(Pokemon Episode 181: The Burned Tower! Matsuba Appears!!/A Ghost of a Chance)

Enju/Ecruteak City is my favourite setting in the Pokemon anime. It’s absolutely beautiful. Especially the burnt tower, with the fire that burned it down kept alive in an illusion cast by Ghost Type Pokemon to ward off intruders was so unique! The sunlight filtering in through the broken roof, the traditional architecture, and the Kyoto influence reaching even the background characters (there was a man enjoying takoyaki, popular in the Kansai region!), it was all very lovely!

Also, those old, hand-painted cells can’t be matched for charm… or another touch of nostalgia for that matter.