What is a Seichi (Otaku mecca)?
A Seichi (Otaku mecca) refers to the actual place that was set in the anime.
Any place that is set as a stage for movies, novels, animations, etc. can be called A Seichi (Otaku mecca).
Also, visiting the place is called ” a pilgrimage to the Seichi (Otaku mecca)”
One of the most famous ones is the Saginomiya Shrine that appears as a stage in “Lucky Star”.
The origin of this pilgrimage to a holy place is Nagano Prefecture, where a manga and anime series called “Ultimate Superhero Aaru” was animated in 1992.
However, it was not until 2000 that this a pilgrimage to the Seichi (Otaku mecca) became a regular event.
The reason for this was simply that it was time-consuming to draw the backgrounds in accordance with the actual locations using analog techniques.
The “a pilgrimage to the Seichi (Otaku mecca)” was born in the process of digitally drawing animated films.
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