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Pic: 1st JAL 787 To Wear Special Colors  
User currently offlineiad787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 43
Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 32809 times:

Hey All,

Looks like JAL is set to unveil a special livery derived from children's drawings for its first 787. The aircraft, airplane 20, is currently in final assembly right now. I don't speak a word of Japanese, so I confess to not having any more information about this than what is depicted graphically. Nice to see the first 787 special livery though!

Onward,

IAD787

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User currently offlinesankaps From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 32753 times:

Looks like it has been heavily inspired by the NWA 747-400 "Worldplane"...!

User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 32758 times:

Looks very nice  

Will be great to see a 787 in a special scheme so early on!

Jordan



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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10735 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 32648 times:

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 2):
Looks very nice

For a blind maybe  
Sorry, but this is yet another tasteless Japanese special livery.


User currently offlineLHRlocal From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 32647 times:

So, random images plonked in random places on an all white fuselage. Awe-inspiring stuff.   

User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 32570 times:

Quoting na (Reply 3):
For a blind maybe
Sorry, but this is yet another tasteless Japanese special livery.

Haha, fair enough. At least it is kind of another livery the 787 will be flying in  

Jordan



The amazing tale of flight.
User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30986 posts, RR: 86
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 31801 times:
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Well it beats NH's Pokemon planes, but JL's special liveries have never struck me as...special. I like the tail of JA8184 (the Reso'cha 744D), but the Tokyo Disney Sea livery on JA8912 looks even worse than the Disneyland 737 AS is flying.

Though in the interests of full disclosure, I remain bitter about them dropping the crane for the rising sun on the tail.


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13120 posts, RR: 100
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 31494 times:
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Quoting Stitch (Reply 6):
Well it beats NH's Pokemon planes

Not if you have the right age kids!   

For a while, during the Pokemon hype, I knew fathers who tried to fly the NH Pokemon for it gave them something to chat with their kids about. My brother scored big points taking his son on NH's Pokemon 747! (More points than buying the kid a J class seat...)

But good for JL. I like special liveries. Half of the reason is I miss the "Peter Max" threads that showed the 'life' of one airframe. It takes an odd paint job to generate enough interest to follow a frame day in and day out.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 31349 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 6):
I remain bitter about them dropping the crane for the rising sun on the tail.

   That, IMO, was one of the worst airline brand decisions, with perhaps exception to NW messing up their incredibly iconic compass logo, of the last couple decades. Oh, how I wish the crane would fly again....

Cheers!
Anthony/Airport


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 31164 times:
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Quoting LHRlocal (Reply 4):
So, random images plonked in random places on an all white fuselage. Awe-inspiring stuff.

My thoughts exactly. Looks like a bunch of bumper stickers applied to yet another Eurowhite jet.



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User currently offlineLanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 31071 times:

Any idea where I can find a "blank" 787?

User currently offlinePlaneAdmirer From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 31031 times:

Anything, practically, is better than Hello Kitty - which I believe Thai did.

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30986 posts, RR: 86
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 30734 times:
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Quoting PlaneAdmirer (Reply 11):
Anything, practically, is better than Hello Kitty - which I believe Thai did.

That was EVA Air's A330-200 B-16303. There are plenty of photos of it in the database.

[Edited 2010-04-12 12:17:50]

User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 30412 times:

It's SOOO Pachinko, so Japanese. But, I do not like it, at all. Seems like a lot of the "art" on Asian planes lately have been inspired by school children, other than the Thai Boat! OMG, that was one of the most beautiful special schemes out there! Looked soo awesome! The Gulf Air special schemes were great too.

UAL


User currently offlineJHCRJ700 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 29824 times:

Quoting na (Reply 3):
Sorry, but this is yet another tasteless Japanese special livery.

  


agree. I was hoping to see something a little more original.  



RUSH
User currently offlineAirStairs From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 28280 times:

I certainly don't think this is very attractive, but there aren't many Japanese special paint schemes that I actually like. I will be flying on NH's anyway  

User currently offlinejtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 27366 times:

I think a Sumo wrestler would look very nice. Imagine seeing that coming at you at 450+ knots! Could pose a weight and balance issue though.


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User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2445 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 27366 times:

I like it, it's cute, it's Japanese. I like the blue thing. I'm guessing JAL didn't want to stray too far away from their corporate identity for the first 787. Usually special liveries aren't the first of a type in the fleet, just saying.


oh boy!!!
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 24600 times:

Actually, the Japanese never fail to surprise me. While walking around in a huge Tokyo market, we ran upon the anime section. Needless to say as laughing Americans, we bought the anime doll that looked like a precious moments doll tied up in bondage on a cross with a ball-gag in her mouth. Yes, it's Japan.

UAL


User currently offlineariis From Poland, joined Sep 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 24251 times:

Not sure if anyone noticed but the balloon-like flying vehicle closest to the nose was not drawn by any child but by Hayao Miyazaki, the director of Academy Award winning anime movie "Spirited Away" and many other remarkable works, an outstanding artist and a huge aviation fan.

Perhaps if he alone was appointed the task to design the whole airplane we would have something to admire, but this way... No offence to the kids who did their best, but this mix of random small drawings makes absolutely no sense and will most likely go unnoticed after all these uninspiring liveries:


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Too bad JAL is going toward cheap minor special colors - Disney planes were at least much more spectacular. Children who submitted their drawings definitely deserve a better usage of their works. But to be honest why should we expect anything more from an airline which sank already...

FAO



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User currently offlinecentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 23820 times:

I was hoping for a big red sign that says, "we thank the Japanese people for bailing us out and thus buying this plane." sadly that is not what it says.

From left to right
director Miyazaki Hayao
Miyazaki prefecture: Osanai Riku (kun)
Osaka prefecture: Morino Kasuya (kun)
China/Shanghai: Konda Futoshi (kun)
Big picture near tail on both sides is by Tokushima Prefecture: Yamaguchi Yuko
Lower picture left to right
Tokushima Prefecture: Yamaguchi Yuko (chan)
Okayama prefecture: Hongyo Takuto (kun)
Kochi prefecture: Yoshimura Yoichiro (kun)
Nara prefecture: Kawakami Hinako (chan)
director: Miyazaki Hayao

kun and chan are endearments given to boys and girls respectively.



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineariis From Poland, joined Sep 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 23259 times:

Quoting centrair (Reply 20):
Morino Kasuya, Konda Futoshi (...) Yoshimura Yoichiro

Sorry - not to be nitpicking, but just for the sake of precision: original reads Morino Kazuya, Konta Futoshi and Yoshimura Yuichiro respectively.

Thanks for listing all up for everybody.

FAO



FAO - Flight Activities Officer
User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 22638 times:

Looks like a sushi menu.


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User currently offlineCondorito From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 20767 times:

Quoting jtamu97 (Reply 16):
I think a Sumo wrestler would look very nice.

I don't like it. Hideki Matsui got his 744 themed aircraft. For the 787 they should do one for
Ichiro.



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User currently offlinecentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 18963 times:

Quoting ariis (Reply 21):
Sorry - not to be nitpicking, but just for the sake of precision: original reads Morino Kazuya, Konta Futoshi and Yoshimura Yuichiro respectively.

Thanks for catching it. I was doing it all from my iPhone and it got blurry. Not as good as on a computer for flipping. (need OS4)



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
25 OzarkD9S : Is it just me or do these kiddie pics on planes seem tired and well, jeuvenile?
26 FRAspotter : Glad to see a special scheme on the 787 before it's even delivered to customers... I really wish the customers for the A380 would do so as well. The s
27 DWController : If this actually happens i think it could go down as one of the worst paint schemes ever.
28 Post contains images spacecadet : I like that you sound mildly annoyed at some of the earlier comments I was a bit too. There is a lot of cultural misunderstanding going on in this th
29 vietcolin : IMO, Not really special to compare to other JAL's special livery. Why didn't JAL come up with the idea of painting full fuselage?
30 AZA330 : I agree with those who expressed their perplexity... It is kinda random to me too...
31 braynfeeble : Thx centrair, otherwise it's a great hiragana/katakana practice! Hope 787 helps JAL out of its financial woes. JAL always has great special liveries.
32 Post contains images tradewinds : Spot on. How about a livery that shows an aging businessman bowing profusely?
33 FlyNWA727 : Meh...it's "cute" but ... YAWN!
34 Post contains images DocLightning : Mostly badly drawn, too. Jeez... At least JAS had a cool special scheme on their first 777. And THAT was done by a kid! I know. I mean, the rising su
35 757luver : I was going to say the same thing but you beat me to it. My nephew loves it and it actually got him interested in airplanes. Even though we make not
36 Ronaldo747 : Guys ... take it like a sign of life ... glad to see that JL still plans to introduce the 787 in their fleet.
37 na : If something is ugly, its ugly, no matter what culture. And this 787 "design" is ugly. Just random stickers that dont go together. The classic Japane
38 tdscanuck : Since standards of beauty (and ugliness) are highly cultural, I'd say your statement is essentially false by definition. Tom.
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