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04-22-12, 3:38 AM

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According to the Hokuriku Chuunichi Newspaper (April 21st), the anime Hanasaku Iroha has triggered a financial increase for the Noto Railroad Line, a local line in Ishikawa Prefecture (northern central Japan). Daisan Sector Tetsudou, the railroad company responsible, claims that they will experience an increase in annual tourist income that has not occured since the railroad line was shortened in 2005. Nishigishi Station, the model of Yunosagi Station from the anime, has become the center of attraction for Hanasaku Iroha fans. Daisan Sector has been taking measures to reproduce the atmosphere of the station in the anime. They have also created train cars with Hanasaku Iroha themes, in which tourists may hear announcements done by the voice actresses in the anime.

Mamiko Noto, the voice actress for Tomoe Wajima, was born in Ishikawa Prefecture, and her family has been accredited for supervising the use of Kanazawa dialect within the anime.

Go Nagai, the mangaka known for Mazinger Z, was also born in Ishikawa Prefecture, and there have also been train cars with Mazinger Z themes as well.

Despite the recent Rinne no Lagrange dilemma, this effect may bring more attention to the use of "anime power" for further augmentation in local transportation systems.

Source: Hokuriku Chuunichi Newspaper (Japanese)
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04-22-12, 3:45 AM

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Rly? Lol.

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04-22-12, 3:47 AM

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That's a first. Never heard of anything like this happening before.
 
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04-22-12, 3:47 AM

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Ain't that a good thing
 
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04-22-12, 3:48 AM

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Daisan Sector strong with the bonboru, good to hear news like this one so keep it up!
 
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Anime, making everyone's life better.
 
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I'm smelling a second season. Since it's doing so well..
Well they did announce something about a second season earlier on.
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04-22-12, 3:51 AM

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Bonboru.

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04-22-12, 3:53 AM

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Kurimu-chan said:
I'm smelling a second season. Since it's doing so well..
Well they did announce something about a second season earlier on.


Yeah, that's already been confirmed.
 
04-22-12, 4:05 AM

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A train announcements by Noto Mamiko. Oh god. щ(゚Д゚щ)
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04-22-12, 4:07 AM

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Ooh the main character is voiced by one of my favourite seiyuu. Good stuff.

Regarding the news - well that's the power of anime. :3

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. - Albert Einstein
 
04-22-12, 4:13 AM

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I always liked the train scenes in Hanairo. Good to know people are actually looking for that atmosphere and it is working out for the station.
 
04-22-12, 4:37 AM

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The picture could have been taken at a better location...but as long as everyone is happy, all is well.
 
04-22-12, 5:10 AM

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OrochiPL said:
A train announcements by Noto Mamiko. Oh god. щ(゚Д゚щ)


This. Not only Noto's.


In Keihin Kyuko Shioiri Station, an announcement by Ayana Taketatsu. The promotion of Tamayura Hitotose.



Like this, nanode.

In Sapporo, A streetcar (or a tram) announcement by Saki Fujita. She is the voice provider of Hatsune Miku. Miku was made by Crypton Future Media in Sapporo.
Modified by antibiotictab, 04-22-12, 7:33 AM
日本人です。海外の反応系のブログもいくつか見させてもらってますw 翻訳頑張ってくださいね。
 
04-22-12, 5:13 AM

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Looking forward to pictures of Mazinger train cars.
 
04-22-12, 5:47 AM

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Lol awesome!
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Anime, making everyone's life better.

There is a friend of mine, despite never watch anime, critique it, which make me really mad. Actually anime could really influence one's life either in a good way or a bad way depends on the person's view, but mostly in a good way.
People should give Kuuchuu Buranko a try.
 
04-22-12, 6:00 AM

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Natsu12345 said:
Lol awesome!
mitch3315 said:
Anime, making everyone's life better.

There is a friend of mine, despite never watch anime, critique it, which make me really mad. Actually anime could really influence one's life either in a good way or a bad way depends on the person's view, but mostly in a good way.


well its really up to you whats good or bad if he wants to critique let him its not like he knows anything anyway
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04-22-12, 6:21 AM

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That's how you fest it up.
 
04-22-12, 6:55 AM

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antibiotictab said:

Tihis. Not only Noto's.
OMG, want to ride that train so badly. Also Chiaki Omigawa insulted the passengers with "hobiron!".

They should start doing this at other parts of Japan too, or just at certain stops.


In Keihin Kyuko Shioiri Station, an announcement by Ayana Taketatsu. The promotion of Tamayura Hitotose.



Like this, nanode.
I saw that video a few weeks ago, really awesome, but I think the local residents are getting crazy after a while, not that they won't get like that with the usual talking.

In Sapporo, A streetcar (or a tram) announcement by Saki Fujita. She is the voice provider of Hatsune Miku. Miku was made by Crypton Future Media in Sapporo.
If I remember correctly it was this tram: http://www.figure.fm/post/en/36707/Snow+Miku+Tram+2012.html
For promoting the Snow Miku Nendoroid figure if I'm right.
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04-22-12, 7:01 AM

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Unlike in Rinne no Lagrange, Hanasaku Iroha did a modest promotion of the area and it somewhat fitted the story better. The least you could call it tasteful promotion. Rinne no Lagrange was just too in your face and disgusting.
 
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