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.

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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!

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Nezuko and Tanjiro have their own figures already.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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One Piece cosplayer sails the seas as Trafalgar Law with female twist

Published: 8/Oct/2020 18:56

by Brent Koepp

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A One Piece cosplayer went viral after sharing a stunning transformation into Trafalgar Law. The talented artist brought the pirate captain to life with an incredible female twist. 

Ever since its debut in 1997, One Piece continues to be one of the most iconic series from Japan. Decades later, the pirate-themed anime and manga are still getting new chapters.

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Celebrating the iconic franchise, prolific cosplayer Krissy ‘sparkle_stache‘ shared her Trafalgar Law costume. The artist’s unique spin on the Surgeon of Death will be sure to leave fans in awe.

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The medical pirate is one of the most popular characters in One Piece.

Cosplayer creates incredible female Trafalgar Law costume

While One Piece mainly focuses on protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, the popular anime has an extremely diverse cast of characters. One of the most beloved is Trafalgar Law, who is the captain of the Heart Pirates.

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Bringing him to life, cosplayer sparkle_stache transformed into the character in a post on Instagram. Photographer ‘jhaasphoto‘ captured the artist re-creating the pirate’s signature pose while holding his cursed sword named Kikoku.

Sparkle faithfully depicted the character’s outfit, which includes his white northern-style fur hat, as well as the iconic heart tattoo that is inked across his chest.

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ROOM! 🧊 SO I'm offically all caught up with One Piece. It's such an emotional time I tell you 😭😭 I SWEAR I WILL CONVINCE AT LEAST ONE PERSON TO WATCH ONE PIECE DURING THIS QUARENTINE!!! ALSO Holy balls thank you guys so much for 40k I will plan out a fun giveaway very soon! I cant wait to get back to work on cosplays now that I'm just about fully recovered! OH Im also posting this full set over on OnlyFanzzz 💙 Link is in my highlights. THANK YOU ALL GO WATCH ONE PIECE ☠ . . 📷 @jhaasphoto . . #law #lawcosplay #trafalgar #trafalgarcosplay #trafalgarlaw #trafalgarlawcosplay #lawgenderbend #doctor #opopfruit #onepiece #heartpirates #onepiececosplay #onepiecegenderbend #watchonepiece #pirateslifeforme

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a better look at all the details that went into creating her One Piece costume. She even drew letters on the back of her fingers to spell out ‘DEATH’ to mimic his hand tattoo.

Channeling the cutthroat’s personality, she grabs the tip of her fur cap while holding their weapon by her side. This is easily one of the best takes we’ve ever seen of the Heart Pirate.

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Despite releasing decades ago, One Piece still continues to be one of the most popular mangas in Japan. Its anime adaptation has turned into a worldwide phenomena.

The story is so beloved that Netflix is planning on making it into a live-action drama show with series creator Eiichiro Oda. For everything we know so far about the project, check out our guide here.