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Nadeshiko, a high school student who had moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured Mount Fuji. Even though she manages to bike all the way to Motosu, she's forced to turn back because of worsening weather. Unable to set her eyes on her goal, she faints partway to her destination. When she wakes up, it's night, in a place she's never been before, with no way of knowing how to get home. Nadeshiko is saved when she encounters Rin, a girl who is out camping by herself. This outdoorsy girls story begins with this first encounter between Nadeshiko and Rin.
Both are anime series about four fun-loving girls doing outdoor things. One is a cozy camp setting, the other is an adventurous trek across Antarctica!
Both very adventurous anime with CGDCT elements but a lot of warmth and heart to both. Enjoyable for their characters, and environments.
Recommended mostly due to similar ideas, presentation, and emotionality. The highlight of both shows, in my opinion, is how dedicated the characters feel in achieving their desires. The music and imagry in both also blend so well with the narrative that you can't help but get drawn in. The major difference is in the story. Laid-Back Camp is a slice-of-life mixed with real locations and tips for how to make your own camping trip. A Place Further than the Universe is much more narrative and character driven. But in the end, both are simply feel-good, lighthearted shows!
Aoi's childhood dream of climbing the tallest mountains in the world was destroyed when the girl fell off a jungle gym, developing a crippling fear of heights in the process. Now in high school, the teen enjoys more mundane activities like knitting and sitting quietly, and has absolutely no interest in risking her life in the wilderness. But Aoi's sheltered life is shattered with the reappearance of Hinata, her boisterous childhood friend who's determined to pull the girl out of her shell and scale some mountains! Together, the two learn about climbing gear and try to face their fears, all while becoming the best of friends!
That saucer has always been in the sky... "I'm here to grant wishes." A mysterious saucer appeared in the sky above Kiriya Lake. When it appeared, the world panicked. But when it simply remained there, the terror disappeared. Eventually it became a tourist area, and people gradually lost interested. When two girls meet, it's a sign that things are about to happen again. A new story, where feelings change people.
If you liked either of these shows, specifically the aspects of coming to terms with life and what it throws at you, both shows excel strongly at this story aspect in a way other shows tend to barely miss.
Both stories heavily revolve around a past that's been left undealt with for a very long time, and then follows the main characters as they attempt to live with the consequences of it going on for so long unattended to, and because of this all the characters in both shows are pretty deeply given character in different ways.
However I would say they both throw their cards on the table at the end and show their strongest suits in the final 3 episodes of each show, so it can be kind of hard to get through the drag of the first 10 depending what kind of person you are, but both journeys are entirely worth it, and show you aspects of yourself you might not have known about prior.
In the futuristic city of Neo-Acropolis, eleven girls lead very different lives. Each has a different story to tell shaped by her fears and ambitions, and the small joys and sorrows that make up the formative moments of her life. From a scientific genius who has to face her fear of men, to a young girl who does not want to grow up, to a high school manga author struggling to meet the deadlines, to the intricate relationship between two sisters - the girls come from all walks of life, sharing only the city of Neo-Acropolis, and that mysterious spark that makes their lives so interesting.
A Thai foreign exchange student named Mei finds herself bewildered when she first arrives at Saga station. She gets on a bus and, through interactions with the residents of Saga wherever she goes, she makes her own "precious memories."
Five young women have one thing in common—the careers they planned for themselves weren’t working out. Job dissatisfaction, trying to make ends meet, and personal insecurities lead each of them to start working at a local tourism bureau where their lives become intertwined. As the girls experience their first year on the job, they learn a lot about their town, their industry, and themselves.
The original story follows the human drama of the Yamazaki family in Tokyo in the Year Showa 39 (1964) — the year that the city hosted the Summer Olympics.
Minato goes to an anime event that has a voice acting recital with a friend. He is fascinated by the talent of the voice actors, and he meets Chikako, who studies at the Suidoubashi Animation Academy.
Chizuru loves Yuudai; Yuudai loves Chizuru. Yet neither of them can say it clearly because each is uncertain about the other’s feelings and is afraid of being hurt. Trapped by their insecurities in a relationship that’s going nowhere, they drift further and further apart. While Chizuru thinks this is the end of the road, Yuudai struggles desperately to overcome his cowardly nature before he loses what is most important to him. There are two stories to every relationship, but can love survive if they don’t meet halfway?