These quirky Tokyo subway posters from 1976-1982 encourage public politeness using superheroes, monsters, aliens, and other icons. Pink Tentacle has a huge collection of these oddballs public service posters, but here are some of the best.

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Three annoying train monsters (October 1982)

The three annoying train monsters shown in the poster are Nesshii (the sleeping monster), Asshii (the leg-crossing monster), and Shinbunshii (the newspaper-reading monster).


Superman implores passengers to watch the placement of their gum, 1976


A "space invader" hogs a seat, 1979.

1976 Subway Santa says, "I look like Santa because you've had too much to drink. It's only October. If you drink, be considerate of the other passengers." Creepy!