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

JR Yoyogi Station

The main location of the series. This is also where the Takahashi Productions office located. Although I haven’t seen yet the building identical to the office around this area.

Yoyogi Park

IDOLiSH7 did their profile shoot at Yoyogi Park for their website. Each of the member’s location started in front of NHK Broadcasting Center to Rose Garden.

Also at this park’s entrance from Meiji Jingu Shrine, they held their first live (with two teenager fans being introduced in the series).

Seibu Shinjuku Station

At the main entrance of Seibu Shinjuku Station facing Yunika Vision, they held their second live. The weather was similar to the series so it was a perfect day to shoot.

Part 2: Tokyo Skytree Town

Scenes located at the Tokyo Skytree Town came from episode 3-4, The Entangled Man (巻き込まれた男), where Nagi, Nikaido and Tamaki was visiting Tokyo Skytree before attending TRIGGER’s concert.​

First Snaps in Tokyo (Recap from 2020)

Kon’nichiwa from Tokyo!

After months on adapting Japan’s culture and lifestyle, I could finally share to you some my snaps I had from these past few months.

It’s already been two years since I wrote this introduction. Within the period, I made friends, discovered new hobbies, and still continues to learn Japan’s culture and lifestyle. Since I moved my blog from weebly subdomain to my own domain, why not make a recap from my first snaps in Tokyo.

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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).

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Spring Diary 2020: Sakura and Snow

Late night of March 28, I checked my weather app and surprised to see snow forecast tomorrow morning. Surprised since I will be forecasted to fall in the middle of sakura season in Tokyo.

I woke up around 8AM on March 29 cause I feel like freezing inside my room. I turned my heater on and opened my window to see the situation outside. Once again, I was surprised on a heavy snow coating my neighbors rooftop.

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PRODUCE 101 JAPAN: International Fan Diary

September 3. I woke up and done my usual morning routine when I stumble upon a video passing in my Twitter timeline. And I never would have thought that PV of ツカメ〜It’s Coming〜 could change my fangirling experience.

I am a Kpop fan who watches Produce 101. Every time they releases the theme song, I easily get excited and checks who might be my pick for this season however to my surprise, they didn’t caught me and I sometimes dropped in the middle of the show and wait for the debut group lineup. On the other hand, PRODUCE 101 JAPAN got me and become emotionally attached to the trainees and to my 1pick.

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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 movie way back.

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