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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]