[Highlights] Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho 13: To Strive, to Seek, to Find

The end of the journey was quite satisfying. I was expecting some escapist's fantasy when I put Yorimoi on my watch list, but what I got was the entire opposite. The journey has ended, but the feels will carry on! Wow, thousand-year-old air. I don't get how the anime strives to be realistic in every aspect about …

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[Highlights] Sora yori mo Tooi Basho 12: Messages Unsent

Great, Violet Evergarden and now this... After Yuzuki and Hinata each get an episode of the spotlight, it's now time for Shirase to shine again. This episode did an excellent job taking the series to a new emotional height right before the final episode. Yorimoi offers something heartbreaking even before reaching the 1 minute mark. Shirase remembers that …

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[Highlights] Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho 11: It’s Hinata’s Turn!

Hinata's turn for what? Backstory + getting motivated by nakama, obviously. I really liked Hinata early on, but I found this episode to be just okay. Nothing horrible, nothing outstanding. Ready for some Hinata? Hinata is confused that she has friends who aren't in Antarctica. Hmm, I really wonder where her parents are. They never …

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[Highlights] Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho 10: What Defines Friendship?

I found this episode to be an interesting one for the question it poses (also because Yuzuki is best girl). How do you define friendship? I reflected a bit on the question below, but I'd love to know some of your opinions! Shirase is a little less than enthusiastic now that they're finally in Antarctica. …

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[Highlights] Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho 09: The Love of Cloud-like People

This episode felt like a filler in the beginning, but it didn't turn out to be about what it claims to be about at all. Wait...what happened to Gin's type being "someone like clouds"? In the end, the episode's more interested in exploring the relationship between Gin and Shirase, which is probably more interesting than …

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[Highlights] Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho 08: Cured by a Tempest

I predicted that they'd get to Antarctica this episode, but I was wrong. I had forgotten that Australia and Antarctica aren't exactly close... This episode had been educational and was pleasant overall. Finally setting sail! I would have thought that Kimari and Shirase would be the ones to topple over. Maybe Shirase is tall enough …

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[Highlights] Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho 06: Singapore and Durians

This was a fun episode! The girls finally leave Japan and arrive at Singapore. All the energy that I thought was missing from the past three episodes is back at full force. Durians are gross. She does it so naturally that I have to think for a moment before remembering that her mom's missing, and …

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[Highlights] Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho 05: Megumi’s Jealousy

This episode was quite different from the previous ones - a quieter than usual drama? I appreciated how the character of Megumi finally gets some attention, and thought the episode had many impressively realistic moments. In terms of personal enjoyment, however, I have to say that I preferred the previous episodes' energy. I found Megumi's …

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[Highlights] Sora yori mo Tooi Basho 04: A Glimpse of the Adults

There's less hype in this episode than in some of the previous ones, but the quality felt pretty consistent. The episode also shows us that Yorimoi is a cute girls show that really attempts to ground its plot in reality. We get some insight into the girls' relationship with certain adult figures, as well as info sessions …

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