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Breathtaking Demon Slayer Kanao Tsuyuri cosplay will blow fans away

Published: 5/May/2020 11:42 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:37

by Matt Porter

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A fan of popular anime Demon Slayer has shown off their take on one of the show’s most interesting characters, breathing life into talented soldier Kanao Tsuyuri.

Demon Slayer burst onto screens in 2019, and has quickly become one of the most popular anime in the world. Viewers across the globe were immediately captured by the series’ dark and interesting storyline, which sees Tanjiro Kamado become a Demon Slayer to avenge his family who were slain by the monsters, and then turned his sister into one of their menacing kind.

Joining the Demon Slayers, a group of fierce warriors determined to protect the human race from these threats, Kamado and Nezuko meet a wide range of characters, including legendary and talented slayers like Kanae and Sinobu Kocho, and their shy adopted sister Kanao Tsuyuri.

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Kanao is a shy, but a talented warrior who can more than hold her own in combat.

Kanao is well-known among fans for her indecisiveness, with her shy personality often causing her to struggle to make decisions for fear of the consequences, eventually leading her to turn to her sisters Kanae and Sinobu for help when she can’t make a choice herself.

In an attempt to help her adopted sibling, Kanae gave her a coin to flip, an accessory which has become the character’s trademark, as she flips it and lets chance dictate her next move.

Kanao is often seen wearing the characteristic Demon Slayer robes that all who chase the evil creatures wear, and cosplayer ruripuri is clearly a fan of the character, showing off her perfect take on the shy warrior complete with the white cloak she wears around her shoulders early in the show’s first season.

Ruri captures the character perfectly, even wearing the same butterfly hairpin that Kanao‘s sister Kanae previously wore in her hair, with green wings outlined with pink on top of her dark hair.

Of course, no Demon Slayer is complete without their blade, and Kanao’s sword is featured prominently in her right hand, wrapped in white with pink accents on the handle and blade.

While Demon Slayer has captured the imaginations of viewers around the world, Ufotable has yet to announce when the second season of the anime will release, as fans wait for the next chapter in the story.

That doesn’t mean there won’t be new Demon Slayer action coming in the near future though, as a special movie titled “Mugen Train” will release in Japan in October 2020, which will act as a bridge between Season 1 and 2.

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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

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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.
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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.