22/7 ナナブンノニジュウニ

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.

Current Season Pilgrimage

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture for Koisuru Asteroid Episode 10.

@fureshima2223 (post 2, post 3) and @hiro_senritu (post) made pilgrimages to Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture for Koisuru Asteroid Episode 4.

@nadukari_h made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Narusawa and Minobu, Yamanashi Prefecture for Heyacamp Episode 10.

@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture for Heyacamp Episode 2.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage (post 2, post 3, post 4) to Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture for Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara.

@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Hamamatsuchō and Kaigan, Minato Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Ren’ai Zunōsen.

@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to (post 1, post 2) Minobu and Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture for Yurucamp.

@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Koganei, Tokyo Metropolis for Idolmaster SideM.

@TomVernon20 made a pilgrimage to Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecuture for Tsuki ga Kirei.

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2, post 3) to Kyoto for Uchōten Kazoku.

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage to Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture for Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!

@kazupi made a pilgrimage to Cheverny, France for Dantalian no Shoka.

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage to Kōbe, Hyōgo Prefecture for Hanasaku Iroha.

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage to Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture for K-On!

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage to (post 1, post 2) Nishinomiya and (post 3) Kōbe, Hyōgo Prefecture for Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu.