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), @R_ada_cchi (post), @rinebarrels (post), @mi_kawana (complete series post updated), @thunder_cycle (updates: post 1, post 2, post 3), @kbt_tigers1985 (post) made pilgrimages to Uji, Kyoto Prefecture for Episode 9.

Seki also produced a comprehensive guide map for pilgrimages to central Uji, available on the series post and as a high-resolution version here: http://f.st-hatena.com/images/fotolife/k/kbas/20150603/20150603224229_original.jpg

@ye_bi_su updated his Episode 8 pilgrimage to include shots from Mimuroto-ji and Agata Jinja.

@ewi made a pilgrimage to Uji for Episode 1 through Episode 8.

@626shin made a pilgrimage to Uji for Episode 1 and Episode 2.

It was a high activity week in Uji, as the combination of the real Agata Matsuri, depicted in Episode 8, as well as a talk-show format special event featuring the Hibike! Euphonium cast at the Uji Cultural Center, brought many to the area for the weekend. Many pilgrims made an evening climb to catch the sunset from the observatory platform on Daikichiyama.

Episode 9

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Near Hadoyama Ryokuchi Park (羽戸山緑地公園)

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Hadoyama Third Childrens Park (羽戸山第3児童公園)

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

Rokujizō Station (六地蔵駅)

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Keihan Uji Line (京阪宇治線), Keihan 13000 series (京阪13000系) train

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Keihan Uji Line viaduct crossing the Yamashina River (山科川)

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

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

Nakaji Bakery (中路ベーカリー)

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Seven Eleven Uji Ōbaku Park shop (セブンイレブン宇治黄檗公園店)

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

The scene with Kumiko waiting for the train at Uji Station on the morning commute repeats after a brief sequence at the school, emphasizing the routineness of public transit use in Japan.

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

Keihan Uji Station

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

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 and Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture for Episode 9 and Episode 10.

@ngrwb made pilgrimages to Chiba City and Urayasu for Episode 8 and Episode 9.

Episode 10

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

Keiyō Line (京葉線)

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

The Chiba Urban Monorail (千葉都市モノレール) is similar to the Enoshima Electric Railway and Keihan Electric Railway in how it frequently works together with anime production companies in promotional collaborations that include in-show depiction of the rail lines being used, among other things. The suspended monorail in Chiba currently features train carriage wrappings and in-car advertisements for Oregairu, and in the past has been well known for its collaborations on the Oreimo series.

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

Inage Sengen Jinja (稲毛浅間神社)

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

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

Keisei Inage Station (京成稲毛駅)

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

This sequence shows Hachiman and Yukinoshita boarding at Keisei Inage and Hachiman later disembarking at Keisei Makuhari, both on the Keisei Chiba Line (京成千葉線). However, the interior of a JR train model, like those that run on the Keiyō Line (京葉線), is used during their ride.

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

Keisei Makuhari Station (京成幕張駅)

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

Sogo Chiba location (そごう千葉店)

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

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

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

@thunder_cycle made a pilgrimage (updates: post 1, post 2, post 3) to Amagasaki and Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture for Episode 10.

@keyboar made a pilgrimage to Amagasaki for Episode 10. The post includes background history on the taiyaki stand Kyon and Yuki visit during the episode.

@megtan made a pilgrimage to Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture for Episode 7 and Episode 8.

Episode 10

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

Yuki survives a minor accident when she is brushed by a taxi.

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

Asakura stops at the supermarket directly facing Kōyōen Station (甲陽園駅) to pickup groceries on the evening commute home from school.

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

Ginsui Bridge (銀水橋)

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

Nishinomiya-Kita High School (西宮北高等学校)

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

Yuki and Kyon visit the Amagasaki Chūō Shōtengai (尼崎中央商店街) to drop off her eyeglasses for repair.

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

Hankyū Kōyō Line (阪急甲陽線)

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

Hello!! Kinmoza

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

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@SSEBTBM883 updated previous pilgrimages to (post 1) Tsudanuma for Episode 8; and (post 2) Mimomi, Narashino (both Chiba Prefecture) for Episode 7 and Episode 8.

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture for Episode 5.

@Barnirun made a pilgrimage to Narashino and Sakura, Chiba Prefecture covering the first several episodes.

Episode 9

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-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

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

Special Items

@tianlangxing made a pilgrimage to Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Durarara!! X2 Shou.

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

@ngwrb made pilgrimages to (post 1) Ueno, Taitō Ward, Tokyo Metropolis; and (post 2) Kaihin Makuhari, Mihama Ward, Chiba City for Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works.

@kai881 made a pilgrimage to Katsuragi, Wakayama Prefecture for Non Non Biyori.

@Bf109K1 is an avid cyclist and biked the “Interhigh Course” (post 1, post 2) from Yowamushi Pedal over three days along the Shōnan coastal area.