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Oofuri Increases the Comepetitive Rate of the Model High School [Updated on Feb 22]

by dtshyk
Feb 16, 2009 8:13 PM | 12 Comments
According to IT media, Urawanishi High School, on which "Ookiku Furikabutte" was modeled, became highly popular among the students. As a result, the competitive rate of this year's entrance examination reached 7.13, which is the highest of all the public high schools in Saitama Prefecture. The producers of the anime provided one of the scenes to the high school and it has been used in the handbook and the official website.

"Ace wo Nerae!" was also modeled on Urawanishi High School.

The local government of Saitama Prefecture is trying to catch tourists' attention taking advantage of its relations to anime. The official website of Saitama Tourism Bureau introduces "Lucky ☆ Star" and "Crayon Shin-chan" to foreign tourists.

Source: IT media
Source: Urawanishi High School

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I'm a little late on the commenting, but this is actually really cool. Huge potential for anime companies to get advertising dollars by using a 'real' school in their shows. It's not like the viewer cares what school is being used for the show, but the actual school in question can get some big name recognition.

Feb 18, 2009 2:09 PM by Xinil

Cookie-chan said:
Yandere said:
That's great. =o

Feb 17, 2009 11:09 PM by Maora

Pretty interesting, although not surprising. Kinda reminds me of the rise in attendance rates at the Lucky Star Shrine :P.

Feb 17, 2009 4:42 PM by LemonLyme

that sounds interesting...

Feb 17, 2009 3:54 PM by mitayashi

All sports anime... Is this school especially dedicated to sports?

Feb 17, 2009 6:47 AM by ladyxzeus

Yandere said:
That's great. =o

Feb 17, 2009 6:05 AM by Cookie-chan-

Jacut said:
Great for this school ! But my question is: is that a coincidence that both Ace wo Nerae and Ookiku Furikabutte, which may be the two best sport animes ever (except the two boxing animes Hajime no Ippo and Ashita no Joe), are modeled after the same school?


Because Yamamoto Sumika and Higuchi Asa graduated from Urawanishi High. Arai Satomi and the "Mother of Seiyuu" Shimizu Mari (VA of Tetsuwan Atom) also graduated from the school.

Feb 17, 2009 1:54 AM by dtshyk

Great for this school ! But my question is: is that a coincidence that both Ace wo Nerae and Ookiku Furikabutte, which may be the two best sport animes ever (except the two boxing animes Hajime no Ippo and Ashita no Joe), are modeled after the same school?

Feb 17, 2009 1:21 AM by Jacut

wow thats pretty impressive. I had heard it was modeled on a real school but hadn't really heard anything about the school. Good for them then.

Feb 16, 2009 11:51 PM by internetotaku

ReverseHarem said:
the fact that urawanishi is modeled after anime wouldn't make me want to go there... i'd want to go there because they don't wear uniforms.
that would make me not want to go there ;A; but i would want to go to school with mihashi and abe and be friends with chiyo~
i'm glad it's an excellent school.

Feb 16, 2009 9:22 PM by windy

the fact that urawanishi is modeled after anime wouldn't make me want to go there... i'd want to go there because they don't wear uniforms.

Feb 16, 2009 8:29 PM by ReverseHarem

That's great. =o

Feb 16, 2009 8:15 PM by Yandere