Lucky Star Kagami Ita-Porsche

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In another memorable Akihabara itasha sighting, photos of a Porsche given the ita treatment have surfaced, with the subject being Lucky Star’s famous tsundere, Kagami Hiiragi.

Owners of itasha tend towards more expensive and sporty cars for use, much as a painter would prefer to use a high quality canvas for his artwork, but going as far as using a Porsche is certainly beyond the norm…

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The car was sighted parked in front of Tora no Ana’s main Akihabara store on Saturday. Akiba Blog reports that the car was parked for at least a number of minutes before the owner returned and drove off in a hurry.

Since this is undoubtedly the same “yellow Kagami Porsche” from the Comiket 75 that was reported (but not photographed) on 2ch, and Tora No Ana is one of Japan’s biggest doujinshi and manga retailers, we can safely guess that the proud owner was off buying doujinshi.

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The official Lucky Star website and what apear to be sponsor badges are printed on the side of the vehicle, but as far as I’ve been able to investigate this is actually just a particularly avid fan’s work and not a publicity itasha, such as those pictured at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

The eroge itasha Lamborghini and Lancia Stratos used by Nitroplus and Age are more expensive than this Porsche, but as those are showcars and the Kagami Porsche is actually being driven (and parked in Akihabara’s main street, no less), it should probably receive bonus points…

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Deredere Kagami peeking out the window is a very nice touch.

I’m not much of a car enthusiast (I prefer motorcycles), so I can’t easily identify the model of the car. It’s not a 911, is it?

Photos courtesy of Akiba Blog.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:07 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heh, its a pre-2002 Porsche 911 Carrera. The car is not really that expensive as one thought as the value depreciates quite a lot for that model of Porsche. None the less, the itasha job on the car seems rather nice, not too over the top as the Nitro+ car.....

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    Comment by HashiriyaR32
    06:52 21/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hold up right there.

    The regular 996-series 911's didn't get the Turbo lights until 2002.

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    Comment by KKitchen63
    09:22 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hate to say what all that does for the resale value...

    Comment by CMWilly
    11:07 14/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was right acroos the street when I saw that....woah werid...

    Comment by Unorthodox Method
    23:43 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can you imagine the face of some hardcore car enthusiast if they saw this? The kind who doesn't know the difference between China and Japan, let alone know of the mere existence of anime. I imagine it would be rather traumatising to certain people.

    Comment by Kairu Ishimaru
    12:41 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I need to see that in person.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    05:20 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There needs to be a Konata version :D

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    Comment by Spoony Bard
    06:37 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Definitely. I'd buy it.

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    Comment by Shuu
    08:43 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You must have quite some funds at your disposal.

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    Comment by narvaez
    05:10 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    looks to be an '03 911 to be exact.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes its a 911. but the older model a "996" http://www.deutschnine.com/porsche-911/porsche-history-images/porsche-996.jpg
    you can see the difference to the new version of the 911 ("997") through the headlights http://germancarscene.com/wp-content/uploads/porsche-997-31-1-07.jpg

    A kagami and porsche fan just like me :)

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    Comment by Crisu
    04:40 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have we had a Ferrari Testarossa given the itasha treatment for Fate yet?

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    Comment by reggie
    07:02 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    someone should make itasha to each car from nanoha (most character's name in nanoha are taken from vehicle name)

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    Comment by loplop
    06:35 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd prefer a Miyuki version myself . . .

    Comment by Destayoga
    10:14 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    talking about motorcycles..

    does anybody seen an motorcycle itasha?

    I've been thinking for 'pimp my motorcycles' by giving otaku look (coz i don't have a car, and I like motorcycles better)

    but when searching for inspiration on the internet, i haven't found an image of motorcycle itasha until now..

    or maybe the name for motorcycles is not 'itasha'?
    but and otaku themed bycicle also called itasha right? CMIIW.

    anyway, if anybody have any info regarding motorcycle itasha, wouldn't you mind sharing it with me,
    thx~ ^^

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    Comment by Quen
    12:44 12/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    痛バイク(Itabaiku) is the preferred name for ita-motorcycles, I believe. Try googling the Japanese word I just gave.

    They're a lot less common than itasha, but I have seen some.

    Comment by Destayoga
    00:10 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow!! Great!!
    I found a lot.. Thanks, it really helps ^^

    ...

    LoL!! i never guess that dakimakura cover would fit nicely to the motorcycle's seat.. XD

    http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/bluestylecom2/imgs/2/6/26cfa978.JPG

    Comment by nanashi
    01:51 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    try this one too
    「痛単車」(Itansya)
    http://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E7%97%9B%E5%8D%98%E8%BB%8A&sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1B3GGGL_jaJP292JP292&aq=t [http://www.google.co.jp/search?q=痛単車&sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1B3GGGL_jaJP292JP292&aq=t]

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    Comment by Artefact

    I saw a picture of a ToHeart ita-moped, but alas, I lost it. Was going to post it too...

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