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San Fransokyo is the fictional city in which the 2014 Disney animated feature film Big Hero 6 takes place and is the home of the titular heroes. San Fransokyo is an alternate history San Francisco, created after the 1906 earthquake.[2]

Background

Layout

The layout of the city is a high-tech hybrid of artistic and technological architecture and a fusion of both San Francisco and Tokyo architectural styles. Built on the coast of the Pacific Ocean (presumably in California), the city is designed to withstand the risk of further earthquakes. The city is also a center for vast cultures besides the dominant Eastern and Western themes. However, behind the bright aesthetic is the underworld of illegal bot-fighting, commonly located in the dark, grungy alleys of the city. A large quantity of the buildings and technology in the city were constructed by Alistair Krei and his company, Krei Tech.

Notable Locations

  • Lucky Cat Café: Located on the corner of a hill street, it is the home of Aunt Cass, Hiro Hamada, Mochi and formerly Tadashi Hamada. An attached garage serves as both a workshop and the primary base for the Big Hero 6 team.
  • San Fransokyo Institute of Technology: An educational institution where Hiro and his best friends have studied.
  • Fred's Mansion: The luxurious home of Fred and the secondary base for the Big Hero 6 team.
  • Akuma Island: A former base for Project Silent Sparrow, now an abandoned island off the coast of San Fransokyo.
  • Krei Tech: Alistar Krei's building for innovations and technological inventions.
  • Yokai's Warehouse: The secluded, ominous lair of the masked villain, Yokai.
  • Trading Post: An area near the bay of San Fransokyo.
  • San Fransokyo Tribune Building
  • San Fransokyo Police Station

Architecture

  • San Fransokyo Bridge: Based on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, the San Fransokyo Bridge is a hybrid-design of the original bridge along with a design of some of Japan's spirit bridges.
  • Hybrid Painted Ladies: Animators added an extra spin to the Painted Lady houses of San Francisco by adding Japanese touches to them, such as the Japanese like roof tops, koinoibori flags, Japanese lanterns, signature cats etc.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • The name and layout of the city is a mix between real-life cities San Francisco and Tokyo.
  • According to Scott Watanabe, San Fransokyo is set in an alternate future where after the 1906 earthquake, San Francisco was rebuilt by Japanese immigrants using techniques that allowed movement and flexibility in a seismic event. After the city was finished being rebuilt, it was renamed San Fransokyo due to it being a city with Japanese and American architecture combined.[2]
  • Some promotional posters have featured the city's newspaper San Fransokyo Times with the date 2150 on it, suggesting that the city and the film is set near the year 2150. This is unlikely though, because there is still modern-day tech, such as normal cars, trains, etc.
  • In Zootopia, Chief Bogo's office has a wall calendar with a picture of San Fransokyo.
  • San Fransokyo (at least as a more modified version) is confirmed to appear in Kingdom Hearts III as one of the many explorable worlds.
  • Japantown in San Francisco served as a major inspiration for the artists designing San Fransokyo.[3]

References

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Big Hero 6 logo
Media
Films and Television: Big Hero 6Big Hero 6: The Series

Books: MangaBig Hero 6 Big Golden Book Big Hero 6 Little Golden BookBig Hero 6 Chapter BookBig Hero 6 Junior NovelizationBig Hero 6 Pictureback with TattoosBig Hero 6 Step Into ReadingBig Hero 6 Deluxe Step into ReadingThe Art of Big Hero 6Big Hero 6 Ultimate Sticker BookBig Hero 6: Hiro and Tadashi
Video games: Big Hero 6: Battle in the BayBig Hero 6: Bot FightDisney INFINITY seriesBig Hero 6: Baymax BlastKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Crossy Road
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks
Big Hero 6 HeadquartersBig Hero 6 Ride

Entertainment: Baymax Super Exercise Expo

Characters
Film characters: Hiro HamadaBaymaxTadashi HamadaGo Go TomagoHoney LemonWasabiFredAunt CassRobert Callaghan/YokaiAbigail CallaghanAlistair KreiSergeant GersonMochiMr. YamaFred's FatherHeathcliff

Television Characters: Professor GranvilleObake
Deleted characters: The Fujitas

Organizations
Big Hero 6 (team)
Locations
San FransokyoLucky Cat CaféSan Fransokyo Institute of TechnologyAkuma Island
Objects
MicrobotsMegabotBaymax's ChipYokai's MaskLittle YamaSilent Sparrow
Songs
StoryMy Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)Top of the World (Greek Fire)Immortals


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Kingdom Hearts utilized logo
Games
Kingdom Hearts + Final MixChain of MemoriesRe:Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts II + Final Mix358/2 DaysBirth by Sleep + Final MixcodedRe:codedDream Drop DistanceHD I.5 ReMIXχ [chi]HD II.5 ReMIXHD II.8 Final Chapter PrologueHD I.5+II.5 ReMIXUnchained χ/Union χ [cross]Kingdom Hearts III
Incorporated Films and Shorts
Alice in WonderlandAladdin/The Return of JafarBeauty and the BeastBig Hero 6CinderellaFantasiaHerculesThe Hunchback of Notre DameLilo & StitchThe Lion KingThe Little MermaidMickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three MusketeersMulanThe Nightmare Before ChristmasPeter PanPinocchioPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlSleeping BeautySteamboat WillieSnow White and the Seven DwarfsTangledTarzanToy StoryTron/Tron: LegacyThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Characters
Main Characters: SoraRikuKairiKing MickeyDonald DuckGoofyRoxasAquaTerraVentus

Villains: Master XehanortAnsemXemnasMaleficentPeteOrganization XIIIVanitasXigbar/BraigXaldinVexenLexaeusZexionSaïx/IsaDemyxLuxordMarluxiaLarxeneTerra-XehanortYoung XehanortXehanort's Guardian
Other Characters: Jiminy CricketNaminéAnsem the Wise/DiZYen SidXionAxel/LeaMaster EraqusDilanEvenAeleusIenzoLingering WillData SoraData RikuData NaminéData RoxasHaynerPenceOletteRiku-AnsemKairi's GrandmaRiku ReplicaAnti-SaïxAnti-SoraAnti-RikuSora-HeartlessJiminy's JournalForetellersMaster of MastersLuxuEphemerSkuldChirithyBlaine
Original Monsters: HeartlessNobodiesUnversedDream Eater
Disney Characters and Villains: Queen MinnieDaisy DuckPlutoTarzanClaytonKerchakKalaJane PorterWinnie the PoohAladdinGenieJasmineJafarIagoTronMagic BroomsPeter PanTinker BellQuasimodoJudge Claude FrolloMerlinFlora, Fauna and MerryweatherAuroraPrince PhillipTiggerEeyoreRabbitArielUrsulaPrince EricFlounderSebastianMulanMushuShan YuLi ShangJack SparrowHector BarbossaElizabeth SwannWill TurnerChernabogSimbaTimonPumbaaNalaRafikiScarKing TritonAliceCheshire CatQueen of HeartsJack SkellingtonOogie BoogieSallyEsmeraldaPhoebusBeagle BoysScrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey and LouieChip and DaleHorace HorsecollarMaster Control ProgramSarkKevin FlynnSam FlynnQuorraCLURinzlerCinderellaPrince CharmingFairy GodmotherJaqLady TremaineBelleBeastLumiereCogsworthMrs PottsPinocchioGeppettoMonstroStitchCaptain GantuJumbaHerculesMegaraHadesCaptain HookTick-Tock the CrocodileSnow WhiteEvil QueenThe PrinceWendyPongoPerditaDalmatian PuppiesAce "Chicken Little" CluckRapunzelBaymaxPhiloctetesAbu
Square Enix Characters: LeonCloudMoogleJoshuaOthers

Elements
Plot Elements: Universe of Kingdom HeartsKingdom HeartsHeartKeyblade WarDark Seeker SagaMore

Game Elements: Gameplay in Kingdom HeartsMagic

Objects
Sea-salt ice creamWayfinderDoor to DarknessKeybladeX-bladeMickey's LettersThalassa ShellKingdom Hearts EncoderKeychainGummi BlocksBug BloxBlack coatKeyblade Armor
Locations
Land of DepartureDisney CastleDisney TownTimeless RiverDatascapeRadiant Garden/Hollow BastionKeyblade GraveyardDestiny IslandsTraverse TownDive to the HeartEnd of the WorldRealm of DarknessCastle OblivionTwilight TownThe World That Never WasCastle That Never Was • Deep Jungle • AgrabahOlympus Coliseum/UnderworldHalloween TownNeverlandWonderlandAtlanticaHundred Acre WoodBeast's Castle • The Land of Dragons • Port RoyalPride Lands • Space Paranoids • Castle of Dreams • Enchanted Dominion • Dwarf Woodlands • Deep Space • La Cité des Cloches • Prankster's Paradise • Country of the Musketeers • Symphony of Sorcery • The GridKingdom of Corona</font> • San Fransokyo
Organizations/Groups
Organization XIIIPrincesses of HeartDisney Villains Council
Music
Dearly BelovedSimple and CleanSanctuaryMickey Mouse Club MarchSwim This WayPart of Your WorldUnder the SeaUrsula's RevengeA New Day is DawningDestatiBibbidi-Bobbidi-BooHe's a PirateBeauty and the BeastThis is HalloweenIt's a Small WorldNight on Bald MountainWinnie the PoohThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Pastoral Symphony
Soundtracks
Kingdom Hearts Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts Final Mix - Additional TracksKingdom Hearts II Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack CompleteKingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack

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