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Demon Slayer cosplayer dances into action as Shinobu Kocho

Published: 11/Mar/2020 11:54

by Matt Porter

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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.

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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.

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’.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Dragon Ball Super fans furious as new manga chapter rehashes Cell Games

Published: 13/Oct/2020 20:45

by Michael Gwilliam

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Dragon Ball fans who have been watching the anime and reading the manga for years were furious after a preview for Chapter 65 showed protagonist Goku making the same mistake he made in the Cell Games years ago.

The Dragon Ball Super manga has been doing its own thing with the anime on hiatus and the Broly movie now a distant memory. Notably, Toyotarou, has taken over as the official artist for Super working with series creator Akira Toriyama.

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While the newest arc has been relatively well-received by fans with its new villain, Moro, proving to be quite the adversary, the previews for Chapter 65 have left fans furious.

With Goku now able to tap into his most powerful form in Ultra Instinct on a whim thanks to the sacrifice of his mentor Merus, the Saiyan began dominating the arc’s nemesis.

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However, with Moro on the ropes, Goku has repeated a major mistake he made during the Cell Games in Dragon Ball Z – giving the villain a Senzu Bean and healing him. This time, it was under the condition that Moro would turn himself into the Galactic Patrol.

According to translator Dragon Ball Hype, after taking the bean, Moro rushes towards Goku with the intent of killing him.

This is a bit of a retread of the Cell Games where, after retiring from his fight against Cell, Goku gave the android a Senzu Bean to recover before he fought his son, Gohan.

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The fact that Goku has made this mistake again and that Toyotarou even wrote the story like this has many fans scratching their heads.

Notable Dragon Ball YouTuber Geekdom101 noted that while he had advised fans to normally wait until the rest of a chapter before passing judgment, this mistake was inexcusable.

“After thinking it over, there’s absolutely no excusing that decision. It’s stupid and illogical and the development is on a hamster wheel. Same old sh*t,” he wrote.

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Others are even quitting the series. “I’m officially done with Dragon Ball Super,” a now former fan wrote.

“This arc is ruined now!” another angry fan remarked.

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It’s always possible that Toyotarou has thrown fans for a loop and this is all part of some big twist, but for the time being, even the most loyal of Dragon Ball supporters seem to be put off by these story decisions.