My Hero Academia gets evil twist with "My Villain Academia" fan creation - Dexerto

My Hero Academia gets evil twist with “My Villain Academia” fan creation

Published: 22/May/2019 22:20 Updated: 22/May/2019 22:30

by Alan Bernal


Fans of the hit anime My Hero Academia have fallen in love with the diverse U.A. High School students, but some fan’s adoration of the show’s evil characters have led to an incredible alternate timeline.

While audiences will need to be patient for the return of My Hero Academia, fans have been creating everything from insane crossovers to sinister cosplays while they await for the show’s fourth season.

One of the latest creations to come from the show’s artistic fanbase is a series of cover arts for an awesome idea featuring the franchise’s rising villains, aptly named “My Villain Academia.”

Haretoke315 TwitterProbably the most striking cover art of the collection featuring the usually eccentric Toga painted in a calmer light.

‘My Villain Academia’ gives a deeper look into untold stories

Artist ‘Haretoke’ released stunning comic book variants for what seems to be a story based on the daily adventures for My Hero Academia’s villains much like fans already get with Midoriya, Bakugo, Uraraka and more.

The designs feature prominent characters from the show like Toga, Tomura, Giran and Twice all in stunning portrait that draw that paint them in unique lights.

Toga is visually striking, showing the blood-thirsty villainess wrapped in mutli-colored sheets. Haretoke named this edition “Love for Blood,” which perfectly paints the idea of Toga in love with all the kinds of blood she’s got her hands on over the years.

Haretoke315 TwitterThe embattled Tomura has a colorful comic cover, something he might hate if he knew.

Tomura meanwhile is the star of a comic variant called “Sleepy” in which he’s dragging himself across a crowd of colorful people. It looks like this story would be about how the villainous leader suffers on the daily having to put up with other humans.

Meanwhile, the money-driven Giran is literally laying in rubbish on the cover of “Go! Sliding Go!.” Then Twice is seen carrying his crush Toga in his comic called “Heart of Injury” which might just be the story of him never getting with the aim of his desire.

Haretoke315 TwitterEven though he’s the star of this comic, it doesn’t look like Twice will be getting the girl in the end.

Even as the series has stalled with more episodes not expected sooner than late 2019, My Hero Academia fans are a treasure trove of excellent fan creations that will just have to keep them going until more instalments arrive.

But if artists like Haretoke keep producing art of this caliber, the wait for the next season of My Hero Academia might not be so bad.


Kill la Kill cosplayer stuns as Studio Trigger heroine Ryuko Matoi

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:01 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 3:50

by Brent Koepp


A Kill la Kill cosplayer made waves on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on protagonist Ryuko Matoi. The artist transformed into the anime heroine with an insanely accurate costume.

Kill la Kill exploded onto the anime scene in 2013, and took viewers by surprise with its over the top story and break-neck speed animation. The Studio Trigger show became an instant hit, and is still influential years later.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the series, by bringing its protagonist Ryuko Matoi to life. The artist’s faithful re-creation is so accurate, it’s almost as if the fierce heroine has slashed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Kill La Kill protagonist wrestling with her school uniform.
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The anime’s protagonist has to take on living clothes.

Kill la Kill cosplayer’s perfect Ryuko Matoi

The anime wastes no time and opens up with Ryuko discovering the death of her father. Following the clues left behind, the strong-headed protagonist enrolls in Honnōji Academy to find the killer who destroyed her family.

Cosplayer ‘kawaiitsu‘ made waves on Instagram by bringing the heroine to life with an incredible costume. Photographer ‘lina_fk‘ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s navy-blue sailor uniform while wielding a prop of Matoi’s iconic red scissor blade.

In the story, the outfit is actually a living creature called Senketsu. Kawaiitsu faithfully created the entity’s eye in the form of the red and yellow patch which sits under her left collar.


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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a closer look at how she captured Ryuko’s signature look.  The artist mirrored the protagonist’s blue shoulder-length feathered hair, and even dyed one of the bangs that hang over her face red.


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Despite releasing almost a decade ago, Kill la Kill still continues to be a fan favorite. Studio Trigger’s fierce protagonist has become a beloved character that cosplayers love to bring to life.

While there has so far been no talks about a second season, fans can experience the story with new cutscenes in the 2019 fighting game IF. The Bandai developed title lets players relive the series like never before.