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Anime & Manga

There are many places that have been used as the setting for anime and manga in Saitama Prefecture.
"Crayon Shin-chan" is set in Kasukabe City, "Lucky Star" was set in Washimiya, Kuki City, and both "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" and "The Anthem of the Heart" were set in the neighboring cities of Chichibu and Yokoze.
Many such areas hold events or sell souvenirs in collaboration with the content.
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Anime & Manga Works

SAKUYA, the Saitama Anime Support Character

SAKUYA, the Saitama Anime
Support Character

The character "SAKUYA" was created as the Saitama Anime Support Character in 2010. She introduces many appealing aspects of Saitama Prefecture.

Crayon Shin-chan(Kasukabe City)

Crayon Shin-chan is a manga and anime set in Kasukabe City that has become popular worldwide. In May 2015, it was appointed as a "Saitama Sightseeing Supporter". Shin-chan sometimes comes to play at anime events in Saitama Prefecture.

Lucky Star

Lucky Star (Kuki City)

This anime depicts the easygoing daily life of four high school girls. Many tourists come to visit the area around Washimiya Shrine where it is set. A Lucky Star mikoshi float even appears at the Haji Festival held every September.

Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss(Kawagoe City)

This romantic comedy about the love between yōkai and high school girls is set in Kawagoe.

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day(Chichibu City)

This anime is set in Chichibu, and is often abbreviated as "Anohana". It is popular to take pictures as if you were the characters from the anime on old Chichibu Bridge which appears in the anime.

The Anthem Of The Heart

The Anthem Of The Heart(Chichibu City・Yokoze Town)

This anime is often abbreviated as "Kokosake". It was produced by the reassembled main staff behind "Anohana". It features many sights from Chichibu and Yokoze. Many people have come to visit this anime holy land in the Chichibu area.

Re-Kan!

Re-Kan!(Soka City)

This anime stars a high school girl with a sixth sense for spirits. It is a story about bonds, that is fun, warm, and sometimes painfully sad. Soka City was used as a model for the town and buildings in the background.

Encouragement of Climb

Encouragement of Climb(Hanno City)

"Encouragement of Climb" is an outdoor activity anime starring only cute and cuddly girls. The scenery of Hanno bring life to the story.

Urawa no Usagi-chan

Urawa no Usagi-chan(Saitama City)

This anime is set in the Urawa district of Saitama City. It depicts the daily lives of 8 girls who appear with the motif of 8 train stations including the name "Urawa".

BLUE THERMAL

BLUE THERMAL(Kumagaya City)

This drama is a bright, uplifting story about grils who belong to an athletic flight club, or "Gliding Team". It is set in Menuma, Kumagaya City, a mecca for gliders. Sightseeing spots and local cuisine are also introduced in the story.

Bananya

Bananya(Tokorozawa City)

Bananya is a mysterious cat-like creature that lives inside a banana. In the anime, a researcher who has studied Bananya for many years takes a laid back approach to observing the creature. Sightseeing spots in Tokorozawa City are introduced at the end.