Friday, January 15, 2016

Animate Nipponbashi - Non Non Biyori

While I visited Animate Nipponbashi I saw that they had moved the Non Non Biyori exhibition I also saw in Animate Akihabara here, so I took some pictures.

Outside the store they had this neat illustration with the mascots of Animate, C-labo, Melonbooks and Lashinbang which are all located in the building.

The Non Non Biyori bus stop setup inside the store.

They had Renge's teru teru bōzu costume here.

Renge's bike and cardboard cutouts of some of the characters.

The walls had images from the anime here too.

The Komari cardboard cutout was in a different place than the others. I also saw the Hotaru one, but it was in the area where you weren't allowed to take pictures.

Lots of goods for sale.

Renge towel hood.

For some reason you were allowed to take pictures of the keyframe drawings here.

So here's some closeups of the keyframe drawings.

Model sheets.

Manga covers and illustrations.

The noticeboard where you could hang notes.

Closeup of some of the notes.

A desk where you could write notes. There were also a folder with storyboards.

Some of the storyboards.

The same not for sale goods display here too.

I bought Renge and Gu phone straps and got another free postcard. In this picture is also some Renge pushies I won from an UFO catcher ^_^

No location map since it's no longer there.

This location was visited on 2015/11/06.

Non Non Biyori anime official website

Namco Nipponbashi Chara Pop Stores 2015

While I were in Osaka I visited the Namco Nipponbashi arcade and saw they had some temporary Haikyuu and Gangsta Chara Pop stores there so I took some pictures.

Some Haikyuu cardboard cutouts.

Lots of goods for sale.

The cashier area.

Gangsta cardboard cutouts.

Some chibi ones.

Gangsta lottery goods.

No location map since it's no longer there.

This location was visited on 2015/11/06.

Haikyuu official website
Gangsta anime official website

K-On - OP Locations

The last K-On locations I visited this time were 2 places shown in the OP for the first season.

Image from S1E1 - 03m02s

This is at the Kamogawa delta where Kamo River and Takano River meet.

View of the whole area. I've been here before and taken some pictures for the café seen in The Eccentric Family of course.

Image from S1E1 - 03m00s

Here's a location I've not been before though, the old aqueduct at Nanzen-ji Temple.

Full view of the old aqueduct. I've marked the path from the river delta to this temple in the map below.

Location map:

These locations were visited on 2015/11/01, 2015/11/05 and 2015/11/06.

Nanzen-ji Temple official website

Special thanks to the ones who went here before:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

K-On - Imamiya Shrine

At the end of episode 7 of the first season of K-On we see the K-On members going on a new years shrine visit. I went and visited the same shrine called Imamiya Shrine. The closest bus stop is Imamiyajinja-mae.

Image from S1E7 - 19m30s

The main shrine building.

Image from S1E7 - 19m46s

The wall here doesn't match in real life.

Image from S1E7 - 19m55s

View towards the praying area.

Image from S1E7 - 20m10s

Closeup of the wall that doesn't match.

Image from S1E7 - 20m23s

Sawako tying up her omikuji fortune note.

Image from S1E7 - 20m26s

Closeup of the fortune tying area.

Image from S1E7 - 20m30s

One of the Suzu bells at the shrine.

Image from S1E7 - 21m07s

Shrine rooftop.

They had an ema hanging place here of course.

Where I found some K-On ema. Not sure what Juggernaut got to do with K-On though...

And this Yoshinoya-sensei Hidamari Sketch ema. Miyu Matsuki had passed away a few days earlier so it was sad to see this one ;_;

Location map:

This location was visited on 2015/11/05.

Shrine official website

Special thanks to the ones who went here before: