Why don't more anime characters own cars?
Car Graffiti JK anime when?
I think to own a car in Nippon you have to own/rent a parking space. So you have to prove you have a garage or rent a space or whatever, which is apparently pretty fucking expensive in the city.
Is that why no one is running in the 90's anymore?
Because Japan has a pretty good public transit system and because of their cities being very crowded it's probably faster to walk or bike than it is to drive a car most places.
I was watching a documentary about drifting or whatever the other day and on one of the mountain roads that's in initial d they put a bunch of anti-drifting shit on the street. RIP.
The US has the highest number of cars per population on the entire world (excluding small city states).
So if you're wondering why there aren't as many cars in anime as it would be normal for the US, it's because only in the US it's normal for everybody to have a car.
Bakuon was basically the only anime I've seen where the characters all have their own motorized transport. It's like Bakuon and Initial D only, isn't it?
Only alpha males do, and those are rare in anime.
this, coupled with their great public transportation system and being so crowded
here in America, we need cars since most locations such as schools, stores, and other cities are more spread out; that, and the fact that our public transportation systems are horrible and not a lot of money is invested in it
Because most of them are children or live in the city.
That's because Japan has some of the best mass transit in the world. Even in a small city, there is a good amount of trains to get around, and the smaller streets means that it is more convenient to walk around.
Then you have the mega cities like Osaka, Tokyo, Sapporo, which has god-tier mass transit and you don't need to walk more than two blocks without hitting a bus, light rail, or subway system.
In those cities, freeway traffic is so horrendous that having a car is a complete waste of money since you can move around on the subway more efficiently.
The only parallels I can think of for the United States is the compact east coast cities like Boston, NYC, or DC which has transit as an alternative. If you live if the west coast, visit vancouver to find transit that doesn't suck ass.
Well no shit, anon. It's like that everywhere. If you rent the place where you live, you're going to have to rent a parking space, otherwise you own where you live and you have a fucking driveway/garage.
I see what you did there
they're toy cars, not real cars
not even a fucking go kart
because this guy will always ruin it no matter what
Socialized healthcare, socialized education, welfare programs.
An individual is very expensive for the state, and shouldn't be allowed to put his life and the life of others at risk.
I know this is a late reply but AFAIK in California you can park your car in like a Wal Mart parking lot every night if you choose to. I'm looking over the registration paperwork again and there's not shit about parking.
In Victoria, Australia (and probably the rest of Australia, but I'm not 100% sure) you have to have your home address listed on your car registration, but whether the car is garaged or parked on the street is relevant only to your insurance company.
Excluding shonens and genre fiction for obvious reasons, cars are not very prevalent in Japan due to a number of circumstances: taxes are high, public transport structure is very large, punctual and well-maintained. But the largest contributing factor is space, there's nowhere for you to leave your car, unless you own a house with garage, which is considered a massive mansion for an average jap. Even if you look at their commercial vehicles, their trucks are about the size of average western SUV, because there's so little space in Japan. Cars are mostly owned by enthusiasts or people who live in the countryside.
Yes, but Victoria is fucked due to Highway Patrol and "muh hoons".
>Community sets up drag nights to stop hoons hooning
>Popular and let people race safely
>VicPol waits outside the event, canaries and harasses everyone
>Shut it down due to "complaints" a few months later
People just went back to racing on public roads.
A combination of high taxes, high parking fees, good and reliable public transport, etc. all make having a car in Tokyo a not so convenient.
Now, in cities like Sapporo having a car is really damn convenient. I swear the only places I've seen stores with a drive tru is there.
Car taxes aren't high in Japan.
There's the vehicle inspection fee (part of the shaken) and a small purchase tax, but that's it.
New cars are cheap and so is fuel compared to Europe.
That's pretty much how it works.
It's not higher tax, it's just that mechanics charge out the ass for services in Japan, since Japs are too autistic to even change the oil on their cars.
Since older cars needs more than an oil change and a set of new brake pads, it often makes more sense to just buy a cheap new car instead.
Typically all cars older than 10y are scrapped or shipped off to India for rock bottom prices.
Until quite recently, older cars had an additional inspection and 10% registration tax. They still have the tax, but it's like an extra 100 bucks.
The freeways are SUPER expensive however.
Oh, I didn't know that they still had an extra tax like that. ty.
The freeways are pretty crap though as well, great roads, but with laughably low speed limits.
Like a good 25 mph below what you'd expect on a road of the same quality in the US.
Hell, lots of young adults don't want to own a car. They just rent one if they need one. Too expensive unless you live in one of those shithole areas where the directions involve 'Turn left at the three-legged dog'. Then you can put doughnuts on a tractor and call it an auto.
Cyber Formula (Hayato owns a GSX NEO Velsatis, and Kaga owns a car and then a motorcycle)
>Most young adults these days don't even WANT a car
Most young adults these days hate fun, it seems.
Many anime are set in Tokyo where you have to be pretty wealthy to own a car. It isn't even the car that's the expensive part, but the parking space.
>Captcha: Select all tiles with cars.
>Not having good public transport
>Mfw having over 20 different ways to get from basically anywhere to anywhere for less money than a liter of gas
>Not having a car
>Having to share your transportation with drunken people, criminals, hobos and rude people
Maybe you live in a small and rich country like Denmark or something, but if you live in a big country, public transportation is hell.
>Destroy all the Trams in the 40s/50s
>Thatcher started Privatisation
>Labour gave control of bus routes to companies and introduced Franchising for trains, except for London
>Let the Krauts buy our buses
>Let the Dutch buy our Trains
>Pump endless money to keep London (the only part of the UK that matters right?) running on perfect public transport
>Spend 50p on anything North of Cambridgeshire and West of Hampshire
It's not shit in the UK, you just don't live in London
>Great public transport
>High car tax, even on keicar
>Uni / highschool doesn't allow for cars
>So many fucking tolls that it's worth taking the train for anything over 50km
>parking space is expensive on Tokyo
Can't those fuckers do underground parkings under each building whenever they build it, like everywhere in the World? Or is because of earthquake risks?
I just got a car license because of Initial D, but now I realize that I will probably never use it unless I'm in some weird situation where I'll have to drive a sick person in their own car.