Anime: A Place Further Than The Universe
In the second episode of the anime, there is a scene where Kimari, Hinata and Shirase running away from two of the members of the antarctica expedition. Because they know who Shirase is, they are very against Shirase from following the expedition. So once they see her and her friends, they quickly chase them to talk some sense to them.
I really like this scene because it’s a symbol of starting a new unfamiliar journey. It’s a sign of the characters going forward albeit struggling very hard and not even knowing if they’ll succeed. It becomes much more apparent when Kimari starts laughing and enjoying the supposed horrifying run. It shows the thrill the characters, especially Kimari are feeling doing something intense and novel. It shows the hope the characters are holding onto as they believe that anything can happen and everything is going to work out. It shows that their lives are changing either for better or for worse. In Kimari’s perception, of course it is for the better.