Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

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.

Shirobako

(シロバコ)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@gonta0822 made a pilgrimage to the Tanashi Family Land Batting Center in Nishiharachō, Nishitōkyō, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 16.

@fureshima made a pilgrimage to Musashi-Sakai, Musashino; Chōfu Airport in Chōfu; Nishitōkyō; and Asagaya, Suginami Ward (all Tokyo Metropolis) for Episode 15.

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Musashi-Sakai, Chōfu Airport, Nishitōkyō and Asagaya for Episode 14 and Episode 15.

@gonta0822 made a pilgrimage to Matsutei in Kichijōji, Musashino for Episode 4.

Episode 16

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Grounds of the Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services (生態調和農学機構), part of the The University of Tokyo, in Tanashi (田無), Nishitōkyō.

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Tanashi Family Land Batting Center (田無ファミリーランドバッテングセンター) in Nishiharachō, Nishitōkyō

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Asagaya Station (阿佐ヶ谷駅)

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Chūō Expressway (中央自動車道), between Takaido and Gaien exits. [Credit: @ssslocation, from Twitter]

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

SHIROBAKO シロバコ

Meiji-jingū Gaien Driving Range (明治神宮外苑ゴルフ練習場)

Durarara!! X2

(デュラララ!!×2 承 Durarara!!x2 Shou)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@tianlangxing made pilgrimages to Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Episode 3 and Episode 4.

Episode 4

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Ikebukuro (池袋), Toshima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro branch (東急ハンズ池袋店), part of the Sunshine City (サンシャインシティ) complex

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Pedestrian overcrossing

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Seibu Ikebukuro Line (西武池袋線)

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Yamanote Line (山手線)

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Sunshine 60-dōri (サンシャイン60通り)

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Durarara!! X2 デュラララ!!×2 承

Sunshine City

Your lie in April

(四月は君の嘘 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ssslocation made pilgrimages to Nishi-Ōizumi for Episode 14 and Shakujii and Higashi-Ōizumi (all Nerima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis) for Episode 15.

Episode 15

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Construction work on grade level railroad crossing in residential neighborhood

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Nerima Hikarigaoka Hospital (練馬光が丘病院)

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Commercial district surrounding Ōizumi-gakuen Station (大泉学園駅) in Higashi-Ōizumi, Nerima Ward

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Your lie in April 四月は君の嘘

Patisserie KAMITANI (パティスリー カミタニ)

Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend-

(冴えない彼女(ヒロイン)の育てかた Saenai Hiroin no Sodatekata)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Fujimachi, Nishitōkyō and Takada, Toshima Ward (both Tokyo Metropolis) for Episode 2.

Episode 3

Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- 冴えない彼女(ヒロイン)の育てかた

Fujimizaka (富士見坂) in Takada. (Nota bene: Slopes named Fujimizaka are common, particularly in Tokyo.)

Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- 冴えない彼女(ヒロイン)の育てかた

Nozokizaka (のぞき坂) in Takada (高田), Toshima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- 冴えない彼女(ヒロイン)の育てかた

Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- 冴えない彼女(ヒロイン)の育てかた

Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- 冴えない彼女(ヒロイン)の育てかた

Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- 冴えない彼女(ヒロイン)の育てかた

The Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls

(アイドルマスターシンデレラガールズ Aidorumasutā Shinderera Gāruzu)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@SSEBTBM883 made a pilgrimage to (Post 1): Harajuku and Shibuya (municipality), Shibuya Ward; and Sangenjaya, Setagata Ward; and (Post 2): Shinjuku Station, Kagurazaka and Yokohama for Episode 1.

@tatsuyuki made a pilgrimage to Sangenjaya and Shibuya for Episode 1.

Other Pilgrimage

@Bf109K1 (post) and @sakurafubuki920 (post 1, post 2) made pilgrimages to Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture for the PV to the first of four Tamayura ~Sotsugyō Shashin~ films.

@lidges made a pilgrimage to Tomonoura port in Fukuyama and Onomichi (both Hiroshima Prefecture) for Sōkyū no Fafunā EXODUS.

@shira_ry made a pilgrimage to Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture for Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji.

@SSEBTMB883 made a pilgrimage to Tokyo and Yokohama for Sword Art Online II.

@fureshima made a pilgrimage to Hannō, Saitama Prefecture and Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Yama no Susume Second Season.

@cairn07 made a pilgrimage to Hannō, Ikebukuro and Shinjuku for Yama no Susume Second Season.