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Witches and war anime Shuumatsu no Izetta (like so many other anime before it) has based its backdrops off of real world locations, with the Austrian states of Tyrol and Vorarlberg serving as the primary areas of inspiration – possibly giving far off lands a taste of the holy site pilgrimage tourism boost.

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  • kamehappo commented on December 22, 2016 06:51

    Anime does not try to say that. The was escalates out from The Alps area, Germania attacking countries taking sides with little alpine country of Eylstadt.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 20, 2016 06:10

    Yes, and they stole the Big Ben too, very few people know that... More


Gatebox Virtual Servant: “Humanity is Doomed”

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Japanese company Vinclu Inc. may have ensured the doom of the human race with their innovative “Gatebox“, a device that allows Azumi Hikari (a 3D virtual character) to join her master in performing normal everyday tasks – finally freeing human males from the tyranny of the fairer sex in favor of her superior virtual counterpart.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 23, 2016 14:08

    remember when consoles costed more than their worth? good times buddy!... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 23, 2016 14:08

    If you can buy it they you probably HAVE a job and not live with your parents.. jeez.... More


Yuri on Ice 2D vs 3D: “Perfectly Matches Up!”

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Homosexual skating anime Yuri on Ice recently traveled to the city of Barcelona for its 10th episode, with the backgrounds apparently baring so much of a resemblance to the real world equivalent that one fan could perfectly line-up photographs of the anime over top the notable locations in Spain.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 19, 2016 07:07

    Is it yuri when girls "play" which each other because of the lack of a man? I mean they are still into man. I find it troublesome to call some eroges "yuri" just because girls... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 17, 2016 12:54

    Yuri Yuri is lesbian anime... More


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Comparisons between the real life Onomichi and Yakuza 6‘s interpretation have been amazing many online, as the game bears a faithful similarity to the port town that otaku will likely use as an excuse to avoid going outside to see the real thing for themselves.

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  • SomeDuder commented on December 9, 2016 23:01

    We're starting to reach that weird point where virtual environments can look better than real life. On a console, no less.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 8, 2016 21:03

    huh, ryu ga gotoku studio didn't pull any punches with this one... More


Keijo Real Life Areas Discovered

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Competitive docking anime Keijo has had the various Japanese locations on which its backdrops were based on exposed, bound to soon become overrun with eager otaku hoping to witness these “sanctified” areas firsthand.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 30, 2016 01:44

    Now while i can understand the reasoning behind some of the more obvious land marks like the shops, how the fuck do they even know for sure it is the proper specific location if it... More

  • kamehappo commented on November 29, 2016 07:03

    I prefer bigger curvy types.... More


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The release of the Ghost in the Shell live action film’s first preview has prompted an immediate comparison video with the original anime, a catalyst bound to spark a flame war in both the YouTube comments and anime forums everywhere.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 29, 2016 00:46

    They probably have a hard time with originals (just based on screenplay) since every project costs the same as a lot of country's GDP. Risk that massive fortune on something that might miss or then play... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 27, 2016 00:38

    I don't care if they make a cyberpunk film staring dwarfs and midgets. Just don't call it a remake of a classic. Hollywood has a difficult time making new stories, falling back on sequels and... More


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The majestic city of Uji and its various elegant locations that Hibike Euphonium‘s 2nd season took inspiration from have once again been shared online, with the beautiful city likely to soon become a tourist attraction by some impressed watchers.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 21, 2016 15:25

    Real world always looks bland compared to anime. :(... More

  • kamehappo commented on November 21, 2016 07:44

    I care!... More


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Highly revered animated film (and now potential Oscar nominee) Kimi no Na wa has been discovered to have used famous Japanese locations as inspiration for some of its backgrounds, surprising few considering how common such an approach has become for anime nowadays.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 13, 2016 15:08

    Nice photos, but what's the big deal? Artists are taking references from real world all the time.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 13, 2016 12:05

    Somewhere in Yotsuya.... More


Sangatsu no Lion Tokyo Comparisons Emerge

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Emotional series Sangatsu no Lion has had its real life locations discovered by hard-working otaku (much like other anime shows before it), revealing several areas throughout central Tokyo to be the inspiration for the well-received series, and soon to be the recipients of some hopefully welcome pilgrims.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 8, 2016 12:48

    I wonder why the real life photos are made using a potato... it makes even a blue sky gray!... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 7, 2016 20:18

    They probably make the interns do it.... More


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The next anime to have its real life locations discovered by overly devoted fans is none other than the fujoshi-coveted Yuri on Ice!, a series revolving around ice-skating and implied man-on-man romance that apparently takes place in Kyushu (according to the fans).

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  • Chen-04 commented on November 6, 2016 16:37

    That's weird. I always thought all children learn how to swim, how to skate and how to ride a bike, among other things.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 5, 2016 21:59

    No. My mom is in her 50s has never riden a bike and says she can't. And why do you think swimming classes exist?... More


Link’s Awakening Recreated In Ocarina of Time

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Classic Game Boy Color title Link’s Awakening has been recreated using the legendary Ocarina of Time’s game engine, with the jump to 3D sure to make for an interesting shift in gameplay and perspective, and likely to garner positive opinions from nostalgic players.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 20, 2016 11:21

    Unfortunately yes. They have the right to issue a Copyright Claim, and give the people time to remove content. Fair use says you can reuse copyright-protected material under certain circumstances without getting permission from the... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 20, 2016 11:10

    Well, he IS asking for patreon money to finish this project. And he also mentioned the story is "based on the original game AND the manga with some of my own 'FAN FICTION' in there". I'm a... More


New Game! 2D VS 3D: “Of Course Tokyo!”

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Watchers of game development anime New Game! have gotten the opportunity to compare the anime’s backdrops to the real world areas they were inspired by (Asagaya, Tokyo) thanks to the efforts of one dedicated fan, a feat that will no doubt impress whether due to the incredible similarities or the incredible efforts involved in the fan scouting the locations.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 25, 2016 00:11

    laugh hard when reading the bold note on source: "All photos were taken with Google Street View."... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 25, 2016 00:07

    Whoa that's awesome!... More


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