Kyoto Subway Ita-Trains Truly Painful

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The Kyoto subway system is now being graced by some truly painful trains featuring favourites from some of the recent anime set in the nation’s grandest tourist trap.

The wrapped train is due to be running on the Karasuma Line until the end of May, having been organised in collaboration with Kyoto’s own top anime event Kyomaf, the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair.

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Ironically the works of Kyoto Animation seem to be conspicuously absent, the company evidently having not been rigorous enough in setting its own anime in Kyoto.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:29 06/03/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I really like anime and manga but do they really need to slap it in our faces and display the characters on every possible surface?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:53 07/03/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Yeah, this shit just looks gaudy.

    Minimalistic anime stuff that people in the know will get but still looks al right to people who don't. always looks better.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    02:35 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It depends really, many of these look less gaudy than some of the other potentials. If you know about other japanese advertising, then it's all just crazy mascots anyway. Several of these images at least have some depth of character and an inherent story to them without seeing any of the shows for the most part. When you look at each one without knowing the source, you can sense something happening. The 'dude standing' ones may not, but others definitely do. So it just causes someone to stop in their normal everyday life to think about something they wouldn't have for a moment I guess. But there is something to be said for subtlety.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:50 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Psycho-Pass FTW

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:34 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Complain all you want but this isn't so bad unless you have "expectations" of every anime that airs.

    I love watching anime, but I have absolutely no expectations other than just enjoying a show. I get what I expect and I'm satisfied. I would love to ride a train to and from work that was filled with anime posters and paintings and graffiti. Sadly, Europe is not a good place for this kind of thing cuz everyone thinks "Anime ? Dragon Ball ?" which is sad cuz they probably seen more than that and yet have no idea it was anime.

    Truly disappointing, First World Civilization so uncivilized.

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    Comment by aoitoriko
    00:37 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    YES! The only thing better would be wall screens
    on the trains streaming anime 24/7.
    Anime is life!

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    Comment by aoitoriko
    00:37 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    YES! The only thing better would be wall screens
    on the trains streaming anime 24/7.
    Anime is life!

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    At Least they chose 2 decent anime, Uchoten and kyousougiga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:58 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope they added new shock absorbers on each car, still enough there for all the single people to masterbate at a full head of train steam.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like it! I don't understand why it could be "painful". It would will from KyoAni character were there (especially K-ON!) but it rather kawaii!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:48 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kyousougiga :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:12 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    needs more....

    GATCHAMAN CROWDS!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:17 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can imagine this being amusing/neat the first few times you see/go inside but will get old fast. Love anime sure, want anime on everything I use? Hell no.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:01 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't get it. If anime is only for a small niche of Japanese people, why do they advertise so much?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is something I have wondered for a long time...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:52 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    you`re getting it wrong. ANIME OTAKUS (people fanatic over anime) are a small niche. but people that watch and to some extent like anime are a big portion of the society.

    it`s the same as, let`s say, football in several countries. a great percentage of the population watch and has interest in the sport, but only a small group can be actually considered as football bigots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:04 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    boehoo, cry moar, anime isnt kyoto only.
    who cares.

    KyoAni ftw though

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    20:32 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    no chikan art?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:37 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I came for Kyousougiga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:03 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Beats the hell out of advertisements for "My Balding Lawyer" or "Actors, Models & Talent for Christ"

    Of another fucking Tiger Woods poster for Accenture.

    Or the for profit but unaccredited technical college of the week.

    Or the piles of other bullshit we see on trains and such.

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    Comment by cpc65
    08:20 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Okay, as an American I admit it. I don't quite get this. Is the point to advertise for the anime or to get more folks to ride the subway or what? Maybe it scares off the homeless crazy people?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least they didn't put any commercial on the seats...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:59 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    nice train unlike some trains that had many scribbles like huge F*** U sign or Need S-E-X? Call 1-800-*****.Terribly depressing....

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    Comment by Tasche
    20:33 06/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's sorta ita...yet it just looks like advertisement. confused! yet cool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 06/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks weird, most of the itas i have seem here, they look clean and nice, this ones... they look dirty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:11 06/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kyo-Ani takes a business tie-up with Keihan Railway but not with Kyoto subway. That is the reason why Kyoto-Ani characters do not appear in Kyoto subway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:26 06/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't get where is the "painful" part.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 06/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    honestly... that art was on there last summer. Of course it looks dingy and crappy. Kyoto is "that" much closer to the Chinese world-polutant-asshole. Stupid commie fucknuts don't know how good they had it, and now they will poison themselves to death within the decade. Good riddance... uh... liddance...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:29 06/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    How can it be there since last summer, if it's for 2014 promotion.

    Is your ass wired to your fingers or something, or do you just type out what you regurgitate?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:35 06/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would bang 24/7/365.

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    Comment by kintama00
    23:54 06/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    hm dunno, I like the stickers?, but the posters with the backgrounds not, could be the ugly train fault tho..

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:34 06/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The moe-express.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 07/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Choo choo, all aboard the virgin train.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Needs more Azunyan.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Certainly less painfull than some random kid with a spraycan trying to make art.




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