Before you ask, no. They won’t see Santa. He’s at the North Pole.

Earlier today, the official A Place Further Than the Universe anime website updated with a new key visual, six cast reveals, and details on the show’s closing theme. We break the details down below:

Key Visual

The image features the four leads dressed in jackets and skirts. They’re standing outside of a ship that’s been christened the Penguin Manju.

Casting

The series will add the following:

  • Gin Toudou: Mamiko Noto
  • Kanae Maekawa: Yōko Hikasa
  • Yumiko Samejima: Lynn
  • Megumi Takahashi: Hisako Kanemoto
  • Rin Tamaki: Kaede Hondo
  • Tamiko Shiraishi: Sayaka Ohara

Visuals for the new characters were also unveiled, which you can check out below.

Theme Songs

Closing theme song Koko kara, koko kara (From Here, From Here) will be performed Inori Minase, Kana Hanazawa, Yuka Iguchi, and Saori Hayami.

A Place Further than the Universe hits Japanese TV on January 2. Crunchyroll will stream the show as part of their Winter 2018 simulcast lineup.

The title is an original project from Madhouse. Atsuko Ishizuka (No Game, No Life, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) will direct the title, with Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Ninja Scroll, Trigun) providing character designs. Jukki Hanada (Love Live! School idol project, Steins;Gate) is in charge of series composition.

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Kadokawa describes the title as:

Scenery that we have never seen
Sounds that we have never heard
Scent that we have never smelled
Food that we have never tasted
And the surge of emotion that we have never experienced

This is the expedition of recollecting the pieces torn apart and sensation left alone

When we reach that place, what will we think?

Howling, 40 degrees angle
Raging, 50 degrees angle
Shouting, 60 degrees angle

A wilderness beyond the heavy sea
The furthest south, far from the civilization
At the top of the Earth

We will find lights through the girls’ eyes to live tomorrow

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Mari Tamaki: Inori Minase
  • Shirase Kobuchizawa: Kana Hanazawa
  • Hinata Miyake: Yuka Iguchi
  • Yuzuki Shiraishi: Saori Hayami

Visuals for each of of the characters were released, which you can check out below:

Source: MoCa News