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Are any animation studios open to the public for tours?

Studio Ghibli museum The Studio Ghibli museum in Tokyo is open to public tour, for me and probably for other regions too, you have to book three months in advance to purchase tickets.
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Are any animation studios open to the public for tours?

Kyoto animation has a shop just below one of its working areas. You don't even have to make an appointment to visit it! It used to offer a dedicated tour which allowed visitors to look at animators ...
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Is there a particular café that does anime coffee art?

Coffee art is commonly refered to as "Latte art" (ラテ・アート in japanese). By searching this term in japanese along with "anime" (アニメ) on the internet, you will be able to find many results (such as this ...
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Is the Merlion in Faye's childhood video a real location?

The Merlion is often associated with Singapore, so the extrapolation that Faye is Singaporean is reasonable. However, the exact location of the Merlion in Cowboy Bebop is less immediately clear to a ...
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Are any animation studios open to the public for tours?

I was there with my college Japanese class a few years ago and we got a tour of a Production IG studio. Everyone was super nice and it wasn't touristy. We also got some random swag (manga, phone cases,...
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Are any animation studios open to the public for tours?

If you go to the Studio Ghibli Museum you can see a couple of films that Hayao Miyazaki made exclusively for the museum itself. He also sometimes stops by and is a gentle and well spoken man. My ...
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Is there a particular café that does anime coffee art?

One of the latte art cafés has started putting watermarks on their images, now I can tell everyone about this amazing place, which is the source of a lot of the images currently circulating Belcorno ...
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Which mountain did they try to climb over?

Now that my schedule has freed up a little, I reran my search for 聖地巡礼 悪の華. (I don't really know Japanese, but the former seems to be a good search term for pilgrimage.) Maps such as this one came up, ...
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Is Toyosato Elementary School open to visitors?

Yes it's open to public. The other room of the building is using as office of city. Some small things if you want to visit. You need to check schedule, for example 3/1 to 3/18, it was closed. 8:30 ...
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Is the location of "A Bridge to the Starry Skies - Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi" a real place?

I've never seen Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi, but I was able to find a blogpost by somebody who seems to have found the model-location for the countryside part of the show: Hida-Takayama, Gifu. If you ...
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To which Singaporean building does the one in this still correspond?

According to this wikia page and evident by photographs, it is the Raffles Hotel.
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Where does the manga Otoyomegatari take place?

If you are not already aware, the series is set in 19th century Central Asia. The culture is without a doubt Turkic. The main setting of the story is explicitly mentioned to be a rural village near ...
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Where is this statue on horseback from?

I believe it's the Imperial General Staff Headquarters. (Photo from Geospatial Information Authority of Japan for comparison below. Similar images in the postcards scanned in the link.) As for the ...
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Is the setting of D.N.Angel based on a real world location, and if so, which one?

The real world location for the events in the anime D.N. Angel was based on "Azumano District in Tokyo" According to this Post about Dark Mousy: Dark Mousy was the greatest phantom thief. Last ...
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The real world location of Akiba Dome

Ok, after re-watching it, at 6:28 of the movie, So basically, they are in US for the TV station's offer and not for the third Love Live. As for the location of Tokyo Dome, this site suggests that ...
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What is the most likely real world location for the Mihama Academy if it really existed?

Looking around in Google Maps, I have determined two likely locations for Mihama Academy. Starting in Mishima, because of the name of Mishima Cape in the VN and anime, I found a lake on the south end ...
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