Anime Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho (Yorimoi) . Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho (A Place Further than the Universe) himself has managed to provide a teenage drama story with a solid character. The bearing of the given story is real and not exaggerated. Also added natural character dialogue with emotional execution on each issue shown. Not only that, but the comedy presented also seems fresh and can be enjoyed by all ages. Plus helpful footage of expeditions to Antarctica adds insight.
The audience is invited to criticize the meaning of life itself through the approach to each main character. We are shown a human problem from the four sides of the main character that has different views of life. The problems presented seem to offend us. Is this kind of achievement enough for us? Does life like this goes on as we wish? What does it mean to connect with others?
Synopsis Anime Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho (Yorimoi) :
Starting from the desire of Mari Tamaki or more familiarly called Kimari to feel the beauty of youth. He accidentally meets a girl named Shirase Kobuchizawa at the station and takes his money down. Upon returning the money Kimari becomes acquainted further with Shirase. Shirase is a woman who dreams of going to Antarctica, but because of her big dream, she is belittled, doubted by her classmates and the environment. But for Shirase himself, distraction or trivial views are not something that needs to be taken seriously in achieving a dream. Amazed by Shirase’s determination, Kimari decides to accompany Shirase to achieve his dream of going to Antarctica.
As the story progresses several characters are added. Hinata Miyake, a high school kid who’s smart enough to go to college. But he prefers to fill his free time with part-time work. It just so happens to hear Kimari and Shirase talk about him wanting to go to Antarctica. And the latter is Yuzuki Shiraishi, a young celebrity who got a job hosting expeditions in Antarctica. At first, he was reluctant to come and wanted to hand it over to Shirase. But she finally decided to leave because she wanted to feel what it was like to have a best friend.
Character Anime Sora Yori Mo Tooi Basho (Yorimoi) :
In Kimari’s character, we are shown that simple things such as spontaneous desires can bring about major changes in an individual’s life. Or rather a step towards realizing that spontaneous desire, which may later lead us to find the true purpose of life. Because life is like water in a dam, when the dam is opened it will flow rapidly and freely. This means, as long as we refrain from achieving what we want, then our lives will not flow. We must dare to open our borders and flow rapidly towards our dreams.
As for Shirase and Hinata, we are shown a free human form. They’ve both felt the bad of society, which causes them to not trust others easily. But therefore they are both very free because they will not be influenced by others in achieving their goals.
And the last is Shiraishi, a character who craves a best friend. Many of us have heard that friends can’t be expressed in words. But what is the meaning of your own best friend?. When quoting Aristotle’s words, a friend is one soul in one body. Or if we quote Oscar Wilde, my best friend is the one who stabbed you in the front. In the end, the definition of each person’s best friend is different. Perhaps the meaning of the friend can not be expressed in words alone or even simpler than we imagined.
In the end, Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho is a fun and entertaining cheerful series. Also filled with quality drama that can be used as a reflection to better understand yourself and others. A series of recommendations that are quite educational to watch with family.
Soundrack Anime Sora Yori Mo Tooi Basho:
– “The Girls Are Alright!” by Saya [Opening]
– “Koko kara, Koko kara (こ こ か ら 、 こ こ か ら)” by Mari Tamaki (Inori Minase), Shirase Kobuchizawa (Kana Hanazawa), Hinata Miyake (Yuka Iguchi), Yuzuki Shiraishi (Saori Hayami) [End]
– “Haru ka Tooku” by Saya (Ep. 1 & Ep 3)
– “Sora wo Miagete” by Saya (Ep 2 & Ep 4)