ANI-Reality: Sword Art Online S2

Yet another Sword Art Online blog post for the week! This comes from episode 25 of Season 2 of titled “Mother’s Rosario“.

Asuna is on a tour in Kyoto, there were a few places I’ve actually been to that Asuna went, but I just want to focus on this particular place.

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Asuna and the gang are visiting Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, in Kyoto, Japan.

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[ANI-Reality]: Scepter 4 Headquarters

This post originally started off as an Fantasy Friday post, but as I continued to research it, it showed up to be based on an existing government building in Japan, forcing me to shift it to an ANI-Reality post.

There’s a few things about K or K: Project that I really love. Animation is probably at the top of the list because of it’s use of color and ephemeral qualities induced by the color palette. Story is kind of iffy but enjoyable nonetheless. Sound is great too, and the character’s are pretty awesome. Especially Munakata Reisi: The Blue King, which leads me to today’s topic ANI-Reality feature: Munakata’s domain, Scepter 4 Headquarters. 

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ANI-Reality : Yuri!!! On Ice

Ever since episode 10 came out I’ve really been wanting to write this post. Not only did this episode have Viktor narrarating it; it had many of us fangirling over Viktor and Yuri’s ring exchange as well as the epicness of the pictures/video of Yuri at the ending credit sequence. But a lot of my own fangirling came from the amount of Architecture that was featured in this episode!

Europe holds some of the most fascinating pieces of architectural history. Heck, Europe’s rich history of architecture is kind of what drew me into this career to begin with.  There were quite a few masterpieces featured in Episode 10 in the city of Barcelona, which has been on my bucket list of traveling for as long as I can remember. One day though, one day.

Most of Barcelonas’ Architecture featured was designed by prominent Architect Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi was the best known practioner of Catalan Modernism. A movement in art, literature, but mostly expressed in architecture. His passions in life included: architecture, religion and nature. He drew inspiration mostly from nature as he was obsessed with organic forms, which is showcased in his work. He also wasn’t much of a pen and paper guy when it came to visualizing his ideas. He truly worked with sculpting and building scale models.

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ANI-Reality: Sweetness & Lightning

To change up the pace; I thought, it’d be nice to do a series on real buildings that are found in anime (Animated Reality = ANI-Reality). Sometimes I’ll be watching something and I’ll be like “Hey! That building looks familiar!”…This series of posts will look at real life buildings depicted in anime – this also serves as an exercise of my research ability. LOL. So, here’s one of those times that has happened.

In the opening of Sweetness & Lightning we see this building:

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