Twisted Metal Japan

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Think the new Twisted Metal cars look pretty crazy? They’ve got nothing these ridiculous bosozoku-style cars and dekotora trucks that might be better off in a videogame.

Bosozoku-style Cars

The Japanese term ‘bosozoku’ usually refers to motorcycle clubs or gangs who tend to ride bikes with over-the-top customizations and loud decorations. The bike gang from the anime Akira is a recognizable example of the bosozoku subculture.

However, in this case, we’re looking at bosozoku-style cars, four-wheel rides loaded up with modifications that share a common aesthetic with bosozoku bikes. As with bosozoku bikes, loud paintjobs, impossibly long exhaust pipes, and a complete disregard for utility are key. Check out some of these cool images of bosozoku-style cars.

Above: The Kaneda’s bike gang from Akira could be considered bosozoku 

Above: Love the hardcore Hello Kitty fan service

Head to the next page to see some monstrous dekotora trucks 


  • super0sonic - July 11, 2010 5:53 a.m.

    Man i love Japan
  • 4fromK - July 11, 2010 2:12 a.m.

    interesting... I just finished reading a cracked article about japanese subcultures that mentioned dekotora... T-nag, have you been reading cracked, or is this just a cool coincidence? (the article got posted a few weeks ago, probably)
  • philipshaw - July 9, 2010 10:08 a.m.

    Some crazy stuff,only in Japan
  • Gameguy94 - July 8, 2010 6:49 p.m.

    NONE of those cars look very practical, but still very cool.
  • Cleanser247 - July 8, 2010 5:46 p.m.

    Some of these cars remind me of Who-Ville, and Dr. Zeus : D
  • Hydrohs - July 8, 2010 2:59 p.m.

    This is phenomenal.
  • skroWdetimiLedalB - July 8, 2010 7:22 a.m.

    You can never go wrong with Dragon Ball Z cars.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - July 8, 2010 6:40 a.m.

    What does this have to do with more Twisted Metal? I'm dying to hear more about that game.
  • BLandGoRe - July 8, 2010 4:56 a.m.

    if one of this truck get in twisted metal and it's a Boss we are fucked
  • 510BrotherPanda - July 8, 2010 4:02 a.m.

    So that's where those weird gangster motorcycles and cars from the Katamari series comes from. Thanks Tyler, this was very informative and interesting! reCAPTCHA: modules percent High percentage of "modules" attached to those vehicles...
  • Ridgley - July 8, 2010 3:13 a.m.

  • Sabtos - July 8, 2010 2:16 a.m.

    L M F A O. I find myself asking, 'wtf is that' on some aspects? At the same time, I can realize that Japanese folks looking at American pimped out cars would be asking the same question.
  • HotCyder - July 8, 2010 2:11 a.m.

    Is it just me, or do those bosozoku cars look like the wind-up flipper robots in wet dry world from Super Mario 64?
  • speno93 - July 8, 2010 1:57 a.m.

    only one word required here: Bitchin'!!!
  • hunterXhunter - July 8, 2010 1:21 a.m.

    Japan, yous so crazy.
  • 8bitBaby - July 8, 2010 1:02 a.m.

    this just further proves my theory, that japan is on the edge of insanity. but i still love that wacky little island XD
  • Valntyne - July 8, 2010 1:01 a.m.

    Oh, Japan... how I love your weirdness.

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