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20th Nov '17 5:27:09 AM RezaMaulana98
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There is an unknown number of these cars currently at large, mostly in Japan; probably the most famous is the [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha fan-car]] pictured above, nicknamed ''Opanchu-go''. As per SturgeonsLaw, these run the gamut from beautiful works of art to incredibly tacky rustbuckets with anime stickers slapped on willy-nilly. Surprisingly, even expensive cars such as the Mercedes-Benz SLK have been known to receive the itasha treatment, although (this being Japan) Japanese sports cars like the Impreza or Skyline tend to be more popular.

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There is an unknown number of these cars currently at large, mostly in Japan; probably the most famous is the [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha fan-car]] pictured above, nicknamed ''Opanchu-go''. As per SturgeonsLaw, these run the gamut from beautiful works of art to incredibly tacky rustbuckets with anime stickers slapped on willy-nilly. Surprisingly, even expensive cars such as the Mercedes-Benz SLK and even proper racing cars (explained below) have been known to receive the itasha treatment, although (this being Japan) Japanese sports cars like the Impreza or Skyline tend to be more popular.
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[[https://i.imgur.com/wjfCGd9.jpg Speaking of racing cars turned into itashas, this is what happens when an itasha is entered into Japan's Super GT series.]] [[http://nerdreactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Ikamusume-002_R_c_600w.jpg And they're not]] [[https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1609/25884145112_a053403058_b.jpg the only ones either.]]



%%[[http://img211.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sgt604325ov1.jpg This is what happens when an itasha is entered into Japan's Super GT series.]] [[http://www.carbonetic.net/blog/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/super-gt-mola-leopalace-z.jpg And they're not]] [[http://blog-imgs-44-origin.fc2.com/v/i/p/vip0nanzo/0000000000000001_20110502133716.jpg the only ones either.]] (Why have them when the links don't work?)%%
12th Nov '17 8:47:22 AM DukeofFinland
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* The Super GT cars mentioned above. Despite the looks, the main itasha car (GSR & Team Ukyo's [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku-themed]] car) that raced in Super GT is actually a two-time champion in the [=GT300=] class.

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* The Super GT cars mentioned above. Despite the looks, the main itasha car (GSR & Team Ukyo's [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku-themed]] car) that raced in Super GT is actually a two-time three-time champion in the [=GT300=] class.
1st Nov '17 10:32:21 AM DastardlyDemolition
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[[http://img211.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sgt604325ov1.jpg This is what happens when an itasha is entered into Japan's Super GT series.]] [[http://www.carbonetic.net/blog/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/super-gt-mola-leopalace-z.jpg And they're not]] [[http://blog-imgs-44-origin.fc2.com/v/i/p/vip0nanzo/0000000000000001_20110502133716.jpg the only ones either.]]

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[[http://img211.%%[[http://img211.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sgt604325ov1.jpg This is what happens when an itasha is entered into Japan's Super GT series.]] [[http://www.carbonetic.net/blog/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/super-gt-mola-leopalace-z.jpg And they're not]] [[http://blog-imgs-44-origin.fc2.com/v/i/p/vip0nanzo/0000000000000001_20110502133716.jpg the only ones either.]]
]] (Why have them when the links don't work?)%%
10th Sep '17 3:03:23 PM Someoneman
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* One of these is in Akihabara in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}''. Morgana thinks the car has been vandalized.
8th Sep '17 8:08:33 AM DaNuke
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* ''[[VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator]]'' has a fairly generous assortment of third party anime-themed truck liveries available on the Steam Workshop.

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* ''[[VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator]]'' ''VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator'' has a fairly generous assortment of third party anime-themed truck liveries available on the Steam Workshop.
8th Sep '17 8:08:00 AM DaNuke
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* ''[[VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator]]'' has a fairly generous assortment of third party anime-themed truck liveries available on the Steam Workshop.
5th Jul '17 4:57:26 PM HashiriyaR32
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The term ''itasha'' refers to any car which has been modified with vinyls, stickers, or other decorations relating to anime or games - most often featuring female characters and a heavily {{Moe}} aesthetic. Literally translated as "Painful car", this is a pun based on the fact that "ita" can also stand for "Italian", thus evoking an image of a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. The pain in question is referring to either the car being a self-acknowledging eyesore, or the painful embarassment which the owner is expected to undergo when explaining to his (it's almost always "his") family and friends exactly what the hell he was thinking.

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The term ''itasha'' refers to any car which has been modified with vinyls, stickers, or other decorations relating to anime or games - most often featuring female characters and a heavily {{Moe}} aesthetic. Literally translated as "Painful car", this is a pun based on the fact that "ita" can also stand for "Italian", thus evoking an image a reference to the rather flamboyant/extravagant exterior styling of a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. Italian supercars. The pain in question is referring to either the car being a self-acknowledging eyesore, or the painful embarassment embarrassment which the owner is expected to undergo when explaining to his (it's almost always "his") family and friends exactly what the hell he was thinking.
6th Feb '17 4:12:19 AM shadowbeast
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* Of course, some model kits are available in Japan for Itasha...
** Beginning with 1/24 scale cars,
** Continuing with Hasegawa's 1/48 and 1/72 ranges of Idol Master modern fighters, similar to (maybe related to) the ''Ace Combat'' example above...
** Add Bandai's 1/100 Macross Frontier valkyrie series done up in such a style, in both a simpler fighter-mode kit and a transformable version...
** And there was once even a modern aircraft carrier in 1/700 scale available.
7th Oct '16 8:39:43 PM DRCEQ
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* Anime conventions such as Anime Expo in Los Angeles and Anime Central in Chicago have a small but dedicated group of attendees who show off their itashas at photoshoots.
28th May '16 12:00:25 AM RezaMaulana98
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* The Super GT cars mentioned above. Despite the looks, the main itasha car (GSR & Team Ukyo's [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku-themed]] car) that raced in Super GT is actually a two-time and is the ''defending'' champion in the [=GT300=] class.

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* The Super GT cars mentioned above. Despite the looks, the main itasha car (GSR & Team Ukyo's [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku-themed]] car) that raced in Super GT is actually a two-time and is the ''defending'' champion in the [=GT300=] class.
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