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

@seki_saima (post), @ye_bi_su (post) and @thunder_cycle (updates: post 1, post 2) and @kbt_tigers1985 (post) made pilgrimages to Uji, Kyoto Prefecture for Episode 6.

@R_ada_cchi made a pilgrimage to Uji for Episode 5 and Episode 6.

Episode 6

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Asagiri Bridge (朝霧橋) east end

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Stone reinforced embankment (土手 dote) along the Uji River

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 13000 series (京阪13000系)

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Ōbaku Station (黄檗駅)

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

Ajirogi no michi (あじろぎの道)

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 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 (post) and @thunder_cycle (update: post) made pilgrimages to Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture for Episode 7.

Episode 7

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

Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Station (西宮北口駅)

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

Nishi-kita Park (にしきた公園) is a triangle-shaped plaza on the west side of Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Station that needs no introduction for longtime Haruhi fans. The pocket park appears extensively in other works in the series and is hallowed ground for anime pilgrims visiting Nishinomiya.

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

This clock was scrapped several years ago during redevelopment of the plaza, but returned after fans discovered its remains in a scrap shop and lobbied the city for its restoration.

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

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

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

The Shinano (しなの) is a limited express train service between Nagoya and Nagano operated by JR Central.

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

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

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

Nagano Station (長野駅)

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

The group passes through the ticket wicket, though neither tickets being inserted or IC card swipes are depicted.

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

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

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

They leave their luggage in coin lockers at the station in order to go sightseeing around the center of Nagano while they wait for the shuttle to their inn.

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

Soba and udon specialist Nagato-ya (長門屋). Get it? Nagato— ya— (^^)

[Credit: @ssslocation, from Twitter]

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

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

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

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

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

Zenkō-ji (善光寺)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture for the OP and Episode 5 through Episode 7.

Episode 7

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

Takasu Community Center (高洲コミュニティセンター) in Mihama Ward (美浜区), Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

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

Bicycling is Hachiman’s regular mode of transportation. He uses it to cover his commutes to school, as well as after school activities and errands on the return trip home.

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

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

Gyūdon chain Matsu-ya Inage shop (松屋稲毛店)

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 First Kitchen Inage-ekimae shop (ファーストキッチン 稲毛駅前店) occupies a prime location at the edge of the bus and taxi rotary on the east side of Inage Station.

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

Totsuka and Hachiman stop at this third place for an impromptu conversation and light meal before they continue home.

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

Inage Station (稲毛駅)

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

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

Takasu Community Center

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

Kentucky Fried Chicken Inage Marinpia shop (ケンタッキーフライドチキン 稲毛マリンピア店)

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

Small plaza in front of Marinpia (マリンピア), a shopping center adjacent to Inage-Kaigan Station (稲毛海岸駅). Marinpia is its own corporate entity, though some shares are held by large developer ÆON (イオン株式会社) and the Chiba Economic Development Corporation (株式会社千葉経済開発公社).

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

Re-Kan!

( レーカン! Rēkan!)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Episode 7

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Shōtengai in Sōka (草加), Saitama Prefecture

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Matsubaradanchi Nishiguchi Park (松原団地西口公園)

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Hatsumōde (初詣)

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Re-Kan! レーカン!

Hello!! Kinmoza

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

Episode 6

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

The group walks together on a weekend outing to a neighborhood cafe.

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

Students walk to school on the morning commute.

 

Special Items

@sky_dj_ made a pilgrimage to Shin-Osaka Station for Baby Steps.

@MatsuYan made pilgrimages to (post 1) Igusa, Suginami Ward; and (post 2) Akihabara commercial district (Soto-Kanda), Chiyoda Ward (both Tokyo Metropolis) for SHIROBAKO.

@MatsuYan made a pilgrimage to Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture for Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso.

@cairn_07 made a pilgrimage to Hannō, Saitama Prefecture; and Shibuya and Ebisu, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Yama no Susume Second Season.

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

@mi_kawana made a pilgrimage to Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto for Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

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

@ewi made a pilgrimage to Takehara for Tamayura.