The long-awaited third season of Chihayafuru is almost here, and soon we’ll be once again able to follow Chihaya on her path to becoming the queen of karuta. But in order to achieve that goal, she still has a lot of training ahead of her. So in this week’s installment of Anime vs. Real Life, let’s take a look at the real-life place where Chihaya is going to hone her karuta skills. Find out after the jump!
Time to wind down a bit before the grand finale of given by taking a look at some new real-life locations from the show. Check out all of Mafuyu’s favorite date spots in this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, and see how given’s anime locations stack up to their real-life counterparts! Hit the jump for more!
Anime vs. Real Life ventures outside of Japan for the first time in a very long time, as this special installment focuses on the unique setting of Sound of the Sky. The anime’s iconic mountaintop town of Seize, with its seemingly floating houses that spectacularly jut out over deep gorges, actually exists in real life! Where? Find out after the jump!
The few remaining mages from all over the world gather around Japan’s Lake Biwa to take part in the hard-fought GRANBELM tournament, just to have a shot at becoming the next princeps mage. So in this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, take a look at the real-world setting of GRANBELM, and see just where all the contestants prepare for their next big fight. Hit the jump for more!
In this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, see how given’s anime locations stack up to their real-life counterparts! From the studio where the band rehearses, to all the cool little musical supply shops, it’s not only the guitars in given that are real, the show’s locations all exist as well! Hit the jump for more!
In this installment of Anime vs. Real Life, follow Wilhelm on his trip to almost all of the gorgeous Laid-Back Camp locations that Yamanashi Prefecture has to offer, and check out well over a hundred anime vs. real-life comparison images. Not only are all of the anime’s locations real, also some of the show’s side-characters are as well! Find out more after the jump!
Asakusa and Kappabashi are the perfect setting for a show as bizarre and surreal as Sarazanmai. In this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, learn all about the famous temple district, as well as Tokyo’s number one kitchenware street, which is infested with kappas in real life. Hit the jump for more, dish!
Time to put your anime knowledge to the test! Can you identify the anime just by looking at a close-up of an automated ticket gate? Probably not, but you might as well try! Hit the jump and give it your best shot!
Domestic Girlfriend has really upped the ante in the last couple episodes, with one raunchy development after the next. So in this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, let’s take a look at where exactly all this drama unfolds, and see how the anime’s locations stack up to their real-life counterparts. Hit the jump to find out!
The moment of truth is almost here, as Haiji and his team is finally getting ready for the Hakone Ekiden, previewing the prestigious racecourse in the latest episode of Run with the Wind. So in this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, take a look at the show’s real-world locations, learn all about the relay race’s diverse stages, and hear Wilhelm’s thoughts on who should be running in which section of the Hakone Ekiden. All of that, after the jump!