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:

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.

School official website

Special thanks to tyukyu2 who made this map: