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Why don't more anime characters own cars?

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Why don't more anime characters own cars?
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>>157934504
The average anime character is high school or young adult aged Japanese person. Those people do not typically own cars.
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Car Graffiti JK anime when?
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>>157934504
Is this a real car?
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Is easier to walk most places or take the train
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>>157934958
Nevermind, it's an Aston Martin Vantage.
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what about an anime about a group of 10 years old jap kids who steal cars to joy ride
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Because they're all 14.
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>>157934730
>young adult
>not owning a car

Get a job.
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Cars are materialistic this goes against the Japanese Buddhist philosophy
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>>157934504
Bikes are better.
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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.
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>>157934504
>>157936093
It's Japan and not the capital of capitalism also known as America.
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>>157934504
High school students don't need cars.
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>>157936292
Is that why no one is running in the 90's anymore?
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>>157936456
I don't get it.
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>>157934730
Why don't they drive their parents' car?
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>>157936467
Laws and enforcement are getting stricter as time goes by.
This happens everywhere.
The amount of bullshit we have to deal with compared to 20 or 30 years ago is astonishing.
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>>157936524
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.
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>>157936467
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.
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>>157934730
Poorfag pls go
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>>157936602
Why the fuck does the law have to ruin everything?
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>>157936515
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.
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>>157936258
>>157936258

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?
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>>157934504
Moe-fang miata is cute!
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Do you like
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>>157936800
because everything is so god damn far away. You know the saying "100 miles long distance in europe and 100 years is a long time in the US"
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There's no point in getting a car if you already have a bicycle.
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>>157934504
Only alpha males do, and those are rare in anime.
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>>157936800
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
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Because most of them are children or live in the city.
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>>157934504
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>>157934504
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.
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>>157934504
Japan's public transportation is good enough that a lot of people don't need cars.
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>>157940528
>File name
I can't breathe.
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>>157936292
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.
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>>157940528
I see what you did there
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>>157934911
Thats just a traffic accident waiting to happen.
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>>157936906
Wangan Midnight
REDLINE
Ghost in The Shell Standalone Complex
You're Under Arrest!
Oban Star Racers (Star Wars-esque racing pods count right?)
Let's&Go
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>>157940861
You can just park it on the sidewalk where I live.
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>>157941088
>Let's&Go
they're toy cars, not real cars
not even a fucking go kart
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>>157936467
He didn't fly so good.
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>>157940861
Actually i have never heard of places where you have to /prove/ that you have a parking spot before ( if what >>157936292 says is true, of course )
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>>157934504
because this guy will always ruin it no matter what
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>>157936708
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.
Thanks socialism!
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>>157934958
Not a car a teacher can afford, ever.
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>>157940861
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.
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>>157943425
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.
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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.
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Because azn
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>>157936093

>Very expensive parking.
>Functioning public transport.

Japan has both of these.
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>drive my white Cresta to Japan from the US
>park it outside the university I'm attending
>immediately an anvil falls on top of it and totals it
Nice fucking job, Japan.
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>>157943532
Yes, but Victoria is fucked due to Highway Patrol and "muh hoons".

For example:
>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.
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>>157944161
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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.
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>>157944296

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.
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>>157944364
>>157944296
But all the fun cars are over 15 years old and I heard they have a older car -> Higher tax thing.
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>>157944442
That's pretty much how it works.
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>>157944442

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.
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>>157934911
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>>157942151
sorry I mixed it up with F
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>>157934504
Because people who make animes are too poor to know what a car is
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>>157942874
Well maybe she sucked a lot of cocks
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>>157934504
You watch wrong anime
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>>157944778
Yeah till I started making 80k USD a year, I thought all those little things on the street were just little busses.
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>>157940861
I park my car on the sidewalk in front of where I live.

Stop living in sketchy ass places.
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>>157938012
my bike?
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>>157944576
>Speedy speed pajeet
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>>157944576
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.
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>>157936093
Get out.
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>>157945015

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.
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>>157934504
Because mass transit is the sign of a first world nation.
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>>157945182
This
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>>157936093
Not everywhere is like the US, okay?
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>>157945706
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.
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>>157938270
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>>157938270
Inversely, the UK is really fucking small but the transport sucks ass.
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Because owning a car gives them deja vu.
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>>157936456
>It's Japan
>literraly a fuckton of domestic market models
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>>157936800
>it's because only in the US it's normal for everybody to have a car
US is big, so nothing unusual.
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>>157936093
Public transport is much better in Japan than owning a car, not every country is burgerland. Most young adults these days don't even WANT a car. Fuck off boomer.
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>>157936906
Baribari Densetsu
Ex Driver
Cyber Formula (Hayato owns a GSX NEO Velsatis, and Kaga owns a car and then a motorcycle)
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>>157948156
>Most young adults these days don't even WANT a car
Most young adults these days hate fun, it seems.
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>>157944519
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>>157934504
Man, one thing i really love about japanese city is that everyone walks
Where i live everyone can't go a fucking block without a scooter
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>>157948351
I think they'd like to get non-precarious jobs first before wasting time and money on the funny steel box that goes fast.
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>>157934504
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.
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>>157936093
>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
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>>157944519
one day
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>>157948923
young adults need to git gud
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>>157949161
>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.
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>>157945935
>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
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>>157949161
that sound pretty comfy, where do you live?
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>>157936467
Shit is so crazy i had to look it up, this is another camera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2yWGQ4Lj78

apparently this was at a rally.
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Because owning a car gives them deja vu.
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>>157934504
Japanese car insurance is crazy expensive. Most people use public transportation.
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>>157951987
>deja vu
I just seen this post here before!
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>>157934504
japs are ecofriedly
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>>157949161
>>157948156
>>157944094
>>157936456
It doesn't make sense for you to be salty since you don't live in Japan anyways.
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>>157955899
>:)
So Canadians really are the true shitposters of /a/.
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>>157934504
Because driving In Japan especially In large cities is pointless when their subway systems are really good
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>>157955899
The TTC is possibly the worst transit system ever made so that's not true.
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>>157936708
The question you should actually be asking is, why are Boomers ruining our fun and our lives?
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>Great public transport
>High car tax, even on keicar
>Limited parking
>Uni / highschool doesn't allow for cars
>So many fucking tolls that it's worth taking the train for anything over 50km
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>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?
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>>157955317
But I do.
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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.
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>>157958720
>Uni / highschool doesn't allow for cars
That's good, children shouldn't drive.
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>tfw the south doesnt have public transportation
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Because owning a car gives them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv13gl0a-FA
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