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.
(宇宙よりも遠い場所 Sora Yorimo Tōi Basho)
Shōwa Kichi (昭和基地) was built in 1957 as a permanent research station on East Ongul Island, Antarctica.
Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4
I want to drive a snowcat!
(3月のライオン Sangatsu no Raion)
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!