ANI-Reality: Kiss Him, Not Me!

This week’s ANI-reality comes from episode 4 of Kiss Him, Not Me! “Christmas in the Holy Land.” Our protagonist, Kae takes her reverse harem out to the “Comiket”, a real convention on this site held in Tokyo.  It’s also featured really quickly in the opening of the show as well:

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Often called Tokyo Big Sight, it’s official name is the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, designed by the architecture firm AXS Satow. Built in 1995, it is the largest convention and exhibition hall for the entire country. It’s prominent features are the inverted pyramids on a support structure.. These shapes house the conference tower. There are two other exhibition wings (the east and west) – but the conference tower is the more monumental and iconic symbol for this convention center.

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This building located in Tokyo Bay on a small man-made island known as Odaiba. This island has quite a bit of history to it; built in the Edo period to house multiple small forts (daiba = fort) to protect Tokyo from any attacks from the sea. This use was abandoned it was later developed with shopping centers and some hotels and a park. This seems to be an attempt to new urban plan within Tokyo. A train line was fitted to loop through the island. Soon Odaiba became a popular tourist spot.  This island houses a few of Japan’s bold Architectural statements. Another prominent feature of Odaiba is the 1:1 scale model of a a Gundam statue – it’s pretty impressive and pretty freaking cool. I managed to take a bunch of photos of this when I went to explore Odaiba on my own.

Tokyo Big Sight’s Map Location & Directions:

To get to the site, you’ll have to take a separate train from the Tokyo Metro. It costs a bit more to use it, and is much much smaller than your usual Tokyo subway. It’s about a 30 minute train ride from Tokyo Station. So from Tokyo station, take the Yurakucho shin-kiba line to the Toyosu station, and from there hop on the Yurikamome – Shimbashi line to the Kokusai-tenjijo-seimon Station. Its about a 10 minute walk to the building from there.

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6 thoughts on “ANI-Reality: Kiss Him, Not Me!

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    Ah, I have so missed these posts. Nice that they are back 😀 I so very much enjoy reading about Japan and places I one day hope to see with my own eyes. Posts like these do really help, and wow what an impressive building this is. Seriously cool to see. As for the Anime haven’t seen that one yet, but as my list is already way too big (lol) I am first going to finish a couple of them before adding any new ones. Still, it looks like a fun show 😀

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    • heyitszel says:

      Ah! I’m trying to get this to be a weekly post. But my anime consumption has decreased a bit the last 2 weeks – work’s too hectic! But with the30 Day Anime Challenge – future planning has become a priority in terms of some of the graphic design; so it’s helping me establish the idea of “scheduled postings”. Which I find really helpful! Also, haven’t been able to really look at buildings too closely in anime’s as much as I’d like. But hopefully it’ll pick back up. I have a lot of architectural posts planned! So look forward to them!

      I hope you do get to visit! Japan is incredible and I really hope to go back for a visit again!

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      • raistlin0903 says:

        I will definitely look forward to them 😀 As for Japan, I really do hope to get the chance to one day go and visit there. From what I have seen of it in movies, pictures and blogposts it is an awesome place to one day go to 😀

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  2. Arria Cross says:

    I read the manga, and it’s so hilarious. It always make me guffaw so hard that my stomach hurts. I haven’t watched the anime yet because I’m still too focused on Yuri on Ice, but I’ll definitely watch the anime adaptation soon. Anyway, thank you for submitting this post to my blog carnival. Keep on watching anime and blogging. Cheers!

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