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09 August 2005 @ 09:44 pm
The Geek Is In  
So, you know that tunnel that's showing up on "Akina" in the live action IniD movie?

I found it.


It's the Douzan Tunnel, and is located on Tahouzan in Niigata Prefecture.


Haven't you wanted to stay up all night dying to know that? I have...


Located at the foot of the mountain is Iwase Jinja (石瀬神社), which appears to have some association with Benkei that I am going to look up later. (I.e., when I'm not falling asleep and too tired to be digging through Japanese.)


So... how far have I watched into the movie? About two minutes. That's the point where I noticed that they give a shot of the name of the tunnel. If I had watched the movie instead of spending the time finding the tunnel, I would be done. But then, I suppose I wouldn't be me.
 
 
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Taerieltaeriel on August 10th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
Congrats on finding the tunnel. :)
etoile.noiretoilenoir959 on August 10th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
But do they ever show the tunnel in the anime? I don't remember it...
Sandpanthersandpanther on August 10th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
Nope. There is no tunnel on Akina.

There is a tunnel on Happougahara. But it's not the same as this tunnel. Which is part of why I was doing the research -- I wanted to know if this was actually Happougahara or not. It's not.

They filmed some bits of the movie on location on Akina. (Actually, it's called "Haruna".) But there are a lot of bits that are clearly not in location. Er, or are clear if one is, um, an uber-geek like me.
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Sandpanthersandpanther on August 10th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
Glad I could help with the peace of mind. ;)

Yeah, it would be nice to have someone to share the pain with. Too bad most of the IniD fans I know in the area have all moved away now. Boo hoo. It is a sad life. I suppose I will just have to muster through the pain on my own.

(Besides, if there were other IniD fans in the room, they might get grumpy that I stop the movie every few minutes and check location details. So maybe it is best this way.)
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Cirdancirdan_havens on August 11th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
Good work! Knew you'd find it. Maybe you'll be able to explain a lot of the other weird things in the movie too. *nod nod* Is that fake tofu shop real?