Japan Anime Manhole Covers Lights Up The Night

Japan Anime Manhole Covers Illuminates The Streets

JAPAN ANIME MANHOLE COVERS – Japan went viral after they launched their first anime-themed manhole covers.

Japan turned the dull manhole covers of their cities into a work of art. Tokorozawa, near Tokyo hoped to attract more visitors as they painted the manhole covers with illuminated anime characters.

According to an article from Inquirer, these were the first illuminated manhole covers in the world. Furthermore, enthusiasts are who are into an entire subculture of “manhole cover” fans are swapping information with the hashtag #manhotalk.

Japan Anime Manhole Covers Lights Up The Night

These people are individuals who enjoy discovering new kinds of manhole covers. As per the article, city official Junichi Koike stated:

We hope the new illuminated ones will further improve the dirty and smelly image of manholes and also revitalize the local economy by bringing in visitors”

A total of 28 manhole covers were installed across the city on August 1. They featured popular anime characters from beloved shows such as Gundam and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
One of the most impressive parts of the manhole covers is that it lights up using solar power making it a sustainable source of light. Along with this, the covers light up from 6 pm to 2 am, illuminating the streets leading to the city’s main train station to a brand new cultural complex that sports an anime museum.

Usually when you are looking for manholes, they are actually not so easy to spot. But I can see where these are from far away, so it’s helpful for a person like me looking for them.

But it was a good surprise. The animations I always watch can also be enjoyed in this way. It’s also fun for children

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