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), @mi_kawana (updated post), @R_ada_cchi (post), @kbt_tigers1985 (post),  @seki_saima (post) and @thunder_cycle (updates: post 1, post 2, post 3) made pilgrimages to Uji, Kyoto Prefecture for Episode 7.

Newcomer @rinebarrels made a pilgrimage to Uji for Episode 6 and Episode 7.

@etesuke made a pilgrimage to Ōbake Station in Uji for Episode 5 and Episode 6.

Newcomer @tugend_blog made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4, post 5, post 6, post 7, post 8, post 9, post 10, post 11, post 12) to Kyoto and Uji for the OP and Episode 1 through Episode 6.

新人たち、聖地巡礼と舞台探訪へようこそ!

Episode 7

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Uji Jinja (宇治神社)

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

Tōshin Prep School JR Uji Ekimae branch (東進衛星予備校JR宇治駅前校)

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Seven Eleven JR Uji Ekimae shop (セブン-イレブンJR宇治駅前店)

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

Todō Senior High School (莵道高校)

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

McDonald’s Uji Kohata shop (マクドナルド宇治木幡店)

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Kumiko, Hazuki and Midori use the fast food franchise as a third place for a meeting and snack on the commute 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

Grade level railroad crossing (踏切 fumikiri) near Kowata Station (木幡駅)

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Hazuki and Kumiko continue the commute on the Keihan Uji Line (京阪宇治線), riding a Keihan 13000 series (京阪13000系) train.

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Hazuki disembarks as Shūichi boards at Ōbaku Station (黄檗駅).

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Dorama!

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

Stealth mode Kōsaka

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Haruka and Aoi use the Saizeriya Uji Satojiri shop (サイゼリヤ宇治里尻店) as a third place to discuss the aftermath of Aoi’s decision to leave the band.

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Uji Bridge (宇治橋) west end

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

Hello!! Kinmoza

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

Episode 7

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Shinobu and Alice walk together on the morning commute, before meeting the others at the train station plaza.

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Keisei-Usui Station (京成臼井駅) in Sakura (佐倉), Chiba Prefecture

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

Public restroom at the train station

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Mimomi Station (実籾駅) in Narashino (習志野), Chiba Prefecture

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

For the first time in the entire anime adaptation of Kinmoza, we actually see the Keisei Main Line (京成本線), though not until after the girls have disembarked and left the station.

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Grade level railroad crossing (踏切 fumikiri) near Mimomi Station

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

Keisei Main Line, south side of the tracks adjacent to Mimomi Station

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Students arrive at school at the end of the morning commute.

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

On a different day, the girls again meet up on the walk to the train station on the morning commute.

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Once at school, Karen and Alice describe an episode from their life in England.

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Fosse Farmhouse in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Bibury, Gloucestershire, England

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

River Coln

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

Arlington Row

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

At the end of the day, Alice helps an injured Karen back home from the train station.

Hello!! Kinmoza ハロー!! きんいろモザイク

Nanaido Park (七井戸公園) in Sakura

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 a pilgrimage to Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture for Episode 5, Episode 6 and Episode 7.

Episode 8

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

Mihama Bridge (美浜大橋), connecting Utase and Isobe in Mihama Ward, Chiba City

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

Episode 8

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

Tsuruya Aokijima shop (ツルヤ青木島店) in Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

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

Shōsenkaku (松仙閣) in Shinonoikomatsubara, Nagano City

[Credit: @oyakatawas, from Twitter]

 

Special Items

Diamond Online published a very interesting article about the perspective of small business owners in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, who first learned of anime pop culture tourism through seichijunrei and butaitanbou practitioners visiting the small city on pilgrimages for Futsū no Joshikōsei ga Rokodoru Yattemita. A key point of the article is that locals did not expect to find that many of the pilgrims are not simply checking off boxes, but value connection and exchange with local residents and each other.

@BloodRambo made a pilgrimage to Jashumon cafe in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Gekijōban Kyōkai no Kanata I’ll Be Here: Mirai-hen.

@626shin made a pilgrimage to Mount Mitsutōge in Yamanashi Prefecture for Yama no Susume Second Season.

@ye_bi_su has published a printed guide to Sendai locations used in Wake Up, Girls!