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Demon Slayer cosplayer dances into action as Shinobu Kocho

by Matt Porter
Instagram: magoecos / Ufotable

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A Demon Slayer fan has brought one of the anime's characters to life in stunning detail, showing off an incredible take on the Insect Pillar Shinobu Kocho.

Demon Slayer immediately became one of the world's most popular animes following its release in 2019, with millions of fans drawn to the series' dark themes and relatable characters.

The show follows protagonist Tanjira Kamado, who joins the Demon Slayer corps when his family are brutally murdered by the creatures, and his sister transformed into one of them. Working with the greatest swordsmen in the organization known as Pillars, Tanjiro hopes to find a cure for his sibling and turn her back into her human form permanently, meeting some of the world's greatest warriors along the way.

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The Insect Pillar is one of the strongest fighters in the series.

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With the Insect Pillar known as one of the most skilled and powerful warriors in the series, it's no surprise that many viewers instantly became fans of the character, and cosplayer 'mangoe' showed off her appreciation with an incredible version of Shinobu, wearing an outfit created by 'pockythief'.

Many were drawn to the character's laid-back attitude and friendly demeanor, and almost always has a smile on her face. Don't let her personality deceive you, though, as she is a ferocious and skilled combatant, with few in the land more deadly with a sword in their hand.

The cosplay is one of the closest we have seen compared to the character, wearing a perfect version of the Shinobu's outfit, and an incredibly accurate recreation of her black and purple hair, and the butterfly that sits on the crown of her head. Even her white haori is identical to the characters, which bursts into color at the bottom and on the arms, and designed to look like the wings of a butterfly.

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Demon Slayer started life as a manga back in 2016, but exploded in 2019 when the anime adaptation was launched by Studio Ufotable, and became the breakout show of 2019.

The first season has now come to an end, but for those desperate for the Demon Slayer story to continue, a sequel film has been confirmed and is set to release later in 2020.