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.

Blue Spring Ride

(アオハライド Aoharaido)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

After having thought there wasn’t any pilgrimage interest in this show, and given up myself on trying to determine if it includes a real place background, I finally came across a post from outside the core butaitanbou community. The blog 楽人生活 made a pilgrimage to Ichigao Station (市が尾駅) and Suwa Jinja (諏訪神社) in Ichigao-chō, Aoba Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture for multiple episodes. This is the area used as the model for Kō and Futaba’s home neighborhood, though it didn’t appear in the past week’s episode.

Episode 6

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Futaba commutes to school via Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line (東急田園都市線). The trainset that appears in the show is the purple striped Tokyo Metro 8000 series used on the Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line (東京地下鉄半蔵門線). The reason for this is that the two lines are connected with each other at Shibuya Station and have featured mutual through service on each others’ tracks since the metro line opening in 1978.

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Yūri and Futaba complete the remainder of the school commute on foot

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Bicycle parking

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Pedestrian overcrossing

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Kō waits for Futaba to walk home together.

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

My guess is that Aoharaido is really one of the Den-en-toshi stations between Ichigao and Shibuya, though a cursory search hasn’t netted me anything definitive.

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

IC transit card swipe

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Interesting to note is that while the home and school train stations have been given fictional names in the show, the platform departure board shows Shibuya accurately as one of the terminal stations.

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Futaba uses the departing train to test Kō’s interest level, standing on the platform to see if he will leave the train before the doors close.

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Oh, no. Poor Yūri!

Free! – Eternal Summer

Watch: CrunchyrollFunimationHulu

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@yacchamfree made a pilgrimage to Iwami, Tottori Prefecture for Episode 7.

Episode 7

Free! - Eternal Summer

A sleeper season up until now, Episode 7 includes a bit more varied local scenery. Some are returning from the first season, one is new.

Free! - Eternal Summer

Taziri Jinja (田後神社)

Free! - Eternal Summer

Rei and Nagisa commute home after school via the Sanin Main Line (山陰本線).

Free! - Eternal Summer

Arasuna Jinja (荒砂神社) returns from season one.

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

A new location, Higashihihama Station (東浜駅) is one stop north of Iwami Station on the Sanin Main Line, on the coast a bit to the east of the primary area used in the show.

Free! - Eternal Summer

Terror in Resonance

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

Episode 6

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department headquarters looks across the moat at the Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居) grounds from Kasumigaseki.

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Yamada Denki (ヤマダ電機) branch in Shinjuku

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Shibuya crossing

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Haneda Airport (羽田空港)

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Narita International Airport features many public transit options for connecting to the city, and since 1978 handled most of Tokyo’s international flights. However, Haneda Airport’s recently opened terminal and runway enabling it to reclaim international traffic, and proximity to the middle of town with 13 minute express train trips on the Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line (東京モノレール羽田空港線) make it a competitive alternative.

GLASSLIP

(グラスリップ Gurasurippu)
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Episode 7

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Mikuni Museum (みくに龍翔館)

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

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

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Mikuni-Minato Station (三国港駅)

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Tokyo Ghoul

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

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Kichijōji, Musashino, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 6.

Episode 7

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種トーキョーグール

Tōka waits at a bus shelter before launching her revenge attack.

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

Later, she and Kaneki setup their trap for investigator Mado under a viaduct that appears to be carrying the Chūō Line (中央本線).

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49-

(少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-)
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Episode 6

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-

Even Harajuku (原宿) has rainy days.

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-

Elsewhere, Amaki strolls through a neighborhood shōtengai.

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-

RAIL WARS!

Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@Roan_Inish collected archive photos from before the the 2006 closure of the Transport Museum in Kanda-Sudachō, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo for Episode 6.

Episode 6

RAIL WARS!

Ōmiya Station (大宮駅)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Yamanote Line (山手線) at Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Akihabara UDX (秋葉原UDX)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Sotobori-dōri (外堀通り) bridge crossing the Kanda River, with Chūō Line (中央本線) on the viaduct above

RAIL WARS!

The arched brick viaduct is actually an exterior wall of abandoned Manseibashi Station (万世橋駅). The grey stone bridge is the Manseibashi (万世橋), from which the station took its name.

RAIL WARS!

The Transport Museum (交通博物館) in Kanda-Sudachō closed in 2006. The Railway Museum (鉄道博物館) began in facilities near Tokyo Station in 1921, moved to the Kanda-Sudachō location (itself built on the former site of the Manseibashi Station building), then renamed Transport Museum in 1948. A new Railway Museum opened in Ōmiya Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture in 2007 and exhibits from the Transport Museum have since been moved to the new location. Now it ought to be clear why Ōmiya Station was chosen as Takayama’s home neighborhood.

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Manseibashi

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Transport Museum

RAIL WARS!

HaNaYaMaTa

(ハナヤマタ)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@shira_ry made pilgrimages to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture and Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture for the OP and Episode 1 through Episode 5.

@rimatai made pilgrimages to Kamakura for Episode 4 and Hiratsuka (both Kanagawa Prefecture) for Episode 5.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Kamakura for Episode 1 through Episode 4.

@aqcuaria made a pilgrimage to Kamakura for the OP and Episode 1, and Episode 2.

@kou1mori made a pilgrimage to Kamakura for the OP, Episode 3 and Episode 4.

Barakamon

(ばらかもん)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@fragments_sue made a pilgrimage to Fukue Island, Gōtō, Nagasaki Prefecture for Episode 3 through Episode 6.

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

@kou1mori made a pilgrimage to Hannō, Saitama Prefecture for Episode 5 and Episode 6.

 

Special Items

@ssslocation has collected what appear to be the first definitive location models for Kyoto Animation’s 2014 Fall series Amagi Brilliant Park. Clear matches include Inagi Station on the Keio Sagamihara Line and the Ferris wheel at Yomiuri Land in Inagi, and a possible match at Sengawa Station on the Keio Line in Chōfu. Sengawa Station appeared in Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, the first Kyoto Animation production for which it was the main producer. This will be the first Kanto based setting in a Kyoto Animation work since Clannad After Story in 2008-2009.

@sky_dj_ made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei.

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Koganei and Musashino, Tokyo Metropolis for Jinsei.

@cairn_07 made pilgrimages to Tama and Fuchū, Tokyo Metropolis for Isshūkan Friends.

@Roan_Inish made a pilgrimage to Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto for Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

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

@allora1207 made a pilgrimage to Aioi, Gujō, Gifu Prefecture for Nōrin.

@SSEBTBM883 made a pilgrimage to Kōriyama, Fukushima Prefecture for Mikakunin de Shinkōkei.

@626shin (post), @lidges (post) and @tsuruga_mega (post) made pilgrimages to the summer illumination exhibition Nara Toukae in Nara Park for Kyōkai no Kanata.

@Roan_Inish made a pilgrimage to Ogawa, Saitama Prefecture for Non Non Biyori.

@Roan_Inish made a pilgrimage to the Ebisugawa hydroelectric power plant in Kyoto for Uchōten Kazoku.

@paffue made a pilgrimage to Sapporo for Aikatsu!

@thunder_cycle made a pilgrimage (category index) to Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, covered in a series of posts, for Hyōka.

@dotproducer made a pilgrimage to multiple locations for Nisemonogatari.

@lidges made a pilgrimage to the former town of Kasumi, now part of Kami, Hyōgo Prefecture for AIR.

@mikkatatsu made a pilgrimage to the former neighborhood of Sanya, Tokyo (currently Minami-Senju, Higashi-Asakusa and Hashiba) for Ashita no Joe.