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    Monday September 28, 2020
  • FEATURE: Anime vs. Real Life, The Real-World Locations of The God of High School

    Check out the real-life locations of The God of High School

    When Jin Mori is not dealing blows in the ring, you’ll probably find him jogging along the ancient city walls of Seoul, or simply strolling along the quaint Cheonggyecheon Stream. In this installment of Anime vs. Real Life, come on a virtual tour of all of the real-world locations of The God of High School, including the tournament venue itself. Hit the jump for more!

  • Monday August 10, 2020
  • FEATURE: Anime vs. Real Life: The Spirit of Anohana Still Lives on in the Town of Chichibu

    Check out the real-world locations of Anohana

    Trips to Japan are currently off the table for obvious reasons, but why not emulate the feeling of visiting one of your favorite anime locations, by following Wilhelm on his casual pilgrimage to the town of Chichibu? See how Anohana: The Flower That We Saw That Day’s most important location stack up to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump!

  • Tuesday June 30, 2020
  • Anime vs. Real Life: The Many Dark Alleys of SING "YESTERDAY" FOR ME

    Check out more of the real-world locations of SING "YESTERDAY" FOR ME

    In this installment of Anime vs. Real Life, check out almost 50 real-life comparison images from Doga Kobo’s superb character drama, SING "YESTERDAY" FOR ME’. From all of the show’s long and dark alleys, to all of Rikuo’s workplaces, see how the show’s locations stack up to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump!

  • Tuesday June 9, 2020
  • Anime vs. Real Life: Check out This Heartbreaking Your Lie in April Location

    See more of the real-world locations of Your Lie in April

    Train crossings have been a constant source of sorrow in anime, and that especially holds true for the beautiful Your lie in April. But where is that one heartbreaking train crossing and how does it look in real life? Find out after the jump!

  • Tuesday April 21, 2020
  • Anime vs. Real Life: The Somber Real-World Locations of SING "YESTERDAY" FOR ME’

    Check out the real-world locations of SING "YESTERDAY" FOR ME

    SING "YESTERDAY" FOR ME is an usual departure from Doga Kobo’s recent trademark colorful slice-of life formula, to a more grounded and somber character drama. And that also entails a bit of a shift in tone for the show's locations. So in this installment of Anime vs. Real Life, see how all of the show’s locations stack up to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump!

  • Tuesday April 7, 2020
  • Anime vs. Real Life: The Beautiful Locations of Your lie in April

    Check out the real-world locations that inspired the anime

    In this edition edition of Anime vs. Real Life, follow Wilhelm on a trip to the beautiful real-world locations of one of the best anime of recent years, Your lie in April! How well do the show’s locations stack up to their real-world counterparts? Find out right after the jump!

  • Tuesday March 24, 2020
  • Anime vs. Real Life: The Case Files of Jeweler Richard's Dazzling Ginza Locations

    Check out the real-world locations of The Case Files of Jeweler Richard

    Let’s leave the jewelry appraisal to professionals like Richard Ranasinghe de Vulpian, and let us instead appraise the real-life locations of The Case Files of Jeweler Richard in this edition of Anime vs. Real Life. How do the anime locations stack up to their real-world counterparts? Find out after the jump!

  • Tuesday March 10, 2020
  • Anime vs. Real Life: Discovering an Asteroid in Love in Kawagoe [Part 2]

    Check out even more real-world locations from Asteroid in Love

    Wilhelm recently traveled to Kawagoe to check out some of the more tucked away locations of this season’s charming slice-of-life anime, Asteroid in Love. And while he didn’t manage to excavate any special rocks, he did get to try the same cake as the girls in the anime. Hit the jump to see all of the anime vs. real-life comparison images!

  • Tuesday February 4, 2020
  • Anime vs. Real Life: Discovering an Asteroid in Love in Kawagoe

    Check out the real-world locations of Asteroid in Love

    While the members of the earth sciences club set out to discover an asteroid, Wilhelm sets out to find all the real-world locations the show Asteroid in Love has to offer. In this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, see how see how Asteroid in Love’s anime locations stack up to their real-life counterparts, right after the jump!

  • Tuesday December 24, 2019
  • Anime vs. Real Life: A Museum Further than the Universe

    Check out more real-world locations from A Place Further Than the Universe

    A Place Further Than the Universe was undoubtedly one of the best anime of recent years, and had some of the most interesting real-life locations in anime ever. In this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, follow Wilhelm on his trip to the Polar Science Museum in Tokyo, which was where Kimari and Shirase prepared for their big journey to Antarctica. See all comparison images right after the jump!

  • Tuesday December 10, 2019
  • Anime vs. Real Life: The Most Strange Location from a Silent Voice

    Check out the real-world locations of A Silent Voice!

    In this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, follow Wilhelm along on his trip to the stunning real-life locations of one of the biggest anime movies in recent years, the beautiful A Silent Voice. Serene bridges, gourd-draped train stations, and bizarre art installations, see some of the most unusual anime locations to date, right after the jump!

  • Tuesday December 3, 2019
  • Anime vs. Real Life: A Fateful Saekano Encounter!

    Check out these real-world locations of Saekano!

    Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Fine finally wraps up the story of the highly popular romance anime, but it looks like it’ll still be a little while until the movie heads overseas. So in order to shorten the wait just a little bit, take a look at some of the anime series’ best real-world locations in this edition of Anime vs. Real Life. Hit the jump for more than 70 real-life comparison images!

  • Friday November 22, 2019
  • Anime vs. Real Life: Does After School Dice Club’s Saikoro Club Actually Exist?

    Check out these real-world locations of After School Dice Club!

    Not only all of the board games featured in After School Dice Club are real, the show’s surprisingly good-looking locations are as well. So let’s roll the dice and see where we’ll end up in this edition of Anime vs. Real Life! Hit the jump to find out!

  • Tuesday October 29, 2019
  • Anime vs. Real Life: The Perfect Tokyo Day Trip with An Encouragement of the Climb

    Check out the real-world locations of Encouragement of Climb!

    Should you ever find yourself in Tokyo with a day to spare, consider heading out to Mt. Takao, one of the most iconic mountains to ever get featured in Encouragement of Climb. Get stunning views of picturesque mountain temples, boost your luck at several neat power spots, and retrace all of Aoi’s and Hinata’s steps. Does that sound interesting? Then hit the jump to find out more!

  • Tuesday October 15, 2019
  • Anime vs. Real Life: More Chihayafuru in Tokyo!

    Check out even more real-world locations of Chihayafuru!

    The sound of hands slapping the cold tatami mat floor, and cards wildly flinging through the air is getting louder and louder by the day. After six long years, Chihayafuru is finally getting its third season next week! So to get in the spirit of karuta again, let’s take a look at some more Tokyo based real-world locations from Chihayafuru. How do the show’s locations stack up to their real-life counterparts? Find out after the jump!