Cars that have anime painted on them are called "itasha" (ee-tah-sha)

A rough english translation is "a car that you cringe at when you see it."

When people first started painting their cars like this, a few auto enthusiasts were shaking their heads at how silly it looked and how it took away from the car. Eventually the name "itasha" stuck, and now they wear it with pride. These cars can now be found all over Japan ^_^

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  • Hmmm... I really like the idea, but there isn't a car I can think of that I'd do it to. It'd have to be an older slightly sporty car. Anything new seems too expensive, anything cheap seems cheesy, anything thing not Japanese seems wrong, anything that seems nice I don't want to mess with. That's probably just me though.

      4 years ago
  • you gotta have real balls 2 have it. yet alone 2 drift it.

      4 years ago
  • I don't know anything about Anime, but I've honestly been toying with the idea of doing this to my Silvia... Just to do it.... LOL

      4 years ago