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Taiwan Railway Unveils New Itasha Dining Cars Covered in Moe Girls【Photo Gallery】

In Japan, there’s the Pokémon airplane covered in images of Pikachu and Pokéballs, as well as the Hello Kitty airplane with, you guessed it, images of Hello Kitty. Now Taiwan is getting on board with cutesy transportation with their updated dining cars featuring Moe girl characters.

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So Nerdy it Hurts: Bring on the Pain with this Hatsune Miku BMW

Itasha, or “pain mobile,” is a Japanese word that refers to a car that is so nerdy, it’s painfully embarrassing to even look at.  If a car actually had the ability to cause pain with a single glance, this BMW, with full-body paint and decals featuring otaku-worshipped vocaloid, Hatsune Miku, is enough to put you in the hospital.

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Japan’s Armed Forces Show Their Playful Side: Moé-Style Attack Helicopter Wows Crowds

“It just goes to show that we really do live in a peaceful country.”

A quote from an internet user sums up the mood perfectly after Japan’s Self Defence Forces unveil a unique attack helicopter covered with manga-influenced designs and colours.

Presented as part of an air show in Chiba prefecture last weekend, the quirky new helicopter quickly stole the show, with hundreds of people taking photos and video to share on the internet.

Whether we’d ever see a helicopter like this fly into battle or not, there’s no denying that it has an awful lot of charm.

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