After School Dice Club 放課後さいころ倶楽部

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.

Media and General Interest

Hibike! Euphonium Christmas concert
Uji City and Keihan Railway will host a Hibike! Euphonium themed Christmas concert featuring local community groups and high school ensembles on December 15 at the Uji City Cultural Hall. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Media coverage: @Press, Kyoto Cmex

Current Season Pilgrimage

@ye_bi_su made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for Hōkago Saikoro Club Episode 6 through Episode 9.

@tianlangxing made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Minami-rokugō and Minamiyukigaya, Ōta Ward; Minamitanaka, Nerima Ward; Ogikubo Hospital in Imagawa, Suginami Ward (all Tokyo Metropolis) for Hoshiai no Sora Episode 8 and Episode 9.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Yamato Station in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture for Kono Oto Tomare!

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture for Ahiru no Sora Episode 2 through Episode 10.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@fragments_sue made a pilgrimage aboard the Salvia Maru roundtrip between Tokyo and Kōzushima for Tenki no Ko.

@Surwill made a pilgrimage to Ōgaki, Yōrō and Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture for Koe no Katachi.

@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Nakano, Nakano Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Fate/Zero.

@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Odaiba, Tokyo Metropolis for The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls.

@ad_motsu made a pilgrimage to Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture for Natsuiro Kiseki.

@rica0867 made a pilgrimage to the Shōkei no Michi festival in Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture for Tamayura.

@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Slam Dunk.