Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

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.

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls

(アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ Aidorumasutā Shinderera Gāruzu)
Watch: Daisuki

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@buzz_tawagoto made a pilgrimage to Harajuku, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo for Episode 10.

Episode 10

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Harajuku Station (原宿駅)

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Takeshita-dōri (竹下通り)

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Harajuku-dōri (原宿通り)

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Kōban (交番)

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Harajuku Station

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Omotesandō (表参道)

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Harajuku Station

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Omotesandō

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Your lie in April

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

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Kamishakujii, Nerima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 22.

@qqbb5at9k updated his series pilgrimage post through final Episode 22.

@teo_imperial made pilgrimages to (post 1) Hikarigaoka, Nerima Ward for Episode 19 and Episode 20; and (post 2) Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture for Episode 18 and Episode 21.

Episode 22

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Metropolitan Route 24, north of Ōizumi-gakuen Station (大泉学園駅) in Higashi-Ōizumi (東大泉), Nerima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

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

Students walk to school on the morning commute.

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

Greenway alongside the Shakujii River (石神井川), near Nerima-Takanodai Station (練馬高野台駅).

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

Mae-dōri Bridge (前通り橋) in Niiza (新座), Saitama Prefecture

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Grade level railroad crossings (踏切 fumikiri) in Kamishakujii (上石神井), Nerima Ward

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

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

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Musashisakai, Musashino; Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward; and Hibiya, Chiyoda Ward (all Tokyo Metropolis) for Episode 22 and Episode 23.

@fureshima made a pilgrimage to Musashino and Kodaira, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 2o and Episode 22.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Musashisakai covering the entire series.

Episode 23

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Shunsensakaba Tengu Nishi-Shinjuku 7-chōme location (旬鮮酒場 天狗 西新宿7丁目店)

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Hibiya Central Building (日比谷セントラルビル) in Nishi-Shinbashi, Meguro Ward

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Midori and Maitake plan to relocate to a famiresu to complete the dialog for the last minute scene addition.

Durarara!! X2

(デュラララ!!×2 承 Durarara!!x2 Shou)
Watch: Crunchyroll • Hulu

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@tianlangxing made pilgrimages to Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 10 and Episode 11.

Episode 11

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Ikebukuro (池袋), Toshima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50-

(少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 50-)
Watch: Funimation

Episode 24

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 50-

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 50-

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 50-

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 50-

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 50-

Shonen Hollywood -Holly Stage for 50- 少年ハリウッド -HOLLY STAGE FOR 50-

Takeshita-dōri (竹下通り)

Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend-

(冴えない彼女(ヒロイン)の育てかた Saenai Hiroin no Sodatekata)
Watch: CrunchyrollHulu

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to Nishigahara, Kita Ward; Takada, Toshima Ward; and Ariake, Kōtō Ward (all Tokyo Metropolis) for Episode 8 and Episode 9.

@626shin made a pilgrimage to Takada, Toshima Ward; Nishigahara, Kita Ward (both Tokyo Metropolis); and Wako, Saitama Prefecture for Episode 7.

@SSEBTBM883 made pilgrimages to (post 1) Nishigahara and the Kadokawa Shoten headquarters in Fujimi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 3/4/7/9; (post 2) Haneda Airport for Episode 3; and (post 3) a ride on the recently operational Hokuriku Shinkansen (formerly called Nagano Shinkansen before completion of the new extension) for Episode 00.

@ngwrb made pilgrimages to multiple locations from the manga source material: (post 1) Saenai Hiroin no Sodatekata, Volume 1, coinciding with anime episodes 1, 2 and 4; (post 2) Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata~egoistic-lily~, Volumes 1-3, coinciding with anime Episode 1-3/7/8/9; and (post 3) Saenai Hiroin no Sodatekata, Volume 2/3, coinciding with anime Episode 3-5/6-9.

 

Special Items

@kbt_tigers1985 made a pilgrimage to Nishinomiya and Amagasaki, Hyōgo Prefecture for a CM of Nagato Yuki-chan no Shōshitsu, premiering 2015 April.

@keyboar compiled a history of a lighting shop in the Sanwa Hon-dōri Shōtengai in Amagasaki that appeared in earlier Haruhi series and will return in the background art for Nagato Yuki-chan no Shōshitsu. This deep level of engagement, encompassing not just pop culture tourism but neighborhood histories and ethnographic study, is what led me to look for parallels between seichijunrei/butaitanbou and amateur urbanism/citizen engagement.

@cairn_07 made a pilgrimage to Hannō, Saitama Prefecture for Yama no Susume Second Season.

@habusan published a “Field Guide” to Azuma Gorge and Ryugai Mountain in Hannō for Yama no Susume (manga and anime).

@darkflame_esper made a pilgrimage to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Hanayamata.

@darkflame_esper made a pilgrimage to Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, including the Kintetsu Railroad stamp rally coinciding with the release of the first film sequel, as well as the Jashumon cafe in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Kyōkai no Kanata.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Shimonada Station in Iyo, Ehime Prefecture for Kyōkai no Kanata.

@kou1mori made a pilgrimage to Shioiri, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture for Tamayura: Hitotose and Tamayura: More Aggresive.

@darkflame_esper made a pilgrimage to Yoshino, Nara Prefecture for Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A.

@mikkatatsu made a pilgrimage to Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture for Yosuga no Sora (game and anime).

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4, post 5, post 6, post 7, post 8, post 9, post 10) to Tanegashima, Kagoshima Prefecture for the Shinkai Makoto film Byōsoku Go Senchimētoru (5 Centimeters Per Second).