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Have you ever seen somewhere you've visited (or maybe lived) in an anime?

I've just watched the first episode of Little Witch Academia and thought "Hmmm that street looks familiar..."

When Atsuki is walking up the street after leaving the station she's actually walking up Glastonbury High Street (in the UK) and the Blue Note Café on the left is there in real life.

When she's reading her guide she's sat in front of the remains of Glastonbury Abbey which is actually at the lower end of the High Street.

Some people may well recognise the Leyline Terminal as Glastonbury Tor. When we see Atsuki plodding up the hill to the Leyline Terminal the hills on the horizon is are those above Compton Dundon and when Lotte appears, in the background, the town you can see is Street (near Glastonbury) and to the left is Blagdon Hill near Taunton. If they'd just panned round a bit I could have seen the hills at the back of my house!

If you ever visit Glastonbury you'll genuinely see plenty of people who look just like Sucy.

BTW, Arcturus Forest is a dead-ringer for Wistman's Wood on Dartmoor, only the real place is much smaller and less dangerous but is definitely a magical place to visit and worth the trek across the moor.

So - have you recognised in an anime somewhere you've visited or lived?
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Well, I've been to Japan a couple of times so there are quite a few places I recognize.

As for where I actually live though? No, I can't say that I have.
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Posted 3/20/17
Sort of? Kind of? I mean Yuri from Yuri on ice trained in a city I am familiar with, but I haven't actually seen it, been to it, or even heard of it before.
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The only place the comes to mind is Washington D.C. when I was watching Eden of the East.
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locations in America, yes.
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In Death Note, if I remember correctly, there was a part that took place in Washington DC.
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A couple of Yuri!!! On Ice locations.
I used to live in Michigan, and have been here:

That's the Ambassador Bridge in the background, which connects Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. I've driven over it many times. There's a street in front of where Yuri and Celestino are standing (You don't see it in that shot). I've driven down that street.

The skate arena Yuri and Phichit trained in Detroit (actually Bloomfield Hills, a Detroit suburb) is just a couple miles from where I went to graduate school. Here's a selfie of Phichit and Yuri in front of it (I think it's in ep. 11).
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I remember cracking open an issue of Comic Earth Star (or rather, the very first issue of that magazine I had ever read) and flipping to the manga on the cover. There was a two page spread of a place like, 5 minutes away from me. It was like, "Whoa, I was just there!" (It was Egota Station from Tokyo Cycle Girl, in case you're wondering.)

Other than that, I was a little surprised when I saw pictures of Minami Cycling Club and was able to recognize some of the places in Yokohama and around the Miura Peninsula. Gabriel Dropout is set in Hamamatsu as well, which is a place I've spent a bit of time at. I haven't watched either yet, was planning to marathon Gabriel but I guess I have another to watch.

I specifically went to Shirakawa-gou, the village that Higurashi is based on, for anime tourism, and I was around Takayama for a Hyouka promotion with the local railroad (that one was coincidence, though). Ikebukuro I hung out in more because it's like a third Akiba, though I did recognize some places from Durarara and ate at the restaurant where Shizuo got tazered.

... Kanda Myoujin, the Love Live shrine (then by extension, Akiba). Nakano, of course. There are other places, but I can't really remember them.
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Posted 3/21/17 , edited 3/21/17
Yes. Plenty of places.

I took the picture before the anime aired.


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I think I've seen New York, Chicago, London, and San Francisco show up in anime. I think it's pretty common for locations outside of Japan to be drawn by people who haven't been there, so they mostly just get the big recognizable landmarks right.
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Posted 3/21/17
Yes, I suppose so, though the place where I lived was very early in my life.
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Posted 3/21/17
Google maps can help. Black Relic from year, there is an actual dam in Jappan where the plot takes place and it looks like a dead ringer with a few modification to make it look different.
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Posted 3/21/17
Not yet but many of the animes set in Japan just makes me want to visit it. And someday i will.
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Like other people said, I've been to D.C., as shown in Death Note. I've been to Rome (shout out to those who remember Campione!), Tokyo, Chiba (see 95% of anime ever). I live in New York, which I believe was the setting of Baccano. I assume Berlin was shown in at least one anime, and if not, I'll just count the capital of the Not German Empire, Berlun. Lastly, I am going to Kyoto next month, with trips to Nara and Osaka, and I'll have a 12 hour layover in Tokyo, so I will be going to Kawasaki.
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I have been to the outside of the White House, as seen in Eden of the East, I think that's about it.
Unless I can count Five Guys in general, rather than the specific Five Guys in Dulles airport depicted in Jormungand.

Maybe some day I'll go to Kobe to see the Fate/Stay Night locations.

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If they'd just panned round a bit I could have seen the hills at the back of my house!

How cool would that be to see your house in an anime!


If you ever visit Glastonbury you'll genuinely see plenty of people who look just like Sucy.

Sucy is my favorite, now I think I'll have to look for a dead ringer if I ever visit.
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