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It's NIHONSEI once again and today we will feature another Japanese craze.
Itasha is the term used to decorate automobiles with famous anime characters, some are cute and some are just purely awesome. So read on to know what's this Itasha craze is all about.
Originally, itasha was a slang for Italian cars (itaria-sha) in Japan. For these cars became a head turner back then. Now, itasha means "painmobile", for how painful it is to the wallet on customizing your car. Here are some examples of itashas:
Itasha is not limited to cars today, Even electronic gadgets were subject to this "otakuism". Do you know those skins protecting your cellphone or laptop that are available in malls? That's ita-ism for you. Here are some gadgets italized:
Even the recently released iPad was not spared from this ita-ism
I'm planning to ita-lize my laptop or PSP hahaha. Well that's all folks. Jya mata ne!
Nihonsei: Itasha Reviewed by Siopao Master on 5/22/2010 01:58:00 PM Rating: