Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

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.

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

(田中くんはいつもけだるげ Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Episode 10

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

These water slides come from the Ōgaki Public Pool (大垣市民プール) in Ōgaki, Gifu Prefecture.

[Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter]

An interesting coincidence, Ōgaki is the setting of manga Koe no Katachi, which will be adapted as an anime film directed by Yamada Naoko and produced by Kyoto Animation, premiering 2016 September.

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

This candy shop might seem familiar. The Takahasahi Dagashi shop (高橋駄菓子店) was also used as a location model throughout Non Non Biyori. Here, it appears with its original surroundings in Kosuge, Katsushika Ward, Tokyo Metropolis.

[Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter]

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Hiroshima Motomachi High School (広島市立基町高等学校)

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Sea of yatai (屋台) setup for summer fireworks

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless 田中くんはいつもけだるげ

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 23

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

FUGETSUDO (風月堂)

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

Yoyogi Kaikan (代々木会館)

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~

Ochanomizu Bridge (お茶の水橋) over the Kanda River, connecting Chiyoda Ward and Bunkyō Ward

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~

Hijiri Bridge (聖橋), the next river crossing to the east

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

Criss-crossing tracks of the Chūō Main Line (Rapid) and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

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

Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line (東京地下鉄丸ノ内線)

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~

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (警視庁), loosely modeled on the actual headquarters building in use until 1980. Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Kuromukuro

(クロムクロ)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@inoue1024 made a pilgrimage to the Dashidaira Dam in Kurobe, Toyama Prefecture for Episode 9 and Episode 10.

Episode 10

Kuromukuro クロムクロ

Kuromukuro クロムクロ

Kuromukuro クロムクロ

Dashidaira Dam (出し平ダム) in Kurobe (黒部), Toyama Prefecture

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

Fan Pilgrimage Update

The Episode 10 eyecatch in Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany was identified by @unimaru_ (Twitter), then visited for confirmation by @q87dt:

Episode 10

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?

Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

Flying Witch

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

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@aaaisb made a pilgrimage to Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture for multiple episodes.

The Lost Village

(迷家-マヨイガ- Mayoiga)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

Model Hino Reika made a pilgrimage to Dōshi, Yamanashi Prefecture for Episode 1.

 

Special Items

Media and General Interest

Yomiuri Shimbun published an article about advance pop culture tourism to Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture in anticipation of Love Live! Shinshine!!, premiering 2016 July.

Mantanweb published an article about official promotional collaborations between Amanchu! and both the city and several businesses in Itō, Shizuoka Prefecture. The anime adaptation premieres 2016 July.

Hokkaidō Shimbun published an article about upcoming events promoting pop culture tourism to Asahikawa, Hokkaidō Prefecture for Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru.

Other Current Season Pilgrimage

@kazupi made a pilgrimage to Shanghai, China for Joker Game.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@MatsuYan made a pilgrimage to Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture for Shōjotachi wa Kōya o Mezasu.

@ktism1228s made a pilgrimage to Nopporo Shinrin Park and Atsubetsu Ward, Sapporo (all Hokkaido Prefecture) for Working!!! special Episode 14.

@luilui10836607 continues a series (post 11, post 12) on pilgrimage and special promotional events in Uji for Hibike! Euphonium.

@MatsuYan made a pilgrimage to Musashi-Sakai and Kichijōji, Musashino, Tokyo Metropolis for The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls.

@ktism1228s made a pilgrimage to Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture for Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!

@ktism1228s made a pilgrimage to Toyosato, Shiga Prefecture for K-On!