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Attack on Titan cosplayer channels her inner potato girl as Sasha Blouse

Published: 9/Nov/2020 18:50

by Georgina Smith


An Attack on Titan cosplayer has done an incredible job of recreating the character of Sasha Blouse from the popular anime, looking every bit the part in her true-to-life costume.

Attack on Titan has scooped up an enormous global following since it began airing in 2013. Its chilling concept and engaging plotline, along with characters that viewers can root for, has ensured its huge level of success, with the final season confirmed to be airing in late 2020.

The story follows the human race fighting back against huge humanoid monsters referred to as Titans, that roam the Earth looking looking for people to eat. An elite group of soldiers called the Scout Regiment wage war on the terrifying creatures, leading to a thoroughly gripping story.

Attack on Titan season 4 trailer poster
Attack on Titan Season 4 is coming in December.

Sasha Blouse is a member of the Survey Corps, and is known for her fun-loving attitude, and a compulsive desire to eat. While not a main character in the series, she certainly has garnered a host of adoring fans, who see more to her than just a girl with a big appetite.

Attack on Titan cosplayer brings Sasha to life

Cosplayer Lissa ‘melissa_lissova‘ did an excellent job of recreating Sasha’s classic look, and even made use of some interesting props to capture the character’s iconic traits.

The outfit matches the show perfectly, with her fitted white shirt overlaid with the belt-like harness making the artist look ready to battle Titans. Over all of this is, of course, the classic Survey Corps jacket – a gorgeous tan leather with some blue and white emblems on the pocket and sleeve that look just like the apparel from the anime.

Her hair is also pulled back into a sleek ponytail, with chunky side bangs to frame her face, giving her that perfect anime look, whilst still keeping a real-life element.

To top it off, the image captures her sneaking a whole loaf of bread into her jacket, just as Sasha would do in the show, giving a great portrait of her interesting characters, and adding something a bit different.

Attack on Titan fans clearly loved this look, as the cosplay scored an astonishing 30,000 likes at the time of writing.


Attack on Titan fans furious over anime’s “excessive” censorship

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:42 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 7:32

by Brent Koepp


Despite releasing in 2013, some Attack on Titan fans are only now discovering the anime’s censored violence in comparison to the manga. A YouTube video went viral after showcasing the stark differences. 

Attack on Titan made its groundbreaking anime debut in 2013, and quickly exploded in popularity. Viewers around the world became captivated by its intense themes and relentlessly brutal story.

A YouTube video about the series went viral on November 15 after showing the difference between the manga and the anime adaptation’s depiction of violence – and some fans were not happy about it.

Promotional image of Attack on Titan Season 1 featuring Eren Jaegar.
Wit Studio / Funimation
The 2013 hit anime has become a worldwide phenomena.

Attack on Titan fans discover manga is darker

For decades, it has been the norm that the manga version of a story is almost always more fleshed out story-wise, and often more graphic compared to its animated counterpart. Just like traditional shows, anime aired live has to dial back elements not suited for TV.

Despite this common wisdom, some Attack on Titan fans were not aware of just how much more brutally violent the written version actually was. YouTuber ‘Zmyh’ went viral after uploading a video that showcases just that.

The upload compares iconic scenes from the anime and manga, and puts them side-by-side to demonstrate the visual differences between them. The video quickly exploded online, and has over 1.6 million viewers at the time of writing.

For some fans of the series, this was their first time seeing the changes the anime made. One viewer wrote, “Interesting how there is censorship for Attack on Titan. Like seriously?” Another user said, “And here I thought that AOT was brutal…looks like I should read the manga.” Another YouTube comment exclaimed, “WHAT MAN THEY BETTER MAKE IT UNCENSORED FOR THE FINAL SEASON.”

Screenshot of Attack on Titan fans reacting to the YouTube video.

Many hit out at the alterations made in the animated series, arguing that it takes way from the story’s original impact. “They need to stop censorship, it completely ruins the more powerful impact it can have,” one commentator replied to the video. Another fan stated, “And that’s why you absolutely need to read the manga version of the Uprising arc, because it is literally just better in every way.”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to Attack on Titan anime censorship.

Not everyone was critical of the changes though. A handful of fans pointed out that Wit Studio did the best job they could given that the animated version also airs on TV. Some even argued that the changes were for the better.

The viral video is just another example of the divide that can sometimes exist between a manga and its anime adaptation. There will always be those that prefer the former to the latter. However, it is interesting to see the difference nonetheless.