A Trip to London, England, K-On! Style! Preview
December 2, 2012
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It has been precisely a year since the K-On! Movie first premièred in Japanese theatres, and although discussions concerning the movie (and the corresponding genre) has cooled down considerably, the movie’s design and nature has lent itself to a diverse range of topics, including the planning of a hypothetical trip to London from curious fans. This was certainly the case on an anime forum, where an inquisitive member began a thread that would focus on the planning and logistics behind such a trip. Unfortunately, discussions ceased before the thread could pick up momentum, and presently, we are left with a mere 12 posts of information.
- I’ve noted my disappointment, numerous times, that the MI6 Headquarters (the SIS building), was absent in the K-On! Movie. That said, it will be a location that I will include into the simulated trip. Casually note that this post is about the real world and thus, has dispensed with any images related to the K-On!
In the spirit of that thread (and perhaps out of curiosity), I have decided to undertake a thought experiments of sorts and design a hypothetical trip to London, England. I will direct my focus at recreating a trip that approximates some of the destinations the Houkago Tea Time girls visit to the best of my ability. The post will consider all logistical elements, but will also make certain assumptions to ensure that such a trip is feasible within the outlined parameters, primarily, budget and time. These will be important to ensure that this thought experiment remains plausible.
- These skyscrapers belong to the Canary Wharf, a major business district located in Tower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom. It is one of London’s two main financial centres – along with the traditional City of London – and contains many of the UK’s tallest buildings, including the second-tallest, One Canada Square. These locations were not visited or depicted in the K-On! Movie.
Owing to time constraints, I will aim to prepare the posts for a simultaneous release somewhere near the end of December, before the new year is upon us. This mini-series will be broken up into six different categories for ease-of-access. I will first discuss preliminary considerations concerning the trip’s logistics, such as budget, duration and assumptions that will be made for calculation purposes. The next part will focus on transportation and accommodations, two essential elements to travelling abroad. The subsequent three parts will represent the three days spent in London (directly reflecting the amount of time spent by the girls), and at the end, I will have a post game report of sorts discussing my own opinions of the hypothetical trip I’ve assembled, as well as its feasibility. Finally, comments have been left open to allow for suggestions and feedback.