Castlevania producer creates twisted Pokemon universe with terrifying fan trailer - Dexerto

Castlevania producer creates twisted Pokemon universe with terrifying fan trailer

Published: 19/Jun/2019 23:01 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 23:15

by Alan Bernal


anime, gave a grittier take on Ash Ketchum’s famous world.

Shankar has created some of the internet’s more favorite alternate storylines featuring popular franchises. Called his “Bootleg Universe,” the Netflix producer is credited in film shorts revolving around properties like Power Rangers, Judge Dredd, and Punisher, among others.

The short films he produces typically deliver on storylines or aspects of a beloved franchise that fans wish were more explored in the official universe but that have no chance of ever releasing.

Ash is out for revenge after the death of his best friend.

In a June 19 release titled “The End of Pokemon,” audiences meet up with an older Ash whose Pikachu has recently died. Torn from the loss of his best friend, Ash embarks on a new journey to end the “mindless entertainment” that are Pokemon battles.

To do this, he starts a revolution to “Free them all” that sees him going to incredible lengths to create a rebellion against the “spectacle of violence” that took away his longtime pal.

The fan trailer contains some of the darkest imagery in Pokemon creations, especially since it paints a horrid perspective on the good-natured games that people have been playing since the mid-90’s.

But the story in the trailer expands on the morality behind catching ‘em all and shows how gruesome basic Pokemon fights really are through bloody as well ferocious battles laced throughout the video.

This is definitely one of the more epic portraits Pokemon has ever been given. While some might hope for an official full featured version that this trailer deserves, it might be a while before Nintendo ever let that happen to their beloved franchise.

Octopie YouTubeAsh is on a mission in “End of Pokemon,” and it’s not about “catching ’em all.”

What else is in the Bootleg Universe?

Some of the more popular iterations in the Bootleg Universe include a dark “what if” story for Mr Rogers and origins of his famous characters from his show.

But one short that sent the internet into a frenzy was the release of Power/Rangers that showed the Rangers being hunted down after one of their own unexpectedly betrays them.

While there are excellent pieces of fiction in Shankar’s Bootleg Universe, it seems like fans are loving the latest Pokemon release more than previous reimaginings.


My Hero Academia cosplayer camouflages herself as picture-perfect Froppy 

Published: 25/Oct/2020 7:00

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Froppy is an incredibly popular hero in My Hero Academia, but although she’s loved and adored by many, one cosplayer has taken it to the next level with a flawless cosplay.

Tsyu Asui, better known as Froppy due to her amazing and versatile frog quirk, is a fan-favorite in My Hero Academia. She’s smart, strong, and can do anything a frog can do. Naturally, that makes her the perfect hero in missions that involve water and deep-diving.

However, although her abilities are awesome, fans love her personality more than anything else. Froppy is honest and sincere, which makes her a little blunt at times, but in a good way. 

Froppy is also cool, calm, and collected in most situations. She follows the morals and principles that are most important to her. Recovery Girl described her as a “perfect pillar of emotional support.” It makes sense, considering she acts as a maternal figure in the class and is often the voice of reason.

My Hero Academia Froppy Cosplay
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Tsuyu Asui, better known as Froppy, is a good friend and ally to her classmates in My Hero Academia.

My Hero Academia cosplayer Jane Vindom wanted to show her favorite character some love. She slipped into an incredible Froppy cosplay, and it left thousands of followers on her Instagram speechless.

“Hippity, hoppity your heart is now my property!” she said. “Froppy from BNHA cosplay! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!” Truth be told, if they weren’t already, her cosplay would brighten their day.

Jane Vindom strikes a curious pose, and it shows off all the best parts of her outfit. The costume is brilliant, from the shade of green and the yellow and black stripes to the white gloves and chunky wrist-piece.

The hint of green in her hair, the make-up around her eyes, and the frog-goggles are on point too. It all comes together and round off into one of the best Froppy cosplays we’ve ever seen. Here’s a second image that shows off the belt, which couldn’t be seen in the first.

The belt includes what appears to be green gems, exactly like the costume in the show. The only thing that’s missing is Froppy’s tongue. But to be fair, how could anyone pull that off? It’s twenty-meters long and strong enough to lift multiple people.

Jane Vindom’s pieced together a wonderful Froppy cosplay. It’s one that other My Hero Academia fans and cosplayers will be sure to love. But the best part is, she wore it well too.

My Hero Academia is currently in-between seasons, but the next one is set to launch in mid-to-late 2021.