Interest Higurashi Itasha Van is a Nightmare on Wheels
posted on 2014-03-03 13:15 EST by Chris Nishijima
A certain custom-made itasha van, modeled after Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, has been drawing attention in the the Fukui Prefecture. Taking a look at the realistic detail put in to it, there's no question as to why that is.
The first iteration of the van was built in 2009, and was a black van with the disembodied lower half of a person sticking out of the trunk and numerous character decals. According to Shiren Amakusa, the vans' owner, he ran into problems when customizing the first van, due to the fact that it was black, which would make the blood less visible against it. The latest version of the van solves that problem, as well as adding a human hand sticking out of the front hood.
Of course, since the vans were made with such gruesome detail, Shiren has been questioned multiple times by the police. Some inspecting officers have even claimed to have heard a woman's voice coming from the van, which would not be too surprising as the van is equipped with a prerecorded vocal playback.
If you catch a glimpse of this van while you're in the Fukui prefecture, make sure to take a picture before slowly backing away. For more information of the development of the the Higurashi itasha, make sure to check out the cars' official Twitter account.