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Attack on Titan cosplayer launches into battle as epic Mikasa Ackerman

Published: 22/Sep/2020 19:46

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplay artist transformed into Attack on Titan protagonist Mikasa Ackerman. The artist’s insanely accurate take on the fierce anime heroine went viral on Instagram.

Attack on Titan made its groundbreaking anime debut in 2013, and quickly became a cultural phenomena. Viewers around the world became gripped by its harrowing story about humanity’s fight to survive against horrific giant creatures.

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To celebrate the series upcoming fourth and final season, popular cosplayer ‘Shirogane Sama’ shared her mind blowing costume of lead character Mikasa Ackerman. She looks so much like her, it’s almost as if the anime heroine has slashed her way out of the screen.

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The fierce heroine is one of the strongest characters in Attack on Titan.

Attack on Titan cosplayer becomes Mikasa Ackerman

The series opens up with protagonist Eren Jaeger and Mikasa Ackerman’s village being destroyed when giant titans burst through the walls of their city. The two vow to avenge their family and join the Survey Corps military branch to train to become soldiers.

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Prolific artist ‘Shirogane Sama’ went viral on Instagram when she shared her perfect depiction of the anime heroine. The artist mirrored Mikasa’s season one look, recreating her brown leather military jacket, and signature red scarf.

Photographers ‘ovsyan.ph‘ and ‘jkyle_ph‘ captured Shirogane posing as Ackerman with the perfect backdrop that looks as if it could have been a scene from the anime itself. The stunning picture truly brings the show to life.

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[ Once I’m dead, I won’t even be able to remember you. So I’ll win, no matter what. I’ll live, no matter what! ] Sometimes I had the requests about Mikasa cosplay, so… Done! ✅ Finally ahah Full version of this photoset is available on my P?️tre?️n in September https://www.patreon.com/shiroganesama ❤️Link in bio! Thank @wolfoty and @lavlien for their help with this costume ?I guess “Attack on Titan” cosplay fandom still alive only thanks to these guys ? ? Ph: @ovsyan.ph and @jkyle_ph Wig: @holish_cosplay #mikasa #mikasaackerman #mikasacosplay #mikasaackermancosplay #attackontitan #attackontitancosplay #shingekinokyojin #shingekinokyojincosplay #進撃の巨人 #コスプレ #ミカサ #ミカサアッカーマン #cosplayer #cosplay #cosplaygirl

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In two other shots posted to Twitter, the cosplayer wore Mikasa’s green cloak over her uniform, which she gets after joining the Survey Corps. She also faithfully captured her short brown bob haircut, using a wig by ‘holish_cosplay‘.

Her outfit is full of details, such as the accurate scars on her face which the character receives after battling Titans. Shirogane also holds a prop blade, which the heroine uses in the story to slice the necks of the giant creatures.

Attack on Titan originally made its 2009 debut as a manga, although its anime adaptation years later made it a worldwide phenomena. After three seasons, the popular show is ending with its fourth arc.

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For everything we know so far about the show’s final run of episodes, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up in time before the series wraps up can catch up on streaming services Funimation and Crunchyroll.

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Attack on Titan cosplayer is ready for battle as Mikasa Ackerman

Published: 12/Oct/2020 13:12 Updated: 12/Oct/2020 19:17

by Matt Porter

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Attack on Titan Season 4 is just around the corner, and a talented fan of the show has shown off their incredible take on the Survey Corps’ Mikasa Ackerman, bringing the character to life in stunning detail.

Since its debut back in 2013, fans across the globe have been enamored with the story of Eren Yeager and Mikasa, who become refugees when one of the giant humanoid creatures known as Titans breached the walls that protected humanity and killed Eren’s mother.

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Determined to destroy the creatures who killed his family, Eren vowed to join the Scout Regiment and head out beyond the walls to kill every Titan he saw, and free humanity from the threat for good. Mikasa, who made a vow as a child to protect him always after he saved her life, quickly followed him, and the inseparable pair joined the war together.

Talented with a sword in her hand, and an expert at swinging through towns or forests using her ODM gear, Mikasa is one of the most feared and dangerous members of the Scouts. Despite her personality sometimes leading others to think she is cold or standoffish, Mikasa is a true fan-favorite, thanks to her incredible skill and her undying love for Eren. She’s so popular in fact, that she has become the most cosplayed character from the series.

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Mikasa fighting in Attack on Titan.
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Mikasa is one of the most powerful characters in the popular anime.

Cosplayer ‘jeisuzukii‘ brought the character to life in stunning detail, capturing the Scout’s black hair perfectly, and making sure to wear the iconic red scarf that she is rarely seen without, and has become a staple of any good Mikasa cosplay.

She is also wearing the recognizable brown leather jacket that anyone who is part of the Survey Corps wears, complete with the Scouts’ recognizable logo, a pair of white and blue wings known as the ‘Wings of Freedom,’ a symbol of hope that they make escape the tyranny of the Titans.

The cosplay is truly stunning and looks like it was lifted straight out of the anime. If a live-action Attack on Titan was ever commissioned, it would be no surprise if it looked exactly like this.

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Attack on Titan’s third season ended with a blockbuster revelation about the origin of the Titans and the war that the Scouts have waged for hundreds of years, leaving fans desperately waiting for the final season of the show.

The good news is that the fourth season of the anime is still set in fall 2020, with the teaser trailer released in late May.