Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

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.

Tokyo ESP

(東京ESP)
Watch: Funimation

Episode 12

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

With Amagi Brilliant Park being delayed a few days, we’re in a gap week as far as seichijunrei-butaitanbou fans are concerned. Fortunately, we have one last helping of Tokyo ESP and its gratuitous use of city landmarks to tide us over. Azuma finally makes it back to Tokyo, passing the Fuji Television building in Odaiba (お台場).

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ)

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Hard to make out, but Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) is in there.

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

The star of the day, Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー), completes the circuit.

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

The Asakusa Nakamise Shōtengai (浅草仲見世商店街) lines the approach to Sensō-ji (浅草寺).

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Kaminarimon (雷門)

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

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Kaminarimon-dōri (雷門通り)

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Shibuya crossing

Tokyo ESP 東京ESP

Everybody smile! We’re posing in front of Kaminarimon, damnit!

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 49-

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

Episode 13

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-

GLASSLIP

(グラスリップ Gurasurippu)
Watch: CrunchyrollHulu

Fan Pilgrimage Update

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

@tesra 1141 made a video pilgrimage to Mikuni. To my knowledge, this is the first instance of someone employing a drone to capture high angle and aerial shots for seichijunrei-butaitanbou:

Tesra also wrote up a post explaining the process of learning to use the drone.

HaNaYaMaTa

(ハナヤマタ)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@626shin made a pilgrimage to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Episode 12.

@shira_ry made a pilgrimage to Hakone and Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Narita International Airport for Episode 10 through Episode 12.

Terror in Resonance

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

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@tianlangxing updated a previous pilgrimage to include a section of Fuchū, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 11.

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 Sakuradai, Nerima Ward, Tokyo for Episode 7.

RAIL WARS!

Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to Annaka, Gunma Prefecture (Usui Pass, Kumanotaira Station, Yokokawa Station) for Episode 7 through Episode 9.

Encouragement of Climb Second Season

(ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン Yama no Susume Sekando Shīzun)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Hannō, Saitama Prefecture for Episode 12.

@kou1mori made a pilgrimage to Hannō for Episode 7 and Episode 12.

@fureshima made a pilgrimage to the Sakura Mountain observatory in Iruma, Saitama Prefecture (for the panoramic view of Hannō from Episode 1 and Episode 7), as well as the Seibu Line bridge from Episode 8.

 

Special Items

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Shakuji Park and Ōizumi-gakuen neighborhood in Nerima Ward, Tokyo for the PV to Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, premiering 2014 October.

@Newyork0201 made a pilgrimage to Shinagawa Station and the Yakiniku Champion restaurant at the Tokyo Prince Hotel for Hanamonogatari.

@gromit1446 organized a surprise 80th birthday party for the owner of Jashumon cafe in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, the model for the Shindō Photo Studio from Kyōkai no Kanata.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture for Shin Sekai Yori.

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

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo, Hokkaidō Prefecture for K-On!!

@kortoku made a pilgrimage to Ginza and Hibiya Park in Toyko for Shōwa Monogatari.