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Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 278

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 278

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 277

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 277

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 276

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 276

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...
Pilgrimage to Numazu for Love Live! Sunshine!!

Pilgrimage to Numazu for Love Live! Sunshine!!

Mixed media franchise Love Live! is a dominant presence in the contemporary Japanese pop culture landscape, spanning manga, novels, anime, games and live music. Its popularity and ability to draw from different fandom circles amplifies its impact in many areas, and media-induced tourism is no exception. The anime series created as part of the initial...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 275

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 275

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 274

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 274

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 273

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 273

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...
Pilgrimage to Hanno for Yama no Susume

Pilgrimage to Hanno for Yama no Susume

Yama no Susume (ヤマノススメ)—Encouragement of Climb in English speaking markets—does some amazing things for a short-form anime. The adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Shiro sends its cast out in search of ever more challenging mountain climbs, both entertaining and educating its audience on the spiritual and technical matters of the sport....
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 272

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 272

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 271

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 271

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 270

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 270

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...
Sakura Front Anime Pilgrimage 2018

Sakura Front Anime Pilgrimage 2018

Every year, from late March to early May the cherry blossom front (桜前線 sakura zensen) moves in a wave across Japan from southwest to northeast. Blue tarps and picnic lunches blanket the best viewing spots as the full bloom arrives in each location. For anime seichijunrei fans and butaitanbou practitioners, this also means a precious...