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

Part 3 of 3 in my Numazu series. This final part recounts my return to Numazu in June 2019 and has a bit less focus on anime comparisons and more on the various Sunshine-associated shops. Notable new locations featured are the Awashima Hotel on a lunch tour and the Izu-Mito Sea Paradise itself. There’s also a bit more on central Numazu and Uchiura, including a closer look at the school. This visit was different in that I was traveling together with others from the European Love Liver community. Continue reading

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

Part 2 of 3 in my Numazu series. This second part recounts my most comprehensive Numazu visit, when I stayed there for two full days in September 2018 and got to know the city better. It includes detailed pilgrimages in Uchiura west of the Izu-Mito Sea Paradise tunnel (school, Bentenjima Shrine, etc.) and in Numazu Harbor as well as more of central Numazu. Some shops associated with Love Live! Sunshine!! but not featured in the anime are also highlighted. Continue reading

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

Part 1 of 3 in my Numazu series. This first part recounts my visit to Numazu in March 2018, where I participated in the “Escape from the Solitary Island’s Aquarium: Take Back the Lost Treasure!” game on the island of Awashima. Additionally, I visited locations seen in the anime on Awashima, and briefly those in central Numazu and in Uchiura east of the Izu-Mito Sea Paradise tunnel (Mito Beach etc.). Continue reading