5 Times Singapore Has Appeared in Anime

Majulah Singapura!


By Cheryl Tan

In light of Singapore’s 52nd National Day celebrations, we have compiled a short list of anime that have featured our beautiful lion city.

1. Cowboy Bebop

Faye Valentine, one of the characters from this popular anime, has been suggested to be a Singaporean and we get to see various well-known landmarks in the video she made when she was younger.

2. Cardfight Vanguard

A popular card game played by many across the world and amongst Singaporean youths as well, Cardfight Vanguard dedicated an entire episode to having its characters travel to Singapore.

3. Zetsuen no Tempest

The first 5 minutes of Episode 17 features our iconic Changi Airport and some shots of the Merlion too.

Credit: Randomc

Credit: Randomc

4. Plastic Memories

This is probably the most recognised anime by fans and non-alike for its feature of various places around Singapore.

Hong Lim Complex:

Credit: WowJapan

Chinatown MRT:

Credit: WowJapan

Orchard Road:

Credit: WowJapan

5. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Jotaro and his companions’ search for Dio brought them to Singapore (and spanned over 3 episodes!) –causing what I reckon to be one of the best scenes in this anime.

Also, it’s hilarious to see that Hirohiko Araki basically remembers us as a ‘fine’ country.

So, which anime will you be watching to show your patriotism this National Day?