If Back to the Future Was Made by Japanese Geeks

It would probably feature a Delorean that looks like this. Behold, the itasha DMC-12, complete with an "OUTATIME" California plate.


Itasha (痛車), literally "painmobile", are cars covered with anime, manga, or video game themed stickers. This Delorean is wrapped in Japanese anime Haiyore! Nyaruko-san and was on display at… » 11/23/12 6:00am 11/23/12 6:00am

Japan's Take on Military Pin-Ups Seems...Different

In the past, there was a tradition in the U.S. military to paint pin-ups » 10/15/12 5:20am 10/15/12 5:20am on aircraft. Today, that tradition lives on in Japan. But there's an important difference: they're not cheesecake pin-ups. They're anime girls.

Behold. A Fleet of Cars Owned by Nerds.

This past weekend, a parking lot in Tokyo's Odaiba glimmered with geek pride. This weekend saw the Ita G Festa expo. Gear-heads gathered and showed off more than their appreciation for automobiles. They showed off their appreciation of covering their cars in otaku decals. » 10/11/11 2:00am 10/11/11 2:00am