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 (update: post), @thunder_cycle (updates: post 1, post 2, post 3), @kbt_tigers1985 (post), @R_ada_cchi (post 1, post 2) and @ewi (update: post) made pilgrimages to Uji, Kyoto Prefecture for Episode 12.

@seki_saima made a pilgrimage to Uji for Episode 11.

Episode 12

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Kumiko practices on the bench overlooking the Uji River (宇治川), along Ajirogi no michi (あじろぎの道). @ye_bi_su‘s keen eyes picked out the increase in the water level of the river, resulting from drainage of the upstream Amagase Dam (天ヶ瀬ダム), a subtle detail that might even escape locals or devoted seichijunrei (pop culture tourism) visitors. Such is Kyoto Animation’s fastidious attention to realism.

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

JR Nara Line (JR 奈良線)

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Kumiko and Aoi meet in passing on Ajirogi no michi.

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

Todō Senior High School (莵道高校). Students walk to school on the morning commute.

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

On the evening commute home from school, Midori, Kumiko and Hazuki wait for the Keihan Uji Line (京阪宇治線) at 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

Kumiko’s sprint of exasperation begins in front of Keihan Uji Station (京阪宇治駅).

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Bus shelter

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Uji Bridge (宇治橋)

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

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

JR Nara Line

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Embankment (土手 dote) along the Uji River, near the Asagiri Bridge (朝霧橋)

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Todō Senior High School

Sound! Euphonium 響け! ユーフォニアム

Near Hadoyama Ryokuchi Park (羽戸山緑地)

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 asks Reina to meet her outside Keihan Uji Station for an impromptu conversation.

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

Kyoto Concert Hall (京都コンサートホール)

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 to (updates: post 1, post 2, post 3) Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture and (new: post 4) Demachi, Sakyō Ward, Kyoto for Episode 13.

Episode 13

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

Ginsui Bridge (銀水橋) in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture

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

For Nagato’s special day out, the trio make a trek to Kyoto (about 90 minutes by train), to attend a book fair setup in Tadasu no Mori (糺の森), the forested sanctuary that contains the Kamo shrines.

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 eat lunch near the front entrance to Shimogamo Jinja (下鴨神社).

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

Back to Nishinomiya, arriving at Kōyōen Station (甲陽園駅)

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

Ticket wicket

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

Hyogo Performing Arts Center (兵庫県立芸術文化センター)

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

Nagato and Asakura have a bento picnic lunch in Takamatsu Park (高松公園), part of the grounds of the performing arts center. All of this is adjacent to Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Station (西宮北口駅).

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

Nishinomiya City Central Library (西宮市立中央図書館)

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

It appears as if Kyon covers a large distance, but he’s actually just cycling around the northwest quadrant adjacent to Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Station.

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

@ngwrb made a pilgrimage to Kaihin-Makuhari, Mihama Ward, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture for Season 1, Episode 11.

Episode 13

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

Kasairinkaikōen Station (葛西臨海公園駅)

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

Kasai Rinkai Park (葛西臨海公園) in Rinkai, Edogawa Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

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

In Hachiman’s flashback: Chiba Port Park (千葉ポートパーク)

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

Kasai Rinkai Park

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

Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel (ダイヤと花の大観覧車)

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

 

Special Items

@tianlangxing made a pilgrimage to the Shibuya central business district and Yoyogi Park in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for upcoming Hosoda Mamoru film Bakemono no Ko.

@gromit1446 made a pilgrimage to Jashumon cafe in Daita, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for theatrical films Gekijōban Kyōkai no Kanata I’ll Be Here.

@BloodRambo made a pilgrimage to Fushimi Ward, Kyoto for Gekijōban Kyōkai no Kanata I’ll Be Here: Mirai-hen, the second of the two films.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Harajuku, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo.

@mi_kawana made a pilgrimage to Kumano Hongū Taisha in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture for Kantai Collection.

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

@mikkatatsu made a pilgrimage to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Captain Earth.