One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

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.

One Week Friends

(一週間フレンズ。 Isshūkan Furenzu.)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@626shin made pilgrimages to Tama, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 1 and to Tama and Hino for Episode 12.

Episode 12

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

The final episode is a nice recap of the places and points of interest that made this a fun watch. Here the students walk to school on their morning commute through the residential neighborhood Minamidaira 8-chōme (南平8丁目) in Hino (日野), Tokyo Metropolis.

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

Seiseki-Sakuragaoka Station (聖蹟桜ヶ丘駅) in Tama (多摩), Tokyo Metropolis

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

Fuchū-Yotsuya Bridge (府中四谷橋) has generally appeared as a background element, but in Episode 11 steps out as the scene of a pivotal meeting between Hase and Fujimiya.

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

Wide pedestrian lane

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

Walk along the river embankment (土手 dote)

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

Seiseki-Sakuragaoka Station features a Keiō Store (京王デパート) one of several of the Keiō Group’s branded, transit-integrated retail developments.

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

The large plaza in front of the station is an activity node.

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

Sakuragaoka (桜ヶ丘) neighborhood in Tama

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

Yama Jinja (山神社) in Sakuragaoka, Tama

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

Minamidaira Station (南平駅) in Hino, Tokyo Metropolis

One Week Friends 一週間フレンズ。

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior

(僕らはみんな河合荘 Bokura wa Minna Kawai-Sō)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@allora1207 made a pilgrimage to Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture for Episode 12.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Gifu for Episode 6, Episode 10, Episode 11 and Episode 12.

Episode 12

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 僕らはみんな河合荘

Gifu City (岐阜市), Gifu Prefecture

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 僕らはみんな河合荘

Ritsu takes the public bus home after bailing on the karaoke mixer.

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 僕らはみんな河合荘

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 僕らはみんな河合荘

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 僕らはみんな河合荘

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 僕らはみんな河合荘

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 僕らはみんな河合荘

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 僕らはみんな河合荘

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 僕らはみんな河合荘

Nagara Bridge (長良橋)

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 僕らはみんな河合荘

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 僕らはみんな河合荘

Mekakucity Actors

(メカクシティアクターズ Mekakushiti Akutāzu)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Episode 11

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Quite a few new and interesting neighborhood textures this week. Most still have the feel of Odaiba (お台場), if not a literal recreation, though the hilly terrain here and later in the episode is definitely pulled from somewhere else.

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Mekakucity Actors メカクシティアクターズ

Studio Alta (スタジオアルタ) building in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Love Live! School Idol Project

(ラブライブ! School idol project Rabu Raibu! Sukūru aidoru purojekuto)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@seiyufan (post), @lovelivepress (post), @lovelivesukufes (post) and @newnews_moe (post) all scraped the same photographs and descriptions of a pilgrimage to Harumifutō Park in Chūō Ward, Tokyo, the scene of the Love Live final concert. It’s not clear who originated the content.

@lidges made a pilgrimage to Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture for Episode 11.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Ochanomizu and Akihabara, Tokyo covering Episode 6 through Episode 11.

@lidges made a pilgrimage to Kandabashi and Marunouchi, Tokyo for Episode 9.

@mashiro2009 made a pilgrimage to Tokyo not targeting specific episodes.

Episode 12

Love Live! School Idol Project ラブライブ! School idol project

Kanda Myōjin (神田明神)

Love Live! School Idol Project ラブライブ! School idol project

Love Live! School Idol Project ラブライブ! School idol project

Love Live! School Idol Project ラブライブ! School idol project

Akihabara UDX (秋葉原UDX)

Brynhildr in the Darkness

(極黒のブリュンヒルデ Gokukoku no Buryunhirude)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@aqcuaria made a pilgrimage to Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture for Episode 2 and Episode 7.

 

Special Items

@Beetle787 made a pilgrimage to Sapporo for the PV to Sora no Method, produced by studio Infinite and scheduled to premiere in 2014 October.

@626shin (post) and @ni_pu_ (post) made pilgrimages to Mikuni in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture for Glasslip.

@ye_bi_su made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for the extra Episode 11 bundled with the DVD/Blu-ray release of Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

@kbt_tigers1985 made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for the PV to Tamako Love Story.

@ye_bi_su made a pilgrimage to Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture for Wake Up, Girls!

@Bf109K1 made a pilgrimage (post 1, 2 and 3) to Takayama, Gifu Prefecture for Hyōka.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Imabetsu, Aomori Prefecture for Makoto Shinkai’s Kumo no Mukō, Yakusoku no Basho (The Place Promised in Our Early Days).

@mo__cheese made a pilgrimage to Hiroshima for Zipang.