Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Uprising (mentioned)
Tanabe is on the coast and surrounded by mountains. Tanabe is the point at which the Kumano Kodō (熊野古道) ancient pilgrimage road turns inland from the coast. There is a district with many bars in front of JR Kii-Tanabe (紀伊田辺) train station. There is a bridge to a nearby island called Motoshima. Kashima Island, off the coast of Tanabe, is closed to the general public.
According to some sources, Yuriko Omega, whose real name was "Yuriko Matsui", was born in this city and is where her Psionic powers began to show in her early days. Due to her powers, she was shunned by her peers. She was eventually discovered by Imperial scientists and was sent to the Shiro Sanitarium. At the Sanitarium, she was subjected to a brutal and dehumanizing training regime, turning her into the cold-blooded psychic supersoldier she is today.