Cosplayer brings Mikan Tsumiki to life with perfect Danganronpa cosplay - Dexerto

Cosplayer brings Mikan Tsumiki to life with perfect Danganronpa cosplay

Published: 2/Dec/2019 16:57 Updated: 2/Dec/2019 17:08

by Matt Porter


Cosplayer Kenzie brought one of Dragonropa 2’s most popular characters to life with a perfect version of the “Ultimate Nurse” Mikan Tsumiki.

Fans of visual novels will be all-too-familiar with the Danganropa franchise, which kicked off in 2010 with Trigger Happy Havoc. Since then, two more visual novels and a full-blown anime series have followed, shining new light on the stories and characters produced initially by Yoshinori Terasawa.

The series, which focuses on students from Hope’s Peak Academy, where those who are top of their field take part in strange and dark situations that task them with killing a classmate, and getting away with it. In Danganropa 2: Goodbye Despair, Mikan Tsumiki is one of those students, and Kenzie has created the perfect cosplay to bring the character to life.

Spike ChunsoftTsumiki is a student at Hope’s Peak Academy.

In the second visual novel, Tsumiki finds herself stranded on the island of Jabberwock, but while many were scared and eager to escape, her talent as a nurse made her valuable and eventually led her classmates to acknowledge her in a way that they hadn’t done before.

Unsurprisingly then, a nurse outfit makes up the majority of Mikan’s appearance, and Kenzie has managed to create a look that is practically perfect in every way, wearing the same white apron that the character wears while on Jabberwock.

Kenzie even has her purple hair chopped into crooked bangs exactly like Mikan, and the bandages wrapped around her right arm match perfectly with the character’s look in Goodbye Despair.


Kenzie has a ton of Danganropa cosplays on her Instagram account, including Peko Pekoyama, Maki Harukawa, and she has even branched out into video games with looks like Joker from Persona 5.

This Mikan Tsumiki cosplay is undoubtedly one of the best we’ve seen and is sure to delight any fans of Spike Chunsoft’s Danganronpa franchise.


Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp


A Princess Mononoke cosplayer brought the film’s protagonist San to life with a stunning costume. The artist’s breathtaking transformation into the Studio Ghibli character will leave fans speechless.

In 1997, renowned director Hayao Miyazaki debuted his groundbreaking seventh film, Princess Mononoke. The environmentalist-themed story was so popular, it’s still the eighth highest grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the influential anime by bringing it to life with a jaw-dropping outdoor photoshoot. The artist’s incredible take on wolf girl San is so good, it’s almost as if the protagonist has clawed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of wolf princess San in Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.
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The wolf princess is one of the main characters in the 1997 anime film.

Ghibli cosplayer becomes real life Princess Mononoke

The film centers on protagonist Ashitaka, who leaves his village after tragically becoming infected by a corrupted spirit. The banished prince embarks on a quest to look for a cure and confront the curse that corrupted the animal that wandered into his home.

Cosplayer ‘Jennifer Sonntag’ brought the movie’s second lead character, Princess San, to life with her stunning cosplay which she shared on Instagram. Photographer ‘jospixelart’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic white and blue outfit next to a wolf.

Jenny nailed San’s signature attire, which includes a white fur cape that drapes over her back as well as her red and gold warrior mask which she uses to cover her face while battling against human enemies. She even included her scarlet facepaint which sits under each eye.


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In another shot posted on her social media, the artist re-created a scene from the Ghibi film where the lead character sits on a rock. Jen looks ready to fight with her wolf family as she holds her prop dagger while having her headdress down. The outdoor backdrop gorgeously ties the whole thing together and could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the film.


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Despite releasing over 23 years ago, Princess Mononoke still continues to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Its dark themes and gritty depiction of violence was a departure for Miyazaki’s usually child-friendly projects.

Those looking to catch the classic movie are in luck as it can currently be watched right now on HBO’s streaming service MAX. Also in 2019, Studio Ghibli struck a deal with Apple TV and Amazon to sell all of their theatrical releases digitally for the very first time.