Nagoya Ita-D Itasha Event Digest

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A recent event in Nagoya was held for itasha – cars carefully decorated to appeal to otaku sensibilities, while at the same time becoming repellent to commoners and thus earning the name of itasha, “pain cars”.

Some excellent examples of the art from the event, Ita-D Dorecon Matsuri, are shown below.

Before the inevitable question arises again, you may want to look at the Explanation of the “Ita” Prefix that I’ve prepared.

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A Haruhi ita-truck!

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A Hatsune Miku ita-bicycle.

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A Lucky Star ita-motocycle.

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I’m not certain what this is, but it looks very cute.

If itasha strike your fancy, there is also the Macross F ero-van, the Kagami Hiiragi ita-Porsche, the $500,000 eroge itasha, and the Chaos;Head ita-bus, among many other fine examples of this artform that we have covered.

See the rest of the coverage at Nagoya Otaku Report.


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    Avatar of Icy-nee-san
    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    14:03 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    First bikes... than motorcycles... than cars... now trucks... I cant wait until theres a monster truck XD

    Comment by Firo
    03:46 10/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Transformers! (a.k.a. monster trucks)

    Damn, now I want to see Ita-Gundam XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:23 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    meh it would have been nice if they use Strike Witches character on that E34 (1989-1995 5 series) BMW.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:22 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm thinking about applying Barkhorn on my all-black BMW E30 3 series.

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    Comment by Quen
    13:44 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You might be interested in this older post of ours:
    http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2008/08/27/pantsu-mobile/

    Comment by e-jump
    11:19 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didnt know pontiac exist in japan

    also that nanoha civic is different as its EK9 than the regular EG6 civic

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is imported.

    I have seen a couple of Aussie cars over there I know that ain't sold outside of Australia and New Zealand.

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    Comment by X
    12:49 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WOW those car's look awesome those people who painted those should be proud

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    16:40 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fires and skull-painted cars are out.Ita-cars are in.

    Comment by SilverTide
    17:23 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't believe that the women in Japan are so terrible that men would rather spend a fortune (enough money to raise a family) on virtual girls than real ones. This is what societies get when they embrace modern lines of thought.

    Time to get me an ita-sha myself actually.

    Comment by Firo
    07:51 10/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Transformers! (a.k.a. monster trucks)

    Damn, now I want to see Ita-Gundam XD
    Forgot to mention excellent post! Can't wait to reading your next one!

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    Comment by conan
    13:35 01/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) Y U NO HAVE MOKA

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 21/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel bad for the EVO, even though it's a sportback. I could never do that to my EVO X.

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    Comment by Muzaffar
    02:29 10/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Subaru Impreza looks nicely done, especially with that nice wide body kit. Also liked the Lucky Star ita-bike and the BMW Z4. =D

    Comment by trplover
    20:24 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the firebird was sold in japan officially..

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    Comment by metatron
    00:02 10/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    those are some pretty itashas =3

    once i have my own car...imma gonna itasha'd it lolz

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    Comment by motaku96
    09:24 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. Lots of nice cars with nice designs. I wouldn't drive it around on the streets but these kind of events look like fun. Kinda like a convention, only your car is the one that's cosplaying.

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    Comment by MidnightTide
    12:42 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would drive it around - hell ya!

    Comment by Citrus
    09:14 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like all these itasha, but I especially love the Ranka Lee Lan-Evo hatchback.

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    Comment by Tallgeese VI
    09:35 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouold like to own the Yoko Itasha (pic.16) & the Kagamine Itasha (pic.22)

    The Ranka Lee one is pure win.

    Comment by Adi
    09:37 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    next step - me want a building in a city center

    Comment by De JaY
    09:48 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do want the Vocaloid Z4 D:
    The only itasha-like stuff I have is this:
    http://touhou.us/nubira3.jpg
    http://touhou.us/nubira7.jpg
    http://touhou.us/nubira8.jpg

    BTW: That Nanoha Civic seems to be everywhere... You can find so many pics of it on the net.

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    Comment by iapfah
    08:48 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just now had the idea of making an ita-remote controlled car.

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    Comment by Palmtop Tiger
    09:06 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seems GSC makes ita-sheets for model cars that would probably fit RC cars.

    Quen, why no coverage of the Ita-car event at Akihabara earlier this year?

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    Comment by Quen
    10:29 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tiger - I don't recall why we didn't cover that, but I think it happened during one of my mini breaks and perhaps the others didn't find a decent enough collection of photos.

    Comment by NekoEcho
    09:58 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want to remote control that Hatsune Roketto Paipu!

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    13:50 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed, Hatsune Roketto Paipu 4tw!

    Comment by x-Tremera
    11:16 18/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A Lucky Star ita-motocycle. It's Cool and Miku Nendoroid .. XDDDD

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    Comment by Aoshi
    08:46 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last image is a Hatsune roketto paipu.

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    Comment by Emc2Trooper
    14:50 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Colored like a leek :)

    Comment by shah_ho_nam
    12:51 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    go paint your toyota like that aoshi

    Comment by sung gyu
    08:50 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck, the amount of things I would sacrifice for that STI is staggering.

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    Comment by Geerie
    08:54 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think ill make an ita car some day. doubt id drive it too much

    Comment by I was hungry
    10:01 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was hungry, and I was feeling foul after hearing about some man being screwed over again in the pro-woman anti-man system. So I pulled out a box of instant copy-pasta. I would like to share it with you!

    Some say that \u201cmost women are not feminists\u201d this is untrue.

    The majority of women are feminists today.

    Most women are:
    Pro-marital rape laws.
    Pro-domestic violence laws.
    Pro-being able to divorce their husbands.
    Pro-abortion.
    Pro-alimony.
    Pro-child support.
    Pro-sexual harrasment laws.
    and ofcourse
    Pro-women’s vote.

    All these laws are anti-men, pro-women’s rights, and very much pro-feminist.

    In addition most women are anti-gun. Men without weapons cannot fight police who enforce pro-women’s rights anti-men laws.

    This is not only western women today either, when polls are done of third world women in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia women have the same opinion and stand in unison with their sisters against men’s rights and in favor of women’s rights.

    Sure, you might find a few girls and women even here that are opposed to all of the above. They are a genetic abnormality, a very good abnormality mind you, but they are very few and far between. The rest of woman kind is rebellious and hateful towards men, the only thing they lack in many areas of the world is physical power to use against men. Women in our own area of the world have gained physical power through the police and the banning of military weapons from civilian life. Women in the west DO use their power against men.

    Most women are feminists. Most women have see men as obstacles, adversaries, and nessasary evils. All around the world.

    It would do us well to sequence the genome of those women and girls who do not hate men I think…

    BrusselsLout said…
    When the majority of women are not feminists, when feminism is out to castrate men and destroy masculinity, but feminism is still in our faces wall-to-wall, in every nook and cranny of the media, of government and the law, shomething shore is wrung.

    Comment by NekoEcho
    10:33 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It kinda sounds like that MikeeUsa fag.

    Avatar of Robocop
    Comment by Robocop
    10:50 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you sir are a cockhead. if you truly believe that women shouldn't be able to take control of their own lives then you should just duck back to the darkages. more over, any women who are opposed to womens freedom only carry that opinion because they are living a life of fear already either through social climates or religion and simply aren't aware that there is another side to life.

    you clearly don't understand what you are trying to argue. feminism is not a movement or a frame of thought, but rather the breaking of centuries old stereotyping that women have a set role in life and shouldn't expect anything more for themselves. it's about equality, that a woman should receive the same pay packet as a man for working the same hours of work a week, or if she wants to be a builder or a mechanic, then nobody can stop her. it's about men not sitting on their fat lazy arses and becoming involved in their childrens lives and ultimately, women being given the same choices in their lives as men have enjoyed for centuries.

    also of note, this tripe you have garbled forth has nothing to do with this page, ita cars, anime/manga or the asian media, which leads me to believe that you need to go back to school to develop your history, social studies and cognitive thought as a whole...

    Comment by I was hungry
    11:04 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have finished eating the copy-pasta. It has digested abit and has given me energy. What I have learned from such is that women's rights is bad for men and good for women.

    I think to myself, of what group or "class" am I existance in? And know I am in not the woman group. Thus I should be infavor of whatever is good for men and in disfavor of what is bad for men. I thus agree! Opress women. OPRESS THEM.

    Opress girls worse.
    Just never stop.

    The question is germany.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I for one enjoy being abused by women.

    Comment by trplover
    20:22 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    anon is a sad, little man... he needs his dommy

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    Comment by Artefact

    Does anyone understand why this is here?

    Avatar of Zelgadis4tw
    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    13:58 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No idea, but I'm really starting to get a kick out of his religious crusade.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:40 10/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Must be on crack while spamming a lot of this troll stuff.

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    Comment by peacefan
    10:53 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guess he/she copy-pasta at the wrong board.

    Comment by ZeroEdge
    10:37 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess he's too hungry to think straight... doesn't have anything to do with the topic.

    By the way, the only ita-car I have is a Pikachu Tamiya Mini 4WD...

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    Comment by Michio
    10:26 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What Doriinatriix said.

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    Comment by Doriinatriix
    10:14 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Moe idols on cars= Oppression of women?

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    Comment by Cubanoman
    10:03 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the cars in fast and furius are normal and nerdy shit compared to this XD




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