Car Decorations and Accesories in Japan


30 Responses to “Car Decorations and Accesories in Japan”

  1. benher says:

    @2 You think that’s bad, my name means ‘feces’ in Japanese and I have to live here.

  2. Lea Hernandez says:

    Dear god, that’s rolling birth control.

  3. word_virus says:

    “Thanks for keepin’ it classy, Japan!”

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’d drive it. I’ll proudly wave the Otaku Flag wherever I go XD

  5. WalterBillington says:

    I dig the cars and the intent, but they could use an assist on graphic design! I have a Golf Mk 5, 1.6l. Would that benefit from being pimped like these?

  6. dculberson says:

    Absolutely would not drive a car decorated anything like these.

  7. bondjamesbond says:

    I suspect that driving around the typical small town in the US with images of underage girls showing their panties plastered all over the hood would not go over real well.

    Here in the United States we tend to keep those kind of obsessions a little more underground, not that they don’t exist, mind you, we tend to be a bit more secretive about it. The exception may be that, in Hell, Michigan, there is actually an annual “Underage Girls Show Your Panties” festival each summer, just after the Halloween season ends.

  8. Teller says:

    I’m backing away from that discussion in my raised pickup with chromed hottie mudflaps.

  9. Robert says:

    At first I laughed. Then I realized that here in America, we put testicles and NASCAR stickers on our cars :(

  10. Anonymous says:

    I can see these graphics in the US on tuner cars. Don’t get me
    wrong, I would do something similar but not to that extream.
    Reading the comments & looking at the photo. Makes me think of
    the S2000 in 2 Fast 2 Furious movie.

  11. Steaming Pile says:

    “Would you drive around in an Itasha?”

    Only if it were the Team Rocket edition Scion tC.

  12. AlanJCastonguay says:

    “In Hell, Michigan, there is actually an annual “Underage Girls Show Your Panties” festival each summer, just after the Halloween season ends.”

    This is crazy, and needs a citation.

  13. mdh says:

    I’d drive that car.

    Haters gotta catch you, and that is an Impreza, which is a fun fun FUN car to drive. Zooooom!

  14. airship says:

    I never have understood the fascination of grown men with what is essentially kiddy porn. It has always seemed sick to me.

  15. jtegnell says:

    “You think that’s bad, my name means ‘feces’ in Japanese and I have to live here.”

    Well, at least your name doesn’t mean toilet like mine.

    But I’m in Japan, now, too, so my name doesn’t mean toilet anymore. Yippee.

  16. pAULbOWEN says:

    More evidence, if it were needed, that Japan has the world’s most paedo-friendly culture.

  17. ZekeSulastin says:

    The farthest I think I’d EVER go is to stick a little U.N. Spacy decal in my rear window, assuming I even deigned to do that. This is just … wow …

    On the upside, maybe this place wouldn’t be quite as ridiculous on laws if people were more open about this sort of thing. Let the public ridicule take care of it if it hasn’t breached the criminality threshold >.>

  18. Officeslacker says:

    Well, my name translated to “fat” (Dave = debu). If that weren’t bad enough, a toddler called me a bald giant (hagge nopo) and it stuck for the duration of my stay.

  19. jere7my says:

    Does “ROMIRAMA” mean something? Those letters are highlighted.

  20. BritSwedeGuy says:

    My girlfriend would drive a bubblegum pink bubblecar covered with anime happy robots given opportunity!
    I have two happy robot tattoos, but that’s something else entirely ^_^

  21. bbonyx says:

    As a Tifosi, I take exception to the fact that “Italian Car” and “Painful Car” are denoted by the same word in Japanese. That’s just wrong. :)

  22. Anonymous says:

    thats awesome nice one men

  23. Brettspiel says:

    I’ve always wanted to mod my black VW Beetle (new kind) to look like Darth Vader’s helmet.

  24. Brettspiel says:

    Also, loads of Americans put cartoons on their cars (peeing Calvin, Tazmanian Devil, etc), just not quite that large.

  25. Phoebe says:

    “Painful car” – that’s a great name. I’d never have the guts to drive one but it’d make my day to see one on the street!

  26. guernican says:

    The Japanese use the same word for “painful” and “Italian”?

    That’s wonderful.

  27. Daemon says:

    #2 – actually, italian and pain only have the “ita” in common. the painfull car is basicly a word-play on the italian car.

    in the case of the car with panties, very appropriate word play…

  28. God45 says:

    I do plan to get some vinyl itasha stickers for my car, but none with panties showing.

    Kind of like this,
    minus all the Gurren Lagan stuff because I happen to dislike that particular show.

  29. bjacques says:

    Obligatory hentai joke goes here.

    But I would totally drive a Mach 5.

  30. Big Daddy says:

    A Japanese car with little girl panties on the license plate frame.


    an American SUV with Truck Nutz.

    Which is worse?


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