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Cowboy Bebop fans will fall in love with awesome Faye Valentine cosplay

Published: 11/Feb/2020 13:06

by Matt Porter

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Cowboy Bebop is one of the most popular animes ever, and one fan of the show has demonstrated their love for one of the main characters, debuting an incredibly accurate cosplay of Faye Valentine.

The show, which debuted in 1998, is credited with introducing anime to a brand-new wave of viewers in the early 2000s and follows the story of a group of bounty hunters, referred to as Cowboys, as they travel around the solar system in search of criminals aboard their spaceship Bebop. The crew is made up of five main characters, Jet Black, Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine, Edward, and Ein, a dysfunctional group of outcasts working together to apprehend bad guys in exchange for money.

While Spike and Jet were originally the only crew on the Bebop, Faye joined the ranks in later episodes, making herself at home aboard the ship despite the pair’s attempts to get her to leave, becoming a permanent member and assisting them on missions — when she feels like it.

Faye Valentine holding a gun.
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Valentine is described as lazy, but learns to love her crew.

Valentine is widely regarded as being the laziest member of the Bebop crew, regularly spotted lounging on the ship while the rest of the gang try to apprehend those who are on the run, preferring to relax and take care of her appearance, while indulging in one of her many bad habits like drinking, smoking cigars, and forcing her own work on others to get out of doing it.

While Valentine may not sound like the kind of character that fans would love, the 77-year-old who spent over 50 years frozen in suspended animation often shows her softer side throughout the show, and many are drawn to her story as she learns to trust the Bebop crew after feeling abandoned, eventually embracing her new role and home. Even though Spike and Faye’s relationship often see them bickering, she is always the first to show empathy for him and has always taken care of any injuries he sustains while on missions.

Cosplayer ‘ohmysophii’ is clearly a fan, showing off her perfect version of the character, complete with the same yellow shorts and top that the character wears in the show. Valentine’s purple hair falls to her shoulders, complete with the iconic yellow hairband, while also sporting the red coat that the character is rarely seen without. Ohmysophii captured every detail, even including the black braces she wears on her torso, and the thigh-high socks she wears.

Despite her sarcastic personality and fear of trusting people in case they abandon her, Valentine grows and matures of the course of the season, learning to love her new family in her own way, an arc that gripped fans eager to see her finally happy after spending 54 years frozen in space.

Cowboy Bebop only ran for 26 episodes but is still lauded as a masterpiece among anime fans, so it’s no surprise that awesome cosplays like this one continue to appear.

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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.