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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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Illustration for article titled The Worlds Ugliest Car Returns For An Anime Tribute
Photo: MItsuoka
Illustration for article titled The Worlds Ugliest Car Returns For An Anime Tribute
Photo: Mitsuoka
Illustration for article titled The Worlds Ugliest Car Returns For An Anime Tribute
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.

Illustration for article titled The Worlds Ugliest Car Returns For An Anime Tribute
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Illustration for article titled The Worlds Ugliest Car Returns For An Anime Tribute
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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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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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