21 Scene-Stealing Moments From Japanese Anime Of Singapore That Look So Legit We’re Shook

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Japanese Anime Of Singapore Replicates Landmarks Exactly

Sora Yori Mo Tooi Basho – also known as A Place Further Than The Universe – is an anime television series produced by Madhouse.

Released in December 2017, the 13-episode long series, tells the story of a clique of high school girls embarking on a journey to Antarctica.

In the sixth episode, they make a pitstop in Singapore.

These anime artists haven’t failed to exceed our expectations as the illustrations turned out so legit, they literally shook us to the core.

Don’t believe me? Here are 21 of the best scenes from the anime, compared to actual pictures of Singapore.

1. Iconic Changi Control Tower

When you think of Changi Airport, the first thing that should come to your mind is the iconic control tower.

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2. Changi Airport Terminal 3

So most people who frequent Singapore would recognise our iconic Changi Airport from afar. But what about other locales within the building?

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We certainly didn’t expect the anime to match even the drop-off point at Terminal 3 (T3).

4. Check-in counters at T3

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Just one glance is all it takes for any Singaporean to tell this is indeed T3.

5. Singapore Airlines plane

The colour scheme. The logo. There is only one answer: Singapore Airlines.

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6. In-flight entertainment

It’s literally copy and paste. ‘Nuff said.

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7. In-flight meal

Just look at the soba noodles, wasabi and the edamame beans. The plating is almost identical.

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7. Maxwell Food Centre

The home of the famous Tian Tian Chicken Rice. Even anime characters don’t want to miss this.

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8. Tian Tian Chicken Rice

The blue utensils, cucumbers and must-have chilli sauce? 10/10 for nailing those details.

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9. Cheers Convenience Store

Does the blue and yellow logo look familiar? Sure does to us.

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10. Helix Bridge

A view so mesmerizing you can’t even tell which scene is from the anime.

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11. Marina Bay

The aerial view of the central business district has been replicated pixel by pixel.

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12. Laser fountain show by The Bay

Can I just draw your attention to the background– the logos on each building are exactly the same.

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13. D24 Sultan Ah Hung Durian

Hidden gems tucked in Singapore’s neighbourhoods are too accurately depicted.

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14. Wheelock Place

That’s definitely impressive. The striking conical ex-home of the bookstore Borders is exactly as per the real landmark.

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15. Ion Orchard entrance

They have the exact same number of plants on each side of the entrance. We’re literally screaming at the incredible detail for this short scene.

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16. Scotts Square Tangs Plaza

That feeling of satisfaction when even the most unnoticeable buildings are shown love as well.

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17. Esplanade Bridge

Every. Single. Possible. Detail. Accounted. For.

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18. Merlion

We see no difference. In fact, the anime actually looks more real than photograph itself.

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19. Esplanade

Props to them for drawing the biggest durian in Singapore so well.

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20. Singapore Flyer

Drawn to scale: Gardens by the Bay, the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands.

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21. Merlion Park

Small details like the signboard, railings and viewing deck make it hard to tell anime and reality apart.

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I’m blown away. Are you?

We wish there were more episodes featuring the quirky landscapes of our little red dot.

Kudos to the fans who contributed pictures of Singapore to the Google Docs made for this side-by-side comparison too. We couldn’t have completed this swoon-worthy list without you.

You can watch snippets of the full episode here, with English subtitles. Don’t say we bojio.

Notice any other scenes which made you feel a sense of déjà vu? Comment down below with your own anime vs. real life picture!

Featured image from Google Docs, News.Softpedia,Youtube

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