Experiencing Numazu: The city that lives and breathes Love Live! Sunshine!! (Part 3)

NavigationPart 1 (Awashima, escape room game, Uchiura East)Part 2 (Uchiura West, city center, harbor in detail)Part 3 (shops, Awashima Hotel, Izu-Mito Sea Paradise, school + resources) A return, and filling the gaps: June 2019 In June 2019, I managed to return to Japan for just a couple weeks, with impeccable timing—I was able to catch … Continue reading Experiencing Numazu: The city that lives and breathes Love Live! Sunshine!! (Part 3)

Experiencing Numazu: The city that lives and breathes Love Live! Sunshine!! (Part 2)

NavigationPart 1 (Awashima, escape room game, Uchiura East)Part 2 (Uchiura West, city center, harbor in detail)Part 3 (shops, Awashima Hotel, Izu-Mito Sea Paradise, school + resources) Getting to know the city over two full days: September 2018 Well, it turns out my March visit wasn't enough for me. I ended up going again. First some … Continue reading Experiencing Numazu: The city that lives and breathes Love Live! Sunshine!! (Part 2)

Experiencing Numazu: The city that lives and breathes Love Live! Sunshine!! (Part 1)

NavigationPart 1 (Awashima, escape room game, Uchiura East)Part 2 (Uchiura West, city center, harbor in detail)Part 3 (shops, Awashima Hotel, Izu-Mito Sea Paradise, school + resources) Sometimes a town being featured in an anime is fairly significant for the location in question. Anime tourism has grown, and pilgrims bring money and may invigorate places that … Continue reading Experiencing Numazu: The city that lives and breathes Love Live! Sunshine!! (Part 1)

Visiting Clannad locations in Hamura, Mizuho… and Setagaya

(This report includes snapshot-like descriptions of story events to help connect locations to anime scenes, but no major spoilers.) I love Clannad. It would thus be natural for me to want to visit the Japanese city it's set in. While the original 2004 visual novel doesn't really provide townscape views, Kyoto Animation's anime adaptation located … Continue reading Visiting Clannad locations in Hamura, Mizuho… and Setagaya

[Translation] Pre-Kōhaku Kinchan interview on Yahoo News

The following is a translation of an article published on Yahoo News in the last days of 2018. It features an interview with Kanako Takatsuki (nickname Kinchan), the voice actress playing Hanamaru Kunikida in the Love Live! Sunshine!! project. The original article is no longer available on Yahoo News, but it has been reposted to … Continue reading [Translation] Pre-Kōhaku Kinchan interview on Yahoo News