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7th Aug '16 7:06:02 AM Thunderchin
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* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' did this with various real life cities, most notably Washington, with running and gunning inside the White House, but in a less obvious but funnier case, there was a level of the campaign (and the Special Ops-mission "Homeland Security") made from an area with some [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTOyxsnMl0s fast-food restaurants in Vancouver]].

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* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' did The ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series loves using real places as backdrops for its levels.
** The first game's missions "All Ghillied Up" and "One Shot, One Kill" take place in [[UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} Pripyat, Ukraine]]. The levels are themselves an accurate recreation of the desolate city's environs modeled from photographs of the real thing.
** ''Modern Warfare 2'' combined
this trope with various real life cities, most notably Washington, SceneryGorn in their depiction of UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, to [[NightmareFuel horrifying effect]]. Fight in the trenches in the National Mall! Take out SAM sites atop the Robert F. Kennedy Building! Obliterate the World War II Memorial with running a minigun!
** The ''very first level'' of the third game has a reasonably faithful interpretation of Wall
and gunning inside Broad Streets, the White House, but in Federal Hall, the New York Stock Exchange (including a less firefight on the trading floor), and surrounding environs. It's immediately followed by a swim through the (collapsed) Battery Park Tunnel out to New York Harbor, and a further level has a ChaseFight through an ''actual, operating London Underground tunnel'' from Canary Wharf to Westminster. And while [[BlandNameProduct the name has been changed to "Hotel Oasis"]], it's still pretty obvious but funnier case, there was "Dust to Dust" takes place inside a level of the campaign (and the Special Ops-mission "Homeland Security") made from an area with some [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTOyxsnMl0s fast-food restaurants in Vancouver]].recreated Burj Al-Arab.
17th Jul '16 9:33:39 AM CorahsUncle
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* ''Manga/ThadsWorldDestructionBeforeDestruction'' is centered around Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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* ''Manga/ThadsWorldDestructionBeforeDestruction'' is centered around on Albuquerque, New Mexico.



* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' features locations easily recognizable by residents of Northampton and Easthampton, Massachusetts. Some realistic representations of existing stores undergo a [[FictionalCounterpart subtle name change]] : For instance, the real-life pub [[http://www.dirtytruthbeerhall.com " The Dirty Truth"]] becomes [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1464 "The Horrible Revelation"]].

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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' features locations easily recognizable by residents of Northampton and Easthampton, Massachusetts. Some realistic representations of existing stores undergo a [[FictionalCounterpart subtle name change]] : For instance, the real-life pub [[http://www.dirtytruthbeerhall.com " The "The Dirty Truth"]] becomes [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1464 "The Horrible Revelation"]].
Revelation"]].



* True for most locations in the ''WatershipDown'' animated film. This is fitting, because everywhere mentioned in the book ''is'' a real place.
* The crew of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' traveled around the world looking for the best backgrounds possible to base the show's areas off of.
* The EstablishingShot of the Griffins' house in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' features the actual Providence, Rhode Island skyline in the background.
* Creator/RalphBakshi is fond of using real photographs as the basis of the backgrounds for his films. This is especially true of his {{rotoscop|ing}}ed films, particularly ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanPop''. In some early films he even superimposes his characters against live-action footage.

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* True for most locations in the ''WatershipDown'' ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' animated film. This is fitting, because everywhere mentioned in the book ''is'' a real place.
* The crew of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' traveled around the world looking for the best backgrounds possible to base use as a basis for the show's areas off of.
areas.
* The EstablishingShot of the Griffins' house in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' features the actual Providence, Rhode Island Island, skyline in the background.
* Creator/RalphBakshi is fond of using real photographs as the basis of the backgrounds for his films. This is especially true of his {{rotoscop|ing}}ed films, particularly ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanPop''. In some early films he even superimposes superimposed his characters against live-action footage.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has backgrounds [[MediumBlending literally made from photos]] of real life places. Some of them are [[GISSyndrome stock images]], but others were taken specifically for use in the show. In particular, most residential area backgrounds are made of pictures from Vallejo, while the front of Elmore Junior High [[http://theamazingworldofgumball.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ejh_alhs_comparison.jpg is made from]] photos of the front of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln High School in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''. The Factory is based on real-life Renault factory in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulogne-Billancourt Boulogne Billancourt]]. There's also a school remarkably like Kadic a few kilometers away.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has backgrounds [[MediumBlending literally made from photos]] of real life places. Some of them are [[GISSyndrome stock images]], but others were taken specifically for use in the show. In particular, most residential area backgrounds are made of pictures from Vallejo, while the front of Elmore Junior High [[http://theamazingworldofgumball.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ejh_alhs_comparison.jpg is made from]] photos of the front of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln High School in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''. ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': The Factory is based on real-life Renault factory in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulogne-Billancourt Boulogne Billancourt]]. There's also a school remarkably like Kadic a few kilometers away.away.
* Creator/HannaBarbera used photographs of U.S. landmarks such as Mount Rushmore and the St. Louis Arch as backgrounds in its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB7zTWbl4Lw pitch film]] for ''Duffy's Dozen'' circa 1971.
17th Jul '16 9:14:21 AM lavendermintrose
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* The series ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' recreates much of the city in which it is set sometimes disturbingly so. (That vending machine Shizuo uprooted and tossed around in Ep. 3 ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rY3exryGq8#t=6m0s actually exists]].'') People have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_6EMZYOf74 even made montages]] of the many suspiciously familiar places they've found in the anime.

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* The series ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' recreates much of the city in which it is set Ikebukuro (a section of Tokyo) sometimes disturbingly so. (That vending machine Shizuo uprooted and tossed around in Ep. 3 ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rY3exryGq8#t=6m0s actually exists]].'') People have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_6EMZYOf74 even made montages]] of the many suspiciously familiar places they've found in the anime.



* ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'' for Washington, D.C.

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* ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'' for Washington, D.C. and parts of Tokyo. The mall that Takizawa lives in is a real place - Lalaport in Toyosu. The movie theater in the show looks exactly like it does in real life.
* ''Anime/{{K}}'' with Shibuya, though in the show, they call it Shizume. Scepter 4's headquarters, Bar HOMRA, and the ElaborateUniversityHigh are also all based on real locations in Tokyo.
6th Jul '16 1:43:28 PM cricri3007
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''. The Factory is based on real-life Renault factory in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulogne-Billancourt Boulogne Billancourt]]. There's also a school remarkably like Kadic a few kilometers away.
29th Apr '16 10:44:10 AM Willbyr
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* The girls from ''Manga/IchigoMashimaro'' live in the town of [[http://wikitravel.org/en/Hamamatsu Hamamatsu]], in Japan's Shizuoka prefecture. The artist loves to sneak in references, like maps and local landmarks, and sometimes even mentions them by name.

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* The girls from ''Manga/IchigoMashimaro'' ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' live in the town of [[http://wikitravel.org/en/Hamamatsu Hamamatsu]], in Japan's Shizuoka prefecture. The artist loves to sneak in references, like maps and local landmarks, and sometimes even mentions them by name.
27th Mar '16 2:41:46 PM AzureSeas
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** Yet again with ''Literature/HibikeEuphonium'', set in Uji, Kyoto.

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** Yet again with ''Literature/HibikeEuphonium'', ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'', set in Uji, Kyoto.
26th Mar '16 8:13:41 PM Willbyr
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** The background photos of ''RoseGunsDays'' have been taken mostly in Paris (you can even see some French company logos if you look closely). And Club Primavera is none other than the Moulin Rouge.

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** The background photos of ''RoseGunsDays'' ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'' have been taken mostly in Paris (you can even see some French company logos if you look closely). And Club Primavera is none other than the Moulin Rouge.
26th Mar '16 4:00:02 AM Dentaku
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* The town of Kamakura, in the Kanagawa prefecture in Japan, is popular as a setting for various anime and manga series, in large part due to its extensive seaside beaches, numerous historic sites with lots of ShrinesAndTemples, and its distinctive local train service, Enoden. As a matter of fact, the train crossing near Kamakurakokomae station is depicted ''so'' often that it can be considered cliché.

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* The town of Kamakura, in the Kanagawa prefecture in Japan, is popular as a setting for various anime and manga series, in large part due to its extensive seaside beaches, numerous historic sites with lots of ShrinesAndTemples, and its distinctive local train service, Enoden. As a matter of fact, the train crossing near Kamakurakokomae station is depicted ''so'' often that it can be considered cliché.
26th Mar '16 3:55:04 AM Dentaku
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** ''Manga/AoiHana'' features Kamakura's local train service, Enoden, since the characters use it to travel around. Enoshima island and the Benten bridge are shown as well, but the show gains bonus points for having a scene in the Iwaya cave. The "Milk Hall", the show's main hangout spot, is a real location and the famous ''Manga/ElfenLied'' stairs are also shown, this time in a more romantic setting.

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** ''Manga/AoiHana'' features Kamakura's local train service, Enoden, since the In ''Manga/AoiHana'', characters use it to travel around.are often depicted traveling on the Enoden line. Enoshima island and the Benten bridge are shown as well, but the show gains bonus points for having a scene in the Iwaya cave. The "Milk Hall", the show's main hangout spot, is a real location and the famous ''Manga/ElfenLied'' stairs are also shown, this time in a more romantic setting.
26th Mar '16 3:52:56 AM Dentaku
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* The town of Kamakura, in the Kanagawa prefecture in Japan, is popular as a setting for various anime and manga series, in large part due to its extensive seaside beaches, numerous historic sites with lots of ShrinesAndTemples, and its distinctive local train service. As a matter of fact, the train crossing near Kamakurakokomae station is depicted ''so'' often that it can be considered cliché.

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* The town of Kamakura, in the Kanagawa prefecture in Japan, is popular as a setting for various anime and manga series, in large part due to its extensive seaside beaches, numerous historic sites with lots of ShrinesAndTemples, and its distinctive local train service.service, Enoden. As a matter of fact, the train crossing near Kamakurakokomae station is depicted ''so'' often that it can be considered cliché.



** The anime of ''LightNovel/MyriadColorsPhantomWorld'' makes heavy uses of Kamakura locales. The main characters travel with the Shōnan Monorail, and Shōnan-Enoshima Station makes a regular appearance. Also, the stairs to Reina's house are clearly modeled after the stairs of Gokurakuji temple.

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** The anime of ''LightNovel/MyriadColorsPhantomWorld'' makes heavy uses use of Kamakura locales. The main characters travel with the Shōnan Monorail, and Shōnan-Enoshima Station makes a regular appearance. Also, the stairs to Reina's house are clearly modeled after the stairs of Gokurakuji temple.
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