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22nd Mar '17 2:39:00 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* Despite appearances, it is subverted in the Mazinger trilogy (''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''). For start with, the Headquarters of the good guys are not in Tokyo (two of them are nearby Mount Fuji, and the third one is on the shore). Therefore, the enemy feels not compelled to exclusively target and attack Tokyo. A lot of Japanese cities are destroyed, ships are sunk in ocean, and often Mazinger-Z needed fighting in open sea (and in one chapter of one of the manga alternate continuities, it got deploed in another country). In the Mazinger Z versus Great General of Darkness movie, the Mykene struck New York, Londres and Moscow before striking Tokyo. The subversion gets enforced in the third series, since [[AlienInvasion the Vegan army]] attacked many countries, not only Japan.

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* Despite appearances, it is subverted in the Mazinger trilogy (''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''). For start with, the Headquarters of the good guys are not in Tokyo (two of them are nearby Mount Fuji, and the third one is on the shore). Therefore, the enemy feels not compelled to exclusively target and attack Tokyo. A lot of Japanese cities are destroyed, ships are sunk in ocean, and often Mazinger-Z Mazinger Z needed fighting in open sea (and in one chapter of one of the manga alternate continuities, it got deploed deployed in another country). In the Mazinger Z versus Great General of Darkness movie, the Mykene struck New York, Londres London and Moscow before striking Tokyo. The subversion gets enforced in the third series, since [[AlienInvasion the Vegan army]] attacked many countries, not only Japan.
16th Mar '17 4:04:31 AM MacedonianKing
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** It's actually a JustifiedTrope in this one. Celtics clarifies that she can sense her head is in Ikebukuro, just not WHERE in Ikebukuro it is.
19th Feb '17 7:32:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', obviously. The first large-scale Ghoul organization, an Invincible [[TheHunter Ghoul Investigator]], a MadScientist, and the only known cases of a HalfHumanHybrid in existence all just happen to live in Tokyo. Vague mentions are given to events in China and Germany, but there is little information about the situations outside of Tokyo.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', obviously. The first large-scale Ghoul organization, an Invincible [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Ghoul Investigator]], a MadScientist, and the only known cases of a HalfHumanHybrid in existence all just happen to live in Tokyo. Vague mentions are given to events in China and Germany, but there is little information about the situations outside of Tokyo.
17th Jan '17 12:33:30 PM BrendanRizzo
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(Of course, if aliens did make contact in person, it's entirely plausible they might [[JustifiedTrope choose the most populous settlement on the planet]].)

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(Of course, if aliens did make contact in person, it's entirely plausible they might [[JustifiedTrope choose the most populous settlement on the planet]].)
)[[note]]Which [[FridgeLogic raises the question]] of why we never see them in Mexico City.[[/note]]
13th Jan '17 7:21:46 AM MetroidPeter
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Basically, [[TitleDrop Tokyo is the center of the universe]]. Well, either that or [[BigApplesauce New York City]].
6th Jan '17 7:43:35 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''FanFic/YinAndYangSeries'': Averted during the third fic: the members of the Romama Platoon are scattered all around the world. It may border AliensInCardiff in the case of Lupapa, given she ended up in the Amazon Rain forest.
18th Nov '16 7:56:07 PM sorako
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* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. Of course a [[HeadlessHorseman Dullahan]] decides to travel overseas to the Ikebukuro of Tokyo in search for her missing head! Where else could it possibly have gone?



* Averted in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', which takes place in the city that is technically unnamed, but clearly is [[CreatorProvincialism the author's]] [[WriteWhatYouKnow hometown]] of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nishinomiya Nishinomiya]] (located in Hyougo, part of the Kansai region). What's interesting, it also avoids the KansaiRegionalAccent, despite the city sitting right between Kobe and Osaka.



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* ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' is probably one of the more justified examples. Given that Japan and it's immediate surrounds represents a major percentage of the Japanese population, Burst Linkers are heavily concentrated there. Okinawa on the other hand has only three, and one of them was from Tokyo originally.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. Of course a [[HeadlessHorseman Dullahan]] decides to travel overseas to the Ikebukuro of Tokyo in search for her missing head! Where else could it possibly have gone?
* Averted in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', which takes place in the city that is technically unnamed, but clearly is [[CreatorProvincialism the author's]] [[WriteWhatYouKnow hometown]] of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nishinomiya Nishinomiya]] (located in Hyougo, part of the Kansai region). What's interesting, it also avoids the KansaiRegionalAccent, despite the city sitting right between Kobe and Osaka.
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* LightNovel/AccelWorld is probably one of the more justified examples. Given that Japan and it's immediate surrounds represents a major percentage of the Japanese population, Burst Linkers are heavily concentrated there. Okinawa on the other hand has only three, and one of them was from Tokyo originally.
10th Nov '16 8:34:15 AM WaxingName
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* The setting of ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', Inkopolis, is heavily based on Tokyo. The HubLevel of the game, Inkopolis Plaza, is based on the Shibuya district of the city, with many neon signs typical of the place, and the center for battling, Inkopolis Tower, is based on the similar Tokyo Tower. [[spoiler:As the game takes place in a post-apocalyptic Earth where rising sea levels killed all terrestrial life and allowed marine invertebrates to evolve, it's possible that Inkopolis really is Tokyo.]]
9th Nov '16 3:52:46 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The vast majority of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games take place in or around Tokyo (or a similar city), which always ends up being a central magnet for mythological/religious figures from all around the world, including God and Lucifer themselves. This is the franchise that managed to set [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiImagine an entire MMORPG]] in Tokyo.

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* The vast majority of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games take place in or around Tokyo (or a similar city), which always ends up with the place being a central magnet for mythological/religious figures from all around the world, including God and Lucifer themselves. This is the franchise that managed to set [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiImagine an entire MMORPG]] in Tokyo.
9th Nov '16 3:50:33 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The vast majority of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games take place in or around Tokyo (or a similar city), which always ends up being a central magnet for mythological/religious figures from all around the world, including God and Lucifer themselves. This is the franchise that managed to set [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiImagine an entire MMORPG]] in Tokyo. In fact, it's a ''requirement'' for any numbered entry in the mainline series to be set in Tokyo; this is why ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' had its name changed from ''Shin Megami Tensei IV'', since it is set in MysteriousAntarctica (with the ''actual VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' being the one set in Tokyo).

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* The vast majority of ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games take place in or around Tokyo (or a similar city), which always ends up being a central magnet for mythological/religious figures from all around the world, including God and Lucifer themselves. This is the franchise that managed to set [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiImagine an entire MMORPG]] in Tokyo.
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In fact, it's a ''requirement'' for any numbered entry in the mainline series to be set in Tokyo; this is why ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' had its name changed from ''Shin Megami Tensei IV'', since it is set in MysteriousAntarctica (with the ''actual VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' being the one set in Tokyo).
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