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
Mask donation to Numazu
Chinese fans of Love Live! Sunshine!! organized a donation of 10,000 masks to Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture. Numazu is one of the most popular seichijunrei destinations among visitors from China. Media coverage: Kotaku