In Japan, you may now earn money for turning your automotive into an anime itasha

In Japan, should you cover your automotive with anime-character graphics you’re said to have turned it into an itasha, literally a “painful automotive,” because it’s now such an eyesore that it’s painful for non-otaku to gaze upon. But itasha are not any longer just painful, but profitable too, due to Cheer Drive.

Photo: Cheer Drive

Cheer Drive flips the itasha script in that as an alternative of drivers paying to get custom stickers made, the corporate itself sends out stickers to applicant drivers, then pays them for driving around with them on their automotive. It’s essentially a turn-your-car-into-a-paid-ad service, but with the twist that it’s specializing in otaku media, and counting on drivers themselves, while obviously appreciating having some extra cash of their pocket, also being completely happy to point out their love for the series being promoted (in Japanese, the word oen can mean each “cheer” and “support”).


Photo: Cheer Drive

For instance, straight away Cheer Drive is on the lookout for drivers concerned with making their automotive a “BanG Dream!” itasha, in celebration of the upcoming “BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia,” the most recent theatrical anime within the franchise, which opens later this month.

Another choice is “Vanguard overDress,” the soon-to-premier anime with Clamp character designs.


Photo: Cheer Drive

To start, drivers download the Cheer Drive app, which supplies them access to a listing of currently recruiting campaigns. After you apply and are chosen, you’ll receive three stickers within the mail, one for all sides of your automotive, and one for the back window. Put them on, drive around, and when the campaign period is up, you receives a commission.

▼ Though we’re guessing Cheer Drive doesn’t actually render payment in a large sack with a yen sign on it.


▼ The translucent back window sticker is cleverly designed in order not to dam your rear view while driving.


The stickers are easy to use and to take off too, so you could revert your automotive back to non-itasha appearance when the campaign is over. Payment is predicated on distance driven in the course of the campaign period, with most to date lasting a month and paying 7 yen (US 6.7 cents) per kilometer.

▼ For confirmation, all you’ve got to do is send Cheer Drive photos of the stickers in place in your automotive, plus photos of your starting and ending odometer readings.


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