Why do so many animu have fictional settings instead of real Japanese cities?
One reason is that they were going for a generic town and just really wanted to just be representative of the general idea of a Japanese city instead (or didn't want to hear complaints that they had gotten it all wrong from actual people living from an actual city)
A lot of comics and animation in general does this, even in the west, think of Springfield and The Simpsons for example
Colmar is not fictional and not japanese
and not home to rabbit house
They have noses. They are just tiny dots.
>I don't know but I wonder why these girls doesn't have noses.
Some art styles just look better without noses.
Venice replica on Mars, small historical German town in a beautiful scenery or a normal high school in the middle of Tokyo.
Which one sounds the most interesting?
There are lots and lots of anime that take place in Tokyo or other major cities, and when an anime takes place in a small town it often helps with tourism to that area. So this is far from uncommon.
But it's always fun to compare the anime and the photographs
That could be the same reason the show was Nissan this, Nissan that