Anime Limited & Shout! Studios Releases A Place Further Than the Universe Complete Series Collector’s Edition on April 22

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Anime Limited and Shout! Studios have announced that they will release the A Place Further Than the Universe TV anime series as a Collector’s Edition set on Blu-ray Disc on April 22, 2024. 

Shout! Studios will release the series on home video in North America on the Shout! Factory website, while Anime Limited will release the anime on home video in the United Kingdom. The Collector’s Edition can be pre-ordered on both sites, as well as on the Crunchyroll Store

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The bonus features for the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/CD set includes: 

  • • 92-Page Booklet
  • • 4 Art Cards
  • • A3 Poster (11.7 x 16.5 inches)
  • • Clean Opening
  • • Clean Ending
  • • “Making Of The English Dub” Featurette
  • • Original Soundtrack On 2 CDs

The 13-episode anime series was directed by Atsuko Ishizuka (Goodbye, Don Glees!, No Game, No Life), with Jukki Hanada (Steins;Gate, Love Live! Superstar!!) serving as the scriptwriter and series screenwriter. Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Mushoku Tensei) composed the series’ musical score and Madhouse was the animation production company. 

A Place Further Than the Universe aired in Japan from January 2, 2018 to March 27, 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the anime in select English territories, while Medialink streamed the series in southeast Asia. 

A manga adaptation by Meme Yoimachi was published by Media Factory from December 27, 2017 to February 27, 2019. Three tankoubon volumes were released in total. The series also inspired a stage play adaptation in 2023. 

A Place Further Than the Universe was awarded with Anime of the Year honors at the 5th Anime Trending Awards in 2019. 

Crunchyroll describes the synopsis of the anime as: 

Our first step was always curiosity. For unseen sights, unheard sounds, unsmelled scents, untouched textures, untasted tastes, and unfelt excitement. We travel to find the bits and pieces that we’d forgotten at some point. Howling at 40 degrees, going mad at 50 degrees, screaming at 60 degrees, to the primordial lands beyond the great oceans, at the edge of the earth, far removed from human civilization. This is the story of four girls who travel to the Antarctic, further even than outer space.

Source: press release

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