Philippines References in Japanese Anime

philippines in anime

Filipino love animes. So, anime show the love for Filipino by featuring Philippines in anime. Sometimes the depictions of Philippines in anime is so realistic, like in the Charlotte anime. But, not all Philippines references based on reality.

The cities, islands and languages. Here's the anime list that featuring Philippines, one of the island countries in Southeast Asia.

1. Fate/Zero
philippines reference in anime

Premiered: 2 October 2011
Genres: Action, Supernatural, Magic, Fantasy
In the episode 18 of Fate/Zero, Alimango Island appeared. Far from the town in the jungle of the island, there is mansion that is said to be built next to the former location of the shrine. People of the town do not go near it due to legends also saying those who go near it too often will be cursed, so Norikata Emiya (Kiritsugu's father) uses it to practice magecraft in secrecy. The entire population is killed by the Mage's Association and Holy Church after being turned into ghouls by Shirley.

In real life, Alimango Island located in Negros Occidental, in the middle of the Visayas of Philippines. Alimango is the Spanish word for crab, also Filipino use the same word.

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Shirley, one of character in the Alimango Island is actually born as a native of Alimango Island. So she is Filipino. She is two years older than Kiritsugu and became close friends of him.

2. Charlotte
anime take place in philippines

Premiered: 5 July 2015
Genres: Drama, School, Super Power
In the 13rd episode, Yuu Otosoka make his journey in the red district of Walking Street, Angeles City, Pampanga of Philippines. It's also known as "Sin City" by foreigners.

3. Jormungand
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Premiered: 11 April 2012
Genres: Action, Adventure, Seinen
There is a scene that shows the Philippines. The city may refer to 'Makati', with those high-rise buildings. Makati City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in Metro Manila, Philippines.

4. Ghost In The Shell (Koukaku Kidoutai)
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Premiered: 18 November 1995
Genres: Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Police, Mecha, Seinen
There are some scenes shows Major Motoko Kusanagi and Batou drinking San Migue's Pale Pilsen when they ared discussing Major's thoughts on being a cyborg. San Miguel Pale Pilsen or also known as San Miguel Beer is a Filipino pale larger produced by San Miguel Brewery Established in 1890 by San Miguel.

5. Blade
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Premiered: 1 July 2011
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Vampire
Manila appeared in the Episode 4 and 5 of Blade anime. It's begin with Blade visit Manila to save his old friend from the clutches of the Frost Deacon group. After rescued his friend, he gats a hint that Frost is residing in an island in the region and goes there. The island is Isla del Fuego (Fire Island) or known as Siquijor, an island in the southeast of Cebu.

In Siquijor Island, there are three Verdugos (Guardians of Siquiore Island), Lupit, Cimarron and Hagibus. They are all Filipino and looking for Manananggal which has been freed by Deacon Frost.

The Manananggal (sometimes confused with the Wak wak, Aswang also translates literally to "Remover") is a vampire-like mythical creature of the Philippines, a malevolent, man-eating and blood-sucking monster or witch.

6.  Speedgrapher
anime na matatagpuan sa pilipinas

Premiered: 8 April 2005
Genres: Action, Mystery, Super Power
In the episode 22 a man says ""Ano ka ba? Bingi ka ba? Umalis ka na. Put*ng ina mo!". You can hear it on the minutes of 16.30 of the episode. It featuring Choji Suitengu intruding upon a man having "fun" with a woman. After that, the woman says "Pakibigay ang pera sa akin." It's the words from Filipino language.

7. Eureka Seven AO
anime pilipinas

English: Eureka Seven Astral Ocean
Premiered: 13 April 2012
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi
The series features a shot of Subic Bay Naval Base at the Episode 22. Deremoe says that the base has become a "crisis center" for those infected by a strange lifeform called Scub Corals. Relating this to the real world, the Americans has given up its possession of the Subic Naval Bases since 1990s (after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption) but the Philippines is still intact with the Americans on the culture, as with any other Anglo-American country.

8. Killing Bites
anime na nagtatampok ng pilipinas

Premiered: 13 January 2018
Genres: Action, Ecchi, Sci-Fi, Seinen
The Destroyer tournament is held at fiction island out in the Philipines sea, Hotei Island. The island mentioned in the Episode 4.

9. Hajime no Ippo
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English: Fighting Spirit
Premiered: 4 October 2000
Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama, Shounen
The anime featuring atleast three boxer from Philippines. Eleki Battery,  Morris West and Nefuma Ozca. Battery is the junior lighweight national champion, Morris West is middleweight boxer and Nefuma Ozca is a Philippines 5th Seed boxer.

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