Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou is a full length, 23 minute-per-episode series despite the content of the first episode being able to fit entirely within a 3-5 minute short. In other words: nothing happens.
While I say this, I did not, by any means, come to dislike it. The majority of the focus seems to be on the dialogue between the two characters, Chi-chan and Yuu-chan--who are both quite хорошо--but for those that can understand Japanese well enough or read subtitles without much attention, what will really catch your attention are the backgrounds. The background depicts its own world--a simply, yet beautiful world that feels so unnaturally still and pure, a fitting aesthetic for a "post-apocalyptic" setting. Ah, just remembering it makes me nostalgic for the Motherland...
The tank that the Chi-chan and Yuu-chan ride is
beautiful enough to die for the link between the girls and their environment; the casual approaches to everything the girls take contrasts the severity of their travel conditions, and, while it is easy to forget the anime's premise as a result, the tank that has become their home is also the very means by which they must survive. I am very excited to see how this will play out as the anime progresses, and would highly recommend this to anyone whose interest is even as remote as the Siberian wastelands. While I admit that it might not be for everyone, given the slow and subtle nature of the anime, I still suggest giving it a try, as the first episode foreshadows a plot much deeper than originally let on, and concludes with a Top 10 Anime Betrayal.