Barakamon ばらかもん

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

Watch: CrunchyrollFunimationHulu

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@sky_dj_ (post) and @yutonyanBT (post) made pilgrimages to the Osaka Prefecture Kadoma Sports Center in Kadoma, Osaka Prefecture for Episode 13.

@lidges made a substantial update to his previous pilgrimage to Iwami, Tottori Prefecture, now covering a comprehensive selection of shots from the entire second season.

@yacchamfree made a pilgrimage to Iwami for Episode 13.

Episode 13

Free! - Eternal Summer

The venue for the national swimming competition is modeled on the Namihaya Dome (なみはやドーム), part of the Osaka Prefectural Kadoma Sports Center (大阪府立門真スポーツセンター).

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

A few additional images of Sydney, Australia appear briefly as Haru recounts his trip from the previous episode. Precise location via @high__k.

Free! - Eternal Summer

Precise location via @kai881.

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Free! - Eternal Summer

The Iwatobi team walks along a riverside promenade as they reflect on their progress. The jury is still out on whether this is a real location.

Free! - Eternal Summer

Free! - Eternal Summer

A few token images of Tokyo accompany Makoto and Haru’s transition to college life as the end credits begin to roll.

Free! - Eternal Summer

Some viewers speculated that the view of Tokyo Tower from the east is meant to suggest the pair are attending Keio University, which has a handful of towers approximately in this location, separate from the main campus near Mita Station.

Free! - Eternal Summer

Kamakura Women’s University Junior College (鎌倉女子大学短期大学部). [Credit: @babyS_1210, from Twitter]

Free! - Eternal Summer

Center Gai (センター街)

Free! - Eternal Summer

North Sydney Olympic Pool

HaNaYaMaTa

(ハナヤマタ)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@rimatai (post) and @kou1mori (post 1 and 2) pilgrimages to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Episode 12.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Episode 8 and Episode 12.

Episode 12

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

A new small street, but drawn from the same residential neighborhood as the bridge over the canal

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

Fumikiri west of Hase Station (長谷駅)

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

Prefectural Route 21, on the east side of Kamakura Station (鎌倉駅)

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

The stairs are located across the street from the fumikiri on the east side of Kamakurakōkōmae Station, though in real life the beach is nowhere near this wide.

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

Practice before the performance at Kamakura Seaside Park (鎌倉海浜公園), specifically the section near Inamuragasaki Station (稲村ケ崎駅)

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

Kuhon-ji-mae intersection (九品寺前交差点)

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

Fumikiri on the east side of Kamakurakōkōmae Station (鎌倉高校前駅)

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

Beach below the same section of the seaside park from the earlier practice session

HaNaYaMaTa ハナヤマタ

GLASSLIP

(グラスリップ Gurasurippu)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@teravich made a pilgrimage to Mikuni and Awara, Fukui Prefecture for Episode 6, Episode 7 and Episode 8.

Episode 13

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Minato Bridge (港橋)

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Echizen Railway Mikuni Awara Line (えちぜん鉄道三国芦原線)

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

GLASSLIP グラスリップ

Terror in Resonance

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

Episode 11

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

All surface traffic and transit arteries jam up as an emergency evacuation order for all of Kantō is announced.

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Chūō Line (Rapid) (中央線快速)

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

Studio Alta (スタジオアルタ) building

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

QFRONT building

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

After the detonation, Tokyo sits lifeless.

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Yamanote Line (山手線) stopped on the viaduct on the north side of Shinjuku Station

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

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Studio Alta building and the plaza outside the east entrance of Shinjuku Station

Terror in Resonance 残響のテロル

Barakamon

(ばらかもん)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Episode 11

Barakamon ばらかもん

Handa returns to Tokyo, traveling to Kawafuji’s office via Shinjuku Station (新宿駅).

Barakamon ばらかもん

Yamanote Line (山手線)

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

Blue Spring Ride

(アオハライド Aoharaido)
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Episode 12

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

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

The group meets one last time for a study session at the doughnut shop in the shōtengai between the school and train station.

Blue Spring Ride アオハライド

Students walk home on the evening commute.

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49-

(少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-)
Watch: FunimationCrunchyrollHulu

Episode 12

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-

Takeshita-dōri (竹下通り)

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

RAIL WARS!

Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@MatsuYan made a pilgrimage to Umi-Shibaura Station in Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama for Episode 3.

Episode 12

RAIL WARS!

Aomori Station (青森駅)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

JNR Class ED79 AC electric locomotive (国鉄ED79形電気機関車), Hamanasu (はまなす)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Hatsukari (はつかり), JNR KiHa 81 series DMU (国鉄キハ81形気動車)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Noheji Station (野辺地駅)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Utsunomiya Station (宇都宮駅)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Tokyo Station (東京駅)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Keihin-Tōhoku Line (京浜東北線)

RAIL WARS!

RAIL WARS!

Kita-Ageo Station (北上尾駅)

Locodol

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

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@SSEBTBM883 made a pilgrimage to Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture for Episode 11 and Episode 12.

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 Odaiba, Tokyo 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 12.

@fureshima made a pilgrimage (post 1 and 2) to Hannō for Episode 7.

@kou1mori made a pilgrimage to Mitsutōge Station in Nishikatsura, Yamanashi Prefecture for Episode 2.

@cairn_07 made a pilgrimage to the Sakura Mountain observatory in Iruma, Saitama Prefecture (for the panoramic view of Hannō) for Episode 1.

 

Special Items

@etesuke made a pilgrimage to Kan’onji, Kagawa Prefecture for the PV of Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru, premiering 2014 October.

@sky_dj_ made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for Mahō Shōjo Taisen.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Otaru, Hokkaidō Prefecture for Hanamonogatari.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Odaiba, Tokyo for Kenzen Robo Daimidarā.

@MatsuYan made a pilgrimage to Shinagawa Station in Tokyo and Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture for Love Live!

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Narita International Airport for Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Sapporo Station for Working!!