One of the people I follow on Twitter posted up a link to her friend's lovely blog focusing on different backgrounds taken from Anime. As these are set in Japan (and sometimes China), it is perfect research for my game module, as I can look at how others give their settings a deeper cultural roots. I am also hoping to look at a few of these films properly.
I then also found this similar blog, which gives an insight into a different kind of animation, but also has a few anime films featured. http://ca-tsuka.tumblr.com/
Both of these links have given me a great insight into what is expected when looking at Japanese animation, which I can transfer and adapt into game form, adding my own personal twist.