Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

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.

GLASSLIP

(グラスリップ Gurasurippu)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ni_pu_ made a pilgrimage to Mikuni and Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture, including a ride on the Echizen Railway between them, for Episode 5.

@ye_bi_su made a pilgrimage to Mikuni and Fukui City for Episode 4 and Episode 5.

@teravich made a pilgrimage to Mikuni, Awara and Fukui City for Episode 4 and Episode 5.

@kbt_tigers1985 made a pilgrimage to Mikuni for Episode 4.

Episode 6

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Yukinari and Kakeru sulk through town on the way to their altercation at the shrine. Note the large zebra crossings, walk signals and wide sidewalks.

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

In the pan up the hillside to Shirayama Jinja (白山神社), note the stairs, ramps, and terraced paths that enable access by foot in all directions.

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Mikuni-Minato (三国港)

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

More of the footpaths embedded in the hill

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Mikuni-Minato Station (三国港駅)

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Mikuni Museum (みくに龍翔館)

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Mikuni-Minato Station

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

HaNaYaMaTa

(ハナヤマタ)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@shira_ry made a pilgrimage to Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture for Episode 5.

@yusa_yusaani made a pilgrimage to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for the OP and Episode 1, as well as covering promotional material on the Enoshima Electric Railway and a special event at Enoden House.

Episode 5

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

After withdrawing from her solitary extracurricular training and joining the yosakoi club, Tami is excited by the prospect of social outings with peers after school. Because most Japanese secondary school students use public transit and walk or cycle to school, they have the flexibility and autonomy to develop social aptitude through independent association at an earlier age than and without the transportation barriers of many of their North American counterparts.

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

The club takes a weekend day trip to nearby city Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture to view a yosakoi dancing festival. They ride the Enoshima Electric Railway (江ノ島電鉄) heading west, so the route would ultimately include a transfer to the JR Tokaido Line via Fujisawa Station.

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

Hiratsuka Station (平塚駅)

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

The exit on the north side of the station opens into the bus rotary, as well as shopping district that extends toward the northwest. The closer and smaller shōtengai is pedestrian only, and while the center of the lane is open to the air, there are large awnings over the shopfronts on either side. There is an additional shōtengai of wide, covered sidewalks on either side of a main, traffic bearing street a short walk to the north.

Update 2014/08/11: I had originally written that all of the Hiratsuka shots in this episode appear to be set in the the bus rotary and the smaller shopping street. Thanks to investigation by @shira_ry (in the pilgrimage section above), we can see that both shōtengai are used, and the dancing area is in the larger one. See specific notes below.

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

Pearl Road Shōtengai (パールロード商店街), the smaller, pedestrian shopping street close to the station

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

As Hana and Naru sit while waiting for the event to begin, they discuss the various types of public festivals held in Japan throughout the year.

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

Shonan Star Mall Shōtengai (湘南スターモール商店街), the split arcade that flanks the main street to the north. In the show, the street is closed to traffic for the festival.

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

Got your naruko ready?

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

Terror in Resonance

(残響のテロル Zankyō no Teroru)
Watch: FunimationHulu

Episode 5

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Nine and Twelve plant explosives on a subway car. The choice of target is likely to evoke memories of the 1995 sarin gas attack perpetrated by members of Aum Shinrikyo.

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Shibuya crossing

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Riders wait on a train platform as cellular networks across the city are disrupted.

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

The terrorists’ riddle intentionally alerts detectives to the location of the bomb. What they call the “Shuto Shinjuku Line” is actually the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (東京地下鉄丸ノ内線). This was one of several lines targeted in the 1995 gas attack.

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

When a third party calls the terrorists’ bluff, preventing them from disarming it remotely and the police from moving on their intelligence, Twelve and Nine set out to track it down directly. Twelve eventually finds it approaching his location, running into a nearby station. Here, Nakano-sakaue Station (中野坂上駅) has had its name changed to Minami-Nakano (南中野) in the show.  During the 1995 attack, at Nakano-sakaue Station an attendant removed sarin packets and two injured passengers from a train, one of which became the only fatality among the 358 seriously injured on that specific train. In our fictional scenario, one key difference is that Twelve and Nine appear to be deliberately designing these attacks to avoid injuring people, using the threats of violence to draw attention to some yet unknown issue. We shall watch and see.

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Tokyo Ghoul

(東京喰種トーキョーグール Tōkyō Gūru)
Watch: FunimationHulu

Episode 6

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種トーキョーグール

A tip from @rimatai and quick check of Street View confirm that we’re back in Kichijōji (吉祥寺)—this looks to be Inokashira-dōri on the south side of Kichijōji Station—though one bit seems to be rather out of place. The building with arched stained glass in the background of the frame above looks a lot like Old Seoul Station, built in 1925 and designed by Tsukamoto Yasushi of Tokyo Imperial University.

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種トーキョーグール

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種トーキョーグール

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種トーキョーグール

Wide sidewalks and storefront displays take advantage of this high pedestrian traffic zone around the station.

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種トーキョーグール

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種トーキョーグール

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種トーキョーグール

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種トーキョーグール

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種トーキョーグール

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種トーキョーグール

Tokyo ESP

(東京ESP)
Watch: Funimation

Episode 4

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

West side of Ueno Station (上野駅)

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Rinka searches the neighborhood for the missing Azuma (東), finding him on the Azuma Bridge (吾妻橋). Different kanji, but still, we see what you did there.

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Sensō-ji (浅草寺)

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Sakaemachi-dōri (栄町通り) in Ikebukuro

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Higashi-Ikebukuro Central Park (東池袋中央公園)

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Free! – Eternal Summer

Watch: CrunchyrollFunimationHulu

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@yacchamfree made a pilgrimage to Iwami, Tottori Prefecture for Episode 6.

Episode 6

Free! - Eternal Summer

Iwami (岩美), Tottori Prefecture

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

RAIL WARS!

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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to Kiryū and Midori, Gunma Prefecture; and Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture for Episode 5.

Episode 5

RAIL WARS!

Takayama waxes poetic on the JNR KiHa 52 series (国鉄キハ52系気動車), modeled on the family headed by the JNR KiHa 20 series (国鉄キハ20系気動車), but with a second engine added to allow it to travel through mountainous territory.

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Tokyo Station (東京駅)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Ryōmō Line (両毛線), JNR 115 series (国鉄115系電車)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Kiryū Station (桐生駅)

RAIL WARS!

JNR KiHa 40 series (国鉄キハ40系気動車)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Gōdo Station (神戸駅)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Tōgū Bridge (東宮橋)

RAIL WARS!

JNR Class DE11 diesel locomotive (国鉄DE11形ディーゼル機関車)

RAIL WARS!

Sōri Station (沢入駅)

Aldnoah.Zero

(アルドノア・ゼロ Arudonoa Zero)
Watch: CrunchyrollDaisukiHulu

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Kabukichō, Shinjuku Ward; Minamitanaka, Nerima Ward; and Adachi, Adachi Ward (all Tokyo) for Episode 2.

Encouragement of Climb Second Season

(ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン Yama no Susume Sekando Shīzun)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Hannō, Saitama Prefecture and Mitsutōge Mountain in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture.

@musagoso made a pilgrimage to Mitsutōge Mountain.

 

Special Items

@cairn_07 made a pilgrimage to Hino, Tokyo Metropolis for Isshūkan Friends.

@dotproducer made a pilgrimage to Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture for Nōrin.

@fureshima continues his detailed pilgrimage of sites along the Tadami Line in Fukushima Prefecture for Mikakunin de Shinkōkei.

@yusa_yusaani made a pilgrimage to Ogawa, Saitama Prefecture and Minamibōsō, Chiba Prefecture for Non Non Biyori.

@dotproducer made a pilgrimage to Takayama, Gifu Prefecture covering the entire season of Hyōka.