Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

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.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland

(少女たちは荒野を目指す Shōjotachi wa Kōya wo Mezasu)
Watch: Hulu

Episode 11

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Keikyū Main Line (京急本線)

Ah! One of my favorite anime tropes: the mad dash to hand courier some deliverable at the eleventh hour to some distant location, except this is Japan so the entire run is made using public transportation.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

The lead courier goes ahead to wait at the train station.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

The support team follows behind once the materials are complete.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Kanazawa-Hakkei Station (金沢八景駅)

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

No stopping at the ticket wicket, just swipe that IC card as you roll through.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

But oh no, you forgot to charge your card earlier!

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Toss!

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Dash into the closing train doors at the last second.

PSA: This is actually very dangerous, so you wouldn’t really want to do this.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Mentioned but not depicted in the episode is a connection from the local rail to a Shinkansen trip.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Safe!

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Collapse on the platform on the return trip.

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Well earned nap

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Otsukaresamadesu!

Girls Beyond the Wasteland 少女たちは荒野を目指す

Myriad Colors Phantom World

(無彩限のファントム・ワールド Musaigen no Fantomu Wārudo)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Episode 10.

Episode 11

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Kyoto Animation is known for, among other things, the inclusion of so much background detail as to make even mundane objects seem interesting. But even a hand-drawn, painted background is unable to make big box retail seem any less sterile and uninspiring than it actually is.

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Students walk to school on the morning commute.

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Yamanotani Park (やまのたに公園) in Ikoma (生駒), Nara Prefecture

[Credit: @high__k, Twitter]

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Myriad Colors Phantom World 無彩限のファントム・ワールド

Haruchika – Haruta & Chika

( ハルチカ 〜ハルタとチカは青春する〜 Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru)
Watch: FunimationHuluDaisuki

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@Roan_Inish made a pilgrimage to Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture for Episodes 1/3/4/7.

Episode 11

Haruchika - Haruta & Chika ハルチカ 〜ハルタとチカは青春する〜

Shimizu Minato Matsuri (清水みなと祭り) in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Haruchika - Haruta & Chika ハルチカ 〜ハルタとチカは青春する〜

Haruchika - Haruta & Chika ハルチカ 〜ハルタとチカは青春する〜

Haruchika - Haruta & Chika ハルチカ 〜ハルタとチカは青春する〜

Haruchika - Haruta & Chika ハルチカ 〜ハルタとチカは青春する〜

Haruchika - Haruta & Chika ハルチカ 〜ハルタとチカは青春する〜

Haruchika - Haruta & Chika ハルチカ 〜ハルタとチカは青春する〜

Erased

(僕だけがいない街 Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)
Watch: CrunchyrollFunimationHuluDaisuki

Episode 11

Erased 僕だけがいない街

Erased 僕だけがいない街

Sculpture of Saigō Takamori (西郷 隆盛) in Ueno Park (上野公園), Taitō Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

Erased 僕だけがいない街

National Museum of Western Art (国立西洋美術館) in Ueno Park

Erased 僕だけがいない街

Ueno Park

Erased 僕だけがいない街

Keisei Main Line (京成本線)

Erased 僕だけがいない街

Keisei Funabashi Station (京成船橋駅) in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture

Erased 僕だけがいない街

Erased 僕だけがいない街

Erased 僕だけがいない街

Funabashi General Hospital (船橋総合病院)

Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū

(昭和元禄落語心中)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Episode 11

Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū 昭和元禄落語心中

Awa-Ikeda Station (阿波池田駅) in Miyoshi (三好), Tokushima Prefecture

[Credit: @teo_imperial, Twitter]

Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū 昭和元禄落語心中

Between this and the previous episode, the onsen town appears to be a synthetic setting blending elements from Gunma and Tokushima prefectures, and possibly elsewhere.

Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū 昭和元禄落語心中

Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū 昭和元禄落語心中

Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū 昭和元禄落語心中

Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū 昭和元禄落語心中

Dagashi Kashi

(だがしかし)
Watch: FunimationHulu

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@fureshima made a pilgrimage to Takeoka, Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture for Episode 6.

Episode 10

Dagashi Kashi だがしかし

Futtsu (富津), Chiba Prefecture

Dagashi Kashi だがしかし

Dagashi Kashi だがしかし

Dagashi Kashi だがしかし

Dagashi Kashi だがしかし

Dagashi Kashi だがしかし

Durarara!! X2 Ketsu

(デュラララ!!×2 結 Durarara!!x2 Ketsu)
Watch: Crunchyroll • HuluDaisuki

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@tianlangxing made a pilgrimage to Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo metropolis for Episode 35 (Ketsu 11).

Episode 11

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Ikebukuro (池袋), Toshima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu デュラララ!!×2 結

She and Her Cat -Everything Flows-

(彼女と彼女の猫 -Everything Flows- Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko -Everything Flows-)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@thunder_cycle made a pilgrimage to Tsukamoto, Yodogawa Ward, Osaka and Momoyamachō-tango, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto for Episode 1 and Episode 2.

 

Special Items

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Nagashima Spa Land in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture for the manga version of Koe no Katachi.

@mikkatatsu made a pilgrimage to multiple Tokyo locations for Sekkō Boys.

@mikkatatsu made a pilgrimage to Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture for Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai.

@kyo_date made a pilgrimage to Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture for Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom.

@mi_kawana made a pilgrimage to Dōgo Onsen in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture for the Miyazaki Hayao/Studio Ghibli film Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away).