Ash From Pokémon Isn't Teaching Subway Manners In Taiwan

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Of course Ash is not. But this Taipei Metro announcement certainly looks like he is.

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The announcement gives tips on good manners while riding the subway as well as safety.

Say, is that Sakura from Street Fighter?

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And Kyo Kusanagi from The King of Fighters?

The announcement debuted a few years back, but it’s still being used on the city’s metro. You can watch the full clip above.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Bring Back Duckman!

Maybe this is a King of Fighters themed PSA and Terry Bogard is wearing a different colored vest, like Bart Simpson wears blue shirts on official merchandise. Though I’m not sure who the school girl is, since that’s not Athena’s hairstyle.