Anime Fans Visit Real-World Locations Of This Summer's Hit Movie

Sadly, work began this month to tear down the real-world version of this building.
Image: Toho
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Weathering With You is the hit anime of the summer. As with Your Name, the movie brings real-world Tokyo locations to life. Now fans are visiting those spots.

This is what anime fans in Japan call seichi junrei (聖地巡礼) or a “pilgrimage to a sacred spot.”

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You can see the real-world versions of the Weathering With You locations below. Warning: There might be some spoilers!

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In case you missed it, you can read Kotaku’s Weathering with You review right here.

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