Subaru to Sell 1-of-a-Kind Wish Upon the Pleiades Itasha for 5.55 Million Yen
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Subaru already added engine noises into its sponsored magical girl anime series Wish Upon the Pleiades. Now the automobile company is full committing with a one-of-a-kind itasha version of its 2014 WRX S4. The fully-wrapped car began silver but now is covered with Subaru, Aoi, Minato, and Itsuki.
The car was previously seen at promotional events for the anime series throughout Japan. It's accumulated 7,000 kilometers (4,350 miles) on the odometer but that isn't stopping Subaru for selling it at a premium price. It's unique exterior is racking it up to 5.55 million yen (US$46,600). Any prospective buyers must submit an application with the winner decided via lottery. Subaru will accept applications until November 24.
If an itasha car is a bit much on your wallet, you can opt for a Wish Upon the Pleiades itasha telescope instead. You'd have to hunt one down though, only 10 were made for 70,200 yen (US$585) each.
Toyota has previously released two official itasha, one fitted with the girls of Girls und Panzer and the two others with the idols from Love Live! The Love Live! cars sold for US$37,811 and US$28,153.