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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.
2nd Aug '16 10:27:31 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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29th Jul '16 9:03:30 PM Generality
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* The various ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series manage to avoid this trope, as they mostly take place in Okayama... with the exception of the aptly named ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo''.

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* The various ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series manage to avoid this trope, as they mostly take place in Okayama... with the exception of the aptly named ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo''. The first movie also features a reality-warping alien menace using TimeTravel to attack the protagonist's mother while she was on a school trip to Tokyo. Presumably, it couldn't resist the chance to [[MonumentalDamage wreck Tokyo Tower]] along the way.
18th Jul '16 11:11:30 AM Beatlemania
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18th Jul '16 10:14:20 AM Beatlemania
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* Long story short, most countries center their fiction on the country's capital city, specially when it takes place in an urban area: French fiction usually takes place in Paris, German fiction in Berlin, Spanish fiction in Madrid, Italian fiction in Rome, etc.

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* Long story short, most countries center their fiction on the country's capital city, specially when it takes place in an urban area: French [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] fiction usually takes place in Paris, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, German fiction in Berlin, Spanish fiction in Madrid, Italian [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Italian]] fiction in Rome, UsefulNotes/{{Rome}}, etc.



** Not as present in countries with a strong history of federalism instead of centralism (except the US obviously, which ''is'' very federalistic/decentralized, but BigApplesauce still persists). German fiction in particular, referring to the point above, is quite frequently ''not'' set in Berlin - if it is set in Germany, it depends very much on [[CreatorProvincialism where exactly the writer comes from]]. Many crime fiction novels (one of the most popular genres in the entertainment sector of German media) are set in small towns, in fact. On the other hand, ''foreign'' media which is set (in part) in Germany will most likely only show Berlin.

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** Not as present in countries with a strong history of federalism instead of centralism (except the US obviously, which ''is'' very federalistic/decentralized, but BigApplesauce still persists). German [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} German]] fiction in particular, referring to the point above, is quite frequently ''not'' set in Berlin UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}} - if it is set in Germany, it depends very much on [[CreatorProvincialism where exactly the writer comes from]]. Many crime fiction novels (one of the most popular genres in the entertainment sector of German media) are set in small towns, in fact. On the other hand, ''foreign'' media which is set (in part) in Germany will most likely only show Berlin.


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** UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}} suffers heavily from this trope, since it was the political and cultural center of the [[UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} Korean]] [[UsefulNotes/{{North Korea}} peninsula]] for centuries and now houses one fifth of the entire population, which if you include the metropolitan area houses half of the country's population.
29th May '16 9:50:05 PM Wuz
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* 'Franchise/SailorMoon'':

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