The World's Ugliest Car Returns For An Anime Tribute

Photo: Mitsuoka

The Mitsuoka Orochi, which our colleagues at Jalopnik called “the world’s ugliest car,” is back for a special one-off anime tribute.

The Orochi, named after the legendary eight-headed Japanese serpent, went into production in 2006. By 2014, coach builder Mitsuoka decided to call it a day, slaying the Orochi.

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Photo: MItsuoka
Photo: Mitsuoka
Photo: Mitsuoka

Mitsuoka didn’t ramp up Orochi production again, but instead, redesigned a pre-owned one, turning it into a Devilman Crybaby mobile.

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In the anime, one of the main characters drives an Orochi, so this collaboration isn’t out of left field.

Image: IMCBD
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The vehicle appears to be a display-only item and not currently for sale. There is only one of these Devilman Orochis in the world, and that’s probably all that’s needed.

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