Anime vs. Real Life - Every grand journey needs to start somewhere, even when the destination is Antarctica. And in the case of A Place Further Than the Universe, the journey starts in Gunma Prefecture. See how the show’s locations stack up to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump!
Anime vs. Real Life - Did Laid-Back Camp awaken the adventurous camper in you? Did you immediately want to set up camp in the great outdoors after watching the show’s first episode? Do you want to see the same gorgeous scenery that Rin and Nadeshiko got to see? Well, there’s just the place for you! Find out after the jump!
Anime vs. Real Life – Anime-Gataris’ episode about anime pilgrimages motivated Wilhelm to dive even deeper into the subject matter of his column, prompting him to put together a comprehensive overview of the growing trend. So with the help of Anime-Gataris, learn everything there is to know about anime pilgrimages, and also get a glimpse of the GIRLS und PANZER locations in real life. Hit the jump for more!
Anime vs. Real Life – In this week’s installment, Wilhelm takes an in-depth look at Aqours’ rural hometown, the lovely Uchiura. Learn how Love Live! Sunshine!! turned its run-down real life setting into one of anime tourism’s biggest success stories in recent years. And as always, see how the show’s beautiful locations stack up to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump! Yousoro~
Anime vs. Real Life – In this week’s installment, Wilhelm takes an in-depth look at the destination of Aqours' recent trip, the northern port town of Hakodate. From a massive star-shaped fort to long picturesque slopes to historic warehouses and, arguably, Japan’s most spectacular night view, Love Live! Sunshine!! really managed to show off all of Hakodate’s most beautiful sights. But do they look just as wonderful and spectacular in real life? Find out after the jump! Yousoro~
Anime vs. Real Life – The terrific March comes in like a lion is back this season with more of its gorgeous and visually striking painterly backgrounds, accurately depicting some smaller and unknown corners of Tokyo. But how does Shaft’s distinctive visual style influence the real-life locations featured in the show? Find out after the jump!
Anime vs. Real Life – When it comes to the real-world setting of this season’s wacky workplace comedy, BLEND-S, only one spot in Japan seems appropriate—one that instantly evokes images of countless anime stores, game shops, and maid cafés. Of course, Akihabara! Find out if Café Stile actually exists and how the anime’s backgrounds compare to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump!
Anime vs. Real Life – It’s high time to take another look at the real-world locations of URAHARA, as it seems like the Scoopers are just about to steal Harajuku’s most famous landmarks. How do the show’s locations stack up to their real-world counterparts? Find out after the jump!
Anime vs. Real Life – The organizers of the twelfth Zodiac War have erased all traces of mankind from central Tokyo, in order to ensure an unhindered and brutal all-out battle royal between the beastly warriors. How does Juni Taisen’s deserted version of Tokyo compare to the real deal? Everybody, clap your hands and hit the jump to find out!
Anime vs. Real Life – Try your luck in this unique quiz about anime locations! Can you identify an anime just by looking at a picture of its real-world inspiration? Hit the jump and give it your best shot!
Anime vs. Real Life – Wilhelm recently had the chance to partake in the seventh Yuwaku Bonbori Festival; a festival that has no historic roots, but was instead inspired the anime Hanasaku Iroha. Learn how the unique event came to be and see how the real-life festival compares to its anime inspiration, right after the jump!
Anime vs. Real Life – Wilhelm recently ventured out of Harajuku’s most prominent shopping areas, deep into the hidden Harajuku, called Urahara, which is the setting for this season’s trendy and chic URAHARA. How do the show’s locations stack up to their real-world counterparts? Find out after the jump!