Based in Japan’s unrivaled hub of neo-anime culture and unwavering creativity, Sector One turns out some of the worlds most detailed Itasha designs. After 2 months of having their flagship location in Akihabara, I was invited to come take a look at their new demo car; the former RE-Amemiya built LW-7 FD3S.
Encounter: No One Said You Have To Like It
Here’s a little weekend treat for you guys – a little something different. I love Japan for many reasons, but as I touched on before, one of my favorite things about the automotive scene […]
Encounter: ストライカー – 痛車34
A little bit ago I was at Tatsumi with Park from HTF, Matt from CF and a couple of the Circuit Soul boys, and we ran into this R34 sedan with an incredible Strikers livery. […]
Encounter: 魔法少女リリカルなのはStrikerS ☆
株式会社セブン・アークス – Studio Seven Arcs, producer of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers probably had no idea they would create a sub-culture of automotive styling when they first released the series. Seems like Strikers has found […]
Event: Tokyo Auto Salon 2011 v.3
I hope you guys are still with me on this coverage! I know it’s taking awhile, but I’m busy with work. I’ll begin this post with a few shots of this slammed R33 clad in an anime livery. To my surprise, there were a lot of ‘Itasha’ styled cars at the Salon. For those who are unaware of this movement, Itasha is a term used to describe the otaku fad of modifying cars in an anime or manga theme; mainly with giant decals on the exterior. I’ve already admitted to my liking it for reasons unknown to me. It’s become quite popular in Japan recently, and there are regularly held meets throughout Tokyo. This particular Skyline was wrapped in 萌えコレ！(Moe Colle) vinyl. 三栄書房 (San-Ei Shobo) is a huge Japanese magazine publisher. If you’re a fan of this car, check out the wallpaper section. Click past the break for more.
Event: Tokyo Auto Salon 2011 v.2
After an hour or so I seemed to get my bearings around the gigantic convention center, and realized the scope of what laid ahead of me. To cover a show of this magnitude on my own would take some serious moving around; so I did just that. Keeping an eye out for certain booths I really wanted to see, I set out on a mission to cover as much as the show as I could. I found out that the two other halls held more of the stuff I was looking for. The next two posts will contain some spectacular builds from the tuners we all know and love. Check it out past the break.