A character who resembles Ash Ketchum, from Pokemon anime was seen in a Taipei subway safety poster. The character featured Ketchum’s blue vest, red cap, and Pokeball-themed shoes. It is obvious that the character is modeled after Ash. Check out the poster below:
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The image was also included in the safety announcement clip, which gives tips on good manners while riding the subway as well as safety. The other two character s shown appear to be based on video game characters as well: Kyo from King of Fighters and Sakura from Street Fighter.
The announcement clip and poster, which debuted a few years ago, are still being used in the city metro. You can watch the full clip below: