Manga / Girls' Last Tour

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Girls' Last Tour (Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou) is a slice-of-life/post-apocalyptic manga from author Tsukumizu.

In an industrial world struck by a vague apocalyptic event, two people still yet survive.

Chito and Yuuri are two young girls still alive in the mostly empty world. Chito a dutiful and serious bookworm, while Yuuri cares little about anything but when their next mealtime is.

As the two trudge on through the populace devoid landscape, they keep each other company, enjoy what little creature comforts they come across, and shoot the occasional philosophical question at each other.

The two have no huge reason or motivation to keep on. They survive for survival's sake, going on a last tour of a world long gone.

Was adapted into an anime by White Fox for the Fall 2017 season. Yen Press is releasing the manga in English while Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime for an English release.

Girls' Last Tropes:

  • After the End: The series is set after an event that rendered the world almost totally devoid of life.
  • Apocalypse How: A Class-3. Humankind is on its way out, as its levels are simply too low to repopulate.
  • Art-Style Dissonance: Cutesy designs against a post-apocalyptic setting.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: A large Spider Tank the girls encounter in an old aquarium definitely gives them quite the scare. Luckily, the smaller one is polite and is able to communicate with them.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The main dynamic between Chito and Yuuri. Yuuri is the Boke, and Chito is the Tsukkomi.
  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": In episode 10 the girls run into an odd, almost featureless quadruped that can imitate human speech through radio waves. They decide that it's a cat.
  • Child Soldiers: Downplayed. Chito and Yuuri both wear what look like military uniforms and helmets, and Yuuri is a pretty good shot with her rifle, but there isn't really any combat happening.
  • College AU: Written by Tsukumizu themselves.
  • Cool Bike: The girls Kettenkrad motorbike. Serving as reliable transportation and basically their home.
  • Cosy Catastrophe: The world may be ending, but Chito and Yuuri seem content and don't seem to struggle much with finding supplies and shelter.
  • Cryptic Background Reference: Chito sometimes makes vague references to how the world used to be.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Inori Minase (Chito) and Yurika Kubo (Yuuri) perform the opening and ending themes.
  • Dumb Blonde: Yuuri is not the sharpest tool in the drawer, and has the blonde hair to match her lacking smarts.
  • Eldritch Location: The dead world. Everything looks plausibly man-made, and things like Yuuri's rifle and the Kettenkrad are directly modeled after things in the real world, yet the environment is most definitely not like earth or anything made by humanity. There are massive layered cities, literal and empty concrete jungles, and city-sized industrial structures. Kanazawa implied that the world was built on ruins of another civilization after their apocalypse, before this new world was hit with another apocalypse that left everything empty.
  • The Future: A few Freeze Frame Bonuses (Like the date on the camera and the date on the liquor the girls find) seem to indicate the series is set roughly 1200 years in the future. 3220, specifically.
  • Hangover Sensitivity: When the girls find three bottles of old booze, they get drunk off their asses. Leaving Chito with a wicked hangover the next morning.
  • Imagine Spot: When the girls spend the night in an abandoned home, they imagine what their dream home would have, like bookshelves and a bunk bed.
  • Intertwined Fingers: Chito and Yuuri do this from time to time.
  • Iyashikei: Who knew a series about the end of the world could be so relaxing?
  • Living Is More Than Surviving: As Yuuri puts it, even if it's hopeless, nice things still happen sometimes.
  • Military Moe: The girls certainly have the look, at least.
  • Minimalist Cast: Chito and Yuuri are the only two characters. Excluding their brief companions Kanazawa and Ishii.
  • Never Learned to Read: Yuuri is almost totally illiterate.
  • No Body Left Behind: Whatever ended the world left nary a corpse or skeleton behind.
  • Odd Couple: Chito and Yuuri couldn't be more different. Chito being a mildly dour bookworm, and Yuu being an off-kilter goofball.
  • The Pollyanna: Yuuri always finds something to be happy about, which contrasts with Chito's more realist personality.
  • Ragnarök Proofing: Though the ruins are stated to be over 100 years old, they still contain working elevators, water pipes that pump out hot water and streetlights are functioning in some levels of the Layered Metropolis.
  • Reality Ensues: Episode 6 naturally shows that a plane made of scrap metal, and constructed by three people with little knowledge of aviation wasn't going to get very far.
  • Ruins of the Modern Age: Some of the places Chito and Yuuri visit look like this.
  • Scavenger World: The city itself is implied to have been built around old technological ruins, and the girls spend most of their time scavenging for supplies.
  • Slice of Life: There's no grand adventure or despair here - the series is all about two girl and their daily life among the ruins of civilization.
  • Spider Tank: The girls come across two in a functioning aquarium - a polite little one that somehow manages to move despite stick-thin legs, and a larger one whose purpose is dismantling.
  • Unspecified Apocalypse: As of yet no one knows the reason for the collapse of civilization.
  • Unsuspectingly Soused: The girls try some strange amber liquid they found in an abandoned home. Turns out it was beer and they end up drunk and dancing together under the moonlight.
  • Walking the Earth: Chito and Yuuri have no set destination in mind, and their main focus is living day-to-day.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Flashbacks show that something terrible happened to Chito's and Yuuri's home, and is the reason they set out on their journey.
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