Nisei Car Week: Anime on Wheels
Daily Slideshow: If you're a fan of cars and a lover of Anime, Nisei Car Week is for you. Modified S2000s were aplenty. Here's are our hand picked shots from the show.
Nisei Week Festival
The Nisei Week car show is a part of the Japanese cultural event that happens annually in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. In conjunction with the week-long festival, the car show brings together different aspects of Japanese culture. Cars have been part of the celebrations for the better part of 20 years now, and the show has been gaining popularity among enthusiasts.
Growing Each Year
In truth, the car show has had its doubters over the years, with people continuously putting the event's future in doubt. With lots of effort and deliberation, however, the Nisei Car Week has grown significantly and each showing is more successful than the last. This year's event was no different, with the cars coming together for a spectacular showing.
Anime x JDM
Looking back to when the show started years ago, there's been an increasing amount of fan fair for the Nisei Car Week. While the core group of participants has stuck together for the most part, with each event, the number of newcomers has been growing as well. Although modified Japanese cars without association with Anime have certainly been present, the target audience of the show is the niche fans of Itasha builds. These are modified cars that use Anime, Manga, and video game characters as themes for their livery.
Of course, plenty of non-Itasha projects were showed off in Little Tokyo as well. So, there was something for everyone at the show this year. From track cars to street builds, and even show cars, there was plenty to look at and enjoy. And while there was no shortage of cool looking and interesting cars, we've picked our favorites for you.
Click along and check out the madness...
Sleeping nights S2000
Spoon and ASM
And One More for the Road
What do you think of the Itasha build style?