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 culture tourism and place-based engagement induced by the use of real locations in show settings.
Media and General Interest
Anime Seichijunrei “Book” Sale (アニメ聖地巡礼“本”即売会) released the list of exhibitors for the second convening of the event, held May 25 at Tokyo City Eye Performance Zone. The meeting will again feature traditionally published and self-published books and magazines about anime pilgrimage, and talks by prominent contents tourism researchers and writers. Media coverage: Dream News