Sound! Euphonium 2 響け!ユーフォニアム2

Welcome to this week’s review of notable instances of public transit use and urban design, as well as discussion of place identity and culture, through anime currently broadcast or screening in Japan and simulcast internationally via the web. This review also documents seichijunrei (聖地巡礼 holy land pilgrimage) and butaitanbou (舞台探訪 scene hunting), which are pop culture tourism and place-based engagement induced by the use of real locations in show settings.

Sound! Euphonium 2

(響け!ユーフォニアム2 Hibike! Yūfoniamu 2)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ye_bi_su made a pilgrimage to Uji, Kyoto Prefecture for Episode 6.

@nagatoyukito made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2) to Kyoto and Uji for Episode 1.

@ktism1228s made a pilgrimage to the Nagoya Congress Center in Nagoya, Aichi Precture for the Season 1 OP.

Episode 6

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Todō Senior High School (莵道高校)

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Prefectural Uji Park intersection (府立宇治公園前交差点)

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In front of Keihan Uji Station (京阪宇治駅), this electronic message board warns not to enter the sandbar islands in the Uji River, due to high discharge volume from upstream Amagase Dam (天ヶ瀬ダム) during the typhoon.

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Near Agata Jinja-mae intersection (県神社前交差点)

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Right side: Ryokan Tōmi Cha-ya (旅館 塔見茶屋)

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Agata Jinja sandō (県神社参道). The modern street takes its name from what was once the approach path to the shrine.

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Agata Jinja-mae intersection (県神社前交差点)

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Right side: Agata Jinja (縣神社)

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Prefectural Uji Park intersection

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You can never have enough lens flare and ghosting.

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Near the Hadoyama assembly hall (羽戸山集会所), in the residential neighborhood on the slope above Hadoyama Ryokuchi Park (羽戸山緑地) and below Todō High School

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March comes in like a lion

(3月のライオン Sangatsu no Raion)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@Roan_Inish made a pilgrimage to Shinkawa, Tsukuda, Tsukishima and Sendagaya, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 6.

Episode 6

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

Shinkawa (新川)

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

Chūō Bridge (中央大橋)

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

Japan Shōgi Association (日本将棋連盟) in Sendagaya (千駄ヶ谷)

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

Takabashi (高橋)

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

Shinkawa

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

Tsukishima Station (月島駅)

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

Tsukishima (月島)

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

Fast food restaurant used as third place.

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

The Great Passage

(舟を編む Fune o Amu)

Episode 5

The Great Passage 舟を編む

I’m making an assumption that most, if not all of these street scenes with bookstores are from Kanda (神田), Chiyoda Ward.

The Great Passage 舟を編む

The Great Passage 舟を編む

The Great Passage 舟を編む

The Great Passage 舟を編む

The Great Passage 舟を編む

The Great Passage 舟を編む

The Great Passage 舟を編む

Munatsukizaka (胸突坂) in Hongō Kikuzaka (本郷菊坂), Bunkyō Ward

Yuri!!! On ICE

(ユーリ!!! on ICE Yūri on Aisu)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@sky_dj_ made a pilgrimage to Karatsu, Saga Prefecture for the OP, ED and Episode 1 through Episode 5.

Episode 6

Yuri!!! On ICE ユーリ!!! on ICE

Capital Indoor Stadium (首都体育馆) in Beijing, China

Yuri!!! On ICE ユーリ!!! on ICE

Yuri!!! On ICE ユーリ!!! on ICE

Shenxiangzi hotpot, Baishiqiao shop (深巷子老灶火锅 白石桥店). This is about an 800 meter walk from the stadium.

Yuri!!! On ICE ユーリ!!! on ICE

Yuri!!! On ICE ユーリ!!! on ICE

Jianbing (煎饼)

Yuri!!! On ICE ユーリ!!! on ICE

Yuri!!! On ICE ユーリ!!! on ICE

Yuri!!! On ICE ユーリ!!! on ICE

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Hole-in-the-wall around the corner from my apartment makes a mean jianbing.

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Poco’s Udon World

(うどんの国の金色毛鞠 Udon no Kuni no Kin’iro Kemari)

Episode 6

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Tokyo Tower (東京タワー)

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Kaname Jun (要 潤) introduces the Ritsurin Garden (栗林公園)

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

WWW.WAGNARIA!!

(WWW.WORKING!!)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@SSEBTBM883 made a pilgrimage to Chūō Ward and Minami Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaidō Prefecture for Episode 1 through Episode 6.

 

Special Items

Media and General Interest

Asahi Shimbun published an interview with the art director for Kimi no Na wa.

Yomiuri Shimbun published an article about pop culture tourism to Maeda-Minami Station in Kita-Akita, Akita Prefecture for Kimi no Na wa. The rail operator printed an additional run of 2000 commemorative tickets after the first 1000 sold out.

Gifu Shimbun published an article about the economic boost, estimated at 25.3 billion yen, from pop culture tourism to Gifu Prefecture induced by Kimi no Na wa., Koe no Katachi and children’s film Rudorufu to Ippaiattena.

Cinemas by Shochiku published an illustrated article about pop culture tourism to Hida, Gifu Prefecture for Kimi no Na wa.

RocketNews24 (article) and Anime News Network (article) published stories about a Kimi no Na wa. walking tour offered by travel agency H.I.S.

AbemaTIMES published a very detailed article explaining seichijunrei phenomena, extensively quoting Hokkaido University professor Okamoto Ryosuke and using examples from Kimi no Na wa. and Shin Godzilla.

Netorabo published an article about the 2016 Oarai Ankou Matsuri. The festival in the coastal Ibaraki city has been held since 1998, but saw attendance numbers explode (get it?) following the broadcast of Girls und Panzer.

@fragments_sue published a photo essay from the 2016 Yuwaku Bonbori Matsuri in Yuwaku Onsen, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. This event began as a fictional festival in Hanasakau Iroha.

Other Current Season Pilgrimage

@Bf109K1 made a pilgrimage to Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture for Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (In This Corner of the World).

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture for Long Riders!

@fureshima made a pilgrimage to Ōme, Tokyo Metropolis for Stella no Mahō.

@Roan_Inish made a pilgrimage to Mitaka Station in Mitaka, Tokyo Metropolis for Watashi ga Motete Dōsunda.

@SSEBTBM883 made a pilgrimage to Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture for Keijo!!!!!!!!

Past Season Pilgrimage

@ktism1228s made a pilgrimage to Ōgaki, Gifu Prefecture for Koe no Katachi.

@touyoko_com made a pilgrimage to Saku, Koumi and Iida, Nagano Prefecture for Kimi no Na wa.

@lilysis08mai made a pilgrimage to Hida, Gifu Prefecture for Kimi no Na wa.

@SSEBTBM883 made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Tomakomai, Hokkaido Prefecture for Boku Dake ga Inai Machi.

@MatsuYan made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2) to Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture for Shōjotachi wa Kōya o Mezasu.

@mikkatatsu made a pilgrimage to the Sunflower Sapporo, a cruise ship that travels between Ōarai, Ibaraki Prefecture and Tamakomai, Hokkaidō Prefecture, for Girls und Panzer Gekijōban.

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2, post 3) , post 4, post 5, post 6, post 7) to Nerima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso.

@bFhe2zUu1VPqZ8l made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2, post 3) to Toyosato, Shiga Prefecture for K-On!

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2) to Sangūbashi, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Byōsoku Go Senchimētoru (5 Centimeters Per Second).