The city of Xi'an in China has a new crosswalk signal. And neighboring Japan points out the obvious: this is way too cute for a traffic light.
In China, the anime-style character on the sign, people in Japan speculate, is probably aimed at children.
This traffic signal uses a young LED anime-style girl to preside over a busy intersection by counting off the seconds before the light changes. That's helpful.
中国始まったな 中国西安市の新しい信号機がなぜか萌え系 [Turbo Bee]