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.
Current Season Pilgrimage
@nadukari_h made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Ichikawamisato, Yamanashi Prefecture for Heyacamp Episode 11.
@Roan_Inish made a pilgrimage to Ginza, Chūō Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T Episode 8.
@626shin made a pilgrimage to Sendagi and Yayoi, Bunkyō Ward, Tokyo Metropolis; Kuki, Saitama Prefecture for Koisuru Asteroid Episode 8.
@fureshima2223 made a pilgrimage to Kawagoe and Fujimino, Saitama Prefecture for Koisuru Asteroid Episode 3.
@Surwill published a Street View tour of locations in Nishiwaseda and Takadanobaba, Shinjuku Ward; Ginza, Chūō Ward (all Tokyo Metropolis) for Hōsekisho Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei.
Past Season Pilgrimage
@york21c made a pilgrimage (post 3, post 4) to Uji, Kyoto Prefecture for Gekijōban Hibike! Euphonium: Chikai no Finale.
@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4, post 5, post 6, post 7) to Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture for Love Live! Sunshine!! and Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow.
@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture for Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai.
@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Tokyo Station for Yōjo Senki.
@Roan_Inish made a pilgrimage to Harajuku Station for Sōshin Shōjo Matoi.
@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture for Kabukimonogatari.
@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture for Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei.
@mo_om921 made a pilgrimage to Tokyo Joshi Daigaku in Zenpukuji, Suginami Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Toki o Kakeru Shōjo.