Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

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.

Flying Witch

(ふらいんぐうぃっち Furaingu Uitchi)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ye_bi_su made a pilgrimage to the Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri for Episode 4.

@SSEBTBM883 made a pilgrimage to Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture for Episode 1 through Episode 4, including the cherry blossom festival.

Episode 4

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Large parts of this week’s episode depict the Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri (弘前さくらまつり), the annual cherry blossom viewing festival held at Hirosaki Park (弘前公園) in Hirosaki (弘前), Aomori Prefecture. The very first batch of cherry trees were transplanted from Kyoto and planted on this site in 1715. A precursor event to the contemporary festival was first held in 1918, and the display is now considered one of the best in Japan. Though most of Japan has already been visited by the sakura wave over the past two months, because Aomori is quite far north, its blossoms peak around the end of April and early May. This year’s festival coincided roughly with the broadcast of this episode, providing an opportunity for event specific pop culture tourism.

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Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

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Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Hirosaki Castle (弘前城)

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Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Flying Witch ふらいんぐうぃっち

Concrete Revolutio

(コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~ Konkurīto Reborutio: Chōjin Gensō)
Watch: FunimationDaisuki

Episode 17

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Shinjuku Station (新宿駅)

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Shinjuku Station

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Shinjuku Central Park (新宿中央公園)

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Concrete Revolutio コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Kuromukuro

(クロムクロ)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ankou_anko (updated post) made a pilgrimage to the Kurobe Dam in Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture for Episode 1 and Episode 3.

Episode 4

Kuromukuro クロムクロ

Toyama Castle (富山城)

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Kuromukuro クロムクロ

Kuromukuro クロムクロ

Kuromukuro クロムクロ

Context would suggest this is part of Tateyama (立山), Toyama Prefecture, however no one has yet confirmed these locations.

Kuromukuro クロムクロ

Kuromukuro クロムクロ

No building matching the “Tateyama Mall” appears to exist.

Kuromukuro クロムクロ

Kuromukuro クロムクロ

And you thought there is never a girl online?

(ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った? Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?)
Watch: Funimation

Episode 4

And you thought there is never a girl online? ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?

Nishimura and Ako walk home together on the evening commute from school.

And you thought there is never a girl online? ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?

And you thought there is never a girl online? ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?

Any guesses for this week’s eyecatch?

 

Special Items

Hibike! Euphonium Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Uji for Hibike! Euphonium 宇治 響け!ユーフォニアム 聖地巡礼 舞台探訪

Last week I published a detailed article about my 2015 Fall pilgrimage to Uji for Hibike! Euphonium. Though I catalog and link to seichujunrei and butaitanbou articles by others every week, one helpful and somewhat unique feature of my own post is that it’s all in English. (^^)

Other Current Season Pilgrimage

@qqbb5at9k made a pilgrimage to Hachiōji, Tachikawa, Musashino, Suginami Ward and Nerima Ward (all Tokyo Metropolis) for Macross Delta.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture for Hai Furi.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@etesuke (post) and @lidges (post) made a pilgrimage to Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture for Haruchika ~Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru~.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Takeoka and Kyonan, Chiba Prefecture for Dagashi Kashi.

@mi_kawana made a pilgrimage to Tsukamoto, Yodogawa Ward, Osaka for Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows.

@ktism1228s made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2) to Uji, Kyoto Prefecture for Hibike! Euphonium.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Nerima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso.

@fragments_sue made a pilgrimage to Fukuejima in Gotō, Nagasaki Prefecture for Barakamon.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture for Sore ga Seiyū!