light mood.
But when i saw big war machine, atomic submarine and actual videos of war...
Those entire things are makes me cry a lot.
Because so many lives was lost...
Looks like an entire mankind was utterly destroyed.
Mar 26, 4:58 AM

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This(and HnK) is still the last 9+/10 seasonal show for me more than 800 days after its finale...

Hope I finally get one in 2020
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