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.
Future Season Pilgrimage
@nadukari_h made a pilgrimage to Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture for Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo PV.
Current Season Pilgrimage
@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Tabata Station in Kita Ward; Nozokizaka in Takada, Toshima Ward (both Tokyo Metropolis) for Tenki no Ko.
@nadukari_h made pilgrimages to Higashimirayama, Kodaira, Hachiōji, Setagaya Ward and Toshima Ward (all Tokyo Metropolis); Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture for Joshi Kōsei no Mudazukai Episode 9, Episode 10 and Episode 11.
@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Kodaira, Tokyo Metropolis for Joshi Kōsei no Mudazukai multiple episodes.
@rica0867 made a pilgrimage to Kamakura and Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture for Given.
Past Season Pilgrimage
Nijimen published an article (part 1, part 2) introducing pilgrimage locations in Asakusa, Taito Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Sarazanmai.
@Nagatoyukito5 made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2) to Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture for Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara.
@rica0867 made a pilgrimage to Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture for Sora to Umi no Aida.
@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Suwa, Nagano Prefecture for Yurucamp.
@_xckb made a pilgrimage to Otaru and Sapporo, Hokkaidō Prefecture for Sakurada Reset.
@Surwill made a pilgrimage to Tokyo for Chihayafuru.
@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Fujimizaka in Takada, Toshima Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Toki o Kakeru Shōjo.