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31st Aug '17 3:38:01 AM Doug86
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* Where does ''Manga/KOn'' take place? The town's name never gets mentioned, but judging by the locales it's set in Kyoto; Shugakuin station is clearly recognizable, for instance. The high school is modeled after a renovated elementary school in Toyosato, Shiga, which is not too far from Kyoto either. Still, the makers try to convolute the issue by having the girls go on a ClassTrip to Kyoto, where they are even seen passing Mount Fuji. KyotoAnimation, you're not fooling anybody!

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* Where does ''Manga/KOn'' take place? The town's name never gets mentioned, but judging by the locales it's set in Kyoto; Shugakuin station is clearly recognizable, for instance. The high school is modeled after a renovated elementary school in Toyosato, Shiga, which is not too far from Kyoto either. Still, the makers try to convolute the issue by having the girls go on a ClassTrip to Kyoto, where they are even seen passing Mount Fuji. KyotoAnimation, Creator/KyotoAnimation, you're not fooling anybody!
5th Aug '17 6:53:39 AM AndyLA
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* The town where ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' takes place is never named, but borrows a lot of inspiration from Kiyohiko Azuma's own hometown of Takasago, Hyogo.
23rd Jul '17 2:40:13 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''[[VideoGame/JustCause Just Cause 2]]'''s Panau, with its location names and [[MemeticMutation BOLO SANTOSI]] accents, is some Southeast Asian hybrid-thing. There're even ersatz Petronas Towers.

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* ''[[VideoGame/JustCause Just Cause 2]]'''s Panau, with its location names and [[MemeticMutation BOLO SANTOSI]] accents, is some Southeast Asian hybrid-thing. hybrid-thing of Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. There're even ersatz Petronas Towers.Towers.
* ''VideoGame/JustCause3'' is set in Medici, an island located in the Mediterranean that borrows elements from Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain, and whose fictional language is Latin-based.
7th Jul '17 12:00:52 PM drwhom
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad:'' Langley Falls, Virginia, is based on Langley, Virginia, where the CIA is actually located, with a name twist inspired by the nearby community of Great Falls.
3rd Jul '17 11:20:43 AM DaibhidC
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*** Like New York City, UsefulNotes/NewOrleans exists in the DCU, but also has an analog: St. Roch, the base of operations for pre-Flashpoint Hawkgirl (there is both a St. Roch street and a St. Roch neighborhood in the real New Orleans).
*** An interesting twist in ''Comicbook/GreenArrowRebirth'' "Rise of Star City": decades after Mike Grell moved Ollie from Star City to Seattle, and a few years after it was established that the Comicbook/{{New 52}} GA had ''always'' been based in Seattle, Star City gets reintroduced ... as the [[PleaseSelectNewCityName new name]] for Seattle, following its takeover by an AncientConspiracy.

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*** Like New York City, UsefulNotes/NewOrleans exists in the DCU, but also has an analog: St. Roch, the base of operations for pre-Flashpoint Hawkgirl Comicbook/{{Hawkgirl}} (there is both a St. Roch street and a St. Roch neighborhood in the real New Orleans).
*** An interesting twist in the ''Comicbook/GreenArrowRebirth'' storyline "Rise of Star City": decades after Mike Grell moved Ollie from Star City to Seattle, and a few years after it was established that the Comicbook/{{New 52}} GA had ''always'' been based in Seattle, Star City gets reintroduced ... as the [[PleaseSelectNewCityName new name]] for Seattle, following its takeover by an AncientConspiracy.AncientConspiracy.
*** National City in ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' is presented as the L.A. to Metropolis's New York.
3rd Jul '17 11:17:35 AM DaibhidC
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* There is dispute over which is Franchise/TheDCU's UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity -- [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] or [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Gotham City]]. Both are named after NY nicknames. Creator/FrankMiller said that Metropolis is [=NYC=] in the daytime, and Gotham is [=NYC=] at night; Denny O'Neil said that Metropolis is New York above 14th Street, and that Gotham City is New York below 14th Street. Franchise/TheDCU also has an ''actual'' New York City, although it is reportedly a much smaller, less (ahem) metropolitan burg than its real-world counterpart (and, for that matter, than Metropolis and Gotham, leading to its nickname "the Cinderella City" in ''[[Comicbook/SevenSoldiers Seven Soldiers of Victory]]''). Right now, the Comicbook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica forms much of NYC's superhero community, and the city was the target area for the Anti-Monitor's bid to destroy the Multiverse (again) during the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar arc.
** In the sourcebook for the Mayfair Games' DCHeroesRPG, Metropolis is set in Delaware and Gotham City in New Jersey. For a while, that sourcebook was treated as official canon, and today, a comic page will occasionally include a peak at a map showing Gotham City clearly located in what would be New Jersey -- but with no actual state names visible.

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There is dispute over which is Franchise/TheDCU's the DCU's UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity -- [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] or [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Gotham City]]. Both are named after NY nicknames. Creator/FrankMiller said that Metropolis is [=NYC=] in the daytime, and Gotham is [=NYC=] at night; Denny O'Neil said that Metropolis is New York above 14th Street, and that Gotham City is New York below 14th Street. Franchise/TheDCU also has an ''actual'' New York City, although it is reportedly a much smaller, less (ahem) metropolitan burg than its real-world counterpart (and, for that matter, than Metropolis and Gotham, leading to its nickname "the Cinderella City" in ''[[Comicbook/SevenSoldiers Seven Soldiers of Victory]]''). Right now, Pre-Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}, the Comicbook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica forms much of NYC's superhero community, and the city was the target area for the Anti-Monitor's bid to destroy the Multiverse (again) during the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar arc.
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arc. In the Comicbook/{{Rebirth}} era it's home to the [[Comicbook/TitansRebirth Titans]], as it was in TheEighties.
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In the sourcebook for the Mayfair Games' DCHeroesRPG, Metropolis is set in Delaware and Gotham City in New Jersey. For a while, that sourcebook was treated as official canon, and today, a comic page will occasionally include a peak at a map showing Gotham City clearly located in what would be New Jersey -- but with no actual state names visible.



** The 1985 Game Master's Manual has a map of Gotham City which is clearly based on the real-life geography of Providence, Rhode Island.
** In the novelization of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', the author felt it was necessary for Bruce Wayne to take a trip to New York, (in order to get research on Ra's) just to give him a chance to point out that Gotham is not New York, and to compare and contrast the two.
** Franchise/TheDCU is filled with these. Among others, Coast City, Bludhaven, Central City, Star City, Fawcett City, Keystone City, Vanity, Midway City, Gateway City, and Dos Rios. Originally, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse was thought of as extremely original for using New York itself.

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** *** The 1985 Game Master's Manual has a map of Gotham City which is clearly based on the real-life geography of Providence, Rhode Island.
** *** In the novelization of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', the author felt it was necessary for Bruce Wayne to take a trip to New York, (in order to get research on Ra's) just to give him a chance to point out that Gotham is not New York, and to compare and contrast the two.
** Franchise/TheDCU is filled with these. Among others, Coast City, Bludhaven, Central City, Star City, Fawcett City, Keystone City, Vanity, Midway City, Gateway City, and Dos Rios. Originally, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse was thought of as extremely original for using New York itself.
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** Metropolis is occasionally referred to as "the Big Apricot" in the comic books -- an obvious reference to "The Big Apple". In at least one comic, Gotham is "the Rotten Apple".

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** *** Metropolis is occasionally referred to as "the Big Apricot" in the comic books -- an obvious reference to "The Big Apple". In at least one comic, Gotham is "the Rotten Apple".



** The Film/{{Superman}} movies, on the other hand, go whole-hog and present Metropolis as being UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity -- subway, Times Square, World Trade Center, [[strike:Calgary Tower]] and all.
** An interesting twist in ''Comicbook/GreenArrowRebirth'' "Rise of Star City": decades after Mike Grell moved Ollie from Star City to Seattle, and a few years after it was established that the Comicbook/{{New 52}} GA had ''always'' been based in Seattle, Star City gets reintroduced ... as the [[PleaseSelectNewCityName new name]] for Seattle, following its takeover by an AncientConspiracy.

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** *** The Film/{{Superman}} movies, on the other hand, go whole-hog and present Metropolis as being UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity -- subway, Times Square, World Trade Center, [[strike:Calgary Tower]] and all.
** Franchise/TheDCU is filled with these. Among others, Coast City, Bludhaven, Central City, Star City, Fawcett City, Keystone City, Vanity, Midway City, Gateway City, and Dos Rios. Originally, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse was thought of as extremely original for using New York itself.
*** Like New York City, UsefulNotes/NewOrleans exists in the DCU, but also has an analog: St. Roch, the base of operations for pre-Flashpoint Hawkgirl (there is both a St. Roch street and a St. Roch neighborhood in the real New Orleans).
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An interesting twist in ''Comicbook/GreenArrowRebirth'' "Rise of Star City": decades after Mike Grell moved Ollie from Star City to Seattle, and a few years after it was established that the Comicbook/{{New 52}} GA had ''always'' been based in Seattle, Star City gets reintroduced ... as the [[PleaseSelectNewCityName new name]] for Seattle, following its takeover by an AncientConspiracy.



* Like New York City, UsefulNotes/NewOrleans exists in the DCU, but also has an analog: St. Roch, the current base of operations for Hawkgirl (there is both a St. Roch street and a St. Roch neighborhood in the real New Orleans).
3rd Jul '17 11:10:01 AM DaibhidC
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** An interesting twist in ''Comicbook/GreenArrowRebirth'' "Rise of Star City": decades after Mike Grell moved Ollie from Star City to Seattle, and a few years after it was established that the Comicbook/{{New 52}} GA had ''always'' been based in Seattle, Star City gets reintroduced ... as the [[PleaseSelectNewCityName new name]] for Seattle, following its takeover by an AncientConspiracy.
28th May '17 9:36:43 PM DrFraud
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* The city of [[ShiningCity Laurentia]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' may look awfully familiar if one lives in or has been to UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}. This was a deliberate homage on the part of its mapmaker, who is a lifelong fan of the Pacific Northwest.
12th May '17 1:49:34 AM DrFraud
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* Theatre/OurTown is set in the fictional community of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, which seems very similar to Peterborough, New Hampshire: understandable, given that Wilder wrote the first two acts while living in an artists' colony there.

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* Theatre/OurTown ''Theatre/OurTown'' is set in the fictional community of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, which seems very similar to Peterborough, New Hampshire: understandable, given that Wilder wrote the first two acts while living in an artists' colony there.
12th May '17 1:47:15 AM DrFraud
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* Richard Powell's ''Pioneer Go Home!'' took place in the Florida-{{expy}} state of Columbiana.

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* Richard Powell's ''Pioneer Go Home!'' took takes place in the Florida-{{expy}} state of Columbiana.


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* ''Theatre/FiniansRainbow'' is set in the state of Missitucky.
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