Who else here had an imaginary friend/animal running alongside them whenever you were in a car as a kid?
It comes from the reflective decal of a deer that is on many buses in that town (Nara, Japan). Examples and here.
I imagined a ninja-looking thing chasing the car by jumping on fences, roofs, light poles, etc.
It will never cease to amaze me that I wasn't the only person who did exactly that. For me the figure was either Mario or Sonic (which I never understood because I've never owned a Sonic game in my life).
Mine was always a motorcycle ramping off stuff.
Life is strange
That's gotta be intentional
Hahaha I knew I'd find this immediately!
I knew about greyhound busses but not John Deer's