March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

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.

A Place Further Than the Universe

(宇宙よりも遠い場所 Sora Yorimo Tōi Basho)

Episode 10

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

Shōwa Kichi (昭和基地) was built in 1957 as a permanent research station on East Ongul Island, Antarctica.

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4

A Place Further Than the Universe 宇宙よりも遠い場所

I want to drive a snowcat!

March comes in like a lion

(3月のライオン Sangatsu no Raion)

Episode 40

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

Other Current Season Pilgrimage

@nijipoi_media made a pilgrimage to Chino, Ina and Komagane, Nagano Prefecture for Yuru Camp Episode 9.

@Bf109K1 made a pilgrimage to Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture for Yuru Camp Episode 7, Episode 8 and additional scenes from the manga.

@kbt_tigers1985 made a pilgrimage to Shōdoshima, Kagawa Prefecture for Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san.

@11922911Rinngo made a pilgrimage to Sugoi Niboshi Ramen Nagi Shinjuku Golden Gai head shop in Kabukichō, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@Nagatoyukito5 made a pilgrimage to Kiyose Station in Kiyose, Tokyo Metropolis for Re:Creators.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2) to Okinawa for Asobi ni Iku yo!