Locodol 普通の女子校生が【ろこどる】やってみた

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.

Free! – Eternal Summer

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Episode 12

Free! - Eternal Summer

Field trip! Rin drags Haru on an impromptu visit to Sydney, Australia. Transit use is integrated throughout their stay, beginning with a public bus from the moment they exit the airport.

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Bondi Beach

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

The Russel Hotel

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Central Station

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Rin takes Haru inside the Aquatic Centre to see and use the pool from the 2000 Summer Olympics, now open to the public.

Free! - Eternal Summer

Sydney Opera House

Free! - Eternal Summer

GLASSLIP

(グラスリップ Gurasurippu)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ye_bi_su made a pilgrimage to Mikuni and Awara, Fukui Prefecture for Episode 10 and Episode 11.

@lidges updated his previous pilgrimage to Mikuni to cover up through Episode 10.

Episode 12

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Tōka creates a false Mikuni in her visions of the future. Other than changes in relationships and strange weather, the town remains intact. The Echizen Railway Mikuni Awara Line (えちぜん鉄道三国芦原線) passes under Megane Bridge (めがね橋) as it approaches the station.

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

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

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Shirayama Jinja (白山神社)

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Blue Spring Ride

(アオハライド Aoharaido)
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Episode 11

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

The backstory of Kō’s time living with his mother puts him in a different city.

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

I’m not completely certain, but this looks like the Nagasaki Electric Tramway.

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Back in the present, the remainder of the group convene a meeting at the doughnut shop in the shōtengai between the school and train station.

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Futaba sets out after Kō, repeating the trip to Machida (町田), Tokyo Metropolis.

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

After she retrieves him, they return to the river embankment near their home.

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Locodol

(普通の女子校生が【ろこどる】やってみた。 Futsū no Joshikōsei ga Locodol Yattemita.)
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Episode 12

Locodol 普通の女子校生が【ろこどる】やってみた

The team rushes back to Nagoya Station (名古屋駅) from the locodol competition to catch the Tōkaidō Shinkansen (東海道新幹線) for their return home.

Locodol 普通の女子校生が【ろこどる】やってみた

Locodol 普通の女子校生が【ろこどる】やってみた

Locodol 普通の女子校生が【ろこどる】やってみた

Locodol 普通の女子校生が【ろこどる】やってみた

Nagareyama Station (流山駅)

Locodol 普通の女子校生が【ろこどる】やってみた

Locodol 普通の女子校生が【ろこどる】やってみた

Barakamon

(ばらかもん)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@fragments_sue made a pilgrimage to Fukue Island in Gotō, Nagasaki Prefecture for Episode 7 through Episode 10.

Episode 10

Barakamon ばらかもん

Handa and the townspeople attend the summer festival in Tomiechō (富江町) on Fukue Island (福江島).

Barakamon ばらかもん

Barakamon ばらかもん

Barakamon ばらかもん

Barakamon ばらかもん

Barakamon ばらかもん

Barakamon ばらかもん

Tokyo ESP

(東京ESP)
Watch: Funimation

Episode 10

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Sensō-ji (浅草寺)

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP maintains fidelity to its manga source material, depicting Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) in its end stage of construction, though it has been complete since 2012 February.

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Ueno Station (上野駅)

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo Station (東京駅)

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

The Professor looks out over the pedestrian crossing and the Shin-Marunouchi Building (新丸の内ビルディング) from the Marunouchi Building (丸の内ビルディング), opposite the west side of Tokyo Station.

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49-

(少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-)
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Episode 11

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

Omotesandō (表参道)

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

Harajuku Station (原宿駅)

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-

Takeshita-dōri (竹下通り)

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-

Omotesandō

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

RAIL WARS!

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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture for Episode 7 through Episode 9.

Episode 11

RAIL WARS!

This week was the second half of the Hokutosei (北斗星) segment, beginning with a pass by Shiogama Station (塩釜駅).

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

JNR Class ED79 AC electric locomotive (国鉄ED79形電気機関車)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Hakodate Station (函館駅)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

JNR Class DD51 diesel-hydraulic locomotive (国鉄DD51形ディーゼル機関車)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Datemonbetsu Station (伊達紋別駅)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Terror in Resonance

(残響のテロル Zankyō no Teroru)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@tianlangxing updated his previous pilgrimage to include Haneda Airport, the game center in Jimbōchō, and the Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel in Kasai Rinkai Park (all Tokyo) for Episode 6 through Episode 8.

@b123400 made a pilgrimage to Haneda Airport for Episode 7.

HaNaYaMaTa

(ハナヤマタ)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Narita International Airport for Episode 11.

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

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Hannō, Saitama Prefecture for Episode 1 through Episode 8.

@fureshima made a pilgrimage to Hannō for Episode 7.

@bluetwintail pushed out a series of tweets from another climb of Mount Fuji to collect more details from Episode 9 and Episode 10: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Here is a set of comparisons from Episode 11:

 

Special Items

@isoisosan made a pilgrimage to Lake Tōya in Hokkaidō Prefecture for PV 2.5 of Sora no Method.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Kaneko Station in Iruma, Saitama Prefecture for Rokujōma no Shinryakusha!?

@AF10194 made a pilgrimage to Budapest, Hungary (post) and the Alsace region of France (post 1 and 2) for Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?

@kbt_tigers1985 made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for extra Episode 11 of Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Hakodate, Hokkaidō Prefecture for Monogatari Second Season.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Hachiōji, Tokyo Metropolis for Fantasista Doll.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Hakodate, Hokkaidō Prefecture for Air.