Has your hometown ever been featured in one of your Japanese animes?
Does it count if it's the name of an anime?
My High School was used as the model for an anime short by Shinichiro Watanabe.
I was there when he visited the grounds to sketch it and take notes.
There was one scene in Gundam 00 in my home country with an area that looked like a part of my hometown in it.
There was a terrorist attack flashback scene in 00, I think it was Belfast.
I'll always treasure the fact that Japan knows what a real Canadian Super Store looks like.
Nah, we lived in the upper-middle-class part of town where our neighbors were all filthy rich and we were merely "moderately affluent". My dad's a professor there, so the university helps pay for his housing.
San Diego was the inspiration for Santa Destroy in No More Heroes, so no not really
Dantalian no Shoka. I think.
All I really remember is Yes.
Also great protagonist.
Some scientist fucked up an island that's part of my country in Dimension W
>mfw Chicago randomly showed up in Honey and Clover
>Suburb of a city which is a shittier version of a major city
If someone makes an anime character from my home town, it will be because someone from there made it. No one outside this region has ever heard of it.
Argentina is featured on Marco and some Ice Skating anime, but my city will never appear in anything, it's like only Buenos Aires exists.
The Love Live movie first half is set in New York
Sorta, the nips get close sometimes
Well it's not like Argentina is represented on anime or cartoons instead is argentine the one who represented them.
I was impressed that Horikoshi even knew that Delaware was a state. Most people in the USA ask what state im from when i tell them im from delaware.
Gunnm is set near Kansas City with a visit to St Louis before it went all ninjas in space.
Gunsmith Cats was also set in Chicago.
Also, Kekkai Sensen. I was going to say "I can't believe I forgot about that", but I can because it was fucking boring. There weren't any parts that were directly accurate, but they did a good job of capturing the feel of certain parts of the city; it was almost like watching someone have a dream set in New York City.
no because whenever they have to pick a north eastern city for a setting they always go for New York
I don't think the whole state of MA is even in any foreign media
>Kadena AFB, Okinawa Japan
Does an Air force base count?
At least they have the whole "Club needs to choose somewhere to go for their trip" and someone always says "How about we go to Okinawa?"
Seriously doubt it, Australia in general doesn't get a whole lot of reference. The Chinese seem to like us though. I swear I go into the city center some days and it's like 40-50% Asian foreigners.
OH IT GOT FUCKING FEATURED ALRIGHT
Arizona as well. The closest I've ever seen was Sandman from JoJo's Bizarre Adventures. He was from a tribe of Native Americans who settled in northern Mexico.
At least we'll always have Hamlet 2, even though it was filmed in NM....
Yes, it is.
Whoops, wrong one.
Let me put this in context: an ex-Yugoslavian country's rural central town, incidentally my hometown, gets featured on Eureka Seven.
>American Trucking anime
sounds fucking perfect
Yes actually, it was very accurate and I was happy to see my favourite Frees in the area.
This might be the closest there is for El Paso.
Living in Best Coast now tho
can /a/ help me find an anime that took place in san francisco or any where in the SF bay area for that matter
>extra points for my homeotwn San Jose
I doubt Croydon will ever be mentioned by nips since it's just a town that's part of London.
At least Croydon got mentioned in Iron Man 3.
Anon I am sorry for you.
its weird because San Francisco is a large well known city with many landmarks, Im sure it has to be in at least a few anime
Honestly, San Jose is so bland, that I doubt it would get featured. SF at least has some hills and gets to be the capital of Japanese-occupied America in all althist stories ever, but San Jose has absolutely nothing.
I live in Cupertino and it's fucking boring.
Anybody know if Maryland has ever been mentioned in anime?
What is the most obscure country that has ever been in an anime?
Doubt they'd pick a crazy, ghetto city with a wacky French name in a German dominated state when Chicago is not far away.
If they wanted to pick a giant slut, could be a good start.
Ayyy, what's the area code senpai.
You had a whole series mostly set in Yukon.
I don't think Palin was happy though with having half leased out to the Soviets.
South Jersey here, -FUCK- you Princeton.
Densely populated with high taxes and a really shitty governor. At least in the end, she is cute.
Oddly I don't think I've seen any anime set in or having major scenes in Washington DC.
The most I've seen is a few quick shots like some news reporter cutting to the US president, but never any actual scenes, with the characters and all, set there.
The main visual inspiration for the town in Kiki's Delivery Service was based on my hometown, or so I've read.
The only thing in anime connected to my country is this man.
He had an appearance in SZS, though just for a couple of frames.
My tiny little town I actually live in? No.
But the big city we're a suburb of? Sure.
Sadly, Nips have only ever shown 2 parts correctly. nrg (formerly Reliant) stadium, where the Devil Bats played when they came to America the first time. They also showed "Houston" but the animators decided Houston must've looked a lot like New York City with a beach like LA.
And then you have Space Brothers where they go to Johnson Space Center.
Couldn't tell you off the top of my head, it's been ages since I saw it, but Huey has a lot of moments like that.
Norway has more cities than just Oslo?
It's not quite my city, but I've seen NORAD show up in at least a few anime. NORAD is a famous military installation on the outskirts of my city.
My home province has only been featured in anime once, I think (I think it might have been in Gundam), and in the said show, it got blown up. I can't find the screenshot right now. At least Manila has shown up a few times.
That was actually Angeles City.
Jakarta was mentioned as the home of the MC's dad in Accel World and Chuu2.
I grew up in a fucking tiny town in central Wyoming.
What the fuck do you think?
>Dublin also shared that fate
I've always wondered why Dublin though? Ireland was never significant in any of the Gundam canons.
That's not NORAD - that's where they store the Stargate. You can't fool me!
Unless there's an anime out there about cute girls doing cut stabbings I somehow doubt it. Besides all we've got here is the squinty bridge and the armadillo. Fuck you Firefox, squinty is a word.
>Los Angeles California
A few times. Miria Marigold Mackenzie is a fellow Angelino
Post apocalyptic hellhole with a thing venner of civlisation smeared on top? Flagrantly corrupt as fuck officials running everything into the ground for their own vainglorious reasons?
Yeah, kinda does sound like home.
No, my city it's pretty beautiful, and lots of nips come to here for taking pics, but for nips, Spain it's only andalusia and Barcelona, and it's a shame, because they are not the best places of my country if you like something more than sun or sagrada familia.
Not even spanish, but do check out Nasu: Summer in Andalusia. It's a really nice cycling movie that I haven't seen ever on /a/. (well, it's not like there's much to discuss about a cycling movie, but I've never EVER seen it here)
Not an anime,
but I think Rugrats had an episode that took place in my home town.
I haven't looked lately, but their finances haven't been doing well for years and now they've got thousands of "migrants" eating up everything that was left so they have no money to spend on it.
No, Chicago has which is very close but the actual city I'm from will never even be mentioned.
Gen just had to urobucher New Orleans. oh well that city is a shit hole... that i can ever escape.
Yeah, in Gundam.
Closest thing I have is Michiko to Hatchin which kind of takes place in Brazil
Probably more than anywhere outside Japan aside from maybe New York.
Yes because I am a world citizen and I don't recognize the artificial borders created by authoritarian faux-democratic regimes.
Mahou Sensei Negima!, Soul Eater, Jormungand, D Gray Man, Ghost in the Shell, Black Butler, Golgo 13, Darker Than Black, Bits of Index and Fate/Zero.Strike Witches.
That's just off the top of my head, and literally 50% of period dramas and yaoi shit is set there.
I had forgotten about Gits, but what about Darker than Black, Jormungand and Negima?
I know they went to Wales in the manga but did they go to London too?
and who cares about fujoshit?
>Canada is an entire evil faction/ regime in Muvluv universe
I'm not bothered, just confused. Canadians can't oppress their way out of a wet paper bag. Why make them the big bad empire?
>Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Michiko no Hatching portrays it in a much better light than it trully deserves. Sure, it's a fucking lawless slum, but way LESS musical, colorful, beautiful and interesting irl. Big time.
There was a Neo-Canada in G-Gundam. It has a lumberjack Gundam piloted by a lumberjack.
I'm in Newfoundland. The closest thing to anime I can think of is that it was mentioned randomly in an episode of UFO, which is what inspired Anno to make Evangelion. So maybe he knows what Newfoundland is when he was a kid watching it...
Super robot wars OG has a battle in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
In Macross, the city built around the SDF-1 is just east of Winnipeg.
Lucky Star took place in Kasukabe which is like a 30 minute train ride from my hometown.
However part 6 of Jojos takes place where I live right now. I dont think most anime make reference to Florida let alone Port St. Lucie.
What's up Wyoming bro, Sweetwater county here.
Well, I think the Strike Witches novel was set in Kauhava, if that's near enough you two.
Beurling is best witch!
I'm from Richland, WA, the largest of a close triplet of cities collectively known as the Tri-Cities that straddles the Columbia River.
Claim to Fame: the Tri-Cities is the nearest population center to the Hanford Site, known locally as The Area, which operates nuclear reactors. Plutonium from Hanford powered the first nuclear bomb ever tested and the Fat Man bomb dropped on Nagasaki. Hanford also produced approximately half of all nuclear materials used in US nuclear weapons. To produce this much fuel, Hanford operated nine reactors; eight concurrently between 1955 and late 1964, and briefly all nine between Dec 1963 and Dec 1964. The first seven reactors had peak operational capacity between 2000 and 2500 MWt (megawatts thermal), while the last three reactors operated at 4400 and 4000 MWt. By comparison, Three Mile Island operated two reactors at 2568 MWt (TMI-1) and 2770 MWt (TMI-2, the reactor that melted down).
So, tl;dr: I'm sure there's an anime somewhere out there about the Fat Man bomb. My city pretty much made it.
Hey if the name matches and the geography matches it's all good.
America, China or Australia I think would be the big issue since they're the only majorly deformed parts if memory serves. Europe is pretty much 1:1 for landmass and names of places.
Large enough to be written off as another crime-riddled big city, just small enough to avoid being remembered. We used to be one of the most important cities in America, the home of most powerful railroad in the world, the birthplace of the best boatsluts, hell even in the birthplace of this country. We wuz the capital n' shit too. Now we're only known as the headquarters of Shitcast and that Orson Welles meme.
Fuck New York.
>no one cares about anywhere in MD
Them Berger cookies be ridiculous though.