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    Wednesday November 14, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

    Check out the real-world locations of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

    Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai does such a great job portraying the picturesque island of Enoshima that I just had to head down there myself, and track down all of the anime’s locations. Check out well over 50 anime to real life comparison images in this article alone, and see how well the show’s locations stack up to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump!

  • Tuesday October 23, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life – Zombie Land Saga’s Plot to Save Saga Is Ingenious

    Check out the real-world locations of ZOMBIE LAND SAGA

    ZOMBIE LAND SAGA’s plan to revive some of the country’s most beloved idols and entertainers, to have them promote Saga Prefecture as "regional idols" is as hilarious as it is ingenious. The show does a lot to promote Saga Prefecture, and we’re here to help, by showing you all the real-world places that have been featured in the show so far. Just hit the jump for more!

  • Tuesday October 16, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life - Onomichi Is the Town Between the Sky and Sea

    Check out the real-world locations of Between the Sky and Sea

    With faithfully depicted real-life locations, the city of Onomichi hopes to reel in a few tourists hooked on the space fishing anime Between the Sky and Sea. See how well the show’s locations stack up to their real-world counterparts, right after the jump!

  • Friday September 14, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life – The "Hawaii of Japan" Is the Perfect Setting for Harukana Receive [Part 2]

    Check out more of the real-world locations of Harukana Receive

    While summer is finally coming to an end for us, the Okinawan sun is still scorching hot in Harukana Receive, as the grand finale between the Harukana and the Éclair pair is under way. The tournament takes place at a beach, which is just as beautiful in real life as it is portrayed in the anime. So, check out these and many new real-world comparisons from Harukana Receive, right after the jump!

  • Tuesday August 21, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life – A Holmes of Kyoto Pilgrimage Is the Perfect Way to See Kyoto

    Check out the real-world locations of Holmes of Kyoto

    Holmes of Kyoto isn’t only about appraising antique vases and invaluable paintings; it’s just as much an anime about the historic city itself. From dozens of iconic temples to beautiful restaurants atop waterfalls, take a look at all the best real-life locations that Kyoto has to offer. And does Holmes’ antique shop exist in real life? Find out after the jump!

  • Tuesday August 7, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life: See How ISLAND’s Urashima Looks in Real Life [Part 2]

    Take another look at the real-world locations of ISLAND

    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!

  • Tuesday July 31, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life – The "Hawaii of Japan" Is the Perfect Setting for Harukana Receive

    Check out the real-world locations of Harukana Receive

    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!

  • Monday July 9, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life: ISLAND

    Lasst euch vom Inselfieber packen und bestaunt die realen Orte von ISLAND

    Urashima ist der perfekte Schauplatz für ein spannendes Inseldrama. Wunderschöne Sandstrände, kristallklares Wasser und überall mysteriösen Statuen, die den berühmten Moai der Osterinsel ähneln. Dies hört sich alles fast zu gut an um wahr zu sein, doch die Insel gibt es wirklich. Seht euch hier all die Real-Life Vergleiche der ersten Folge von ISLAND an!

  • Tuesday July 3, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life: ISLAND’s Urashima Is Based on Japan’s Own Easter Island

    Check out the real-world locations of ISLAND

    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!

  • Tuesday June 12, 2018
  • The Best of Two Years of "Anime vs. Real Life"

    Check out the very best anime locations that “Anime vs. Real Life” has to offer

    “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!

  • Tuesday June 5, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life: The Steins;Gate 0 Locations of Our World Line

    Check out the real-world locations of Steins;Gate 0

    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!

  • Tuesday May 22, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life: Tour the Real-Life World of Comic Girls!

    Check out the real-world locations of Comic Girls

    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!

  • Tuesday May 15, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life: More than the Horses in Umamusume: Pretty Derby Is Real!

    Check out the real-world locations of Umamusume: Pretty Derby

    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!

  • Tuesday May 1, 2018
  • Anime vs. Real Life: Amanchu! ~Advance~ Real Life Locations Will Get You in the Summer Spirit

    Check out the real-world locations of Amanchu! ~Advance~

    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!

  • Tuesday April 24, 2018
  • You Don't Have to Be Psychic to Find HINAMATSURI's Real-World Locations

    Check out the real-world locations of HINAMATSURI

    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!