From ancient Greek baths to mundane streets, ISLAND takes us all over its beautiful setting, the island of Niijima. How do the show’s locations compare to their real-world counterparts, and what’s the best way to get to this island paradise south of Tokyo? Find out after the jump!
There just couldn’t have been a more perfect setting for a summer anime about beach volleyball than the "Hawaii of Japan." Harukana Receive takes us to the beautiful beaches of the tropical Okinawa, all of which are real! See how the show’s locations stack up to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump!
Urashima is a remote island with endless white sand beaches, azure water, and mysterious moai-like stone statues. The island seems too beautiful to be real, basically straight out of an anime, but the island does in fact exist in real life. Learn about Japan’s own Easter Island and see how the anime’s locations stack up to their just as breathtaking real-world counterparts, right after the jump!
“Anime vs. Real Life” celebrates its two year anniversary today! This means that it’s high time to take a look back at the most spectacular, interesting, and simply beautiful real-world locations that anime have introduced us to over the past two years. Check out real-world locations from Flying Witch to Izetta: The Last Witch, all after the jump!
In Steins;Gate 0, Akihabara is a relatively gloomy place that at times feels almost desolated. But in reality, the anime-centric shopping district is quite the opposite. Want to see how the anime’s version differs from the real deal, and find out if Faris’ maid café and Ruka’s shrine actually exist? All that and more after the jump!
Abababa?! In this week’s installment of Anime vs. Real Life, we’ll take a look at the real-world locations of Comic Girls. Does the girl’s dormitory actually exist? Is that really the Houbunsha headquarters? Where’s a great place to buy art supplies for manga artists, and where is Kaos from? Find out all of this and more after the jump!
Saddle up! This week’s edition of Anime vs. Real Life is going to take a look at the real-world racecourses of Umamusume: Pretty Derby, an anime that’s tied to reality a lot closer than it would let on at first glance. Hit the jump for more!
Anime vs. Real Life – Summer has come early this year thanks to the start of Amanchu! ~Advance~, so get in the summer spirit by taking a look at the show’s beautiful real-world coastal locations. Does the Amanchu dive shop actually exist? Find out here! Whoop!
Anime vs. Real Life – HINAMATSURI has got it all. Great humor, wacky characters, high production values, and on top of that, some really cool real-world locations. See how they look in real life, and also find out why a show’s locations are a good indicator for its anime studio’s whereabouts. Hit the jump for more!
Anime vs. Real Life – Learn how famed director Kenji Kamiyama came to choose the locations that inspired the main setting of his latest film, Napping Princess, which blurs the line between the real world and the dream world. And see how the anime’s locations compare to their real-life counterparts, right after the jump!
Can’t get enough of the bitter-sweet yuri drama citrus? Well, get your weekly dose of vitamins by taking a look at the real-world locations that inspired the show. Where did Yuzu’s date with Matsuri take place in real life? What was the venue of the anime’s romantic finale? Find out after the jump!
Anime vs. Real Life – It’s time for another belly-filling ramen pilgrimage, as Wilhelm tries out another one of the real life restaurants from Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles. This time he heads to the alleged birthplace of ramen, Asakusa. See how the show’s ramen compare to the real thing, right after the jump!