The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

Welcome to this week’s review of notable instances of transit, place and culture as rendered in anime currently broadcast in Japan and simulcast internationally via the web. For a detailed outline of the approach, please refer to the explanation in the inaugural issue. Links to streaming sources are included when available, though not all may have current episode available at the time this column is published.

The Devil is a Part-Timer!

(はたらく魔王さま! Hataraku Maō-sama)
Watch: Funimation

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@butaiwalker (post) and @habusan (post) both made a pilgrimages to Shinjuku, Sasazuka and Hatsudai for Episode 11.

@habusan also made a pilgrimage to Shinjuku, Sasazuka and Toshimaen covering episodes 8, 9 and 10, and continues to build out a comprehensive full season wiki article.

@rimatai (post) and @butaiwalker (post) both made pilgrimages to Nerima and Sasazuka for Episode 10.

@lidges made a pilgrimage to Shinjuku covering multiple episodes.

More great photos from ゆっきーの散歩Blog, covering Episode 9 and 10, and Episode 11.

Episode 11

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

Maou helps sell the landlord’s souvenirs at this night market in Shinjuku Central Park (新宿中央公園).

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

Chiho, Emi and Suzuno argue on this gloriously wide sidewalk in Sasazuka (笹塚).

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

Chiho and Emi battle another assailant from Ente Isla in this protected path and crosswalk in front of a Lawson’s konbini.

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

Episode 12

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

For the face-off between Maou and Sariel, we’re all over the heart of Shinjuku Ward.

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (東京都庁舎)

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower (モード学園コクーンタワー)

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

Shinjuku Station (新宿駅)

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

The Devil is a Part-Timer! はたらく魔王さま!

Kabukichō (歌舞伎町)

Photo Kano

(フォトカノ Foto Kano)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@butaiwalker made pilgrimages to Hirai in Edogawa Ward and Asagaya in Suginami Ward, both Tokyo, that appear in Episode 8, Episode 9 and Episode 10.

Episode 10

Photo Kano フォトカノ

In a departure from the norm, Maeda has started taking non-portrait photographs. Here he’s moving around the embankment (土手 dote) that protects surrounding neighborhoods from potential overflow of the Arakawa River.

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Note that the fortification has pedestrian paths and access stairs at regular intervals.

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Photo Kano フォトカノ

He even spends time in the back alleys of a local neighborhood. Maybe Sanehara has been rubbing off on him.

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Students walk home from school in the evening.

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Maeda and Mai walk along the dote, reflecting on their developing relationship.

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Earlier, they had spent time in Asagaya Pear Center (阿佐ヶ谷パールセンター), a (partially) covered shopping arcade.

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Photo Kano フォトカノ

After officially becoming a couple, they meet at the train station to go out on their first date. This one is modeled on Asagaya Station (阿佐ヶ谷駅).

Episode 11

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Maeda meets Yunoki and her younger sister at a train station for a day out.

Photo Kano フォトカノ

Oreimo

(俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ngwrb (post) and @shira_ry (post) both made pilgrimages to Odaiba for Episode 10.

@habusan made a pilgrimage to Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture for Episode 9.

@kouhei15407 made a pilgrimage to Chiba covering episodes 7 and 8.

@ts_kobaya made a video pilgrimage to Kusatsu Onsen:

Episode 10

Oreimo 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない

Events in Odaiba mean we get our obligatory shot of Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ).

Oreimo 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない

The span has a pedestrian walkways on the north and south side.

Oreimo 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない

Kyousuke rushes Kirino from her photo shoot to the Meruru concert on bicycle, to avoid getting stuck in traffic.

Oreimo 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない

Oreimo 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない

Episode 11

Oreimo 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない

Kyousuke and Minami walk home from school.

The Flowers of Evil

(惡の華 Aku no Hana)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to Kiryū, Gunma Prefecture for Episode 5, Episode 9 and Episode 10.

Episode 10

The Flowers of Evil 惡の華

Kasuga and Nakamura make their escape from Kiryū.

The Flowers of Evil 惡の華

The Flowers of Evil 惡の華

Aiura

(あいうら)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to the Yamaguchi bus stop at Shima Onsen in Gunma Prefecture, which appeared in Episode 1. Since most of the show setting is based on Kamukura, this location is a bit of an oddball.

Episode 11

Aiura あいうら

Kanaka and Saki commute to school in the rain.

Aiura あいうら

Yuyushiki

(ゆゆ式)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@rimatai made a visit to Shibuya ekimae for Episode 9.

Episode 10

Yuyushiki ゆゆ式

Yukari, Yui and Yuzuko walk home along a dote.

RDG Red Data Girl

(RDG レッドデータガール RDG Reddo Dēta Gāru)
Watch: Funimation

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@code_bk201 made a pilgrimage to Totsukawa Village, Nara Prefecture.

@shira_ry made a pilgrimage to Hachiōji Castle for Episode 9.

Devil Survivor 2 The Animation

(デビルサバイバー2 Debiru Sabaibā 2)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@paffue made a pilgrimage to Sapporo for Episode 9.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Shibuya, Roppongi Hills and other Tokyo locations that appear in Episode 1.

Muromi-san

(波打際のむろみさん Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@code_bk201 made a pilgrimage to the Kamo River delta in Kyoto.

 

Special Items

There was an article in the Kobe Shimbun about pilgrimages (聖地巡礼 seichijunrei) and plans by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) to promote this kind of pop culture tourism to foreigners.

@tianlangxing made a pilgrimage to Shinjuku Gyoen, Shinjuku Station and Sendagaya Station for Makoto Shikai’s film Kotonoha no Niwa.

@nobucafe made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for the PV of upcoming Uchōten Kazoku.

@kbt_tigers1985 made a pilgrimage to Iwami, Tottori Prefecture for the PV of upcoming Free!

@lidges made a pilgrimage to Nagasaki for the PV of upcoming Gen’ei o Kakeru Taiyō, premiering July 2013.

@Beetle787 made a pilgrimage to Tama Station for Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo for Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san.

@code_bk201 made a pilgrimage to Toyosato, Shiga Prefecture for two shows that aren’t K-On!, Zetsuen no Tenpesuto (post) and Sasami-san@Ganbaranai (post).

@nobucafe made a pilgrimage to the Tsutaya honten in Hirataka, Osaka Prefecture for Haiyore! Nyaruko-san.

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to Kaihin-Makuhari, Chiba and a second to Inagi, Tokyo Prefecture for Fate/Zero.

@shira_ry made a comprehensive pilgrimage around the greater Tokyo and Yokohama metropolitan area for Nekomonogatari (Kuro).

@kbt_tigers1985 made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for Tamako Market.

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to Gifu for Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT.

@paffue made a pilgrimage to Hokkaido for Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb.

@Bf109K1 made a pilgrimage to Kotoura, Tottori Prefecture for Kotoura-san.

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to Bubaigawara Station in Fuchū, Tokyo Prefecture for Chihayafuru 2.

@Beetle787 made a pilgrimage to Tokyo Skytree and Asakusa for Sakura-sō no Petto na Kanojo. He made an additional post of visits to multiple Tokyo locations including Setagaya Ward and Shimokitazawa (appears in the game version).

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage, split into posts 1 and 2, to Nishinomiya for Suzumiya Haruhi no Shōshitsu.

@Bf109K1 made a pilgrimage to Tottori for Honey and Clover.