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Chilling Demon Slayer cosplay summons Muzan Kibutsuji’s female form

Published: 13/Jan/2020 23:53

by Alan Bernal

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A stunning cosplay for Demon Slayer’s Muzan Kibutsuji is both masterful in design and breathtaking in its approach, making it one of the best to come out of the community.

Demon Slayer has taken the cosplay community by storm. Since the anime for the series debuted in 2019, numerous fans have used needle and thread to bring their favorite characters to life.

But sometimes a cosplay goes beyond just the actual design for the character by incorporating intricate photo shoots to add certain elements to the cosplay that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

UfotableMuzan can completely change his form to a woman or a child, as seen in the Demon Slayer series.

Take this collaboration that brought Muzan to life by cosplayer known as ‘arisaguigui,’ who dances between elegant and menacing while showing off the entire design.

Fans will remember Muzan’s appearance as a woman just before going on a rather bloody spree in the story. This laid down the groundwork for fans to give their interpretation for the gender-bent version of the character.

The devil is in the details for arisaguigui’s cosplay which incorporates a traditional Japanese Kimono that hides something more sinister from the surface.

-Cosplaysky- via RedditThe immaculate cosplay of Muzan gets even creepier with the incredible photoshoot design.

A close up of the eyes reveal a dark red iris with a demonically narrow pupil staring daggers at the camera.

The production behind the photoshoot is epic, to say the least. Incorporating hellish imagery surrounding the cosplayer, the bizarre additions make the elegance of arisaguigui’s cosplay evolve to something more disturbing by contrast.

While the cosplay takes a frightening turn with its setting, the elements are picture-perfect for the vile leader of the Twelve Demon Moons.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has been one of the breakout anime of the past decade, and its manga has been a favorite among enthusiasts since its 2016 debut.

The franchise’s meteoric rise has produced spin-off manga, multiple light novels, and a successful anime that should be getting its second season sometime in 2020. For many fans, the anime can’t come soon enough, especially for cosplayers who are eager to take on more characters from the series.

Arisaguigui take on Muzan isn’t the first time cosplayers have given their spins on Demon Slayer characters, and with its growing fan base, it certainly won’t be the last.

Anime

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.
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.