For the otaku
THERE IS NO VEHICLE MORE APT FOR FANS OF JAPANESE CULTURE THAN A KAWAII KEI CAR. IT MAY BE SMALL, BUT IT CAN FIT BIG IMAGINATIONS
Inspired by the massive Gundam statue in Tokyo’s Odaiba island, the otaku proudly announces his consuming passion by placing a robot head in front of his car. It’s a little ode to Transformers as well, a popular robot franchise that originated from a Japanese toy line.
The otaku’s car may be tiny and boxy, but its square shape can fit a mattress. This is useful for camping out overnight before a big comic convention, as well as inviting cute cosplayers to rest and freshen up. An otaku goes where his passion leads him, and he can live in his car if needed.
Yes, they’re tacky when casual fans stick them on the side of their rides, and display them in car shows. But for true fans of Japanese pop culture these aren’t decoration, these are badges of pride, and a beacon to those who share a love of Astro Boy, Godzilla and Akira.
Scientific impossibilities and lack of logistics are mere setbacks to the obsessed. The otaku has plans to transform his car into a robot in the future, because all of us grew up wanting a mechanical best friend. You know, if a fantasy is too easy, then the dream isn’t big enough.
The otaku must always be prepared for any situation, even stumbling onto an unexpected geek gathering. A clothes rack with costumes of popular anime characters is always ready in the back, washed and ironed. Usually. And even if not worn, they serve as indoor visuals.