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  • Listening to: Arabic Music and Anime Trance
  • Reading: Kamen Rider Heisei
  • Watching: Kamen Rider and Garo
  • Playing: Gran Turismo 6
  • Eating: Arabic and Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Carbonated Water
I went to HRE Open House and I have lots of fun. I check out all the coolest cars, including but not limited Lamborghini Ferrari, Nissan Skyline GT-R, tuned cars, VIP Styles, performance cars, and much more. Plus Iv'e got lots of cool stuff from the awesome cars show.

Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 by granturismomh

Rauh Welt Porsche 911 by granturismomh

Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R by granturismomh

McLaren P1 Hypercar by granturismomh

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Modified Supercar by granturismomh

Lamborghini Aventator Transformers Lockdown by granturismomh

Porsche 918 Hypercar by granturismomh

Nissan GT-R Gold Chrome by granturismomh

BMW M3 Super Stance by granturismomh

Ferrari 488 GTB La Ferrari Look a like by granturismomh

Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R by granturismomh



Ferrari F40 by granturismomh

Asuna (Smile 1) [V1] Kotori Smile Icon Honoka Smile Icon Miku Emoji [V1] Luka Looks Icon Icon Yui Hirasawa - K-ON! [ #68 ] Sinon Smirks Icon Fate/Zero Icon: Saber [ Icon #5 ] Yuudachi Kancolle Otoya Smile Icon 
  • Listening to: Arabic, J-Musics, Exittunes
  • Reading: Kamen Rider
  • Watching: Anime, Kamen Rider, Cars
  • Playing: Gran Turismo 6
  • Eating: Arabic, Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Plenty of Water, Carbonated Water

I have lots of fun and done lots of cool stuff.  First I went to Anime Convention to meet interesting cosplayers and got lots of cool stuff and I went to Car Show to check out the hottest exotic cars, performance cars, custom cars, hot rod. and I designed the well detailed itasha cars plus improving the Anime and Manga livery on cars and much more. I'm planning to continue to go more of the coolest events and when I have the photography and design, I'm positive that I will post all the cool stuff.


Porsche Carrera GT  by granturismomh

Maserati Quattroporte Darth Vader  by granturismomh

Dodge Chrysler Viper GTS ACR  by granturismomh

Made in South Africa Shelby Cobra  by granturismomh

New Version of Hot Rod  by granturismomh

Chevrolet SS Drag Car  by granturismomh

Asuna (Smile 1) [V1] Sinon Smirks Icon Honoka Smile Icon Kotori Smile Icon Fate/Zero Icon: Saber [ Icon #5 ] Yuudachi Kancolle 
  • Listening to: Arabic, Classical, Jazzy, J-Pop, Exittunes
  • Reading: Kamen Rider Manga, Mecha Manga
  • Watching: Anime, Kamen Rider, Cars, Motorsports
  • Playing: Gran Turismo 6
  • Eating: Arabic, Bangladesh, Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Water, Strawberry Lemonade
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Hi everyone

I know it's late because my hands tied up with work and family, but we celebrate the Eid Mubarak (Blessing Eid) after 30 days of fasting, it's the time for having get together with families, relatives, and loved one to enjoy the wondrous and festivities of Eid, we enjoyed having a big feast and received a wonderful gifts, that's why I celebrated Eid and I loved it.

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  • Listening to: Arabic, Classical, Jazzy, J-Pop, Exittunes
  • Reading: Kamen Rider Manga, Mecha Manga
  • Watching: Anime, Kamen Rider, Cars, Motorsports
  • Playing: Gran Turismo 6
  • Eating: Arabic, Bangladesh, Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Water, Strawberry Lemonade
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Ramadam is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars if Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.  As well you can see I am fasting to celebrate Ramadan, I know it's hard for some people, but it's Islamic if you believe in God and his prophet (messenger), you will be all right.

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  • Listening to: Exittunes, Anime Trance
  • Reading: Kamen Rider Ryuki, Ryukendo, Itasha Cars
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Kamen Rider Heisei Series
  • Playing: Gran Turismo 6, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
  • Eating: Japanese Food, Onigiri, Arabic Food
  • Drinking: Lots of water
Great news, I went to Hanadoki Con plus I invited my family to not only see the coolest Anime convention, also to see the beauty of the Japanese Culture, I bring lots of cool stuff and as well you can see I took lots of photography of this year super coolest and super hottest cosplays of the Anime and Manga characters, plus I got to meet lots interesting people, cosplayers, and fellow Otaku and they're really cool, in the meantime, check out my appetizers I called photography works of the coolest cosplays.

Mikasa Ackerman Cosplay by granturismomh
Asuna Yuuki Cosplay from Sword Art Online by granturismomh
Danganronpa Junko Enoshima Cosplay by granturismomh
Cool Cosplays 6 by granturismomh

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  • Listening to: Exittunes, Anime Trance
  • Reading: Kamen Rider Ryuki, Ryukendo, Itasha Cars
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Kamen Rider Heisei Series
  • Playing: Gran Turismo 6, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
  • Eating: Japanese Food, Onigiri, Arabic Food
  • Drinking: Lots of water
I went to 2015 San Diego International Auto Show and it is really cool and awesome, I went to check out the coolest exotic cars, concept cars, race cars, and much, and additional to that I've got lots of goodies from San Diego Auto Show, in the mean time, please check out these sample of the extremely coolest cars.
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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport by granturismomh

Lamborghini Aventator Spyder by granturismomh

Lamborghini Huracan by granturismomh

Nissan GT-R Police Car by granturismomh

Porsche 918 Spyder by granturismomh

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Matte Black by granturismomh

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Spyder by granturismomh

Two Sexiest Ladies by granturismomh

Osella Race Car by granturismomh

Maserati Gran Turismo Coupe by granturismomh
  • Listening to: Exittunes, Anime Trance
  • Reading: Kamen Rider Ryuki, Ryukendo, Itasha Cars
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Kamen Rider Heisei Series
  • Playing: Gran Turismo 6, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
  • Eating: Japanese Food, Onigiri, Arabic Food
  • Drinking: Lots of water

I am attending to San Diego International Auto Show 2015 to check out all the coolest cars, I remembered reading on the the website that they're expanding more room for the exotic cars in the exotic cars volt, plus I'm going to check out all the cool cars, including but not limited exotic cars, race cars, concept cars, fast cars, television series cars, science fiction cars, movies cars, celebrity cars, and much more, plus i'll have the chance to drive the virtual driving simulation to put my driving skills to good use, I will post all the cool cars when I have the photography of the coolest cars, in the meantime, here is the sample of the coolest auto show cars. 


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Lamborghini Aventator LP700 Supercar by granturismomh

Toyota Supra Tuned Japanese Supercar by granturismomh

Red Bull Infiniti Renault Formula 1 by granturismomh

Nissan GT-R Tuned Supercar by granturismomh

2nd Gen Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder by granturismomh

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Matte by granturismomh

Hyundai Santa Fe The Walking Dead by granturismomh

VW Golf GTI V Dub Tuned Car by granturismomh

Ariel Atom 3 by granturismomh

Porsches 911 Tuned Supercar by granturismomh




  • Listening to: Japanese Trance, Exittunes, Anime Trance
  • Reading: Kamen Rider Ryuki 13 Riders Comic, Itasha Graphics
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Kamen Rider Heisei Series,
  • Playing: Gran Turismo 6, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
  • Eating: Japanese Food and Onigiri
  • Drinking: Lots of water

On Sunday September 1st, 2013, I went to San Marcos Car Show Sunday located in San Marcos CA Old Restaurant Row in San Marcos, CA to check out and took the photography of the the coolest and awesome cars (including Supercars, Custom Cars, Tuned Cars, and more) , The cars I really like the most is the Lotus Exige S Ferrari F355, Ferrari 348 TS, Ferrari 550 Maranello, and Lamborghini Gallardo, the classic cars I like is Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray Drag Race Car, Chevrolet Impala Lowrider, and modern muscle cars that I like is Shelby GT500, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

They displayed the coolest cars in San Marcos, CA, Including but not limited:

Lotus Exige S
Ferrari F355
Ferrari 348 TS
Ferrari 550 Maranello
Lamborghini Gallardo
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
BMW E90 M3
Audi S5
Jaguar XK
Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray Drag Racing Car

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Shelby GT500

Chevrolet Impala

VW Fastback Surf Dub

Nissan Fairlady Z (Datsun 240Z)

Chevrolet HHR SS custom car

Scion XD (Toyota Urban Cruiser, Toyota ist) tuned cars

and more.

And another news, TORQ EV Roadster Motor tricycle Supercar has been spotted at the San Marcos Grand Plaza in San Marcos, CA.

I spotted a solid light orange with carbon fiber supercar, for a second, I assumed it's a KTM X-Bow, when I got up close and personal, it was a TORQ EV Roadster, I thought it was a supercar, but when I checked the rear, there is a one wheel on the rear, it is a Electric Tricycle, The TORQ EV Roadster is the world fastest electric super tricycle ever.

It has bright orange paint with carbon fiber and a black leather racing seat and there is a tablets and IPad dock that you can place it and listen to your coolest tunes, that is one coolest and awesome technologies vehicle. The electric engine of the TORQ EV Roadster are soundless, however the vehicle is fast when driving, You can get your vehicle just simply put your feet inside of the car and sit and drive, you don't have to use the door because there is no door that you can open and close.

P.S. Please post the comments that are positive, not negative. :D

 

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  • Listening to: Japanese Trance, Exittunes, Anime Trance
  • Reading: Kamen Rider Ryuki 13 Riders Comic
  • Watching: Anime, Kamen Rider Ryuki, Dannychoo Culture Japan
  • Playing: Gran Turismo 5, Blazblue, Persona 4 Arena
  • Eating: Japanese and Palestinian Food
  • Drinking: Mio Water and Unsweetened Iced Tea
Itasha

Itasha (痛車?), literally "painmobile", is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha (痛単車?) and itachari (痛チャリ?), respectively.

The cars are seen prominently in places such as Akihibara (Tokyo), Nipponbashi (Osaka), or Ōsu (Nagoya). Itasha also appears in customizable video games, such as Forza Motorsport 2.[1] Itasha have also participated in various real motorsport events.

Etymology
In 1980s, when Japan was at the zenith of its economic might, Tokyo's streets were a parade of luxury import cars. Among them, the 'itasha' - originally Japanese slang meaning an imported Italian car - was the most desired. However, in 1990s, the term 'itai' was adopted to describe intense, cultish otaku associated with serial killer Miyazaki Tsutomu.[2] Since then, Itasha (as the decorated vehicle) was derived from combining the Japanese words for itai (痛い?, painful) and sha (車?, vehicle). Itai here means "painful", which can be interpreted as "painfully embarrassing" or "painful for the wallet" due to the high costs involved. The name is also a pun for Italian cars (イタリア車, Itaria-sha?), truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha (イタ車?).[3]

History
The decoration was started in 1980s with character plushies and stickers[4], but only became a phenomenon in the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. The earlist known report of the decoration vehicle in convention began in 2005-08, in Comic Market 68.[5]

Conventions
In 2007, the first Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?), an Itasha oriented convention, was held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket.

Involvement in motorsports

An itasha with a Hatsune Miku decal competed in the 2008 Super GT season.In recent years, the involvement of Itashas in real motorsport events has grown. Though most of them are amateur events, participation of Itashas in races are increasing, and they usually receive much media coverage.

Rallying
In 2007, a Lancer Evolution VII featureing themes of Lucky Star and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in Japan Dirt Trial marked the first itasha participation of professional events in Japan's motorsport, it clinched a win in SA2 class (mostly Lancer Evolution and Subaru Imprezas) in the JAF Cup in 2007, marked the first individual victory of itashas. The car served in 2007 and 2008 season, which they changed to the Melonbooks(a dōjin shop based in Kansai district)-theme due to the partnership of Melonbooks in 2009.

In 2008's Japan Rally Championship, Melonbooks put a Honda City Itasha into the JN1(cars below 1400cc) class. They started well with 3 wins in a row, and eventually finished as class Champion that year, claiming the first overall Champion title in Japan's motorsport event for Itashas[6]. They switched their car to Lancer Evolution VII in 2009 season and raced in both JRC and Japan Dirt Trial, where they clinched a Dirt Trial SA2 Champion in JAF Cup again.

It is known that Melonbooks will enter the 2010 JRC with a Honda Integra (DC2).

Onroad Events
In the Suzuka 1000km race in 2008 Super GT season, Studie GLAD Racing (a BMW tuning shop in Japan) team entered a Hatsune Miku-themed Z4 in the GT300 class, making Itasha's debut in international events under FIA. Three months later, MOLA introduced a Kagamine Rin and Len-themed Nissan 350Z in the same series' final race, which they finished sixth and claimed their driver and team's title in GT300 class[6]. Studie continues their participation the 2009 season in all races inside Japan.

Although Studie discontinued their participation in 2010, Team COX (Porsche's official dealer in Japan) becomes another team using itashas in the 2010 season, they will be using a Porsche 996 RSR, as well as a 2010 FIA GT3 specification Porsche 997 GT3-R in season's midpoint (Although both Studie and COX are sponsored by Goodsmile company, which is in charge of Vocaloid's merchandising).

Apart from Super GT, itashas also appeared in the a lesser Super Taikyu series in 2008 and 2010.

Drifting
Both Bee*Racing team's car (B324R and Toyota Crown) have a small sticker that features parody of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya since the 2008 D1 Grand Prix season, even though both drivers (Tsuyoshi Tezuka and Masayoshi Tokita) claimed that it was the team owner's idea and they have zero knowledge to the parody used.

International movement
Similarly decorated vehicles have been found in Taiwan[7], Philippines[8], United States.[9]

Vehicles owned by character rights owner
ACID Co., Ltd. (âge games developer)'s executive director Hirohiko Yoshida was reported to own Muv-Luv-themed Lamborghini Gallardo[10], Lancia Stratos[11], BMW M5.[12][13] The cars were unveiled in 2008 âge×Nitro+ in Akibahara UDX Gallery.[14]

An official Macross Frontier-themed Suzuki Wagon R was unveiled in Macross Galaxy Tour Final.[15] It was later redesigned for the Macross Super-Dimensional Space Launch Ceremony.[16]

Vehicles from automotive manufacturers
In 2009 Nagoya Auto Trend, Phantom of Inferno-themed Chevrolet Corvette, Melonbooks-themed MINI Cooper, Chaos;Head Noah-themed Toyota Estima were unveiled.[17]

Licensed model vehicles
Officially licensed itasha can be found both in static car models and movable car models.

In June 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai launched "ITASHA" as one of their model cars product line,[18] Since then many of the model producers produced various Itashas on the car models. Fujimi, Kyosho, HPI and Tamiya also sold models with Itasha models.

Recently, combination between model and real itasha are increasing. In November 2009, Aoshima released an itasha model based on the real Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS-themed itasha built by RE Amemiya. Tamiya also released the Hatsune Miku Studie GLd BMW Z4 featuring the livary in 2009 Okayama race.

Derivative uses
The itasha decorative style has also been found on aircraft[19][20][21][22], computer cases[23], and other products.[24]

In-vehicle electronics, such as navigation systems, were also reported to be customized with character voices.[25] In 2008-03-28, Maplus began to offer character voices for its Maplus Portable Navi 2 GPS, beginning with Shuuichi Ikeda (Char Aznable).[26]

Automotive consumables such as motor oil has also been customized. In 2009-6-20, T&E tuning shop began to sell scented semi-synthetic motor oil under Itayu brand[27], with the first product being a Lucky*Star-themed motor oil, unveiled in 48th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2009.[28][29]

Here's is a current Itasha website at:

Itasha Graphics:    www.geibunsha.co.jp/mook/ita/

Auto Salone Itasha:    autosalone.jp/

More than 7,000 Hits! It's because you like my pictures that I posted! Thank You! Arigatou Gozaimasu!
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  • Listening to: All Arabic Musics, Massari, Anime Trance, Exittune
  • Reading: Itasha G, Itasha Style, Newtype Live, Yuri Hime
  • Watching: Kamen Rider Ryuki, Grendizer, Anime, Culture Japan
  • Playing: Gundam, Gran Turismo 5, Blazblue, Persona 4 Arena
  • Eating: Japanese and Arabic Food
  • Drinking: Lots of Water and healthy tea
I'm back, just so you know, I've graduated from Palomar College and receive Certificate of Achievement for 3D Modeling and Animation.  Now I'm just chill out and rerlax until I can get a good job experience before I can go to University that I've always wanted to go.  Also, I've went to Anime Conji in San Diego last april then I've went to San Diego Comic Con International 2010 last July to get lots of goodies.  You may already know that I've posted some of my drawings photos on Anime Conji, San Diego Comic Con 2010, and my Otaku Room.  So when I get a chance, I'll update on more of my cool stuff on my site.  So until we meet again, peace. :D :) ;) B-)

P.S. If you like Itasha (痛車(Itasya)), then check out my firend's page at: itaplane.blog60.fc2.com/ minomushi2009 blog title is "Itaplane and Itasha blog"
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Itasha

Itasha (痛車?), literally "painmobile", is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha (痛単車?) and itachari (痛チャリ?), respectively.

The cars are seen prominently in places such as Akihibara (Tokyo), Nipponbashi (Osaka), or Ōsu (Nagoya). Itasha also appears in customizable video games, such as Forza Motorsport 2.[1] Itasha have also participated in various real motorsport events.

Etymology
In 1980s, when Japan was at the zenith of its economic might, Tokyo's streets were a parade of luxury import cars. Among them, the 'itasha' - originally Japanese slang meaning an imported Italian car - was the most desired. However, in 1990s, the term 'itai' was adopted to describe intense, cultish otaku associated with serial killer Miyazaki Tsutomu.[2] Since then, Itasha (as the decorated vehicle) was derived from combining the Japanese words for itai (痛い?, painful) and sha (車?, vehicle). Itai here means "painful", which can be interpreted as "painfully embarrassing" or "painful for the wallet" due to the high costs involved. The name is also a pun for Italian cars (イタリア車, Itaria-sha?), truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha (イタ車?).[3]

History
The decoration was started in 1980s with character plushies and stickers[4], but only became a phenomenon in the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. The earlist known report of the decoration vehicle in convention began in 2005-08, in Comic Market 68.[5]

Conventions
In 2007, the first Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?), an Itasha oriented convention, was held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket.

Involvement in motorsports

An itasha with a Hatsune Miku decal competed in the 2008 Super GT season.In recent years, the involvement of Itashas in real motorsport events has grown. Though most of them are amateur events, participation of Itashas in races are increasing, and they usually receive much media coverage.

Rallying
In 2007, a Lancer Evolution VII featureing themes of Lucky Star and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in Japan Dirt Trial marked the first itasha participation of professional events in Japan's motorsport, it clinched a win in SA2 class (mostly Lancer Evolution and Subaru Imprezas) in the JAF Cup in 2007, marked the first individual victory of itashas. The car served in 2007 and 2008 season, which they changed to the Melonbooks(a dōjin shop based in Kansai district)-theme due to the partnership of Melonbooks in 2009.

In 2008's Japan Rally Championship, Melonbooks put a Honda City Itasha into the JN1(cars below 1400cc) class. They started well with 3 wins in a row, and eventually finished as class Champion that year, claiming the first overall Champion title in Japan's motorsport event for Itashas[6]. They switched their car to Lancer Evolution VII in 2009 season and raced in both JRC and Japan Dirt Trial, where they clinched a Dirt Trial SA2 Champion in JAF Cup again.

It is known that Melonbooks will enter the 2010 JRC with a Honda Integra (DC2).

Onroad Events
In the Suzuka 1000km race in 2008 Super GT season, Studie GLAD Racing (a BMW tuning shop in Japan) team entered a Hatsune Miku-themed Z4 in the GT300 class, making Itasha's debut in international events under FIA. Three months later, MOLA introduced a Kagamine Rin and Len-themed Nissan 350Z in the same series' final race, which they finished sixth and claimed their driver and team's title in GT300 class[6]. Studie continues their participation the 2009 season in all races inside Japan.

Although Studie discontinued their participation in 2010, Team COX (Porsche's official dealer in Japan) becomes another team using itashas in the 2010 season, they will be using a Porsche 996 RSR, as well as a 2010 FIA GT3 specification Porsche 997 GT3-R in season's midpoint (Although both Studie and COX are sponsored by Goodsmile company, which is in charge of Vocaloid's merchandising).

Apart from Super GT, itashas also appeared in the a lesser Super Taikyu series in 2008 and 2010.

Drifting
Both Bee*Racing team's car (B324R and Toyota Crown) have a small sticker that features parody of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya since the 2008 D1 Grand Prix season, even though both drivers (Tsuyoshi Tezuka and Masayoshi Tokita) claimed that it was the team owner's idea and they have zero knowledge to the parody used.

International movement
Similarly decorated vehicles have been found in Taiwan[7], Philippines[8], United States.[9]

Vehicles owned by character rights owner
ACID Co., Ltd. (âge games developer)'s executive director Hirohiko Yoshida was reported to own Muv-Luv-themed Lamborghini Gallardo[10], Lancia Stratos[11], BMW M5.[12][13] The cars were unveiled in 2008 âge×Nitro+ in Akibahara UDX Gallery.[14]

An official Macross Frontier-themed Suzuki Wagon R was unveiled in Macross Galaxy Tour Final.[15] It was later redesigned for the Macross Super-Dimensional Space Launch Ceremony.[16]

Vehicles from automotive manufacturers
In 2009 Nagoya Auto Trend, Phantom of Inferno-themed Chevrolet Corvette, Melonbooks-themed MINI Cooper, Chaos;Head Noah-themed Toyota Estima were unveiled.[17]

Licensed model vehicles
Officially licensed itasha can be found both in static car models and movable car models.

In June 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai launched "ITASHA" as one of their model cars product line,[18] Since then many of the model producers produced various Itashas on the car models. Fujimi, Kyosho, HPI and Tamiya also sold models with Itasha models.

Recently, combination between model and real itasha are increasing. In November 2009, Aoshima released an itasha model based on the real Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS-themed itasha built by RE Amemiya. Tamiya also released the Hatsune Miku Studie GLd BMW Z4 featuring the livary in 2009 Okayama race.

Derivative uses
The itasha decorative style has also been found on aircraft[19][20][21][22], computer cases[23], and other products.[24]

In-vehicle electronics, such as navigation systems, were also reported to be customized with character voices.[25] In 2008-03-28, Maplus began to offer character voices for its Maplus Portable Navi 2 GPS, beginning with Shuuichi Ikeda (Char Aznable).[26]

Automotive consumables such as motor oil has also been customized. In 2009-6-20, T&E tuning shop began to sell scented semi-synthetic motor oil under Itayu brand[27], with the first product being a Lucky*Star-themed motor oil, unveiled in 48th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2009.[28][29]

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  • Listening to: Massari, All Arabic Musics, Anime Trance, Exittune
  • Reading: Terebi Magazine, Itasha Style, ItaG, Megami
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Sentai, and Itasha
  • Playing: Gundam Musou, Gran Turismo 4, TXR0, GGXX AC+
  • Eating: Lots of Sushi, Arabic and Japanese Food & Snac
  • Drinking: Water, Smoothies, Tea, Juices
First, I'm going to Las Vegas to my families, then going to Anime Conji in San Diego, and I'm going to San Diego Comic Con International 2010 located in San Diego Convention Center in San Diego CA.  As you may know that I've posted Auto Show Photos and some drawings on my site and I'm planning to post more photos on Las Vegas, Anime Conji, and more San Diego Comic Con 2010.  So when I get a chance, I'll post my new cool stuff on my site.  So until then, keep it real. :D :) ;) B-)

P.S. If you like Itasha (痛車(Itasya)), then check out my firend's page at: itaplane.blog60.fc2.com/ minomushi2009 blog title is "Itaplane and Itasha blog"
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Itasha

Itasha (痛車?), literally "painmobile", is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha (痛単車?) and itachari (痛チャリ?), respectively.

The cars are seen prominently in places such as Akihibara (Tokyo), Nipponbashi (Osaka), or Ōsu (Nagoya). Itasha also appears in customizable video games, such as Forza Motorsport 2.[1] Itasha have also participated in various real motorsport events.

Etymology
In 1980s, when Japan was at the zenith of its economic might, Tokyo's streets were a parade of luxury import cars. Among them, the 'itasha' - originally Japanese slang meaning an imported Italian car - was the most desired. However, in 1990s, the term 'itai' was adopted to describe intense, cultish otaku associated with serial killer Miyazaki Tsutomu.[2] Since then, Itasha (as the decorated vehicle) was derived from combining the Japanese words for itai (痛い?, painful) and sha (車?, vehicle). Itai here means "painful", which can be interpreted as "painfully embarrassing" or "painful for the wallet" due to the high costs involved. The name is also a pun for Italian cars (イタリア車, Itaria-sha?), truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha (イタ車?).[3]

History
The decoration was started in 1980s with character plushies and stickers[4], but only became a phenomenon in the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. The earlist known report of the decoration vehicle in convention began in 2005-08, in Comic Market 68.[5]

Conventions
In 2007, the first Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?), an Itasha oriented convention, was held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket.

Involvement in motorsports

An itasha with a Hatsune Miku decal competed in the 2008 Super GT season.In recent years, the involvement of Itashas in real motorsport events has grown. Though most of them are amateur events, participation of Itashas in races are increasing, and they usually receive much media coverage.

Rallying
In 2007, a Lancer Evolution VII featureing themes of Lucky Star and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in Japan Dirt Trial marked the first itasha participation of professional events in Japan's motorsport, it clinched a win in SA2 class (mostly Lancer Evolution and Subaru Imprezas) in the JAF Cup in 2007, marked the first individual victory of itashas. The car served in 2007 and 2008 season, which they changed to the Melonbooks(a dōjin shop based in Kansai district)-theme due to the partnership of Melonbooks in 2009.

In 2008's Japan Rally Championship, Melonbooks put a Honda City Itasha into the JN1(cars below 1400cc) class. They started well with 3 wins in a row, and eventually finished as class Champion that year, claiming the first overall Champion title in Japan's motorsport event for Itashas[6]. They switched their car to Lancer Evolution VII in 2009 season and raced in both JRC and Japan Dirt Trial, where they clinched a Dirt Trial SA2 Champion in JAF Cup again.

It is known that Melonbooks will enter the 2010 JRC with a Honda Integra (DC2).

Onroad Events
In the Suzuka 1000km race in 2008 Super GT season, Studie GLAD Racing (a BMW tuning shop in Japan) team entered a Hatsune Miku-themed Z4 in the GT300 class, making Itasha's debut in international events under FIA. Three months later, MOLA introduced a Kagamine Rin and Len-themed Nissan 350Z in the same series' final race, which they finished sixth and claimed their driver and team's title in GT300 class[6]. Studie continues their participation the 2009 season in all races inside Japan.

Although Studie discontinued their participation in 2010, Team COX (Porsche's official dealer in Japan) becomes another team using itashas in the 2010 season, they will be using a Porsche 996 RSR, as well as a 2010 FIA GT3 specification Porsche 997 GT3-R in season's midpoint (Although both Studie and COX are sponsored by Goodsmile company, which is in charge of Vocaloid's merchandising).

Apart from Super GT, itashas also appeared in the a lesser Super Taikyu series in 2008 and 2010.

Drifting
Both Bee*Racing team's car (B324R and Toyota Crown) have a small sticker that features parody of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya since the 2008 D1 Grand Prix season, even though both drivers (Tsuyoshi Tezuka and Masayoshi Tokita) claimed that it was the team owner's idea and they have zero knowledge to the parody used.

International movement
Similarly decorated vehicles have been found in Taiwan[7], Philippines[8], United States.[9]

Vehicles owned by character rights owner
ACID Co., Ltd. (âge games developer)'s executive director Hirohiko Yoshida was reported to own Muv-Luv-themed Lamborghini Gallardo[10], Lancia Stratos[11], BMW M5.[12][13] The cars were unveiled in 2008 âge×Nitro+ in Akibahara UDX Gallery.[14]

An official Macross Frontier-themed Suzuki Wagon R was unveiled in Macross Galaxy Tour Final.[15] It was later redesigned for the Macross Super-Dimensional Space Launch Ceremony.[16]

Vehicles from automotive manufacturers
In 2009 Nagoya Auto Trend, Phantom of Inferno-themed Chevrolet Corvette, Melonbooks-themed MINI Cooper, Chaos;Head Noah-themed Toyota Estima were unveiled.[17]

Licensed model vehicles
Officially licensed itasha can be found both in static car models and movable car models.

In June 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai launched "ITASHA" as one of their model cars product line,[18] Since then many of the model producers produced various Itashas on the car models. Fujimi, Kyosho, HPI and Tamiya also sold models with Itasha models.

Recently, combination between model and real itasha are increasing. In November 2009, Aoshima released an itasha model based on the real Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS-themed itasha built by RE Amemiya. Tamiya also released the Hatsune Miku Studie GLd BMW Z4 featuring the livary in 2009 Okayama race.

Derivative uses
The itasha decorative style has also been found on aircraft[19][20][21][22], computer cases[23], and other products.[24]

In-vehicle electronics, such as navigation systems, were also reported to be customized with character voices.[25] In 2008-03-28, Maplus began to offer character voices for its Maplus Portable Navi 2 GPS, beginning with Shuuichi Ikeda (Char Aznable).[26]

Automotive consumables such as motor oil has also been customized. In 2009-6-20, T&E tuning shop began to sell scented semi-synthetic motor oil under Itayu brand[27], with the first product being a Lucky*Star-themed motor oil, unveiled in 48th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2009.[28][29]

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  • Listening to: Massari, All Arabic Musics, Anime Trance, Exittune
  • Reading: Terebi Magazine, Itasha Style, ItaG, Megami
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Sentai, and Itasha
  • Playing: Gundam Musou, Gran Turismo 4, TXR0, GGXX AC+
  • Eating: Lots of Sushi, Arabic and Japanese Food & Snac
  • Drinking: Water, Smoothies, Tea, Juices
I'm going to San Diego International Auto Show This winter vacation and I'm going to get Electric Bike, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus for Playstation 2, MG Strike Gundam I.W.S.P., and Gundam Fix Perfect Gundam Action Figure by Katoki Hajime for my Birthday and Eid.  When I get the Pictures of Auto Show Cars, I'm gong to put it on my Devantart Gallery Account.  I'll post my stuff as soon as possible, Right now I'm taking care of my familes and two addorible nephews, and I'm there if you need anything.  In the mean time, stay cool and don't smoke, drinks alcohol, chew tobacco, and do drugs.  See ya later until we meet again.

P.S. If you like Itasha (痛車(Itasya)), then check out my firend's page at: itaplane.blog60.fc2.com/ minomushi2009 blog title is "Itaplane and Itasha blog"
in English. ("Itaplane" means cosplay-airplane.) and all of my videos appeared on Bing.com, check it out at: www.bing.com/videos/search?q=g…


Itasha

Itasha(痛車, Itasha?) is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha (痛単車, itansha?) and itachari (痛チャリ, itachari?), respectively.

The cars are seen prominently in places such as Akihibara (Tokyo), Nipponbashi (Osaka), or Ōsu (Nagoya). Itasha also appears in customizable video games, such as Forza Motorsport 2. [1] Two cars participating the 2008 Super GT

Etymology
Itasha derives from combining the Japanese words for itai (痛い, itai? painful) and sha (車, sha? vehicle). Itai here means "painful", as in "painfully embarrassing". The name is also a pun for Italian cars (イタリア車, Itaria-sha?), truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha (イタ車, Itasha?).


[edit] History
The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]
Itashas also get a lot of involvement in real motorsport events in recent years. In 2008 Japan Rally Series, Melonbooks, a famous dojin shop, put a Honda City Itasha into the JN1(cars below 1400cc) class, they started with 3 straight wins, and eventually finished as class Champion that year, claimed the first individual, as well as first overall Champion title in Japan's motorsport event for Itashas. In the same year's Super GT, Studie (a BMW tuning shop in Japan) sent a Hatsune Miku-schemed Z4 to the GT300 class since race 6, make Itashas debut in international events under FIA. 3 months later, MOLA also adopted their 350Z with a Itasha scheme featured Kagamine Rin and Len in the same series' final race, which they finished sixth on that race and claimed their driver and team's title in GT300 class [3]. Tsuyoshi Tezuka did adopted a minor Itasha sticker on his R32 in 2008's D1 Grand Prix season, even he claimed that that was the team owner's idea and he has zero knowledge to the parody used.



[edit] References
^ (Japanese) YouTubeのゲーム動画が起こした予想外のできごと (Something unexpected happens by the game video on YouTube), Nikkei IT Plus report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.
^ (Japanese) 青島文化教材が痛車のプラモを発売、車種とキャラは (Aoshima Bunka Kyozai sells a model car of itasha, the car and the character is...), [link] report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.

[edit] See also
Moe (slang)
Dekotora
Dekochari
ja:バニング (Vaning)

[edit] External links
(English) "'Anime'-decorated cars latest 'otaku' fad" – Article describing itasha, May 2008
(English) "Japanese 'itasha' gain in popularity in Taiwan" -Article describing itasha in Taiwan, July 2008
(Japanese) Itasha Graphics, the Itasha oriented magazine by Geibunsha
(Japanese) Autosalone, the Itasha oriented convention, from 2007
(Japanese) 痛車 in 台北! 世界は痛車に毒されはじめた…… (Itasha in Taipei! The world started to poisoned by itasha...), Ascii.jp report, Feb 2008
(Japanese) 富士スピードウェイに痛車がっ! 世界一痛いカーイベント! Fuji Speedway hosts itasha! The most painful car event in the world!), Ascii.jp report, May 2008
Retrieved from "[link]"

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  • Listening to: Massari, All Arabic Musics, Anime Trance, Exittune
  • Reading: Terebi Magazine, Itasha Style, ItaG, Megami
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Sentai, and Itasha
  • Playing: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Gran Turismo 4
  • Eating: Lots of Sushi, Arabic Food, and Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Plenty of Water, Iced Tea, and Friut Juices
I've been to San Diego Comic Con and I brought all the goodies and posted all the cool stuff including Kamen Rider Ryuki and more, plus I have Introduction to Multimedia, 3Ds Max Advance Modeling, and Intermedite Swimming Classes in College.  Let's just say that I have the coolest days ever and I really enjoyed my days.

P.S. If you like Itasha (痛車(Itasya)), then check out my firend's page at: itaplane.blog60.fc2.com/ minomushi2009 blog title is "Itaplane and Itasha blog"
in English. ("Itaplane" means cosplay-airplane.) and all of my videos appeared on Bing.com, check it out at: www.bing.com/videos/search?q=g…


Itasha

Itasha(痛車, Itasha?) is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha (痛単車, itansha?) and itachari (痛チャリ, itachari?), respectively.

The cars are seen prominently in places such as Akihibara (Tokyo), Nipponbashi (Osaka), or Ōsu (Nagoya). Itasha also appears in customizable video games, such as Forza Motorsport 2. [1] Two cars participating the 2008 Super GT

Etymology
Itasha derives from combining the Japanese words for itai (痛い, itai? painful) and sha (車, sha? vehicle). Itai here means "painful", as in "painfully embarrassing". The name is also a pun for Italian cars (イタリア車, Itaria-sha?), truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha (イタ車, Itasha?).


[edit] History
The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]
Itashas also get a lot of involvement in real motorsport events in recent years. In 2008 Japan Rally Series, Melonbooks, a famous dojin shop, put a Honda City Itasha into the JN1(cars below 1400cc) class, they started with 3 straight wins, and eventually finished as class Champion that year, claimed the first individual, as well as first overall Champion title in Japan's motorsport event for Itashas. In the same year's Super GT, Studie (a BMW tuning shop in Japan) sent a Hatsune Miku-schemed Z4 to the GT300 class since race 6, make Itashas debut in international events under FIA. 3 months later, MOLA also adopted their 350Z with a Itasha scheme featured Kagamine Rin and Len in the same series' final race, which they finished sixth on that race and claimed their driver and team's title in GT300 class [3]. Tsuyoshi Tezuka did adopted a minor Itasha sticker on his R32 in 2008's D1 Grand Prix season, even he claimed that that was the team owner's idea and he has zero knowledge to the parody used.



[edit] References
^ (Japanese) YouTubeのゲーム動画が起こした予想外のできごと (Something unexpected happens by the game video on YouTube), Nikkei IT Plus report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.
^ (Japanese) 青島文化教材が痛車のプラモを発売、車種とキャラは (Aoshima Bunka Kyozai sells a model car of itasha, the car and the character is...), [link] report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.

[edit] See also
Moe (slang)
Dekotora
Dekochari
ja:バニング (Vaning)

[edit] External links
(English) "'Anime'-decorated cars latest 'otaku' fad" – Article describing itasha, May 2008
(English) "Japanese 'itasha' gain in popularity in Taiwan" -Article describing itasha in Taiwan, July 2008
(Japanese) Itasha Graphics, the Itasha oriented magazine by Geibunsha
(Japanese) Autosalone, the Itasha oriented convention, from 2007
(Japanese) 痛車 in 台北! 世界は痛車に毒されはじめた…… (Itasha in Taipei! The world started to poisoned by itasha...), Ascii.jp report, Feb 2008
(Japanese) 富士スピードウェイに痛車がっ! 世界一痛いカーイベント! Fuji Speedway hosts itasha! The most painful car event in the world!), Ascii.jp report, May 2008
Retrieved from "[link]"

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:ninjastar: :meditate: :phae: :mangapunksai: :sushi:
:gallery: :+fav: :+favlove: C:= :tunes: :spyedvsjark: :flageu: :ninjaplot: :star:  
B-) :thumbsup: :peace: :flaguk:

check out the awesome Kamen (Masked) Rider Ryuki in Arabic Opening at: en.aratoon.net/kamen+rider+ryu…
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  • Listening to: Massari, All Arabic Musics, Anime Trance, Exittune
  • Reading: Terebi Magazine, Itasha Style, ItaG, Newtype
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Sentai, and Itasha
  • Playing: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Gran Turismo 4
  • Eating: Lots of Sushi, Arabic Food, and Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Plenty of Water, Iced Tea, and Friut Juices
I'm done with my college for this semester and now I can chill out and enjoy my summer vacation for the entire summer.  An the additional to that, I can submit my design works to my deviantart pages, visit my pages. :) :D B-)

P.S. If you like Itasha (痛車(Itasya)), then check out my firend's page at: itaplane.blog60.fc2.com/ minomushi2009 blog title is "Itaplane and Itasha blog"
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Itasha

Itasha(痛車, Itasha?) is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha (痛単車, itansha?) and itachari (痛チャリ, itachari?), respectively.

The cars are seen prominently in places such as Akihibara (Tokyo), Nipponbashi (Osaka), or Ōsu (Nagoya). Itasha also appears in customizable video games, such as Forza Motorsport 2. [1] Two cars participating the 2008 Super GT

Etymology
Itasha derives from combining the Japanese words for itai (痛い, itai? painful) and sha (車, sha? vehicle). Itai here means "painful", as in "painfully embarrassing". The name is also a pun for Italian cars (イタリア車, Itaria-sha?), truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha (イタ車, Itasha?).


[edit] History
The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]
Itashas also get a lot of involvement in real motorsport events in recent years. In 2008 Japan Rally Series, Melonbooks, a famous dojin shop, put a Honda City Itasha into the JN1(cars below 1400cc) class, they started with 3 straight wins, and eventually finished as class Champion that year, claimed the first individual, as well as first overall Champion title in Japan's motorsport event for Itashas. In the same year's Super GT, Studie (a BMW tuning shop in Japan) sent a Hatsune Miku-schemed Z4 to the GT300 class since race 6, make Itashas debut in international events under FIA. 3 months later, MOLA also adopted their 350Z with a Itasha scheme featured Kagamine Rin and Len in the same series' final race, which they finished sixth on that race and claimed their driver and team's title in GT300 class [3]. Tsuyoshi Tezuka did adopted a minor Itasha sticker on his R32 in 2008's D1 Grand Prix season, even he claimed that that was the team owner's idea and he has zero knowledge to the parody used.



[edit] References
^ (Japanese) YouTubeのゲーム動画が起こした予想外のできごと (Something unexpected happens by the game video on YouTube), Nikkei IT Plus report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.
^ (Japanese) 青島文化教材が痛車のプラモを発売、車種とキャラは (Aoshima Bunka Kyozai sells a model car of itasha, the car and the character is...), [link] report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.

[edit] See also
Moe (slang)
Dekotora
Dekochari
ja:バニング (Vaning)

[edit] External links
(English) "'Anime'-decorated cars latest 'otaku' fad" – Article describing itasha, May 2008
(English) "Japanese 'itasha' gain in popularity in Taiwan" -Article describing itasha in Taiwan, July 2008
(Japanese) Itasha Graphics, the Itasha oriented magazine by Geibunsha
(Japanese) Autosalone, the Itasha oriented convention, from 2007
(Japanese) 痛車 in 台北! 世界は痛車に毒されはじめた…… (Itasha in Taipei! The world started to poisoned by itasha...), Ascii.jp report, Feb 2008
(Japanese) 富士スピードウェイに痛車がっ! 世界一痛いカーイベント! Fuji Speedway hosts itasha! The most painful car event in the world!), Ascii.jp report, May 2008
Retrieved from "[link]"

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  • Listening to: Massari, All Arabic Musics, Anime Trance, Exittune
  • Reading: Terebi Magazine, Itasha Style, ItaG, Newtype
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Sentai, and Itasha
  • Playing: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Gran Turismo 4
  • Eating: Lots of Sushi, Arabic Food, and Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Plenty of Water, Iced Tea, and Friut Juices
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Itasha

Itasha(痛車, Itasha?) is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha (痛単車, itansha?) and itachari (痛チャリ, itachari?), respectively.

The cars are seen prominently in places such as Akihibara (Tokyo), Nipponbashi (Osaka), or Ōsu (Nagoya). Itasha also appears in customizable video games, such as Forza Motorsport 2. [1] Two cars participating the 2008 Super GT

Etymology
Itasha derives from combining the Japanese words for itai (痛い, itai? painful) and sha (車, sha? vehicle). Itai here means "painful", as in "painfully embarrassing". The name is also a pun for Italian cars (イタリア車, Itaria-sha?), truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha (イタ車, Itasha?).


[edit] History
The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]
Itashas also get a lot of involvement in real motorsport events in recent years. In 2008 Japan Rally Series, Melonbooks, a famous dojin shop, put a Honda City Itasha into the JN1(cars below 1400cc) class, they started with 3 straight wins, and eventually finished as class Champion that year, claimed the first individual, as well as first overall Champion title in Japan's motorsport event for Itashas. In the same year's Super GT, Studie (a BMW tuning shop in Japan) sent a Hatsune Miku-schemed Z4 to the GT300 class since race 6, make Itashas debut in international events under FIA. 3 months later, MOLA also adopted their 350Z with a Itasha scheme featured Kagamine Rin and Len in the same series' final race, which they finished sixth on that race and claimed their driver and team's title in GT300 class [3]. Tsuyoshi Tezuka did adopted a minor Itasha sticker on his R32 in 2008's D1 Grand Prix season, even he claimed that that was the team owner's idea and he has zero knowledge to the parody used.



[edit] References
^ (Japanese) YouTubeのゲーム動画が起こした予想外のできごと (Something unexpected happens by the game video on YouTube), Nikkei IT Plus report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.
^ (Japanese) 青島文化教材が痛車のプラモを発売、車種とキャラは (Aoshima Bunka Kyozai sells a model car of itasha, the car and the character is...), [link] report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.

[edit] See also
Moe (slang)
Dekotora
Dekochari
ja:バニング (Vaning)

[edit] External links
(English) "'Anime'-decorated cars latest 'otaku' fad" – Article describing itasha, May 2008
(English) "Japanese 'itasha' gain in popularity in Taiwan" -Article describing itasha in Taiwan, July 2008
(Japanese) Itasha Graphics, the Itasha oriented magazine by Geibunsha
(Japanese) Autosalone, the Itasha oriented convention, from 2007
(Japanese) 痛車 in 台北! 世界は痛車に毒されはじめた…… (Itasha in Taipei! The world started to poisoned by itasha...), Ascii.jp report, Feb 2008
(Japanese) 富士スピードウェイに痛車がっ! 世界一痛いカーイベント! Fuji Speedway hosts itasha! The most painful car event in the world!), Ascii.jp report, May 2008
Retrieved from "[link]"

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:ninjastar: :meditate: :phae: :mangapunksai: :sushi:
:gallery: :+fav: :+favlove: C:= :tunes: :spyedvsjark: :flageu: :ninjaplot: :star:  
B-) :thumbsup: :peace: :flaguk:

check out the awesome Kamen (Masked) Rider Ryuki in Arabic Opening at: en.aratoon.net/kamen+rider+ryu…
and my face book at: www.facebook.com

More than 7,000 Hits! It's because you like my pictures that I posted! Thank You! Arigatou Gozaimasu!
ありがとう ございます!

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  • Listening to: Massari, All Arabic Musics, Anime Trance, Exittune
  • Reading: Terebi Magazine, Itasha Style, Option2, Newtype
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Sentai, and Itasha
  • Playing: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Gran Turismo 4
  • Eating: Lots of Sushi, Arabic Food, and Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Plenty of Water, Iced Tea, and Friut Juices
Well I'm back and I just posoted more photos from the Auto Show and my friends, check it out and see if you like it.  I have two Digital Art classes 3D Studio Max Introduction of Model and Animation and Digital Video Design.  And I think I'm going to enjoy this two wonderful classes.  And just so you know, I've just join in Flickr account and add my photos, check it out at: www.flickr.com/photos/granturi…
In the mean time, I'm going to add more photos and drawings to my deviantart. :)

Itasha

Itasha(痛車, Itasha?) is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha (痛単車, itansha?) and itachari (痛チャリ, itachari?), respectively.

The cars are seen prominently in places such as Akihibara (Tokyo), Nipponbashi (Osaka), or Ōsu (Nagoya). Itasha also appears in customizable video games, such as Forza Motorsport 2. [1] Two cars participating the 2008 Super GT

Etymology
Itasha derives from combining the Japanese words for itai (痛い, itai? painful) and sha (車, sha? vehicle). Itai here means "painful", as in "painfully embarrassing". The name is also a pun for Italian cars (イタリア車, Itaria-sha?), truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha (イタ車, Itasha?).


[edit] History
The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]
Itashas also get a lot of involvement in real motorsport events in recent years. In 2008 Japan Rally Series, Melonbooks, a famous dojin shop, put a Honda City Itasha into the JN1(cars below 1400cc) class, they started with 3 straight wins, and eventually finished as class Champion that year, claimed the first individual, as well as first overall Champion title in Japan's motorsport event for Itashas. In the same year's Super GT, Studie (a BMW tuning shop in Japan) sent a Hatsune Miku-schemed Z4 to the GT300 class since race 6, make Itashas debut in international events under FIA. 3 months later, MOLA also adopted their 350Z with a Itasha scheme featured Kagamine Rin and Len in the same series' final race, which they finished sixth on that race and claimed their driver and team's title in GT300 class [3]. Tsuyoshi Tezuka did adopted a minor Itasha sticker on his R32 in 2008's D1 Grand Prix season, even he claimed that that was the team owner's idea and he has zero knowledge to the parody used.



[edit] References
^ (Japanese) YouTubeのゲーム動画が起こした予想外のできごと (Something unexpected happens by the game video on YouTube), Nikkei IT Plus report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.
^ (Japanese) 青島文化教材が痛車のプラモを発売、車種とキャラは (Aoshima Bunka Kyozai sells a model car of itasha, the car and the character is...), [link] report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.

[edit] See also
Moe (slang)
Dekotora
Dekochari
ja:バニング (Vaning)

[edit] External links
(English) "'Anime'-decorated cars latest 'otaku' fad" – Article describing itasha, May 2008
(English) "Japanese 'itasha' gain in popularity in Taiwan" -Article describing itasha in Taiwan, July 2008
(Japanese) Itasha Graphics, the Itasha oriented magazine by Geibunsha
(Japanese) Autosalone, the Itasha oriented convention, from 2007
(Japanese) 痛車 in 台北! 世界は痛車に毒されはじめた…… (Itasha in Taipei! The world started to poisoned by itasha...), Ascii.jp report, Feb 2008
(Japanese) 富士スピードウェイに痛車がっ! 世界一痛いカーイベント! Fuji Speedway hosts itasha! The most painful car event in the world!), Ascii.jp report, May 2008
Retrieved from "[link]"

:spyed: :spyed2: :ninja: :katana: :ninjabattle:
:ninjastar: :meditate: :phae: :mangapunksai: :sushi:
:gallery: :+fav: :+favlove: C:= :tunes: :spyedvsjark: :flageu: :ninjaplot: :star:  
B-) :thumbsup: :peace: :flaguk:

check out the awesome Kamen (Masked) Rider Ryuki in Arabic Opening at: en.aratoon.net/kamen+rider+ryu…
and my face book at: www.facebook.com

More than 7,000 Hits! It's because you like my pictures that I posted! Thank You! Arigatou Gozaimasu!
ありがとう ございます!

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  • Listening to: Massari, All Arabic Musics, Anime Trance, Exittune
  • Reading: Terebi Magazine, Itasha Style, Option2, Newtype
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Sentai, and Itasha
  • Playing: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Gran Turismo 4
  • Eating: Lots of Sushi, Arabic Food, and Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Plenty of Water, Iced Tea, and Friut Juices
Well I'm back and I just posoted more photos from the Auto Show and my friends, check it out and see if you like it.  I have two Digital Art classes 3D Studio Max Introduction of Model and Animation and Digital Video Design.  And I think I'm going to enjoy this two wonderful classes.  And just so you know, I've just join in Flickr account and add my photos, check it out at: www.flickr.com/photos/granturi…
In the mean time, I'm going to add more photos and drawings to my deviantart. :)

Itasha

Itasha(痛車, Itasha?) is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha (痛単車, itansha?) and itachari (痛チャリ, itachari?), respectively.

The cars are seen prominently in places such as Akihibara (Tokyo), Nipponbashi (Osaka), or Ōsu (Nagoya). Itasha also appears in customizable video games, such as Forza Motorsport 2. [1] Two cars participating the 2008 Super GT

Etymology
Itasha derives from combining the Japanese words for itai (痛い, itai? painful) and sha (車, sha? vehicle). Itai here means "painful", as in "painfully embarrassing". The name is also a pun for Italian cars (イタリア車, Itaria-sha?), truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha (イタ車, Itasha?).


[edit] History
The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]
Itashas also get a lot of involvement in real motorsport events in recent years. In 2008 Japan Rally Series, Melonbooks, a famous dojin shop, put a Honda City Itasha into the JN1(cars below 1400cc) class, they started with 3 straight wins, and eventually finished as class Champion that year, claimed the first individual, as well as first overall Champion title in Japan's motorsport event for Itashas. In the same year's Super GT, Studie (a BMW tuning shop in Japan) sent a Hatsune Miku-schemed Z4 to the GT300 class since race 6, make Itashas debut in international events under FIA. 3 months later, MOLA also adopted their 350Z with a Itasha scheme featured Kagamine Rin and Len in the same series' final race, which they finished sixth on that race and claimed their driver and team's title in GT300 class [3]. Tsuyoshi Tezuka did adopted a minor Itasha sticker on his R32 in 2008's D1 Grand Prix season, even he claimed that that was the team owner's idea and he has zero knowledge to the parody used.



[edit] References
^ (Japanese) YouTubeのゲーム動画が起こした予想外のできごと (Something unexpected happens by the game video on YouTube), Nikkei IT Plus report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.
^ (Japanese) 青島文化教材が痛車のプラモを発売、車種とキャラは (Aoshima Bunka Kyozai sells a model car of itasha, the car and the character is...), [link] report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.

[edit] See also
Moe (slang)
Dekotora
Dekochari
ja:バニング (Vaning)

[edit] External links
(English) "'Anime'-decorated cars latest 'otaku' fad" – Article describing itasha, May 2008
(English) "Japanese 'itasha' gain in popularity in Taiwan" -Article describing itasha in Taiwan, July 2008
(Japanese) Itasha Graphics, the Itasha oriented magazine by Geibunsha
(Japanese) Autosalone, the Itasha oriented convention, from 2007
(Japanese) 痛車 in 台北! 世界は痛車に毒されはじめた…… (Itasha in Taipei! The world started to poisoned by itasha...), Ascii.jp report, Feb 2008
(Japanese) 富士スピードウェイに痛車がっ! 世界一痛いカーイベント! Fuji Speedway hosts itasha! The most painful car event in the world!), Ascii.jp report, May 2008
Retrieved from "[link]"

:spyed: :spyed2: :ninja: :katana: :ninjabattle:
:ninjastar: :meditate: :phae: :mangapunksai: :sushi:
:gallery: :+fav: :+favlove: C:= :tunes: :spyedvsjark: :flageu: :ninjaplot: :star:  
B-) :thumbsup: :peace: :flaguk:

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  • Listening to: Massari, All Arabic Musics, Anime Trance, Exittune
  • Reading: Terebi Magazine, Itasha Style, Option2, Newtype
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, Sentai, and Itasha
  • Playing: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Gran Turismo 4
  • Eating: Lots of Sushi, Arabic Food, and Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Plenty of Water, Iced Tea, and Friut Juices
Well I'm back and I just posoted more photos from the Auto Show, check it out and see if you like it.

Itasha

Itasha(痛車, Itasha?) is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female. The decorations usually involve paint schemes and stickers. Automobiles are called Itasha, while similar motorcycles and bicycles are called itansha (痛単車, itansha?) and itachari (痛チャリ, itachari?), respectively.

The cars are seen prominently in places such as Akihibara (Tokyo), Nipponbashi (Osaka), or Ōsu (Nagoya). Itasha also appears in customizable video games, such as Forza Motorsport 2. [1] Two cars participating the 2008 Super GT

Etymology
Itasha derives from combining the Japanese words for itai (痛い, itai? painful) and sha (車, sha? vehicle). Itai here means "painful", as in "painfully embarrassing". The name is also a pun for Italian cars (イタリア車, Itaria-sha?), truncated in Japanese slang as Itasha (イタ車, Itasha?).


[edit] History
The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]The decoration started as early as in 1980s, but only became a phenomenon from the 21st century, when otaku culture became relatively well known via the Internet. From Summer 2007, itasha oriented convention called Autosalone (あうとさろーね, Autosarōne?) is held in Ariake, near the site of Comiket. In 2008, Aoshima Bunka Kyozai started to sell a model car of itasha. [2]
Itashas also get a lot of involvement in real motorsport events in recent years. In 2008 Japan Rally Series, Melonbooks, a famous dojin shop, put a Honda City Itasha into the JN1(cars below 1400cc) class, they started with 3 straight wins, and eventually finished as class Champion that year, claimed the first individual, as well as first overall Champion title in Japan's motorsport event for Itashas. In the same year's Super GT, Studie (a BMW tuning shop in Japan) sent a Hatsune Miku-schemed Z4 to the GT300 class since race 6, make Itashas debut in international events under FIA. 3 months later, MOLA also adopted their 350Z with a Itasha scheme featured Kagamine Rin and Len in the same series' final race, which they finished sixth on that race and claimed their driver and team's title in GT300 class [3]. Tsuyoshi Tezuka did adopted a minor Itasha sticker on his R32 in 2008's D1 Grand Prix season, even he claimed that that was the team owner's idea and he has zero knowledge to the parody used.



[edit] References
^ (Japanese) YouTubeのゲーム動画が起こした予想外のできごと (Something unexpected happens by the game video on YouTube), Nikkei IT Plus report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.
^ (Japanese) 青島文化教材が痛車のプラモを発売、車種とキャラは (Aoshima Bunka Kyozai sells a model car of itasha, the car and the character is...), [link] report, retrieved on June 7, 2008.

[edit] See also
Moe (slang)
Dekotora
Dekochari
ja:バニング (Vaning)

[edit] External links
(English) "'Anime'-decorated cars latest 'otaku' fad" – Article describing itasha, May 2008
(English) "Japanese 'itasha' gain in popularity in Taiwan" -Article describing itasha in Taiwan, July 2008
(Japanese) Itasha Graphics, the Itasha oriented magazine by Geibunsha
(Japanese) Autosalone, the Itasha oriented convention, from 2007
(Japanese) 痛車 in 台北! 世界は痛車に毒されはじめた…… (Itasha in Taipei! The world started to poisoned by itasha...), Ascii.jp report, Feb 2008
(Japanese) 富士スピードウェイに痛車がっ! 世界一痛いカーイベント! Fuji Speedway hosts itasha! The most painful car event in the world!), Ascii.jp report, May 2008
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  • Listening to: Massari, All Arabic Musics, Rap, and J-Music
  • Reading: Terebi Magazine, Top Gear, Option2, Newtype
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, and Sentai
  • Playing: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Gran Turismo 4
  • Eating: Lots of Sushi, Arabic Food, and Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Plenty of Water, Iced Tea, and Friut Juices
We'll I have enjoyed my summer vacation and I've been to San Diego Comic Con 2008 to grab lots of goodies, meet lots of cosplay guys and gals, and check out awesome toys. Plus I have spend quality time with my lovable family and two cute nephews.  And in additional to that I'm taking Digital Imaging Photoshop Class and Math Class. I'm still going to submit my artwork, photos, and more. so ja matte yo. :) :D ;) B-)



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  • Listening to: Massari, All Arabic Musics, Rap, and J-Music
  • Reading: Terebi Magazine, Top Gear, Option2, Newtype
  • Watching: Anime, Tokusatsu, and Sentai
  • Playing: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, Gran Turismo 4
  • Eating: Lots of Sushi, Arabic Food, and Japanese Food
  • Drinking: Plenty of Water, Iced Tea, and Friut Juices
Sorry for the Delay, I had to spent time working in English and Art Designs, but anyway I'm in summer vacation and you know what that means, That means I'm going to add more art submission and have fun, going to San Diego Comic Con For Example.



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P.S. Please Read Spacetoon, Top Gear, Evo., Newtype
and watch Spacetoon, ART Teenz, Colors TV, and Gear One.

P.S.S. Chilled out and Have fun, dude.

P.S.S.S. Please check out the awesome Kamen (Masked) Rider Ryuki in Arabic Opening at: en.aratoon.net/kamen+rider+ryu…
and my face book at: www.facebook.com

4,000 Hits! Thank You! Arigatou Gozaimasu! ありがとう ございます!

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