Monday, January 22, 2018

Love Live Sunshine - Nagahama Castle Hill

In the episode where they make a PV in the first season of Love Live Sunshine they film at the hill where Nagahama Castle used to be. The closest bus stop is Nagahama Castle Ruins bus stop.



Image from S1E6 - 07m43s


You filming the PV.




Image from S1E6 - 07m46s


View from the hill.




Image from S1E6 - 07m52s


Panning shot.




Image from S1E6 - 07m59s


That ends with Ruby and Hanamaru.




Image from S1E6 - 08m10s


You notices that Ruby has ran away.




Image from S1E6 - 08m12s


The poles in the ground marks where one of the castle buildings stood.




Image from S1E6 - 08m18s


Yoshiko points towards this tree where she thinks Ruby hides.




Image from S1E6 - 08m19s


But she's actually behind this sign.




Image from S1E6 - 08m26s


Riko yells at everybody for wasting time.




Image from S1E6 - 08m32s


They continue to film the PV. Lots of clouds had moved in so I couldn't see Mt. Fuji from here like in the anime.




Image from S1E6 - 09m45s


Later in the same episode Yoshiko does her Yohane thing at the hill.




Image from S1E6 - 09m43s


And she points at a heap of soil. No such thing up here in real life though.




At the other side of the street from the Nagahama Castle hill, there's this agricultural product direct sales store.




They had a Love Live Sunshine banner at the entrance.




And lots of goods on display inside. I've marked a path from the hill to this store in the map below.




They also had mandarin orange products for sale, including this mandarin orange ice pop.




Image from S1E11 - 09m06s


It's shown several times in the show, including the scenes on the back of the packaging and the one in the shot above with You.




Image from S1E11 - 09m06s


The ice pop came with a character sticker in the pack. I got a You one as you can see here.



Location map:



This location was visited on 2017/11/07.

Special thanks to tyukyu2 who made this map:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1v8Gyz4S3eTIzW4Iuq8ghNSAynN8

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Love Live Sunshine - School

Uranohoshi Girls' High School which is shown in Love Live Sunshine is based on Nagaisaki Junior High School in real life.



Image from S1E1 - 02m38s


Image from S2E13 - 16m42s


The main entrance is shown in several episodes.




Image from S1E9 - 17m14s


From different angles as well.




Image from S2E3 - 22m06s


Chika's sisters arriving by car at the entrance.




Image from S1E9 - 19m37s


Chika surprises Dia outside the entrance.




Image from S1E9 - 19m38s


Together with all the other first and second years.




Image from S1E9 - 19m47s


And they welcome her to join Aquors.




Image from S2E2 - 06m41s


Another scene at the entrance, this time from the second season.




Image from S2E2 - 06m45s


Hanamaru waves goodbye to the second years that's off to Chika's house to write a song.




Image from S2E2 - 06m55s


The first and third years wonders where they should go to write a song.




Image from S2E2 - 06m56s


Dia suggests going to Mari's house.




Image from S2E2 - 07m05s


Closeup of the third years.




Image from S2E2 - 07m23s


And the first years who all wants to check out Mari's house.




Image from S1E6 - 06m28s


The decorations on this building are much larger in real life.




Image from S1E1 - 06m17s


Ruby screams in front of these doors.




Image from S1E1 - 07m46s


Yoshiko, Hanamaru and Ruby runs away.




Image from S2E13 - 01m25s


The same doors shown in the last episode of the second season as well.




Image from S1E3 - 15m17s


The school gym building.




Image from S1E3 - 19m36s


Everybody has shown up to Aquors first concert.




Image from S1E6 - 16m58s


This covered walkway connects the gym to the other school buildings.




Image from S1E9 - 09m22s


The second years on one of the balconies.




Image from S1E9 - 09m50s


These balcony pictures are actually from a different one of the school buildings than the one shown in the anime, but they look the same.




Image from S1E11 - 05m26s


Image from S1E11 - 05m29s


The school swimming pool.




Image from S2E1 - 22m32s


You at the swimming pool in the S2 ED.




Image from S1E2 - 08m34s


Sports field.




They had another warning sign about taking pictures at the sports field. Same as the one I saw at the bottom of the school hill.




Image from S2E1 - 20m05s


Everybody joining Chika at the sports field.




Image from S2E1 - 22m06s


Chika swings around this horizontal bar as well.




Image from S2E2 - 13m17s


The third years tries to play ball sports with the first years at the sports field.




Image from S2E2 - 13m22s


Yoshiko and Hanamaru are not impressed.



Location map:



This location was visited on 2017/11/07.

If you decide to visit this place yourself, do remember that it is a school still in use and you should NOT enter it.

Links:
School official website

Special thanks to tyukyu2 who made this map:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1v8Gyz4S3eTIzW4Iuq8ghNSAynN8