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
@sky_dj_ made pilgrimages to (post 1) Narusawa for Heyacamp Episode 10; (post 2) Ichikawamisato for Episode 11; (updated post) Minobu for Episode 12 (all Yamanashi Prefecture).
@nadukari_h made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Minobu, Yamanashi Prefecture for Heyacamp Episode 12.
@teo_imperial made a cherry blossom pilgrimage to Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture for Koisuru Asteroid Episode 7.
@fureshima2223 made a pilgrimage to Shimotsuma, Ibaraki Prefecture for Koisuru Asteroid Episode 3.
@nadukari_h made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Amakusa and Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture for Natsunagu! Episode 10 through Episode 12.
Past Season Pilgrimage
@teo_imperial made a cherry blossom pilgrimage to Higashimurayama, Tokyo Metropolis for Joshi Kōsei no Mudazukai.
@york21c made a pilgrimage (post 5) to Uji, Kyoto Prefecture for Gekijōban Hibike! Euphonium: Chikai no Finale.
@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage (post 8, post 9, post 10, post 11, post 12, post 13) to Numazu and Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture for Love Live! Sunshine!! and Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow.
@Oveldas made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2, post 3) to Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture for Love Live! Sunshine!!
@teo_imperial made a cherry blossom pilgrimage to Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture for Tsuki ga Kirei.
@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Tari Tari.