Neon Genesis Evangelion and the Spider-Verse collide in official Marvel comic - Dexerto

Neon Genesis Evangelion and the Spider-Verse collide in official Marvel comic

Published: 4/Jul/2019 20:04 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 20:16

by Alan Bernal


An eagle-eyed fan found an incredible connection between iconic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion and one of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s stars Peni Parker in a glaring easter egg.

No spoilers: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse featured a few different iterations of the famous web-slinger. While some were slightly tweaked versions of Peter Parker, others had a completely different take to the character like a noir detective, a cartoonish pig, and a tech driven teenager.


While it doesn’t seem like there would be a strong link between the two franchises, one Marvel Comic artist snuck in an obvious nod to the main unit of Eva which made some fans do a double-take to confirm.

Gainax and Tatsunoko ProductionThe main characters from the anime sans Kaworu.

In a Twitter thread, ‘Misspoofles’ celebrated Neon Genesis Evangelion and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse being on streaming platform Netflix by highlighting a fun fact about the mech-pilot Marvel hero.


“Since Neon Genesis Evangelion and Into the Spider-Verse are now on Netflix never forget Peni Parker attends school with Them,” Misspoofles said.

The attached image is from the comic book “Edge of the Spider-Verse” which at one point shows Peni standing in her classroom surrounded by other students who look a lot like Eva protagonists Shinji Ikari, Asuka Sohryu, Rei Ayanami, and Kaworu Nagisa.

MarvelPeni surrounded by Neon Genesis Evangelion characters.

Although they’re simply background characters who don’t have any lines, it was still a much appreciated nod to the legendary anime franchise by the artist.


In fact, Edge of the Spider-Verse artist Jake Wyatt even confirmed the easter egg in a sly reply saying: “I’m very glad I got away with this and also amused that [Edge of the Spider-Verse writer Gerard Way] will be blamed for it until the end of time.”

Anime fans have taken liberties with “Into the Spider-Verse” before

While Wyatt’s nod to the anime is certainly a memorable one, fan artists around the net have also found ways to mash up their favorite series with the Oscar-winning film.

Artist ‘oroxoss’ remade a pivotal scene from the movie but gave it a slight twist by incorporating main characters from the hit anime My Hero Academia.


BNHA X Spiderverse crossover fanart by me! from r/BokuNoHeroAcademia

Even though Edge of the Spider-Verse puts Eva characters in the official comic, it’s those kind of nods to other works that inspire more artists to fuse their favorite franchises together for amazing effects.


Death Note cosplayer flawlessly recreates Misa Amane in viral TikTok

Published: 16/Oct/2020 13:36

by Georgina Smith


Female protagonist from popular anime Death Note, Misa Amane, has been perfectly recreated by a skillful TikTok cosplayer who went viral for her emulation of the darkly adorable character.

Released back in 2006, the anime version of Death Note remains to be a hugely popular show even to this day, with the combination of its psychological thriller based plot and fascinating characters proving to be a smash-hit.


The story follows a battle of intelligence and wit between Light Yagami, a student with a new found power to kill anyone he wishes with just their name, and L, a prodigy turned detective who is determined to pick off a mysterious killer with inconceivable powers.

Misa Amane holds up a pointer finger in a still from Death Note.
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Death Note’s Misa Amane has become an iconic character for casual fans and cosplayers alike.

However one character, though occasionally divisive, has scooped up a sizable fan base; Misa Amane. Misa is a wannabe model with an adorable personality and a more than a crush on Light. Despite her cute demeanor, she harbors a dark past and even darker secrets that thrust her right into the center of the narrative.


One talented cosplayer sawyerrd decided to take Misa’s darker look on board, and recreated the popular anime character so well that several of the clips went viral on TikTok.

@sawyerrdOther girls? 💀 (I’m weirdly proud of this one) ##misa ##misaamane ##misacosplay ##misaamanecosplay ##cosplay ##deathnote ##deathnotecosplay ##anime ##weeb♬ original sound – Kywie

The outfit itself is uncannily similar to the original design. Her white blond hair has a soft curl, with two tiny pigtails tied on the top of her head with black bands to emulate that anime hairstyle, whilst giving it a realistic edge.

Her makeup is perfectly applied, and sawyerrd has even stuck what appears to be gems beneath her lower eyelid which makes her eyes shimmer slightly, giving her a look that has elements of the classic bright anime style eyes.


The necklace is super intricate, a lace choker with delicate chains that hang in a criss-cross pattern with cross and heart charms that sum up Misa’s character perfectly. The lace gloves and intricate black bodice complete the look.

@sawyerrdShe’s dead? How unexpected! 😌💖 ##misa ##deathnote ##deathnotecosplay ##misacosplay ##misaamane ##misaamanecosplay ##anime ##ScaryStories ##cosplay ##light♬ original sound – yeet yurt 🐝

Sawyerrd’s lip syncing skills were on point, mouthing along to some iconic Misa scenes, looking even more perfect as a live-action version of the popular character.

Fans clearly loved it too, with the most popular clips garnering over 100 thousand likes a piece, a great result for an even better cosplay.