Anime Pilgrimage #10: IDOLiSH7

Last year in July, I made a two-part pilgrimage of the idol anime, IDOLiSH7. The first part focuses on the locations coming from the main series, and Tokyo Skytree Town from the spin-off anime, IDOLiSH7: Vibrato. Part 1. Shibuya-Shinjuki Yoyogi The main location of the series. This is also where the Takahashi Productions office located. Although […]

Location Analysis: The Millionaire Detective

Detailed analysis of locations for Millionaire Detective (富豪刑事) – Balance: Unlimited. The locations were being pinpointed through anime scene details, Google Maps and transits. This article is made for comparative research purposes and guide for reader’s future pilgrimage (聖地巡礼). episode 1: “I Came, I Saw, I Sponsored” episode 2: “Love Does Much, Money Does Everything” episode 3: […]

Anime Pilgrimage #9: Tsuki Ga Kirei

I made a pilgrimage of Moon is Beautiful (月がきれい/Tsuki Ga Kirei) at Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture. Kawagoe is known by the tourist as the “Little Edo” near Tokyo and also, a popular location for seichijunrei-sha.

Anime Pilgrimage #8: Given

While doing some exploration of the locations of Given using Google Street Maps, I decided to set off and visit personally the actual places featured in the anime. Most of the location were found along the Odakyu Line from Shinjuku Station. 

Anime Pilgrimage #7: Bungou Stray Dogs

I rode Minatomirai Line from my previous pilgrimage article for Bungou Stray Dogs, where most of the major locations were located. In this trip, I rode JR Negishi Line to get to some of the minor locations of the series.

Anime Pilgrimage #6: Garden of Words

It’s rainy season in Tokyo and it inspired me to do a pilgrimage for Garden of Words (言の葉の庭) at Shinjuku Gyoen National Park. Since the movie was aired way back 2013, even though were changes on the landscapes and infrastructures inside the park but it still gives off a similar atmosphere during the time I watched this […]

Anime Pilgrimage #4: Sarazanmai Map Pre-distribution Event

Following the finale episode of Sarazanmai, a pre-distribution event for 舞台探訪 (scene exploration) map was held at Sumida Park Riverside Gallery last Saturday. It was actually a good opportunity to revisit the locations with other Sarazanmai fans.

Anime Pilgrimage #3: Bungou Stray Dogs

The first time I did a pilgrimage for Bungou Stray Dogs, it was only a casual pilgrimage with a friend with only a faint memory from the first season. My friend had already followed to the latest updates of the series therefore I can’t keep up the excitement similar as hers when walking around the Yokohama. […]

Location Analysis: Bungou Stray Dogs

There will be instances where the anime setting isn’t exactly looked like on the actual location due to lack of aesthetic or has a need to fit in on a certain scene. As for Bungou Stray Dogs, some of its settings were based from multiple sites around Yokohama or even outside the main stage. After […]


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