At his regular press conference held yesterday, Mikio Tanaka, the mayor of Nanto-city in Toyama Prefecture, announced that the city will launch a sister city partnership with Manoyama-city, the fictional city in P.A.WORKS’ ongoing TV anime series Sakura Quest.
The anime production company was established in the 50,000-populated city in November 2000, and many locations in the anime are inspired by the real ones in the city. Nanto-city was also recently chosen as one of the 88 designated anime pilgrimage sites by the Japan Anime Tourism Association.
The sister city signing ceremony will be held at Creator Plaza Sakura Crea at 13:00 on October 9, as part of the “town renewal symposium considering with Sakura Quest” event. A keynote speech and panel discussion about the possibilities of regional development using the story of the anime as samples
are also planned. The budget of 3.47 million yen is prepared for the event.
The mayor announced the partnership agreement with “Sakura Quest”
(photos via: Nanto-city official website)
The TV anime Sakura Quest has been airing in Japan since this April and has been also available to
Crunchyroll members in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa,
Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark.
TV anime key visual
Source: Nanto-city official website
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