A unique story depicting the daily life of characters while set in the world of demise and depression. The messages this anime expresses is intense and each viewer may interpret it differently. However, I would like you to take in this worldview of this unique and scary feel of demise as it is. This is excellent anime.
|Title (Eng)||Girls’ Last Tour|
|Genres||Slice of Life, Sci-Fi|
The series follows two young girls, Yuuri and Chito, traveling through the ruins of civilization after the unknown apocalypse and traveling through the modified Kettenkrad, looking for food and supplies as they survive daily.
3. Character’s way of Speaking
･Chito (チト, ちと)
Chito adds “xxx だな” and”xxx だけど” on her style of speaking, a sense of coldness and rudeness in her voice. Compared to Yuri, she has an abundant vocabulary. Quite the opposite of Yuri as she says many instructive words such as “だまってろ” (shut up) and “ふざけるな” (do not be stupid)”. But the voice is flat and not very angry in most scenes. It is often heard in a conversation between friends in actual Japan that it becomes a strong tone to a friendly partner who they open their hearts to. It is a good character for listening for Japanese learners, but it is better not to emulate.
･Yuhri (ユーリ, ゆーり)
She often ends the tail of her sentence with a long stretch out “xxx だよー” and “xxx だねー”. This is her style of speaking which gives out a very laid-back tone. There are many scenes of her throwing out questions and quizzes to Chito and doesn’t tend to use difficult words. When she gives out her own opinion, she ends it with “xxx じゃん” which is a way to get the other party’s agreement on an opinion. It is a very common way of speaking with the younger crowd. Her way of speaking is great for Japanese learners.
･Machine (自律機械, じりつきかい)
The machine uses honorific words such as “xxx です” and “xxx ます” and so on. Because human-made artificial intelligence is built inside, there is no emotional speech. There are many scenes where Machine would explain to Chito and Yuri about something, very robot-like and the way he talks is very explanatory. The machine uses words that resemble Japanese newscasters, so it is good for listening.
There are not many other people in this anime, but some adults appear along the way. Kanazawa is a man making a map. Talks with a very soft tone by ending his sentences with “xxx だろ” and “xxx だね”. Ishii is a woman who is making an airplane. She speaks with a firm tone and ends her sentences with “xxx だな” and “xxx かもしれない”. It is a very common way to talk. The grandfather is an adult who seems to have grown Chito and Yuri. He talks like a teacher and ends the end of sentences with “xxx なさい” and “xxx だろう”.
4. Terms and Talking Contents
For the final world where almost no human beings exist, military terms such as “砲弾” (ほうだん, shells), “銃弾” (じゅうだん, bullet), and “爆撃機” (ばくげきき, Bomber) and natural language terms such as “食物連鎖” (しょくもつれんさ, food chain), “捕食者” (ほしょくしゃ, predator), and “生態” (せいたい, ecology) come out. Although it seems to be a serious end of the world, the contents of the conversation are very normal. Complaining that “お腹が空いた” (おなかがすいた, I’m hungry.) or saying “お風呂に入れて嬉しい” (おふろにはいれてうれしい, I am happy to take a bath.) Many conversations point out small happiness in every day.
Yuri sounds like an airhead, but occasionally philosophical and profound, in a normally spoken dialogue. The thing she says might not have an impact at first, but as time passes it begins to melt into your mind. This is a recommended anime to repeat over and over, as you will learn more Japanese than ever.
5. Difficult Term List (You should prepare for them before watching)
･Difficult Term List which You Must Know (They come out more than twice)
|5||かいそう||階層||class; level; stratum; layer|
|8||ごくらく||極楽||Sukhavati (Amitabha’s Pure Land)|
|9||ごくらくじょうど||極楽浄土||Amitabha’s Pure Land; Sukhavati|
|10||もぞうひん||模造品||fake goods; imitations|
･Difficult Term List which Can Be Useful (They come out once)
|18||あながあったらはいりたい||穴があったら入りたい||I was so ashamed that I wanted to crawl under the rug|
|20||たんさく||探索||search; lookup; hunt|
|24||ばくやく||爆薬||explosive; blasting powder|
|26||ぐあいのいい||具合のいい||convenient; just right|
|27||こだいじん||古代人||the ancients; ancient people|
|28||さまよう||彷徨う||to loiter; to putter; to prowl|
|29||きばく||起爆||ignition; detonation; triggering|
|30||いきがい||生き甲斐||reason for living; something one lives for|
|31||ねじがとんでいる||ネジがとんでる||nuts; clumsy; dope|
|32||みつぐ||貢ぐ||to support (someone) financially; to finance|
|34||だんき||暖気||warmth; warm weather|
|35||かいちょう||快調||good (condition); going well|
|36||やみくも||闇雲||reckless; (at) random; haphazard|
|37||へたれ||ヘタレ||incompetence; laziness; worthlessness|
|38||いちずれ||道連れ||fellow traveler; fellow traveller|
|41||みとおし||見通し||unobstructed view; perspective|
|42||やっきょう||薬莢||(ammunition) cartridge; shell case|
|43||めいげん||名言/迷言||wise saying/silly saying|
|49||しにんにくちなし||死人に口なし||dead men tell no tales|
|50||ほうだい||砲台||(gun) battery; fort|
|51||せいたい||生態||mode of life; ecology|
|52||はっせい||発声||utterance; speaking; vocalization|
6. Elementary can Learn Japanese with This Anime
Since each line is extremely short and there are many lines of words only, it is very suitable for Japanese learners. Because the theme is the doomed world, attention must be paid only to points where war vocabulary comes out. However, the number of these difficult terms is also small as 4.3 terms per episode, so it is possible to prepare by checking the Difficult Term List. There is neither honorifics nor slang used from these characters, because of the short story composition of 1 episode, 3 stories. It is an anime that is perfect for Elementary Japanese learners. As the difficulty in conversation about the world view increases in the second half, it is very comprehensive and elementary level at best, but also for beginners of the Japanese language, I would recommend you to try and challenge for yourself.
|Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate||4.3 terms/episode||= 53 / 12|
|Difficulty Level||12th grade||= High School|
|Total Difficulty Score||51.6 points||= 4.3 * 12|
|Comprehensive Judgment||Easy||in 30.0 to 69.9 points|
|Recommended Japanese Learner||Elementary|