Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

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.

Sound! Euphonium

(響け! ユーフォニアム Hibike! Yūfoniamu)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ye_bi_su (post), @seki_saima (post), @kbt_tigers1985 (post) and @thunder_cycle (updates: post 1, post 2) made pilgrimages to Uji, Kyoto Prefecture for Episode 4.

@mi_kawana consolidated previous pilgrimage posts and updated through Episode 4.

@lidges made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2) to Uji for the OP and Episode 1 through Episode 3.

@etesuke made a pilgrimage to Uji for Episode 2 and Episode 3.

Episode 4

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sapphire, Kumiko and Hazuki make their usual evening stop at the Seven Eleven Uji Ōbaku Park shop (セブンイレブン宇治黄檗公園店) on their walk home from school.

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Keihan Uji Station (京阪宇治駅)

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Kumiko and Shūichi make use of the stone reinforced embankment (土手 dote) along the Uji River, near the east end of Asagiri Bridge (朝霧橋).

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

The street behind the riverbank is open to through vehicle traffic, but is quite narrow, has a coarse pavement texture, and grade level paving stone at seams and borders, all working together to suppress vehicle speeds and make it amenable to foot and bicycle traffic. Uji Jinja is nearby.

Hello!! Kinmoza

(ハロー!! きんいろモザイク Harō!! Kin’iro Mozaiku)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ngwrb made pilgrimages to (post 1) Someino district and Keisei-Usui Station in Sakura for Episode 3; and (post 2) Mimomi, Narashino (all Chiba Prefecture) for Episode 2 and Episode 3.

@fluffyyukki (formerly @AF10194) made a pilgrimage to London, England for the ED.

Episode 4

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Alice makes a shopping trip to the commercial district surrounding Tsudanuma Station (津田沼駅) in Narashino (習志野), Chiba Prefecture. A large elevated pedestrian plaza links the station with multiple buildings and zones around the station.

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Tsudanuma PARCO (津田沼パルコ)

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Mimomi (実籾), Narashino. Students and teachers walk to school on the morning commute.

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Keisei-Usui Station (京成臼井駅)

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

We get further and further into the station with each episode, but alas, still no trains.

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Students prepare to walk home from school on the evening commute—

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

—and return the next morning armed with umbrellas for the rain.

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!

(やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続 Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru. Zoku)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ngwrb made pilgrimages (post 1, post 2) to Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture and Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture for the OP, Episode 3 and Episode 4.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Chiba City for Episode 3 and Episode 4.

Episode 5

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続

Zaimokuza and Hachiman use a Saizeriya (サイゼリヤ) branch as their third place for hatching the plan to resolve the student council election.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続

Unexpected reinforcements arrive, but space is easily made by moving to a larger table.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

(長門有希ちゃんの消失 Nagato Yuki-chan no Shōshitsu)
Watch: Funimation

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@keyboar made a pilgrimage to Cafe Dream in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture for Episode 4 and Episode 5.

@thunder_cycle made a pilgrimage (updates: post 1, post 2; new: post 3) to Nishinomiya for Episode 5.

Episode 5

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan 長門有希ちゃんの消失

Nishinomiya (西宮), Hyōgo Prefecture

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan 長門有希ちゃんの消失

Cafe Dream (珈琲屋ドリーム)

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan 長門有希ちゃんの消失

Asakura and Haruhi choose this third place to debrief after the Valentine’s chocolate fiasco.

 

Special Items

@BloodRambo made a pilgrimage to Nara and Kashihara, Nara Prefecture; and Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture for Gekijōban Kyōkai no Kanata I’ll Be Here: Mirai-hen.

@nobucafe updated a previous pilgrimage to include Kusatsu for Gekijōban Kyōkai no Kanata I’ll Be Here: Mirai-hen.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Soto-Kanda (including Kanda Myōjin and Akihabara commercial district), Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Etotama.

@shira_ry made pilgrimages to (post 1) Musashino and Mitaka, Tokyo Metropolis; and (post 2) Musashino and Miyashiro, Minamisaitama District, Saitama Prefecture for Tesagure! Bukatsumono Spin-off Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou.

@SSEBTBM883 made a pilgrimage to the Akihabara commercial district (Soto-Kanda), Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Saenai Hiroin no Sodatekata.

@MatsuYan made a pilgrimage to Shakujii, Nerima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso.

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture for Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works.

@cairn_07 made a pilgrimage to Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture for Tamayura: More Aggressive.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2) to Tanegashima, Kagoshima Prefecture for Robotics;Notes.

@fragments_sue made a pilgrimage to Hitoyoshi and Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture for Natsume Yūjin-chō.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Toei Uzumasa Eigamura in Kyoto for Smile PreCure!