New Demon Slayer Nendoroid figures announced – Inosuke, Zenitsu, more - Dexerto
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New Demon Slayer Nendoroid figures announced – Inosuke, Zenitsu, more

Published: 9/Feb/2020 19:35

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Nendoroid collectors, rejoice – a brand new set of Demon Slayer figurines are on the way for you to pose and display to your heart’s content.

Demon Slayer was one of the breakout animes of 2019, and was even regarded as the best to come out of the year by some. The show centers around main protagonist Tanjiro Kamado after his family are brutally slain by evil and his sister, Nezuko, is turned into a demon.

Hobby manufacturer Good Smile Company has already created Nendoroids of the two siblings, but announced at the Japanese winter figure event Wonder Festival that more characters are to be joining the Demon Slayer lineup – better start saving!

Good Smile Company
Nezuko and Tanjiro have their own figures already.

Demon Slayer Nendoroids

Wonder Festival is held twice a year, and is a show where many hobby companies such as Good Smile announce new additions to their collections, including their fully-posable line of Nendoroids and figmas.

The winter event brought some great news for fans of the monster-slaying anime: three more characters from the show are being transformed into the adorable figure form.

Giyu Tomioka, the Water Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps, is one of the best swordsmen in the group. He uses Breath of Water Style techniques to strike his foes with powerful attacks, making him a fan-favorite. It comes as no surprise that he’s been awarded with his very own figurine, though only an announcement image has been revealed so far and no actual prototype.

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Giyu’s joining the Demon Slayer Nendoroid collection.

Traveling companion of Tanjiro Kamado, Inosuke Hashibira, is also getting a doll, complete with his creepy boar head. The character was raised in the wild as a child by the animals, meaning he has limited understanding of human interaction and emotions.

Because he grew up in the wilderness, the character has an incredibly sharp sense of touch and can even feel when somebody is looking at him, making him the perfect sidekick for the protagonist.

Good Smile showed off their prototype of the monster killer, and although it’s just a gray model for now, you can already tell how intricately detailed it is.

Good Smile Company
The boar-masked swordsman looks great as a Nendoroid.

The third character to get a figure is Zenitsu Agatsuma, another companion to the protagonist who is absolutely terrified of everything in sight. He is in a constant state of fear and always attempts to flee from dangerous situations rather than standing up and fighting like other members of the Corps.

Despite this, though, he does live up to expectations when really needed, especially when fighting his own inner conflicts, and his docile personality makes him a hit with fans of the anime.

Like Inosuke’s, the boy’s figure is still just a prototype with no color added yet, but you can clearly see the fear etched on his face, making for a perfect representation of the swordsman.

Good Smile Company
The cowardly character is also joining the set.

The company also added the anime to its lineup of new Nendoroid Dolls – a set of figures with the same heads as the others, but with an alternate body that has more points of articulation for better posing.

All heads and faceplates from original models are compatible with the new series, giving fans endless customization options and a fresh way to display their older ones.

No prototypes have been made yet, but they did reveal which characters would be getting the Doll treatment: Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke.

 

Good Smile Company
Demon Slayer is also getting a Nendoroid Doll series.

None of the figurines have release dates yet, but Good Smile usually releases them within a year of the initial announcement.

As for price, nothing has been determined either, though the Tanjiro and Nezuko ones are up for preorder on Amazon Japan for $47 and $49.

Cosplay

Demon Slayer cosplayer masters Beast Breathing as Inosuke Hashibira

Published: 24/Jan/2021 7:13

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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A talented cosplayer embraced his inner beast and transformed into Inosuke Hashibira from Demon Slayer. His fans can’t believe how accurate it is, and neither can we.

Inosuke Hashibira is one of the most hilarious characters in Demon Slayer. He was raised by boars, which is why he’s rough around the edges when it comes to human interaction. He also has a short-temper and unwavering confidence, and it often lands him in hot water.

But despite his flaws, he’s a formidable ally and a powerful Demon Slayer. He’s a skilled swordsman. However, unlike other characters in the show, he prefers wielding two swords instead of a katana. He also taught himself Beast Breathing, which enhances his sense of touch.

Inosuke also doesn’t look like a typical Demon Slayer. Instead of wearing the traditional outfit, he only wears pants, a belt made from brown animal fur, knee-high socks, and sandals. His trademark feature, however, is the iconic boar’s head he wears to mask his face. It belonged to his adoptive boar mother.

Demon Slayer Inosuke Cosplay
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Inosuke’s fighting style is courageous and fierce, much like his attitude.

Inosuke looks like he would be an imposing figure in real life. Fortunately, thanks to talented cosplayer Taryn, we know that for sure. He’s cosplayed everything from Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez from Bleach to Sett from League of Legends. They’re all insanely good. However, his Inosuke is on another level.

“Pig Assault! Hashibira Inosuke,” he said. “I missed this guy. What about you? Would you like to see me cosplaying “unmasked” Inosuke? Would you be ready?”

 

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Taryn will undoubtedly nail the unmasked version, and fans would love to see it. However, his masked version is flawless from head to toe. The outfit itself is simple enough, although he re-created it to a tee. But his version of the actual boar mask is out of this world.

Staying true to the character, he took on a martial arts pose in the first picture and two thumbs up in the second. He’s received almost 10,000 likes between them, which is a good chunk of his 90,000 followers.

Taryn takes his cosplaying very seriously, and his dedication shines through in the quality of each piece. All in all, his version of Inosuke is as good as it gets, and he deserves all the praise.