1/24 Ika-Musume Ferrari F430 Challenge 2012

by Fujimi
$34.27 USD $42.84 USD


This is an injection-plastic racing car model kit.


"Itasha" literally means "pain car" in Japanese, suggesting that these cars garishly decorated with colorful anime character graphics are embarrassingly painful to look at, or ride in. A bit harsh, perhaps, but there you have it! Another take on the name is that it's riffing on the similar sound of the nickname for Italian cars, also pronounced "Itasha" but with the kana for Italy's "Ita" in place of the kanji for pain (also pronounced "ita" in this combination). "Sha" in both cases means "car."
This nice Ferrari F430 Challenge kit features graphics from the popular Ika-Musume anime. The decals for the graphics are particularly well done, featuring image fidelity not often seen in automotive kits. Aside from the decals, this is Fujimi's standard curbside (no engine detail) kit of the F430. Instructions are in Japanese, but are clearly illustrated.


Code: FUJ18996
Release Date: Mar 2013
Item Size/Weight: 34.6cm x 20.3cm x 5.7cm / 380g
Manufacturer: Fujimi

Assembly Guide