Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

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 sacred site pilgrimage) and butaitanbou (舞台探訪 scene hunting)—on this website referred to collectively as anime pilgrimage—which are forms of place-based engagement induced by the use of real locations in show settings.

Yuki Yuna is a Hero

(結城友奈は勇者である Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@lidges made a pilgrimage to Mitoya and Mannō, Kagawa Prefecture, including the Sanuki Mannō National Park, for Episode 9.

Episode 10

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Marugame Castle (丸亀城) in Marugame (丸亀), Kagawa Prefecture. [Credit: @lidges, from Twitter]

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Kotohiki Park (琴弾公園). [Credit: @lidges, from Twitter]

This and subsequent frames all in Kan’onji (観音寺), Kagawa Prefecture.

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Kotohiki Hachiman-gū (琴弾八幡宮)

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Yuki Yuna is a Hero 結城友奈は勇者である

Shirobako

(シロバコ)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@kibaichi updated previous pilgrimages to Shijuku Ward and Kichijōji, Musashino (both Tokyo Metropolis) to include Episode 10.

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Shinjuku Ward and Kichijōji for Episode 10.

@MatsuYan updated a previous pilgrimage to Musashi-Sakai and other areas of Musashino, up to and including Episode 7. He also updated a previous pilgrimage to Higashimurayama, Kodaira, Musashino and Ogikubo, Suginami Ward (all locations Tokyo Metropolis) to include Episode 6 and Episode 9.

Episode 10

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Tokyo Woman’s Christian University (東京女子大学) in Suginami Ward, Tokyo, but just across the border from Kichijōji, Musashino

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

TOHMA Nishi-Waseda Building (TOHMA西早稲田ビル) in Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku Ward

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Yodobashi (淀橋), Shinjuku Ward

Celestial Method

(天体のメソッド Sora no Mesoddo)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@isoisosan made a pilgrimage to Sapporo and Tōyako, Hokkaidō Prefecture; Kan’onji, Kagawa Prefecture; and Ginza, Tokyo for Episode 7.

Episode 10

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Sapporo Station (札幌駅) bus terminal

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Tōyako Onsen bus terminal (洞爺湖温泉バスターミナル)

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Celestial Method 天体のメソッド

Your lie in April

(四月は君の嘘 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@626shin made a pilgrimage to Kodaira, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 7.

Encouragement of Climb Second Season

(ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン Yama no Susume Sekando Shīzun)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@cairn_07 made pilgrimages to the fifth station of Mount Fuji for Episode 11, and to Hannō, Saitama Prefecture for Episode 12.

Other Pilgrimage

@sky_dj_ made a pilgrimage to Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture for Inō-Batoru wa Nichijō-kei no Naka de.

@allora1207 made pilgrimages to Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture; Tokyo and Nagoya for Nōrin.

@fragments_sue made a pilgrimage to Amami Ōshima, Kagoshima Prefecture for Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~.