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15th Jun '17 5:33:59 AM fllthdcrb
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* VisualNovel/{{Nekopara}} is set in Yokohama and uses a few real places within that city, most notably by the bay.
9th Apr '17 11:40:54 AM eroock
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-> ''She refers to a phenomenon of moviegoing which I have called certification. Nowadays when a person lives somewhere, in a neighborhood, the place is not certified for him. More than likely he will live there sadly and the emptiness which is inside him will expand until it evacuates the entire neighborhood. But if he sees a movie which shows his very neighborhood, it becomes possible for him to live, for a time at least, as a person who is Somewhere and not Anywhere.''

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-> ''She ->''"She refers to a phenomenon of moviegoing which I have called certification. Nowadays when a person lives somewhere, in a neighborhood, the place is not certified for him. More than likely he will live there sadly and the emptiness which is inside him will expand until it evacuates the entire neighborhood. But if he sees a movie which shows his very neighborhood, it becomes possible for him to live, for a time at least, as a person who is Somewhere and not Anywhere.''"''
12th Mar '17 3:52:32 PM JulianLapostat
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12th Mar '17 3:51:10 PM JulianLapostat
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-> ''She refers to a phenomenon of moviegoing which I have called certification. Nowadays when a person lives somewhere, in a neighborhood, the place is not certified for him. More than likely he will live there sadly and the emptiness which is inside him will expand until it evacuates the entire neighborhood. But if he sees a movie which shows his very neighborhood, it becomes possible for him to live, for a time at least, as a person who is Somewhere and not Anywhere.''
-->-- ''Literature/TheMoviegoer''


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* ''Literature/BerlinAlexanderplatz'' was was praised in its time for its vivid use of actual Berlin street-names and places, actual newspapers, as well as cut-outs of real-world events into the text. It's often considered a German equivalent of ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}''. The 1931 Film version was shot in the real-life ''Alexanderplatz'', however Fassbinder's miniseries could not really achieve this[[note]]Alexanderplatz lapsed into East Berlin and much of it had been damaged by UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and the show was made on a low-budget using sets from Creator/IngmarBergman's period film ''The Serpent's Egg'' set in the same era[[/note]] so he more or less set most of the action in interiors rather than exteriors (except for the finale set in the forest).
* Walker Percy's ''Literature/TheMoviegoer'' describes this as "certification", and it refers to a scene in the novel (set in 50s New Orleans) where characters go to see Creator/EliaKazan's ''Panic in the Streets'', a Hollywood movie that was shot on location in New Orleans (and made in the fifties'[[note]]It is a real movie and really was shot in the city[[/note]] and experience this feeling after seeing familiar streets and locations and then stepping out the theater and noting how uncanny it is to see the same world outside that was on the screen.
* Creator/JamesJoyce's ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' was famous for its meticulous use of real uses and locations, down to street names and addresses. Joyce used actual guidebooks, phone directories and other reference material to achieve his vision.
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28th Feb '17 7:23:09 PM nombretomado
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Locations used for this purpose tend to become the subject of {{otaku}} "pilgrimages", a prime example being the Washinomiya shrine which is used in ''LuckyStar''.

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Locations used for this purpose tend to become the subject of {{otaku}} "pilgrimages", a prime example being the Washinomiya shrine which is used in ''LuckyStar''.
''Manga/LuckyStar''.
13th Feb '17 7:15:47 AM Gamermaster
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** ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is set in [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/01/21-1/feature-anime-vs-real-life-miss-kobayashis-dragon-maid Koshigaya]]
2nd Feb '17 8:26:00 PM BirdAlliance
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** In ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'' we see multiple locations in Tokyo, which, [[http://imgur.com/gallery/gn6Pl when compared with the real places they were based on]], are difficult to tell which one is real.


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** While the town of Itomiri in ''Anime/YourName'' is fictional (as it is based on Hida City in Gifu Prefecture), there are still plenty of scenes set in Tokyo, especially [[http://animebibly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Kimi-no-Na-wa-Backgrounds.jpg this]] iconic scene from one of the posters.
2nd Feb '17 7:52:43 PM BirdAlliance
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** The Usagiyama shopping district in ''Anime/TamakoMarket'' is based on the [[http://likeafishinwater.com/2014/04/18/demachi-masugata-shotengai/ Demachi Masugata Shoutengai]] in Kyoto.
** Yet again with ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'', set in Uji, Kyoto.

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** The [[http://blogs.c.yimg.jp/res/blog-33-2b/mach11682/folder/540791/93/26293393/img_1?1403018237 Usagiyama shopping district district]] in ''Anime/TamakoMarket'' is based on the [[http://likeafishinwater.com/2014/04/18/demachi-masugata-shotengai/ Demachi Masugata Shoutengai]] in Kyoto.
** [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/By8F2CgCUAAdEHp.jpg:orig Done again]] in ''LightNovel/AmagiBrilliantPark''
** [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CePFeOpUYAE5E3c.jpg And again]] in ''LightNovel/MyriadColorsPhantomWorld''
** Yet again with ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'', set in [[http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/jin115/imgs/a/a/aa9b460d.jpg Uji, Kyoto.Kyoto]].



* In ''Anime/TheGardenOfWords'', the garden where Takao and Yukari meet is [[http://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/shinjuku-gyoen-home-of-the-garden-of-words/ Shinjuku Gyoen]], a park located in the Shinjuku and Shibuya districts of Tokyo.

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* While Creator/MakotoShinkai is well known for his surreal SceneryPorn, some of his more realistic works utilize this trope quite a lot, with almost all of them having something to do with Tokyo.
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In ''Anime/TheGardenOfWords'', the garden where Takao and Yukari meet is [[http://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/shinjuku-gyoen-home-of-the-garden-of-words/ Shinjuku Gyoen]], a park located in the Shinjuku and Shibuya districts of Tokyo.Tokyo, see anime and real life comparsion [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b2/13/e3/b213e3285c3e5a481da5aa8b5e03277f.jpg here]].


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31st Jan '17 10:15:24 PM lostbirdinatree
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* Despite ''Anime/{{Classicaloid}}'' being an EdutainmentShow, it has a recognisable background of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamamatsu Hamamatsu, Shizuoka]]. In real life, the harmonica-shaped building the bad guys use as a base is called Act City, while the kite festival mentioned in Schu's debut episode actually does happen.
27th Jan '17 3:31:54 AM Dentaku
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* The events of ''Manga/FlyingWitch'' are set in and around [[https://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/hirosaki-region-aomori-home-of-flying-witch/ Hirosaki City]] in Aomori, with area landmarks, such as the Hirosaki Castle and Park, and the Taisho Roman Tearoom, being featureda s locations that the main characters visit.

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* The events of ''Manga/FlyingWitch'' are set in and around [[https://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/hirosaki-region-aomori-home-of-flying-witch/ Hirosaki City]] in Aomori, with area landmarks, such as the Hirosaki Castle and Park, and the Taisho Roman Tearoom, being featureda s featured as locations that the main characters visit.
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