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Apr 22, 2012 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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Rly? Lol.

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That's a first. Never heard of anything like this happening before.
 
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Ain't that a good thing
 
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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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Bonboru.

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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.
 
Apr 22, 2012 4:05 AM

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A train announcements by Noto Mamiko. Oh god. щ(゚Д゚щ)
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Apr 22, 2012 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
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Apr 22, 2012 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.
 
Apr 22, 2012 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.
 
Apr 22, 2012 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.
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Apr 22, 2012 5:13 AM

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Looking forward to pictures of Mazinger train cars.
 
Apr 22, 2012 5:47 AM

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Lol awesome!
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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.
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Apr 22, 2012 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
 
Apr 22, 2012 6:21 AM

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That's how you fest it up.
 
Apr 22, 2012 6:55 AM

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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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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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a lot of positive effects irl

 
Apr 22, 2012 7:38 AM

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The clip of the 2nd opening also featured Nishigishi and the train: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlVWqFi60Bc
 
Apr 22, 2012 7:46 AM

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Wow...never heard of such thing before..
 
Apr 22, 2012 8:24 AM

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This is a good sign isn't it?
 
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"Hanasaku Iroha brings win to region"
 
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That's how you fest it up.


Lol'd.

But this is a cute story. Don't hear about things like this too often.
 
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even if there is a second season what's going to happen? i mean... they made the ending really ending like so are they going to start again or something?
 
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destructo22 said:
That's how you fest it up.

Amen!!! This is great news. A little publicity like a good anime series does wonder. You should see how Toyosato Elementary School, the school that was in K-ON!, get's a lot of pilgrims.


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Represent my Ohana profile pic.

destructo22 said:
That's how you fest it up.


Haha. Came into the thread to say this.
 
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Oo, first onsens and now this (:
 
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I wonder if Kami, Hyōgo got a lot of tourists there when Air was big back then?
 
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Interesting!
 
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sbyrstall said:
the school that was in K-ON!, get's a lot of pilgrims.

lmao pilgrims
but anyways, good for them
 
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Honestly, I was thinking on going there next month when I'll be in Japan (I love the Kanazawa/Toyama region and have never been to the specific location the anime takes place in Noto peninsula up north - the landscapes and ryokans seem gorgeous). Anyway, some places have been really crowded by otakus in "pilgrimage" lately in Japan, Shirakawa-go (Hinamizawa) for one, to the great displeasure of local population...

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Kvakond said:
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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Represent my Ohana profile pic.

destructo22 said:
That's how you fest it up.


Haha. Came into the thread to say this.

Would've been more effective if you hadn't switched your forum set to Taiga.
 
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OrochiPL said:
A train announcements by Noto Mamiko. Oh god. щ(゚Д゚щ)


Now that's something.
 
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I want to visit that place, the country side of Japan, the green side :)
 
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ataraxial said:
JoshSalas said:
Represent my Ohana profile pic.

destructo22 said:
That's how you fest it up.


Haha. Came into the thread to say this.

Would've been more effective if you hadn't switched your forum set to Taiga.


I know. Definitely going back closer to the release of the second season.
 
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JoshSalas said:
ataraxial said:
JoshSalas said:
Represent my Ohana profile pic.

destructo22 said:
That's how you fest it up.


Haha. Came into the thread to say this.

Would've been more effective if you hadn't switched your forum set to Taiga.


I know. Definitely going back closer to the release of the second season.

Sounds like a plan. Do we already know that's it's a second season and not an OVA?
 
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ataraxial said:
JoshSalas said:
ataraxial said:
JoshSalas said:
Represent my Ohana profile pic.

destructo22 said:
That's how you fest it up.


Haha. Came into the thread to say this.

Would've been more effective if you hadn't switched your forum set to Taiga.


I know. Definitely going back closer to the release of the second season.

Sounds like a plan. Do we already know that's it's a second season and not an OVA?


I originally thought we did, but we don't. However,it's supposed to air in October, which coincides with fall anime. So it could be.
 
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JoshSalas said:
ataraxial said:
JoshSalas said:
ataraxial said:
JoshSalas said:
Represent my Ohana profile pic.

destructo22 said:
That's how you fest it up.


Haha. Came into the thread to say this.

Would've been more effective if you hadn't switched your forum set to Taiga.


I know. Definitely going back closer to the release of the second season.

Sounds like a plan. Do we already know that's it's a second season and not an OVA?


I originally thought we did, but we don't. However,it's supposed to air in October, which coincides with fall anime. So it could be.

Crossing my fingers for it to be a second season. That would be excellent.
 
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well it should be a good thing right
 
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real o.o lol, made such an impact.
i guess i should finish the anime then after hearing this piece of news.
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i want go inside Ohana.

i mean train
 
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i want go inside Ohana.

i mean train


This, not the train part though.
 
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mitch3315 said:
Anime, making everyone's life better.


and japan thinks otaku's where bad
 
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imperlast said:
mitch3315 said:
Anime, making everyone's life better.


and japan thinks otaku's where bad


All Anime are not for otaku. Everybody loves Miyazaki's Anime in Japan.
Some hate otaku, on the other hand, the same people also loves Ghibli's works.
Even old guys have watched Anime like Yamato, Ashita no Joe, Cyborg 009 and so on in their childhood. In case of Joe, Rikiishi's funeral was actually held. He was Joe's rival died in the story. It was March 24th, 1970. Even though young boys and girls then, now they are nearly 60.
That's why those kinds of events are accepted.
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antibiotictab said:

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


after seeing Tamayura banner on official city site and some more photos of events with this
I like it - but it seems to work for series like this (Hanasaku counts here also)

but Ayana Taketatsu? really?!
Yuko Gibu should do it... by whistling the schedule XDD THAT would be awesome
in either case there would be probability that I would miss the train ;)
 
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lolz Only in Japan
 
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