After the Rain Lets Visitors Tour Akira's Date Spots in Yokohama

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The television anime adaptation of Jun Mayuzuki's Koi wa Ameagari no youni (Love is Like After the Rain) manga is collaborating with the city of Yokohama, Kanagawa for the "Akira's Yokohama Date Spot Tour Campaign." The campaign will run from March 1 to 30.

The collaboration encourages visitors to Yokohama to travel to nine locations that Akira might visit for a date. Wit Studio provided special visuals for the collaboration that will appear as photo spots and standees during the promotion period. Shops participating in the campaign will give away bonus items to people who show the collaboration map.

People who take pictures with campaign posters or standees and tweet the images with the appropriate hashtag will have a chance to win one of five posters signed by the anime's cast. The first 500 people who take pictures at at least three collaboration locations and show them at Sakuragicho Station Tourist Information Center in Yokohama will receive an exclusive clear file. In addition, people who visit Kishamichi Promenade, which serves as a setting in the anime, and turn themselves into Akira will also be able to enter another Twitter campaign. People who tweet appropriate photos with the campaign hashtag will have a chance to win one of three posters signed by Mayuzuki.

The anime is also collaborating with Bunkyōdō to display scene cuts and design illustrations at the Culture Agent Cafe in Shibuya, Tokyo. The campaign launched on Monday, and it will end on March 9.

This year's 12th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that the manga will end in two more chapters, not including the chapter published on Monday. The series has 1.9 million copies in print.

The manga centers on 17-year-old high school student Akira Tachibana, a girl who barely expresses herself. She harbors a secret crush on Masami Kondō, the 45-year-old manager of the family restaurant she works at part-time.

The manga's 12-episode television anime adaptation premiered on January 11. The show is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video inside and outside of Japan, with the English title After the Rain.

Source: Comic Natalie

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