Here's a Clannad comparison. Real life is pretty disgusting.
Man I fucking love god rays.
I was visiting a friend and we went out for breakfast at like six in the morning, just after dawn.
He lives a couple hundred meters from one of those swamp/lake things and the sun rays were ridiculous. Cool and calming. Makes me want to live near a swamplake.
Yeah, compare sceneries at twilight/night time with the same ones with a cloud covered post rain/grey sky to make the lighting and you will also feel that they are shit when compared to themselves.
I know i make sense.
Eh, it's just a poor exposure, a photo by a non-photog for the purposes of making a painting. If I had to take a wild guess, it was probably shot on a compact camera, and mid-aftenoonish, when the best light is usually early morning/sunset.
Lots of artists do similar things for studies, I've done them in painting class.
Same things going on here, these are just bad photos.
Japan is an island, heat exchange causes there to be a lot more humidity and thus clouds.
When are we going to have train station streaming again? /q/ killed it last time but it really should come back.
Rainy and gray doesn't preclude making good photos.
The dynamic range of the camera is low/mid-day light tends towards very dark shadows and bright highlights beyond the range of most cameras anyways, so the brightest things in the photo get blown out and sometimes the darkest things will just get crushed to black.
Look up ????. This user has nice stuff.
as aspie as this is... i cant help but have a sense of respect for this guy. i mean hes pursuing his passion, and doesnt give a shit what anyone thinks. what am i doing with my life? what meaning is there for me?
My favorite cat2525jp.
I'm just joking, man, I know firsthand socialism shit doesn't work. Still hate how people plaster the ads everywhere.
And some of the soviet architecture that wasn't intended for pleb dwelling was pretty fucking cool.
>And some of the soviet architecture that wasn't intended for pleb dwelling was pretty fucking cool.
Youd love Habitat 67
That's exactly what I thought of too.
The picture was taken before Ritsu finally attended the club's meeting with the student council.
>tfw looking out of a dirty confined plebbox on glorious achievements of communism towering in the distance
Why am i cringing?
Is it because of the obsession with realism and detail?
God forbid use a little imagination....
Did you ever design a location from scratch?
You need more than "little imagination" to do that, shit's hard and time consuming, when you need a shit ton of them and your thing is set in real world it would make more sense to just pick some good looking real locations.
Jewel of Russia's crown.
Because they haven't changed at all since the 50's and most actual learning goes on in supplementary schools, schools are mostly for bullying in Japan.
There's quite a lot of burtalism in Britian. It's always fascinated me and I find some of buildings to be quite attractive. I even wrote a protest letter to my MP when a local tower block was going to be demolished. I really wish a studio would make an anime with a brutalist estate setting, a lot of it does exist in Japan. WIXOSS nearly did. I think it could create a great atmosphere with stark weathered concrete, cold glass and hard steel.
And nerds seem to love it so why not.
It also adds to the realism of the show.
And Japan is a relatively small country, so using real life locations means 90% of your audience can actually go check the place out, which is always a good thing for promoting tourism, which is all smaller towns have going for them.
This is the entire point of Yama no Susume too, tourism campaigns to go to the mountains.
It isn't a huge part, but it does exist.
There were apparently news reports about Otaku pilgrimages after Haruhi and Lucky Star aired, don't know about any big ones like that that have happened recently.
>Anime industry share in GDP has exceeded 10 percent
Wow, that's a lot, and this is considering the fact that a lot of the shows are pandering to perverts.
Sometimes I wonder how cool it would be for my neighborhood to become the locale for a Chinese Cartoon.
Just looking around Odaiba and Shinjuku was pretty for me if only because of Digimon. It's really accurate for a kids show from 99.
Anon, it's impossible not to live a miserable life when living in the 3D world.
Is England anything like Kiniro Mosaic would have me believe?
No. No place is really like they're portrayed in the media because there are only so many iconic shots you can use.
Detroit is one of the only cities in the country that has areas that the police and other emergency vehicles refuse to go.
There are signs warning you before you enter those areas.
There are parts of Detroit which look like a normal city, the problem is that there has been a big outflow of both people and money, so there's a lot of abandoned property lying around.
That bad? This is exactly like my Shadowruns.
It is scary how the collapse of one industry can do this.
My Northern Strong and Free brother of Maple Syrupy descent.
It's now a K-ON! tourist attraction and used for shitty anime movies.
It wouldn't be a great location for an anime (anime about dealing drugs?), but it's undeniably aesthetic as fuck.
>It is scary how the collapse of one industry can do this.
While that definitely started the shit storm off with a bang the main reason Detroit is like how it is today is because it's citizens and the government refuse to step up and fix it.
The streets don't have to be littered with garbage, but they are, and no one is going to clean it.
>More than half of the owners of Detroit's 305,000 properties failed to pay their 2011 tax bills
>77 blocks in Detroit had only one owner who paid taxes in 2011
You can't make this up.
Some guy did a comparison thing not long ago showing street map photos from varying years. You can see entire neighbourhoods go from decent to shit to not even being there any longer in the span of 10 years or less.
Not to mention half the city hasn't paid their water bill so it's been shut off to them. Most of them either steal water from neighbours, bum it off friends or put buckets out for rain now.
It's not. The internet has been collectively jerking off over the ruins of Detroit for a couple years now and it's reached a point where it's the first thing everyone thinks of when urban decay or a post-apocalyptic theme comes up
It was kinda cheating, but also made sort of plausible in that the owner was a retired, well-off and reclusive side character. To create a reproduction might not be outside his means if he was fond of the design.
Oh absolutely, no disagreement here. There are whole cities in Siberia left virtually abandoned after the fall of the Soviet Union (and thus the disappearance of state0funded industry) but a combination of accessibility and familiarity have made Detroit the hottest location for destruction/poverty porn.
It always feels weird seeing things like this, any reference to animu or manga, IRL. All the strangers around me don't know my life basically revolves around it and some shitty little image board on the internet.
It feels weird, as an American, seeing things like this where Japanese look at London or other white people cities through their eyes. Even though I've never been there either, it is interesting seeing a place more familiar to me from the perspective of someone more alien to me.
Shinjuku park is easy moodo. But here we go anyway.
Try Hakone. I went there for the hot springs & other scenery. Before knowing it was Tokyo-3, the EVA stuff caught me off guard.
I must've looked like a complete retard in Tokyo. I took pics of milk tea and ice coffee cartons there. They're very expensive in NZ and you don't get them in 1L size.
I also got way too exited over getting those advertising tissues and something from the shotengai lottery.
Here's what it looks like in real life. Funny story behind this shot.
I sat down thinking it'd be as comfy as in garden of words. But with the other guy there it was a bit awkward; whatever, I can do this and it is relaxing! (there arent that many benches in Tokyo).
A minute later a couple being all lovey-dovey cam a long and we both left while spilling spaghetti.
Being from NZ I'm really bad at that. Gpt used to doing it by trips end though.
And being the second day, I was way too exited over something I've only seen in anime.
So it turns out I'm retarded and misremembered but it's still kind of odd
In my case it worked, made me want to hike up a mountain.
Turned out the closest thing to a mountain near me is 18 hours by train away, so I can't really go there on a whim and now I'm sad and frustrated.
Joshiraku went to plenty of IRL places. A few animu studios too.
Here's a photo of Yamada taking photos of London.
Two weeks. It was the only free time I had on me.
If you can avoid going in June/July due to humidity. Then do so (NZ doesnt have much humidity so results may vary).
Again in September/October due to typhoon season peak.
I once was lurking /lit/ and I came upon a thread that was some Anon basically storytiming scans of a rare English translated book he'd found. It was the account of a Japanese ambassador to America taking a tour of the country, starting with San Francisco. The whole thing was written by an aide to the Japanese ambassador and was intended to be published in Japan, so it's basically explaining a lot of American culture from the perspective of Japanese culture. Shit was fascinating.
You get used to the humidity even if there are summer rains. It's not southern Asia bad.
Shinjuku station is huge though. A kilometer in length, I think. I honestly couldn't tell when I exited the complex since it was so huge.
As a Canadian, trekking up the Nishinomiya mountain in August when it was 40C (probably 50C with the humidity) to take Haruhi photos was pure hell.
No wonder they build houses out of paper.
The whole trip cost around $5~$6K including airfare.
Some tips just for you anon:
>Rubbish bins, and public toilets are almost nowhere to be seen. Use convenience stores for toilets and rubbish bins are always next to vending machines.
>You can only withdraw money with gaijin cards from postoffice and 7-11 ATMs.
>Leave Akihabara and Shibuya for the last day, or you'll be carry a load of crap with you for the whole trip.
>Go to Tsukiji for breakfast. Most authentic sushi you'll ever get.
>Always, ALWAYS pick up those free maps they give to tourists. Google maps may not be entirely accurate. Especially outside of city-centers.
>The Tokyo Subway app is pointless because it doesn't take the above-ground trains into account.
>Shinjuku station is huge though. A kilometer in length, I think. I honestly couldn't tell when I exited the complex since it was so huge.
Try Kyoto station, it had not one, but two malls built into it and half of it was underground.
I grew up near some hills and climbing them was really damn cool.
It's pretty dumb that a cartoon made me want to go and climb them again, but there's none near my current location.
Thats not too bad. Id have to save a bit more but its worth it. Do you know how to speak japanese? I dont know any and thats something that always worries me, I wouldn't wanna be stranded not knowing how to communicate with anyone.
does anyone want to make a comment about how background art in both anime and manga is TRACED?
even the shittiest seasonal cliche harem anime with a shoestring budget has FUCKING AMAZING BACKGROUNDS.
Because it takes zero effort.
>Do you know how to speak japanese? I dont know any and thats something that always worries me
Yes. I can enter a conversation and talkabout what I do, where I'm from etc. Tough I'll never be able to write a PhD. thesis.
If you stay in Tokyo, you'll feel like your adventures have subtitles.
Another thing I forgot to tell you is don't stay at a capsule hotel.
Having to check-in and check-out your luggage everytime you want to get something is bothersome.
Why does everyone get so buttblasted about /pol/?
Dont we have enough fucking boogeymans?
I'm getting real tired of seeing people whine about it. Not even the guy or guys you were talking to either.
...and here is the the shot IRL.
I strongly recommend Shinjuku park even without the Garden of Word pilgrimage.
Nijou castle was beautiful too. The castle, palace and garden.
Just get a map and know where you want to go first. Most signs are in English letters. If you actually get lost, find a police booth. That's all their good for.
I hiked up Mt Fuji. Really nice scenery. It was kind of a pain in the ass preparing though since it was summer but cold on the mountain. Going down the ash trail was hilarious since my friends and I kept falling yet this one guy was skiing zigzags around us.
Because no one wants to talk about politics, be they fiscal, racial, or sexual, on the anime board. /pol/ is worse than tumblr about derailing discussions to be about such issues and, like the landwhales, no one wants to talk to them about it.
>Go make a drawn background from a photo and say that again.
The kind of effort it takes is basically "factory" effort, it takes time. Not "creative" effort. They're drawing from the objective part of their brain (recreating the image) and photoshop filters, not the creative part where they create from imagination.
Oh nice, hopefully by the time i do get to go Ill have learned some basic conversation skills.
Yeah that sounds like a huge hassle, especially since Ill be accumulating more luggage every time i go out, Ill be a regular tourist and buy everything
>That's all their good for.
it will be just like in our cartoons
But have those who complain consider the perspective that whining is more obnoxious than the posters themselves?
It's like fucks who complain about 4chan being anime-centrific.
Politics tend to overlap with a lot of things and every time a sperg burglar whines, it gets real fucking overbearing.
I dont know, it just seems silly that people getting monumentally butthurt about it. Its almost as if they're looking for an excuse to bitch.
It looks pretty nifty, but the movie was lackluster, imo.
Hostels are a nice alternative if you want to live cheaply.
I've stayed at the Ninja facility of http://khaosan-tokyo.com/en/index.html, in one of their cabins which is essentially like a capsule, but you can just lock your shit up in there or in the locker you get when you leave.
What you're doing is the same as calling people out for being "grammar nazis" when they tell someone off for using chatspeak. Yes, it contributes to derails, but if such behavior goes uncensured then it can be perceived as acceptable both by the poster and those who share similar proclivities.
Returned two weeks ago, I was there for 19 days.
The facilities were nice and I'd definitely recommend it if you don't want to spend too much money on housing (I think it was ~2300 jpy per night).
>Use convenience stores for toilets and rubbish bins are always next to vending machines.
Most vending machines only have bottle/can recycling bins next to them. Actual "garbage" bins are rare outside because Japanese generally aren't always stuffing their faces with food on the go, so they rarely have a reason to be holding trash outsides their homes or offices.
Saying it's the same as grammar naziing is quite the stretch. If someone is getting mad at something topical, its not the same as someone getting mad at grammatical mistakes.
I just think it's ironic that you have people worrying about board quality going "oh no not the politics", but then you have the same people likely shitposting in a waifu thread moments later.
It only makes me butthurt in turn and tired.
But then again, it is /a/ and through the years I've found that alot of posters here tend to bitch the loudest about crossboarding.
What is wrong with some people?
Never watched 5cms, but noted.
The romance genre is hard for me to relate to, anyhow, so that could explain why I dont appreciate the characteristic thematics as much.
Many convenience stores have actual garbage bins outside of them, even so you're a stupid foreigner when you're in Japan so you'll get away with throwing garbage in the recycle bins.
No, that's not why. The reason there are no public trash cans in Japan is because a couple years ago there was a scare where somebody put some sort of poison gas bomb in one of them in Tokyo and the whole country was rid of them after that because of knee jerk politics.
holy shit thats amazing! Yeah Ill definitely have to look into hostels there. Are you already planning your next trip back?
>took pictures of the town and houses, slapped a layer on them, and put them in the game
Everytime I see this in games I think of KS
Exactly this, I refuse to believe actual Japanese people would come to 4chan.
They come sometimes. They are mostly disgusted by our vapid posting style and childish antics. You'll find one or two regulars on /int/, although to be honest I think most of them are whites who just post from their Japanese IPs for attention.
Really? Futaba at least seems entertained from what I've seen.
Man you just need to appreciate wabi sabi son.
Just noticed that the image I posted isn't Futaba.
Schools with the stairs on the outside are the coolest shit.
I always forget that Academy City is supposed to be a giant part of Tokyo which was bordered and renovated. Especially with how often the old monorail was mentioned to still exist.
KyoAni makes real-life look so good in their shows.
Who wants to take a refreshing dip in the sea with squid girl?
I wonder which theme park did they use for inspiration for their next show.
People have probably already seen the images contain masses of locations used in K-ON, went to a few of the areas when I was on my first Japan trip last year. Each marker is a location I took a photos.
Will probably visit some more in September.
ha, stuff like this is maybe one in a million commieblocks.
What's up with that font they used for their names?
The whole advertisement is nice and colorful and fits with the overall show and then you get that shit font for their names.
There is no form of government that works as intended, because corruption happens.
Whether it is wrong fundamentally has yet to be proven, what has been proven is that a minority will consistently fuck things over for everybody every time. There have been no truly socialistic governments, just like there have been no truly capitalistic governments.
Generalizing either one is a waste of time. Rather than worrying about capitalist vs socialist, people should be trying to figure out a way to drive the corrupt old men out of power. It doesn't matter what government you have until you can do that much.
I'm so angry at myself for not going there, while staying directly on the other side of the alpine range in Matsumoto. I really should have at least to go through takayama when returning to Osaka from Matsumoto (would possibly have to go through northern tunnels and add a day or two). Oh well, next time!
All these pictures ever do to me is remind me that I never walked on these places and that my life was boring as hell.
As weeaboo as it may sound, it hurts my soul that I'll never walk in these as a highschool student either hoping his life could be more entertaining or be as normal as aliens and demons keep popping out of nowhere. On the other hand, they also keep me motivated for some reason. Like a goal I keep holding on to but know would never achieve.
Look what you do to me with these, /a/.
Wait. You can save up and go there for a brief moment just to savor the sense of compleation you'll experience when being at the same place your favorite characters occupied in 2D. It brings a whole new level to watching, when you can actually yell to yourself "I've been there!" when a new series shows some of the mainstream locations. I have this constantly since my first 2008 and my 2014 trips. Literally every Tokyo/Kyoto/Osaka setting or "school trip to historic places" like Himeji/Miyajima give me a kick of energy lasting weeks.
Pretty much this shit.
Hit like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Tokyo stations, and some other points in Tokyo and you'll be seeing them in anime all over the place.
You're like, oh yeah, I know that station, oh and he's getting on that line, I got off there at Suidobashi or whatever.
It's kinda fun.
The only problem is that the people who try and do drive the "corrupt old men" out of power do not want to be driven out themselves. The cycle will always repeat itself. So no matter how hard you try, the same result will inevitably remain; a seesaw between noble and corrupt.
No matter what form of government or economic policy you support, there is always a way to corrupt it. And it will be corrupted eventually.
Yeah I guess that's what keeps me motivated but what I' was trying to say was, uhh.
Don't you want to feel how it felt to fall inlove for the first time again?My high school wasn't particularly bad, but it wasn't anything spectacular either. It's probably just bias given to me by the shows I watch but I feel like it would've been more interesting, wait no.
I guess what I'm saying is at least I want to experience what it feels to grow up there. Sure I can go there next week or next month but I'll never really understand how it feels to walk awkwardly with someone you like home.
K-ON movie is pretty obvious for it's stuff
Well, fantasizing about going back and experiencing things all over again aside, living in japan and going to school there would not change a thing in your life. It could actually be worse, due to how japanese educational system works, how much institutionalised it is and how much pressure you would feel from parents and society itself to "fit in". Western world has a huge advantage when it comes to how freely people can pick from the opening possibilities, rather than be forced into traditional roles and over-the-top family expectations. That's why anime depictures a fantasy-like school life, that everyone would love to have yet failed to achieve due to various reasons. It's not how it would go in real life.
In other words - what you, or I, or most of us have left, is just going there and be a witness to cute things happening to other people, or just adding a small emotional brick of "hell yeah, I've been there" to your future animu watching experience. That's a lot in fact.
After 4 years 4chan keeps thinking it's spam.
Reminds me of this building in Osaka where they had this really stupid idea of making you take an elevator up something like 43 floors then hop on an escalator between the two buildings that goes up to the 45th.
I want to go up there again because I half froze to death last time so didn't get to spend much time taking cityscape shots.
>Fuck this shit
>My ass is cold
>Why is this bitch taking photos
>My feet hurt
>I wish I was at the pub cheering on Manchester United