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Ano Natsu de Matteru Increases Tourism to the Model City By 50%
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According to Nagano Prefecture Tourism Bureau, the number of visitors to Takamine Highland in Komoro city this summer has increased by 52.5% compared with the year earlier period. Nagano Prefecture attributed the increase to the fans of Ano Natsu de Matteru, whose model city is Komoro.

Comparisons of the scenes in the anime and the real sceneries in Komoro (Youtube)

Komoro City Tourism Association and Komoro Chamber of Commerce have launched a PR project team and promoted the city in cooperation with the anime.

Source: Nagano Prefecture (PDF file)
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So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Good to hear, especially after Kamogawa failure which is still over my head. They'd probably have to make a model of Pharos on the sea for Kamogawa tourism to suceed.
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Sep 27, 2012 9:41 AM

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Wow nice i want to visit there one day!!
 
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that was an interesting way to promote japan
 
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wow *___*
 
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One thing I need to point out is that the source PDF file also shows a drop between 10 to 28% of tourists for the places in 安曇野 Aizuno area because the popular TV drama Ohisama ended last year. So we don't know if the boost provided by Ano Natsu can sustain in long term like Yuwaku Onsen made famous by Hanasaku Iroha.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Mr_Gutts said:
that was an interesting way to promote japan
^ Agree!
ihateeveryone said:
But Ano Natsu was horrible.
^ Kinda bad for me too :(
 
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wow, that's amazing O.O
nice vid ;)
 
Sep 27, 2012 10:42 AM

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didn't like the show, but this is still good.
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I like the series, and I love the settings...
So maybe if by an miracle I get to go to japan while holding $ 1m, so why not...
 
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Luzee said:
Mr_Gutts said:
that was an interesting way to promote japan
^ Agree!
ihateeveryone said:
But Ano Natsu was horrible.
^ Kinda bad for me too :(


well everyone had different view, i find it good as well
 
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Good to hear, especially after Kamogawa failure which is still over my head. They'd probably have to make a model of Pharos on the sea for Kamogawa tourism to suceed.
i loved both seasons of lagrin, but they simply overdid it with this shit. At times it literally felt like an animated advertisement campaign for this stupid city - which it probably actually was.
Ano natsu and HSI did it way more subtle and simply less annoying.

Pleasant news, always glad to see otaku making some difference

On the topic of the show itself: it had very decent romance moments, some of the best in the recent years actually. But well, it could've been a lot better, and starting with ep10/11 they went full retard on everything, almost seemed like a parody
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Glad to hear that. It was a surprisingly good series. I liked it, and it's good to see that other people liked it enough to visit the city. One day I will go to Japan and go to every city that had an anime town modeled after it.
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Unfortunately they did take the photos of the comparison video in the Winter. >_>

But anyway, it's good that this proves that basing anime on real locations really works. Not that we didn't know this already years ago, but some people tend to forget that.
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Sep 27, 2012 2:10 PM

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Wow, nice
 
Sep 27, 2012 2:11 PM

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Wow, I think I was not impressed enough by the scenery to hope going there one day.
 
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ANO NATSU was quite good indeed, sure, its no masterpiece but its was very enjoyable, infinitely better than generic moe, fanservice, loli, harem anime of nowadays. (before you take offense, take note on generic term I use, because theres good series currently produced on those genres too...well maybe not much in the harem genre thou, those as as generic as they can get)
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Oh...just like what happened with Hyouka~
 
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This again.

No, watching more anime than someone does not make your opinion more valid. Knowing more about the history of anime than someone does not make your opinion more valid. It can, if they're serious enough about studying it, leave someone better situated to discuss trends and themes in anime over the decades, provided they can speak in terms of factual, historical information. Such as which genres have gone in and out of favor, which narrative elements increased or decreased, how animation technology has changed, etc.

But it absolutely, positively, unquestionably, does not give you anything resembling the right to tell someone what they should or should not like, which is exactly what you are doing when you claim that their opinion of a show is invalid because the age or breadth of their anime viewing is not up to your standards.
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well done to ano natsu- i'll see it eventually- its good to see the otaku tourism industry isn't dead-it shows that if you decently portray a place then people might come see it
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I cleaned up the topic a bit, since there was way too much off-topic discussion. Please keep your opinions of the show to yourself unless it contributes in some way to discussion of the news topic.
 
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What, are they expecting to find a red-haired alien?
 
Sep 27, 2012 3:26 PM

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Sanguis said:
What, are they expecting to find a red-haired alien?

no they're expecting to see a decent looking city
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Sep 27, 2012 3:51 PM

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This looks so awesome.The impact anime can make on a city especially a great anime in AnoNatsu.
 
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I enjoyed the series, nice to know it promotes tourism in Japan.
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symbv said:
Hanasaku Iroha - Yuwaku Onsen in Ishikawa Prefecture (SUCCESS)
Kamakura/Shonan - Tari Tari (SUCCESS)

Shimoda - Natsuiro Kiseki (FAILURE)
Kamokawa - Rinne no Lagrange (FAILURE)
There was also Tamayura with Takehara and from what I read it was also somehow effective (plus nice seeing anime on official city site).

But good to see that something like this works, it might bring more money to it.
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Sep 27, 2012 4:44 PM

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good news, it was a good show.

 
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Anime power ~
 
Sep 27, 2012 11:03 PM

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I just remembered of what happened with Lucky Star promoting Washimiya city shrine. Anime is serious business.
 
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Same thing with Lake Kizaki after Onegai Teacher and Onegai Twins ?

The series showed such a relaxed village town out of the hectic of big cities. Even without liking the anime I'd like to go there for vacation and releasing tension.
BTW, did they call the whole Nagano prefecture as Swiss of Japan or just a part of it ?
 
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symbv said:
Hanasaku Iroha - Yuwaku Onsen in Ishikawa Prefecture (SUCCESS)
Kamakura/Shonan - Tari Tari (SUCCESS)

Shimoda - Natsuiro Kiseki (FAILURE)
Kamokawa - Rinne no Lagrange (FAILURE)


that is indeed how it is :)
 
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Dalek-baka said:
There was also Tamayura with Takehara and from what I read it was also somehow effective (plus nice seeing anime on official city site).

You know what, when I traveled across the country of Japan in a multiple week journey, I actually made a detour to go to Takehara JUST BECAUSE OF Tamayura !!! The place is really beautiful and serene (though a bit small) and here and there you can find posters of Tamayura and souvenir shops sell Tamayura stuff. I am a living example of an anime pilgrim :-)

I even went to Toyosato because of K-On and Nishinomiya because of Haruhi !!!
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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OrochiPL said:
...They'd probably have to make a model of Pharos on the sea for Kamogawa tourism to suceed.


Don't discount that hypothesis. This is the Japanese we're talking about, after all.
 
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Great job AnoNatsu. Anime was really good and I'd like to visit the place if the chance is ever granted to me.
Stupid Lagrange went too far, AnoNatsu's staff knows how you promote the city...
I don't know who's to blame (Kamogawa city council, PR guys, other sponsors?) for that obnoxious marketing, but I don't like them.
 
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Ahh... I vividly remember Ano Natsu.

The anime that had a great buildup of emotion and character development, only to fall in precipitously in the gaping abyss of crap in the last episode. The last episode was literally 23 minutes of crying...
 
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Ahh... I vividly remember Ano Natsu.

The anime that had a great buildup of emotion and character development, only to fall in precipitously in the gaping abyss of crap in the last episode. The last episode was literally 23 minutes of crying...

That sounds more like Ano Hana to me though...
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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And it was shot on winter.
Dafuq is this?
Why are you watching the sequel of the anime that you loathe?
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Oh cool. Good job, Ano Natsu! :D

It's on my watching list because I'm gonna watch it very soon~

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Wow. This is the power of anime (and moe). Nice way to promote places through anime. I love that anime mostly success to promote tourism places. If ppl are still badmouthing anime after seeing this kind of news, I wonder what's wrong with them...
 
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I don't think that is raleted
 
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Mr_Gutts said:
that was an interesting way to promote japan


Definitely.
 
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Well....it's not like there was not much stuff in that anime that was better than pretty things.
 
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