Posts tagged "Japan"
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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 269

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 269

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 268

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 268

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 267

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 267

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 Kagoshima for Chunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren

Pilgrimage to Kagoshima for Chunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren

Most of the setting of Kyoto Animation series Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! (中二病でも恋がしたい!)—Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions in English speaking markets—is set in the city of Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture. However the second season, subtitled Ren (戀)—Heart Throb, includes two episodes of a school trip to Kyūshū. This article explores locations featured in Kagoshima, the...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 266

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 266

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...
Ramen Jiro Kyoto in Ichijoji

Ramen Jiro Kyoto in Ichijoji

These days, you can find Jirō style ramen all around Japan and even overseas. But until recently, branch shops run by former students who trained under Yamada Takumi at the original Ramen Jirō in Mita were limited to the Tokyo area. In the past few years, satellite branches have opened farther and farther from the...
Shuhei in Matsuyama

Shuhei in Matsuyama

The full shop name Mensenshōyu-bō Shūhei ( 麺鮮醤油房周平) tells you exactly what to expect—fresh noodles and a soy sauce based soup. It was also right down the street from the Toyoko Inn where I was staying, is one of the top rated shops in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, and gets the thumbs up from Brian at...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 265

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 265

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 Shimonada Station for Kyokai no Kanata

Pilgrimage to Shimonada Station for Kyokai no Kanata

In Kyoto Animation series Kyōkai no Kanata (境界の彼方)—Beyond the Boundary in English-speaking markets—most of the setting is drawn from Nara and Kashihara, Nara Prefecture. When Mirai is summoned from her hometown she departs from Ōboke Station in Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture. The second use of a Shikoku setting didn’t emerge until the OVA Episode 0 released...