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World Cosplay Summit Shows Off Itasha Cars

The World Cosplay Summit, held annually in Nagoya, is a chance for some of the world’s best cosplayers to get together, represent their respective countries and make some great friends along the way. One of the other attractions however are the itasha cars that show up at the event. Itasha is the practice of covering […]

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Anime Pop Culture

Snowboards Go Itasha

Itasha is the practice of decorating your car in decals with anime, manga or game characters but normally anime characters. There’s even an Itasha festival in Japan where everyone shows off their cars and admire each other’s handy work. The practice has spread to snowboards in what’s being called Itaboards and now that it’s Winter […]

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Anime

Itagasa umbrellas, Oreimo, K-On! plus more

Itasha is the act of covering your car in decals normally of your favourite anime. manga or gaming characters. It can be done to cars, motorbikes and normal everyday bicycles. Now there’s a new addition to the itasha range in the form of umbrellas, or as the umbrella version is called, itagasa. This has been […]

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Events

Itasha & Race Queens in Malaysia

The act of covering your car with your favourite anime, manga, gaming or any other character in Japan is known as Itasha and while it isn’t common on the streets of Tokyo, it is in the world of race cars. This was never more obvious in Malaysia a couple of weekends ago for the SuperGT 3, […]

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Nico Nico Chokaigi 2013 Part 3: Hatsune Miku Special

We take another look today at another aspect of the Nico Nico Chokaigi held on the weekend. We’ve seen cosplayers and itasha that were on display and now it’s another Japanese cultural phenomenon. The most popular Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku. Let’s not forget that  Hatsune made her first big impact at Nico Nico Douga so it […]

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Events

Nico Nico Chokaigi 2013 Part 2: Itasha Collection

Continuing our coverage on this year’s Nico Nico Chokaigi conference, this time we take a look at the all the “itasha” which was on display. Itasha is the practice of covering your car, motorbike, push bike or anything with wheels, in decals featuring anime, manga or gaming characters. One of the extremely popular sections at […]

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Games Japan

Ridge Racer Itasha Coming To Vita

Namco Bandai have announced that fans of The Idolmaster and itasha will be pleased to hear that these two will be joining forces for Ridge Racer on Vita. For those in the dark about itasha, this is the act of covering your car with decals from anime, manga or video game characters made popular in […]

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Events Japan

Monster Hunter Felyne Itasha

Itasha is the act of covering your car in Japan with decals of your favourite anime and/or video game characters, They actually have their very own festival dedicated to it in Japan which attracts thousands of people eager to show off their cars and their handiwork. Odaiba will be host to the Odaiba Motor Festival […]

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Japan

Toyota Launches Hatsune Miku Site

Following on from the post yesterday regarding the itasha Hatsune Miku cars at AX ’11, Toyota has launched a full site to advertise the 2011 Toyota Corolla collaboration with virtual idol, Hatsune Miku, complete with commercial where Hatsune has been rendered in full 3D…pretty sweet to see her in the flesh, so to speak 🙂 […]

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Japan

Hatsune Miku Itasha @ Anime Expo ’11

Anime Expo is over and done with for another year and easily Hatsune Miku was a massive stand out. Not just for her event closing concert which was a sellout and a massive success but for the support thrown behind her by Toyota and their itasha cars they had on display. For those in the […]