Anime spruces up Japan's sewers
Location: Tokorozawa, Japan
Manhole covers across this city
have been fitted with anime characters
from popular Japanese TV shows
The solar-powered LED designs
have illuminated the streets
to the delight of local residents
(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 46-YEAR-OLD TOKYO RESIDENT WORKING IN TOKOROZAWA, SUMIE NAMIKI, SAYING:
"I think they are unique and nice. I hope a lot of people will visit to check them out."
(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 22-YEAR-OLD LOCAL RESIDENT, KOTARO KODAIRA, SAYING:
"My commute back home is enjoyable. I can look at them on the ground so the walk time seems shorter than before."