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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).
9th Nov '16 3:49:24 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* A special mention must go to ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', which ''literally'' turned Tokyo into the Center Of The Universe.
** In fact, a vast majority of ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Mega Ten]]'' games take place in or around Tokyo, features characters from Tokyo, or takes place in a city similar to Tokyo. These are the people who managed to set an entire MMORPG in Tokyo.
*** It's not just the majority; it's a ''requirement'' for the games to be a part of the numbered ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series. It's also why ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' had its name changed from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' (which is now set in Tokyo) because the former was set in MysteriousAntarctica.
** Justified in ''[[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor]]'' as the events all occur when the area within the Yamanote Train Line (the busiest part of Metropolitan Tokyo) is locked down completely, trapping everyone inside waiting for the apocalypse. It's another thing entirely that the apocalypse in question would be ''[[FauxSymbolism more familiar to Christians than most Japanese.]]'' For one thing, God apparently decided to relocate New Jerusalem to Japan.
*** And in [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2 the sequel]], [[spoiler: Tokyo - and six other cities - are the only places to withstand the original alien attack/deletion of the universe thanks to a powerful stream of magic running through the country. By time the climax comes around, Tokyo is literally all that's left]].

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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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A special mention must go to ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', which ''literally'' turned Tokyo into the Center Of The Universe.
** In fact, a vast majority of ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Mega Ten]]'' games take place in or around Tokyo, features characters from Tokyo, or takes place in a city similar to Tokyo. These are the people who managed to set an entire MMORPG in Tokyo.
*** It's not just the majority; it's a ''requirement'' for the games to be a part of the numbered ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series. It's also why ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' had its name changed from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' (which is now set in Tokyo) because the former was set in MysteriousAntarctica.
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Justified in ''[[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor]]'' ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' as the events all occur when the area within the Yamanote Train Line (the busiest part of Metropolitan Tokyo) is locked down completely, trapping everyone inside waiting for the apocalypse. It's another thing entirely that the apocalypse in question would be ''[[FauxSymbolism more familiar to Christians than most Japanese.]]'' Japanese]]''. For one thing, God apparently decided to relocate New Jerusalem to Japan.
*** And in [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2 the sequel]], ** In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', [[spoiler: Tokyo - and six other cities - are the only places to withstand the original alien attack/deletion of the universe thanks to a powerful stream of magic running through the country. By time the climax comes around, Tokyo is literally all that's left]].left]].
** While most ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' games are set in fictional cities/towns, ''VideoGame/Persona5'' takes place right in the heart of Tokyo, [[spoiler:the true BigBad having chosen the city for the site of its "game"]].
27th Aug '16 2:51:24 AM kazokuhouou
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* Wonderella, a nondescript Sentai fighter, and an expy of [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] argue about this trope in ''WebComic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'': when killer aliens plot to invade Earth, Expy!Doctor insists on going to London to warn about it, Wonderella insists they go to New York instead, and the Sentai fighter insists that they should go to Tokyo instead, comparing the threats each respective city got. [[spoiler: And by the way, the aliens targeted ''Antarctica''.]]
26th Aug '16 4:02:00 PM 773202luna
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** ''Anime/{{GingaEKickoff}}'', one of the few animes to be broadcast on NHK[[note]]Like most NHK animes, it was first broadcast on NHK BS and NHK-ETV, then aired on NHK-G.[[/note]] in recent years, is set in an unnamed small town in Japan, as well as in Barcelona, Spain.

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** ''Anime/{{GingaEKickoff}}'', ''[[Anime/GingaEKickoff Ginga E Kickoff!!]]'', one of the few animes to be broadcast on NHK[[note]]Like most NHK animes, it was first broadcast on NHK BS and NHK-ETV, then aired on NHK-G.[[/note]] NHK General TV[[/note]] in recent years, is set in an unnamed small town in Japan, as well as in Barcelona, Spain.
26th Aug '16 3:56:03 PM 773202luna
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Is there a mysterious gigantic cavern hidden just beneath the Earth's surface, wherein aliens once upon a time created all life on Earth? It's [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion at the end of the Odakyu train line]].

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Is there a mysterious gigantic cavern hidden just beneath the Earth's surface, wherein aliens once upon a time created all life on Earth? It's [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion in Hakone, at the end of the Odakyu train line]].
Odawara Line]].


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* Recent anime, manga and light novel aversions:
** ''Anime/{{Hanasaku Iroha}}'' is set in Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture at the end of the [[UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRail Hokuriku Shinkansen]].
** Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu (Iriya's sky, Summer of UFO) is set in various fictitious places based on Yamanashi Prefecture.
** ''Manga/{{Working}}'' is set in Sendai, the capital of Miyagi Prefecture and the center of the Tohoku region.
** ''Anime/{{GingaEKickoff}}'', one of the few animes to be broadcast on NHK[[note]]Like most NHK animes, it was first broadcast on NHK BS and NHK-ETV, then aired on NHK-G.[[/note]] in recent years, is set in an unnamed small town in Japan, as well as in Barcelona, Spain.
10th Aug '16 1:16:45 AM matteste
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Koji Okada, creator of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series, explains Tokyo as a setting by describing it as "a city playing out the cycle of destruction and rebirth", in the historical, political and economic sense.

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Koji Cozy Okada, creator of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series, explains Tokyo as a setting by describing it as "a city playing out the cycle of destruction and rebirth", in the historical, political and economic sense.
2nd Aug '16 10:27:42 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ''Roleplay/MahouMush'' is set in Tokyo. While plotlines occasionally lead to trips out of the city for one purpose or other, any theme that isn't based in Tokyo in its canon will, of necessity, be adapted to be set in Tokyo for in-game purposes. This also means that, naturally, a disproportionately large number of magical events and organizations end up occurring in or focused on Tokyo, so as to come within the sphere of influence of the player characters.

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* ''Roleplay/MahouMush'' ''Roleplay/MahouMUSH'' is set in Tokyo. While plotlines occasionally lead to trips out of the city for one purpose or other, any theme that isn't based in Tokyo in its canon will, of necessity, be adapted to be set in Tokyo for in-game purposes. This also means that, naturally, a disproportionately large number of magical events and organizations end up occurring in or focused on Tokyo, so as to come within the sphere of influence of the player characters.
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