Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Love Live - Kanda

In addition to various Akihabara locations, Love Live also features some locations in nearby Kanda-Sudachō. Here's some pictures.

Image from S1E9 - 10m31s

Here you can see Shohei Bridge that crosses over Kanda River.

Image from S1E9 - 10m56s

Area to the left of the bridge.

Image from S2E8 - 13m16s

Kanda Post Office. I've marked the path from Shohei Bridge to this location in the map below.

Image from S2E8 - 12m59s

Opposite side of the street. I actually stayed at a hotel near this location last time I were here. When I later watched the anime I recognized the location immediately!

Location map:

This location was visited on 2015/05/14.

Steins;Gate - Shrine Building

Last time I visited Tokyo, I checked out the Steins;Gate Shrine Location. This time I decided to check out the shrine building itself. The shrine is Akiba Shrine, and is actually not located in Akihabara, but in Asakusa. One of the closest subway stations to this location is Inarichō Station.

Image from Episode 2 - 05m25s

The main shrine building.

Image from Episode 2 - 05m18s

Komainu statue.

Image from Episode 4 - 18m43s

And the purification font. The one at Yanagimori shrine actually looks more like the one in the anime.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2015/05/13.

Special thanks to the ones who went here before:

Monday, June 8, 2015

Tokyo Anime Center - Grisaia Anime

Tokyo Anime Center is an exhibition space on the fourth floor of the UDX Building in Akihabara. While I were there they had a Grisaia anime exhibit, so I took some pictures.

Posters outside the locale.

Cardboard cutouts of the characters.

And another one.

Shots from the show.

Some sketches as well.

And some more.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2015/05/12.

Tokyo Anime Center official website

Love Live - Shrine

In Love Live you can see Kanda Shrine where Nozomi works as a shrine maiden. I decided to visit it while in Akihabara.

Image from S2E1 - 16m24s

The side entrance to the shrine with all the stairs where the Love Live girls train.

Image from S1E2 - 11m49s

Closeup picture.

Image from S1E3 - 01m19s

The building to the left of Honoka in the picture.

Image from S1E5 - 01m14s

Closeup of the window. Love Live posters there in real-life.

Image from S2E1 - 21m13s

The main shrine building.

Image from S2E1 - 21m53s

The main gate and entrance.

Image from S2E10 - 19m50s

Lots of ema tablets.

Image from S2E10 - 21m15s

Many of them with anime pictures.

I also saw this Love Live truck while there.

It sold Love Live drinks and some goods.

No map since this is a famous tourist attraction.

This location was visited on 2015/05/12.

Kanda Shrine official website

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Steins;Gate - Akihabara Revisit

The last time I visited Japan I went to some Steins;Gate location in Akihabara. The new Radio Kaikan building wasn't finished yet, I only got a night shot at Hourin park and the beef bowl place was closed when I went. This time when I were in Akihabara I made sure to get some new pictures of all three.

Image from Episode 1 - 10m31s

The new Radio Kaikan building.

Image from Episode 7 - 19m22s

A day shot of Hourin park.

Image from Episode 14 - 17m06s

The beef bowl place. This time it was open.

Image from Episode 3 - 13m08s

Inside the place. This is the table that's in the same position as the one in the anime.

Image from Episode 18 - 10m27s

Clock and note on the wall.

Image from Episode 6 - 02m43s

And finally the beef bowl meal you can get at this place.

Check the location maps from my last visit.

These locations were visited on 2015/05/12.