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
Butaitanbou dōjinshi in Kyoto Shimbun
Butaitanbou-sha Ebisu (夷 @ye_bi_su) was interviewed for the September 18 print edition of the Kyoto Shimbun for his Hibike! Euphonium themed dōjinshi, which delve deeply into Uji culture through interviews with local artisans, as well as discussion of Kyoto Animation production process.
— 夷（ゑびす）@宇治ユーフォ本通販中 (@ye_bi_su) September 18, 2019
Love Live! Sunshine!! Numazu seichijunrei
Shizuoka Daiichi TV program news every. Shizuoka (news every. しずおか) produced a segment on seichijunrei to Numazu for Love Live! Sunshine!! The broadcast includes footage from multiple locations, and interviews with fans on pilgrimages and local business owners.
Open the tweet in a new tab to see all the screencaps in the thread:
— 静かなる丘 (@Ken107Muro) September 13, 2019
— 曜千穂⛵️-NEXT→12/20・朱夏FCイベント (@81youchika417N) September 13, 2019
Current Season Pilgrimage
Past Season Pilgrimage
@fragments_sue made a pilgrimage to Nagasaki Minami High School (during the school’s cultural festival) in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture for Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara.