Are you all excited for the fifth season of the anime!? I sure am!
To get in to the mood, last week I traveled to Hitoyoshi city, in Kumamoto prefecture, which is the area where the mangaka, Midorikawa Yuki, is from, and where Natsume Yuujinchou takes place. Many locations which appear in the anime are based on real-life locations there. So for four days (the longest I could get off work =_=; ) , I went around looking for these locations, exploring them and taking photos. If anybody is interested, you can read my reports about this on my blog here:
Day 1: Setoishi station
Day 2: Amemiya Shrine and Hitoyoshi City
Day 3: Matsutani Valley and Okoba station
Day 4: Ichifusa Dam
As to what these locations represent...
( short explanation under the cut~Collapse )
Of course I can't take credit for actually 'finding' these locations in real life, because I mostly used these two Japanese blogs, and a guide map that was available at the Hitoyoshi station tourist information center, for reference. You can check those blogs for comparison screenshots between the anime and the real-life locations (I don't have the time to find and add screencaps to my posts ^^; ). But I thought maybe some of you here would be interested in reading a report in English about it.
I will also be visiting the Natsume Yuujincho Go pre-screening event tomorrow, and I'll probably write up a little report about that too soon after. So feel free to keep an eye on my journal if you're interested to find out a little about the new anime before it officially airs. >w<
...I'm not sure what to tag this post as, other than 'fanworks'... But oh well... I hope some of you will enjoy looking at my travel reports! ^^