If Otaku Thursday was a treasure trove of JDM cars, then Anime Expo was the host of the cream of the crop, displaying a slew of new itasha that I have yet to see. These were truly one of a kind cars that you wouldn’t normally see out on the streets, but here they are, this medley of Honda itasha, gathered in one place so drivers can show their passion for anime culture.
Coming into my third year volunteering for Anime Expo, I had just recently discovered the world of itasha, anime-wrapped JDM cars (with few exceptions) featuring the driver’s favorite character, waifu, or anime series. As a paid employee of iJDMTOY, I had to make at least one visit of the car section in the entertainment hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. So equipped with a more adequate camera, I started snapping away with the office DSLR.
A few weeks ago I posted some JDM cars on social media featuring anime stickers and full body wraps from my second ever carmeet experience. Coming in not knowing what to expect, I arrived with a friend and armed with a piss-poor Oneplus One camera phone, I began taking pictures of almost all the cars that I could.
When I first heard about the new Honda Civic Type-R, the first thing about it that caught my eye was the look of it. The brushed aluminum black paint job along with the red accents immediately caught my attention; those are my two favorite colors to pair. Along with the sleek looking body, the engine roof exhaust vent and rear spoilers in particular, the Civic Type-R looked to be a very attractive car for me. I also have a bit of a soft spot for Hondas, having driven a 2004 Honda Accord EX as my very first car. When I read the news that the Civic Type-R was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, I had to know the specs and more importantly, how much was it going to cost.
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