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Cowboy Bebop cosplayer shows off perfect Fay Valentine

Published: 24/Apr/2020 23:34 Updated: 24/Apr/2020 23:43

by Matt Porter

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Few anime have become worldwide sensations quite like Cowboy Bebop, and one fan has shown their love for one the series’ best-loved characters with a picture-perfect Faye Valentine cosplay.

Cowboy Bebop may have released back in 1998, but it remains as popular today as ever, with fans still talking about the incredible story of the Bebop, a spaceship made up of a ragtag crew of bounty hunters scouring the galaxy for their next easy paycheck, although it’ll come as no surprise that their missions are never quite as simple as they appear.

The group has five main characters, Jet Black, Spike Spiegel, Edward, Ein, and of course, Faye Valentine, who work together to apprehend criminals in exchange for money. The show follows the crew’s ever-changing dynamic, and for many, Faye became an instant fan-favorite, with viewers across the globe drawn to her story as she finds a new family 50 after spending 50 years frozen in suspended animation.

Faye Valentine holding a gun.
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Valentine is lazy and seemingly disinterested in her crew, but learns to love her new family.

While Spike and Jet were the originally the only crew on board the Bebop, the rest of the gang joined up as the series progressed, and despite their best efforts to force her to leave, could never persuade Valentine to disembark permanently as she haphazardly helped them on missions as long as she felt like it.

Faye often preferred to take care of her appearance and smoke cigars rather than chases down potential bounties, and while her lax attitude to her job doesn’t sound like traits you would expect from a character with a massive fanbase, her story of an outcast who finds a new family in a place she never expected has captured the hearts of viewers for over 20 years and continues to do so until this day. It’s no surprise that she is often cosplayed then, and Instagram user ‘linlin_cosplay‘ has become the latest to show off their take, and quite possibly the best, we’ve ever seen.

Lin’s take on the character is undoubtedly brilliant, capturing Valentine, with cigarette in hand, in stunning detail that makes it look like it was lifted straight out of the anime. In a set taken in 2019, Linpurple hair sits down to her shoulders, with Faye’s iconic yellow headband keeping it off her face.

She is sporting the same yellow top and shorts bottom, with a red jacket hung on her arms, and even included the black straps that run up and down her torso as an added detail, making the cosplay as close to perfect as you can get.

 

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Fans are able to watch Valentine grow and mature over the course of the show, eventually becoming comfortable with her new friends in an arc that had everyone on the edge of their seats, hoping for a happy ending after spending 54 years frozen and alone in space.

While Cowboy Bebop only ran for 26 episodes, it is an anime that captured the hearts of those who watched it and is still considered to be a masterpiece amongst fans of the genre, often used as a gateway for western viewers to immerse themselves in the world of anime.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer creates shockwaves as Nejire Hado

Published: 20/Oct/2020 12:40

by Matt Porter

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A talented My Hero Academia cosplayer has shown off her incredible take on one of U.A. High School’s ‘Big 3’, the powerful and popular Nejire Hado. 

My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man born without superpowers who dreams of becoming a pro hero. A chance encounter with his idol All Might leads to Deku being gifted the legendary quirk known as One For All, and with his newfound abilities enrolls at U.A. High to learn how to harness them under the tutelage of the Symbol of Peace himself.

Throughout his years at the school, Midoriya meets lots of characters who become part of his legacy there, including a run-in with third-year students Mirio Togata, Tamaki Amajiki, and Nejire Hado. These three stand alone as the most powerful students at U.A. High, and earned the nickname ‘The Big 3″ thanks to their abilities and performances.

While Amajiki is shy and introverted, Togata is the exact opposite, full of optimism and inspiration. Somewhere in-between their two extreme personalities sits the kind, thoughtful, and popular Nejire Hado, who quickly became a fan-favorite after her introduction as part of Class 1-A’s Hero Work Students.

Nejire Hado flying in My Hero Academia
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Nejire is part of U.A’s ‘Big 3’, the most powerful students at the entire school.

While Nejire can sometimes be viewed as a bit of an “airhead” due to her almost constant sunny disposition, she is clever, quick-witted, and incredibly powerful, with her Wave Motion quirk giving her the ability to convert her own vitality into energy, and use it to create powerful spiral shockwaves that send enemies flying. Using this powerful ability does drain the hero though as it uses her own stamina, often leaving Hado with great exhaustion.

While she can often be seen in her U.A. High School uniform, cosplayer ‘elaine.rose.cosplay‘ has shown off her take on the character in her hero outfit, complete with the blue bodysuit that Nejire wears into combat, with pale mint green markings and turquoise framing.

Nejire’s blue hair falls down her back, complete with the bangs that sit on either side of her face, while her two spiraling horns of hair stick up high on her head, making this one of the most accurate Hado cosplays we’ve seen.

 

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Since releasing as an anime back in 2016, My Hero Academia has become a smash hit across the globe, with fans who prefer the English dub getting to watch it at the same time as their Japanese-favoring counterparts for Season 4.

The fourth season of the show has now completed, leaving fans anxious for more. Unfortunately, there’s currently no word on when we’ll see the fifth season, with only the confirmation that it will take place for viewers to hold onto for the foreseeable future.