Singapore References in Japanese Anime

singapore in anime

Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It's located in the Malay Peninsula, south of Riau Islands of Indonesia and north of Peninsular Malaysia. Interestingly, Singapore is the only developed country in Southeast Asia, although have small territory.

Talking about anime, Singapore sometimes appeared in Japanese animation. The Merlion is the appears most often than any other. Here's a short list of Singapore References in anime.

1. Plastic Memories
singapore reference in anime

Premiered: 5 April 2015
Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
The series featuring of various places in Sngapore. Many places such as Hong Lim Complex, Chinatown MRT, Orchard Road, Holland Village and there are still many other places.

2. Cowboy Bebop
singapore character in anime

Premiered: 3 April 1998
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Space
Faye Valentine is one of the characters from Cowboy Bebop anime series. She was born on August 14, 1994 on Earth, in Singapore. She is a wanted bounty head and a member of the bounty hunting crew aboard the Bebop.

3. Card Fight Vanguard
anime take place in singapore

Premiered: 8 January 2011
Genres: Action, Adventure, Demons, Game, Shounen
An original anime about trading card game, Card Fight Vanguard dedicated an entire episode for its characters travel to Singapore.

4. Charlotte 
singapore background in anime

Premiered: 5 July 2015
Genres: Drama, School, Super Power
Even though there is mistake translation, Singapore International Airport appeared in the series. 

5. Zetsuen no Tempest
singapore city in anime

English: Blast of Tempest
Premiered: 5 October 2012
Genres: Action, Mystery, Psychological, Drama, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen
In the first 5 minutes of episode 17, the Changi Airport and Merlion appeared. Also the girls mentioned Singapore.

6. Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
singapore influences in anime

English: A Place Further Than The Universe
Premiered: 2 January 2018
Genres: Adventure, Comedy
The series tells the story about a group of high school girls embarking on a Journey to Antartica. In the episode 6, they are visited Singapore. Some of iconic places are appeared, such as Changi Control Tower, Merlion, Maxwell Food Center, and Helix Bridge.

7. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
singapore anime

Premiered: 5 April 2014
Genres: Action, Adventure, Supernatural, Drama, Shounen
When Jotaro and his co. search for Dio, brought them to Singapore. It's reach out three episodes. Also, it’s good to see that Hirohiko Araki basically remembers Singapore as a ‘fine’ country.

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