Post Reply Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou (Girl's Last Tour) Anticipation
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Posted 7/2/17 , edited 10/8/17
Now that it's aired, join the discussion at /forumtopic-1002657/girls-last-tour-discussion




Plot Summary

Civilization is dead, but Chito and Yuuri are still alive. So they hop aboard their beloved Kettenkrad motorbike and aimlessly wander the ruins of the world they once knew. Day after hopeless day, they look for their next meal and fuel for their ride. But as long as the two are together, even an existence as bleak as theirs has a ray or two of sunshine in it, whether they're sucking down their fill of soup or hunting for machine parts to tinker with. For two girls in a world full of nothing, the experiences and feelings the two share give them something to live for...


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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-02/kadokawa-announces-girls-last-tour-anime-and-original-anime-project/.118339
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Posted 7/3/17 , edited 7/3/17
When I saw the AXE news I said that looks familiar I avtually did start reading it

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Posted 8/7/17 , edited 8/7/17
Coming this Fall 2017

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Posted 9/6/17 , edited 9/7/17
This is now one of my most anticipated fall shows, along with Magus and the new Kino. I wrote this for an anticipation thread on MAL, am reposting here for anyone with questions like the ones I had:

I don't like surprise suffering with cute characters, so I caught up on the available translated manga, which is 25 chapters, 38+ being out in Japan. I was afraid it might have shades of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, but it doesn't.

I'm going to describe the setting and tone now, which I believe is not a spoiler, but if you want to go in not knowing what to expect, then don't read this.

In what I've read there's been very little conflict or drama - the girls' dead world is serene, beautiful in a way, fascinating and mysterious, but not dark or dangerous, other than accidental hazards. The lost civilization was very advanced in some ways, and built a massive city full of massive buildings. The city may cover a whole continent, it's not clear. And humans are extremely rare, no cannibal gangs or anything like that.
So the setting is not at all the standard familiar post-apocalyptic anarchic nightmare, nor is it a new civilization like in Nausicaa or Sora no Woto.

Quote: "Is this thing good? Any title that might serve as a good comparison?"
It is good, I wouldn't quite say it's amazing yet, but it's worth watching or reading. Similar titles:

Quote: "Is this similar to Kino's Journey?"
I think so. But because of the nature of this world, the cases in this story are more on the level of individual psychology, not like the mostly society-level sociological cases in Kino's Journey. And this story is much less focused-in on making points or observations; much of the time, it's cute girls' slice of life adventures in a bizarre world. They occasionally muse on topics such as the meaning of life, finding purpose, and the way the world used to work (to the extent their limited knowledge allows).

Quote: "I wonder if this is similar to Sora no Woto?"
It is a little bit, but here you of course have only two girls on their own, without the good-hearted townsfolk of Seize, no wiser senpai to guide them, nowhere to call home.

But it's surprisingly not depressing, not yet anyway. My opinion: the main strength of Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou is that in what sounds like the most extremely hopeless, lonely situation, you will see friendship, charity, even joy. The stark contrast makes those moments stand out more than they might in a normal slice of life setting.

I'm sure some will complain that it's not believable, that it needs grit, pain and despair. This isn't that kind of story.

Quote: "Looks something like Made in Abyss."
If it hasn't turned dark after 25 chapters then it probably won't, right...? ...right...?
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Posted 9/15/17 , edited 9/15/17
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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
Sentai got this show, and just like with almost everything they have licensed recently, it's going to be exclusive to Amazon's Anime Strike in America and HIDIVE everywhere else that Sentai serves. This show fits their profile, so I was expecting to see that happening.
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Posted 9/27/17 , edited 9/28/17
Yeah, just what I was afraid of. Likewise with next year's Hakumei to Mikochi. Anything unique, anything uncommonly artistic is in their crosshairs. https://decider.com/2017/06/30/anime-strike-curation-interview/

They'd be after the new Kino, had it not been co-produced by Crunchyroll. Also Magus' Bride, which was announced as already secured for CR the moment the TV anime was announced.
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Posted 10/20/17 , edited 10/20/17
Maybe someday, Anime Strike won't have a double paywall. Better yet though, maybe Sentai will actually put their shows back onto Crunchyroll with a new business agreement, or at least on HiDive in America.

I have to wonder if Anime Strike shows are timed exclusives, or if they will stay there and only there.
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