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MacMillanMacMillan8 år siden
Itasha, literally "painmobile", is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha and itachari, respectively.
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In 1980s, when Japan was at the zenith of its economic might, Tokyo's streets were a parade of luxury import cars. Among them, the 'itasha' - originally Japanese slang meaning an imported Italian car - was the most desired. However, in 1990s, the term 'itai' was adopted to describe intense, cultish otaku associated with serial killer Miyazaki Tsutomu.[1] Since then, Itasha (as the decorated vehicle) was derived from combining the Japanese words for itai and sha. Itai here means "painful", which can be interpreted as "painfully embarrassing" or "painful for the wallet" due to the high costs involved. The name is also a pun for Italian cars, truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha.

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ZawaI didn't know the name was inspired by a serial killer 0_0
Now I feel creeped out!
=D
8 år siden
I didn't know the name was inspired by a serial killer 0_0
Now I feel creeped out!
8 år siden
4catdoormanCan't park these little beauties just anywhere. I'd die if a door ding gnome found my car after I shelled out $$$ to doll it up..LOL.@-@
8 år siden
Can't park these little beauties just anywhere. I'd die if a door ding gnome found my car after I shelled out $$$ to doll it up..LOL.
8 år siden
I plan on this with my 350z, but only after I've modded it. No way in hell am I going to make an itasha and it's going to be stock.
8 år siden
itsame00Dafuq?! Damn japanese otakus for having really nice cars... im jealousHahaha xD!
8 år siden
Dafuq?! Damn japanese otakus for having really nice cars... im jealous
8 år siden
4ArndI would be very tempted as well, but the cost seem prohibitive and I wouldn't know where to get it done here in the UK.It's so bad =/
8 år siden
4Arnd 4ア一ンド
I would be very tempted as well, but the cost seem prohibitive and I wouldn't know where to get it done here in the UK.
8 år siden
Black91CRXI like it! I'd do it to my CRX in a heartbeat!This is very cool!! =D
8 år siden