Japan’s Gangster Cars

The Japanese are Weird, chapter 832: Here in North America, when one thinks of “gangster cars”, images of black Lincoln Town Cars with tinted windows, Escalades with spinning rims and riced-up Hondas come to mind. In each case, the car exudes serious macho.

Things are different over in the Land of the Rising Cuteness, where the gangster cars exude more Hello Kitty or Pokemon. Consider the van below. In Japan, this car says “Caution: Members of a speed tribe inside!”. Here in North America, this says “Caution: Even the cast of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy found this vehicle too campy!”

Photo courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele and Gwydion

Take a gander at this yellow beast:

Photo courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele and d_mcplum.

Doesn’t it remind you of Pikachu, pictured below?

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