The posters are a collaboration of the Kanagawa Kohoku Police, Yokohama City Transportation Bureau, and Koei Tecmo’s Three Kingdom video game series. This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the first Romance of the Three Kingdoms game, which would later spin off into the Dynasty Warriors game franchise.
The following nine posters were selected from a field of over 1,500 artist submissions, and depict a popular character from the series telling you what’s what when it comes to riding the subway.
First, the cunning and ambitious Cao Cao shows us how to give up your seat without showing weakness: “I will not give you the Emperor’s seat, but I will give you this one.”
The next poster shows us why rushing into the battle of a morning commute may not be the wisest idea as Lu Buwei proudly proclaims: “There is Lu Bu in these men! There is no rushing onto this train!!”
The brilliant strategist Zhuge Liang reminds you not to take that call while riding the rails, but not because it’s rude. “Wait. That call from your son… might be a trap. Look out for fraudsters.”
Yet again Zhuge Liang warns us about cell phone etiquette: “There might be an ambush around. Please refrain from things such as walking while using a smartphone at all cost.”
All beautifully illustrated, the posters are full of inside jokes for big fans of the stories of the Three Kingdoms period, but should even leave a weird lasting impression on anyone unfamiliar with them as well.
Can't get enough of these posters? Be sure to check out the link below for more words of wisdom from the Dynasty Warriors.