For Japanese otaku, itasha—literally "painmobile"—are about as geeky as they come. This past weekend, diehard itasha gathered and gawked in Tokyo's Odaiba.
The fourth annual Ita G Festa was originally slated for March 20, but due to the earthquake, the event was moved. The whole thing seems to have finally gone off without a hitch. Website Asagawo Blog was on hand to cover the festivities.
There was a bevy of automobiles covered in game, anime and manga decals. Good Smile Racing, the racing team started by figure maker Good Smile, was on hand with cosplaying race queens.