The $500,000 Eroge-Itasha

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Eroge makers Age and Nitroplus are exhibiting a trio of itasha which are on a different level to the norm, being extremely expensive sports cars. The total cost of the cars is said to have come to $500,000, which is certainly a solid statement of the success of these companies (or at least their profligacy).

The cars in question are a Lamborghini Gallardo (above), worth around $200,000, a Lancia Stratos HF (so rare the price is elusive, in yellow below), and a BMW M5 (next below), worth $80,000; all are being exhibited at Akihabara UDX.

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Cosplaying race queens were also in evidence. The cars have appeared at other events too, such as Ita-G Festa.

Perhaps the most expensive itasha yet created, although the MikuMiku racer may be in competition…

Of course, whether the companies in question (or their owners) outright own these vehicles or are merely renting them for promotional purposes is not clear, but whatever the case it is surely an expensive and impressive promotional move.

See the rest at AkibaBlog.

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