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San Fransokyo

San Fransokyo is a location from the upcoming 2014 Disney animated film Big Hero 6 and home city of Hiro HamadaBaymaxHoney LemonWasabiGoGo Tomago and Fred.


While the comics made it out to exist in Japan, the film's incarnation of San Fransokyo takes place in the United States, most likely in California where San Francisco exists. 


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. San Fransokyo exists as a fictionalized amalgam of San Francisco, California and Tokyo, Japan. The architecture and culture is virtually the same as San Francisco, but garnished with various alterations that resemble aspects of Japanese culture, including a higher amount of Japanese-written language in public areas and English casually written in an Asian-style font.

For example, the San Fransokyo Bridge has a hybrid-design of the original bridge along with a design of some of Japan's spirit bridges. 

While not entirely different from a modern-day city, the technology in San Fransokyo appears to be much more advanced.


Notable LocationsEdit

Lucky Cat CaféEdit

Located on the corner of a hill street, it is the home of Cass and Hiro Hamada.

San Fransokyo Police StationEdit

San Fransokyo Institute of TechologyEdit

An educational institution where Hiro and the team have studied.

Krei TechEdit

Alistair Krei's building for innovations and technological inventions.

Trading PostEdit

An area near the bay of San Fransokyo. A few feet away lies the abandoned warehouse that served as the lair of Yokai for a period of time.

Akuma IslandEdit

Is an island off the coast of San Fransokyo used by Krei as a testing facility for his experiental teleportation. This its failure, it was used by Yokai as a secret location to enact his revenge.

Fred's MansionEdit

The luxurious home of Fred and the secondary base for the Big Hero 6 team.

Good Luck AlleyEdit

A dark alley notorious for homing San Fransokyo's criminals, such as Yama. It is named after the minimal chances of people getting out of the alley, alive.

Role in the CrossoverEdit

As the home city to the Big Hero 6, San Fransokyo plays a big part in the fandom when they are involved (as well as any AUs that involve superheroes or the Marvel Universe). As it takes place in modern times, San Fransokyo may exist at the same time as Burgess and Hotel Transylvania.