Encouragement of Climb Second Season ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン

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.

Your lie in April

(四月は君の嘘 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@teo_imperial (post) and @ssslocation (gallery) made pilgrimages to Ōizumi, Nerima Ward, Tokyo for Episode 6.

@626shin made a pilgrimage to Niiza and Nerima Ward for the OP/ED, Episode 1, Episode 3/4, Episode 5 and Episode 6.

@MatsuYan made a pilgrimage to Niiza, Tokyo Metropolis and Ōizumi, Nerima Ward for the OP and Episode 5.

Episode 6

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Almost all of the neighborhood scenes this week are taken from areas adjacent to the Seibu Ikebukuro Line (西武池袋線), between Hōya Station (保谷駅) and Ōizumi-gakuen Station (大泉学園駅), at the western edge of Nerima Ward, Tokyo. The visuals of the grade level railroad crossings (踏切 fumikiri), Seibu trains and rail right-of-way combine with sounds, the subtle but recognizable electronic chimes of the fumikiri and click clack of passing trains, to form a very specific element of place identity. Because trains more often travel above ground in suburban and exurban areas, they may be more tightly integrated with an area’s sense of place, compared with the higher density but primarily underground lines in city centers.

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Izumi Kobushi Park (泉こぶし公園)

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Outdoor cafe style seating at BUTCHER’S TABLE (ブッチャーズテーブル) [Tabelog], just to the northeast of Ōizumi-gakuen Station.

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

SHIROBAKO

(シロバコ)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@fureshima made a pilgrimage to Musashi-Sakai Station and Skippu-dōri Shotengai in Musashino for Episode 4, to Musashi-Sakai and Musashi-Koganei Station in Koganei (all Tokyo Metropolis) for Episode 5, and again to Musashi-Sakai Station for Episode 6.

@kibaichi made a pilgrimage to Musashi-Koganei Station and updated a previous pilgrimage to Musashi-Sakai for Episode 5.

Episode 6

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Aoi and Misa meet for a fast food dinner in a small park on the south side of Musashi-Sakai Station (武蔵境駅) in Musashino, Tokyo Metropolis.

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Akihabara Station (秋葉原駅)

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Studio employees attend an exhibition at Akihabara UDX (秋葉原UDX).

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

After the exhibition, they take a walk through the Akihabara commercial district to admire the billboard for the anime they are producing. The billboard is mounted on the main street facing side of Sofmap Akiba Store No. 1 (アキバ☆ソフマップ1号店).

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

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

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage (post 1, 2) to to Mount Mitsutōge in Yamanashi Prefecture for Episode 3 and Episode 4.

@kou1mori (post) and @mashiro2009 (post 1, 2) made pilgrimages to Mount Mitsutōge for Episode 3/4 and the fifth station of Mount Fuji for Episode 9.

Episode 18

Encouragement of Climb Second Season ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン

Hannō (飯能), Saitama Prefecture. Aoi takes a part-time job at a cake shop in the local shōtengai to generate more funds for her mountain climbing expeditions. The owner of the shop is a family friend and the present of the shōtengai. This column tends to focus on fixed assets like shōtengai and other parts of the built environment. However, it is important to remember that invested business owners and employees that are part of the communities they serve help shape the intangible aspects of the atmosphere and complete the experience.

Encouragement of Climb Second Season ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Second Season ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Second Season ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Second Season ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Second Season ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Second Season ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Second Season ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン

Yuki Yuna is a Hero

Watch: Crunchyroll
(結城友奈は勇者である Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru)

Episode 6

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

New locations in Kan’onji (観音寺), Kagawa Prefecture

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Tetrapod erosion control on Ariake Beach (有明浜)

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Near Ariake Beach

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Sanka Bridge (三架橋)

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Kotohiki Hachiman-gū (琴弾八幡宮)

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Celestial Method

(天体のメソッド Sora no Mesoddo)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@SSEBTBM883 updated a previous pilgrimage to Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture to include Episode 6 and the preview to Episode 7.

@isoisosan made a pilgrimage to Tōyako, Hokkaidō Prefecture for Episode 3, Episode 4 and Episode 5.

Episode 6

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Noel waits at the Tōyako Onsen bus terminal (洞爺湖温泉バスターミナル) for Nonoka to arrive home from school in the afternoon. The terminal is the transit hub for the region around Tōyako (洞爺湖), Hokkaidō Prefecture, with local buses to resorts and natural features, and long distance buses to Sapporo.

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Lake Tōya (洞爺湖)

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Sapporo Station (札幌駅) bus terminal

 

Special Items

The Asahi Shimbun published an article about an anime pop culture tourism academic conference that will be held on 2014 November 23 in Toyosato, Shiga Prefecture, at the former Toyosato Elementary School, which was the location model used in Kyoto Animation’s K-On!

@kazupi made a pilgrimage to Shibuya, Yoyogi and Shinjuku, Tokyo for the PV of The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls, premiering 2015 January.

@kbt_tigers1985 (post) and @fragments_sue (post) made pilgrimages to Mikuni (a district of Sakai) and Awara, Fukui Prefecture for GLASSLIP.

@kai881 made a pilgrimage to Hadasu, Kumano, Mie Prefecture for Nagi no Asukara.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Oyama Station in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture for the Shinkai Makoto film Byōsoku Go Senchimētoru (5 Centimeters Per Second).