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Hitoyoshi City's PR Project with Natsume Yuujinchou

by dtshyk
Jun 30, 2011 8:03 PM | 12 Comments
According to Hitoyoshi Press, the mayor of Hitoyoshi City has decided to launch a tie-up project with TV anime Natsume Yuujinchou San. Hitoyoshi and the neighboring area are the model place of the anime.

Nyanko-sensei attended Hitoyoshi Kuma tourism committee

Mayor Tanaka Nobutaka is the chairperson of the tourism committee of Hitoyoshi Kuma area. The number of the visitors to the area this Spring has dropped 8% from a year earlier due to the earthquake and the eruption of the nearby volcano. Hitoyoshi City will feature the tie-up project with Natsume Yuujinchou to attract the fans and mass media.

Comparison of the real sceneries and the anime scenes
Setoishi station
1st season episode 5

Tengubashi bridge
1st season episode 3

Hitoyoshi Tenmangu
2nd season OP

Street in Sagara
2nd season OP

Hitoyoshi station
2nd season episode 8

Tengubashi bridge 2
2nd season episode 5

Source: Hitoyoshi Press

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masserati94 said:
I can honestly say, as a huge Natsume Yuujinchou fan I'm impressed by what they did, if I ever go to Japan, I'll have to go and see that.

Jul 1, 2011 12:19 PM by StreetFighter

Ooh, I'd want to visit the forests and the temple in the Eight Fields. Assuming they exist, too.

Jul 1, 2011 11:40 AM by Athena

Man! This makes it just like Higurashi and to some extent, Madoka Magica which makes it look a bit like "REAL PLACE".

Jul 1, 2011 11:10 AM by HyperCobaltMax

Really nice.

Jul 1, 2011 10:21 AM by tsubasalover

oh big fun keep up the good work

Jul 1, 2011 10:20 AM by Mr_Gutts

Seems like the industry is doing what they can to help and bring back the tourists so the economy will be afloat. It’s not the first time; we’ve already seen the exactly same scenario for AnoHana’s and Hanasaku Iroha’s model places, to only name two.

Even so, I think it’s a great way to lend a hand to those areas that were affected one way or another by the earthquake. I just can say that I’d love to go there one day; I love Natsume Yuujinchou, and knowing where the real “setting” of the series makes me want to visit it.

Jul 1, 2011 8:47 AM by Anisamar

Wow, I didn't realize the show's setting was based on a real location. Pretty cool.

Jul 1, 2011 6:07 AM by Cho_Desu

Flipping between the anime and RL pictures is fun. They did something similar with AnoHana didn't they?

Jul 1, 2011 2:41 AM by EatsSweets

I can honestly say, as a huge Natsume Yuujinchou fan I'm impressed by what they did, if I ever go to Japan, I'll have to go and see that.

Jul 1, 2011 2:05 AM by Masserati_

wow, i want to visit superbad. i'll try my hardest when i go to japan. such a great anime to pick~

Jul 1, 2011 1:35 AM by windy

Anime>RL >.<

Jun 30, 2011 10:08 PM by Aozure

Tourism is always good for an area, but I just have to say...

I've seen better recreations of locations in anime, and even if those are low quality pictures, the art doesn't look that good. It might not be in my place to say that since I haven't seen the anime and its relations myself, though. Ah well, slip of the mouth.

Other than that, cool stuff? We've been seeing quite a lot of this anime - tourism deals since the earthquakes, and I support it. Its a fine way to raise business in those regions.

Jun 30, 2011 8:36 PM by Zeream

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