The World Ends with You: Best Anime to Explore Japan

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Mitchell Lineham
Mitchell Lineham is the Communications Associate at Funimation UK & IRE. You can usually find him playing games, writing and, of course, watching anime.

Are you enjoying playing NEO: The World Ends with You this week? Of course, you are!

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If you’re enjoying your adventure in virtual Shibuya but want even more, then we’ve put together perfect list of anime for you! Ready to explore Japan from the comfort of your couch? Let’s go.


The World Ends with You The Animation

The World Ends with You has always been praised for its stunning, stylised recreation of hotspot Shibuya, and that hasn’t changed with the arrival of The World Ends with You The Animation.

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This anime recaps the original cult classic game, acting as the perfect way to catch up before the sequel, and to maybe jot down some notes on how to find the Hachiko statue!

Watch The World Ends with You The Animation on Funimation!


Hyouka

Hyouka is a romance mystery series following the lives of the four members of the Classic Literature Club, who sometimes solve persistent school mysteries!

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Set in Takayama, you can actually visit many of the areas showcased in Hyouka. In fact, it’s actually a popular tourist attraction if you visit the area! Don’t worry, we’re looking to book tickets too.

Watch Hyouka on Funimation!


Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate is a fan-favourite, and it might be the series that acted as your first exposure to the pop culture central that is Akihabara!

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When Okabe and his friends come across a real method to time travel, they end up on a dangerous adventure that none of them were prepared for, and it changes their lives forever. But in-between all that, there are retro second-hand goods, gacha toys and more to buy!

Watch Steins;Gate on Funimation!


Akudama Drive

HA! You were expecting a death game, but Akudama Drive is not one! Akudama Drive follows a group of specialised individuals as they are forced to work together to steal cargo. The Kansai Police and Executioners are after them though, so it’s possible not all of them will make it out alive.

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Did you know that the Kansai featured here is a futuristic, cybernetic take on the Japanese region of the same name? Perhaps not quite as inviting, but it’s exciting to spot the similarities and differences if you’ve ever visited!

Watch Akudama Drive on Funimation!


Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Shoko_Rascal Does Not Dream of a Bunny Girl Senpai

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai takes place in the coastal town of Fujisawa City, Enoshima Island and yes, you can visit many of the beautiful sights yourself!

Don’t worry though, we’re sure that “Adolescence Syndrome” isn’t a real thing, and bunny girls will not be viewable only to you. Don’t quote us on that, though.

Watch Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai on Funimation!


And there you have it! Five anime to watch if you’re eager to watch a series that you can visit the locales of in real life.

They’re all streaming right here on Funimation, and there’s a whole lot more like that here for you!

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