Cosplay

Attack on Titan cosplayers save humanity as stunning Mikasa and Eren

Published: 21/May/2020 0:05

by Michael Gwilliam

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A duo of Attack on Titan cosplayers perfectly captured the friendship of series heroes Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman with some well-crafted outfits seemingly ripped right from the anime.

Eren was portrayed by cosplayer ‘Yasucchan,’ while ‘ele_ne.cos’ dressed as Mikasa.

The Mikasa cosplay, in particular, nailed the character’s hair, which sharply pierces down the middle of her face. Hair can be a challenge to get right with cosplay, so matching the character’s look was impressive.

Next, Ackerman’s signature scarf and the rest of her attire was nicely recreated to give no doubts who ele_ne.cos was dressed as.

Meanwhile, Yasucchan’s take on Eren Yeager matches the protagonist’s attire with brown trousers, lean look and even managed to make his collar’s strings stand out.

Yasucchan’s Instagram profile indicates that she had been cosplaying since 2016, so she’s had a few years to perfect her craft and nail the intricacies of what goes into a successful cosplay.

In the anime, Eren and Mikasa are childhood friends who join the Survey Corps to fight against Titans. Later in the story, Eren gains the ability to transform into the Attack Titan and uses his newfound power in combat.

Aside from Eren, Yasucchan has also cosplayed as My Hero Academia’s Shoto Todoroki and a villain version of Deku.

On the other hand, ele_ne.cos has dressed as One Piece’s Luffy, Touka Kirishima from Tokyo Ghoul and more.

With the fourth and final season of the Attack on Titan TV series coming in fall 2020, there’s no telling what the cosplayers will come up with to celebrate the occasion – but if it’s anything like what they pulled off with Eren and Mikasa, fans should be in for quite a treat.

Pokemon

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.