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"A Place Further than the Universe" collaborates with Japan's Nat'l Astronomical Observatory to promote Antarctic Awareness

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Jei Beltrano

November 14, 2020 at 9:24 AM PHT (GMT +8)

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Japanese online magazine news outlet Comic Natalie has reported on Saturday that the TV anime series "A Place Further than the Universe" is collaborating with Japan's National Astronomical Observatory (NAO) for a campaign called the "Science Chronology DE Antarctic Challenge Campaign" starting with a release of a data book "Science Chronology" compiled by NAO and published by Maruzen Publishing.

"A Place Further than the Universe" collaborates with Japan's Nat'l Astronomical Observatory to promote Antarctic Awareness

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In Photo: "Science Chronology DE Antarctic Challenge Campaign" Visual

The campaign will start as early as November 26 with a release of collaboration memo pads that will be distributed at targeted bookstores on a first-come, first-served basis to those who purchased "Science Chronology 2021" or "Science Chronology 2021 (desktop version)". The list of bookstore can be seen on the Maruzen Publishing campaign page.

Science Chronology DE Antarctic Challenge Campaign also aims to promote Antarctic awareness through an "original collaboration Antarctic map poster" that be presented to school libraries and public libraries consisting of "A Place Further than the Universe" characters showing the location of Syowa Station, the average temperature in Antarctica, and the creatures that inhabit Antarctica. Citizens can apply by answering the questionnaire from the campaign page by May 31, 2021, and the poster will be presented to 200 halls by lottery.

Visit the campaign page here: https://www.maruzen-publishing.co.jp/info/n19967.html

A Place Further than the Universe (Sora yori mo Tōi Basho) is an anime television series produced by Madhouse. The series is directed by Atsuko Ishizuka, written by Jukki Hanada and features character designs by Takahiro Yoshimatsu. It aired in Japan between January and March 2018 and was co-produced and distributed internationally by Crunchyroll.

The story follows second-year high school student Mari Tamaki who wants to make the most out of her youth but is usually too afraid to do so. One day, she meets Shirase Kobuchizawa, a girl who has been saving up to travel to Antarctica, where her mother disappeared three years ago. Joined by two other girls, Hinata Miyake and Yuzuki Shiraishi, they join an expedition headed towards the Antarctic.

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