Charlotte シャーロット

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.

Charlotte

(シャーロット Shārotto)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Episode 8

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Charlotte シャーロット

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Charlotte シャーロット

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Charlotte シャーロット

Otosaka retraces the journey he took with Tomori from Episode 2, taking Sala on the Odakyū Odawara Line (小田急小田原線) en route to a destination that draws on landscaepes from Shimoda (下田), Shizuoka Prefecture.

Charlotte シャーロット

Charlotte シャーロット

Railway station stand-up soba shop (立ち食いそば tachigui soba)

Charlotte シャーロット

Not depicted in this trip, the journey from Episode 2 had Otosaka and Tomori transfer to a bus at Rendaiji Station (蓮台寺駅) in Shimoda. If this were a real trip, it would require a change from the Odawara Line at Odawara Station to the Tokaidō Line to Atami Station, then another change to the Izu Kyūkō Line from Atami to Rendaiji.

Charlotte シャーロット

Brooklyn Bridge

Charlotte シャーロット

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Charlotte シャーロット

Tsumekisaki Park (爪木崎公園) in Shimoda

Charlotte シャーロット

Charlotte シャーロット

Charlotte シャーロット

Non Non Biyori Repeat

(のんのんびより りぴーと)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@hauyashi made a pilgrimage to Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture for Season 1 Episode 4/12 and Season 2 Episode 7.

@ssslocation identified locations in to Chichibu and Kasuga, Tokyo for Episode 7.

A sense of accomplishment seems to accompany most discoveries of real locations used as models for the notoriously non-specific backgrounds in Non Non Biyori. The discovery of a scene near Urayamaguchi Station in Chichibu for this season’s Episode 7 uncovered other previously unidentified locations nearby from Season 1.

Episode 7

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

LaQua (ラクーア) in Kasuga, Bunkyō Ward, Tokyo

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Tokyo Tower (東京タワー)

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Hikage rattles off a list of impressive sounding features of life in Tokyo, in an effort wow Renge and prove her new found sophistocation to Tokyo native Hotaru. Among the list is “shops in train stations”.

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Near Urayamaguchi Station (浦山口駅) in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

Non Non Biyori Repeat のんのんびより りぴーと

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls

(アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ Aidorumasutā Shinderera Gāruzu)
Watch: Daisuki

Episode 19

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Studio Alta (スタジオアルタ) building, meeting point outside Shinjuku Station east exit

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Wakasu Kaihin Park (若洲海浜公園) in Wakasu, Kōtō Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

[Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter; @ts_kobaya, Twitter]

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ

Durarara!! X2 Ten

(デュラララ!!×2 転 Durarara!!x2 Ten)
Watch: Crunchyroll • Hulu

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@tianlangxing made a pilgrimage to Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 19 (Ten 7) and Episode 20 (Ten 8).

Episode 8

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 転

Ikebukuro (池袋), Toshima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 転

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 転

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 転

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 転

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 転

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 転

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 転

Wagnaria!!3

(WORKING!!!)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ktism1228s made a pilgrimage to Sapporo, Hokkaidō Prefecture for Episode 7.

 

Special Items

Kyoto Shimbun published an article about special events held in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture on 2015 August 22 targeting pop culture tourism for Hibike! Euphonium.

@yacchamfree made a pilgrimage to Iwami, Tottori Prefecture for the manga High Speed!, the source material for Kyoto Animation’s Free! and upcoming theatrical film High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-, premiering 2015 December.

@ye_bi_su made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2) to Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture for manga Flying Witch, which has been green-lit for an anime adaptation.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Onjuku and Katsuura, Chiba Prefecture for Hello!! Kin’iro Mosaic.

@aqcuaria made a pilgrimage to Shirakaba Lake in Nagano Prefecture for Saenai Hiroin no Sodatekata.

@ktism1228s made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2) to Sapporo, Tōyako and Sōbetsu (all Hokkaidō Prefecture) for Sora no Method.

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

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

@paffue made a pilgrimage to Asahikawa, Hokkaidō Prefecture for Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza.