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Demon Slayer cosplayer jumps into battle as Love Pillar Mitsuri Kanroji

Published: 6/Jul/2020 20:39 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:16

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral after sharing her perfect depiction of Mitsuri Kanroji. The artist’s stunning transformation into the real life Love Pillar will warm fans’ hearts.

Demon Slayer made its explosive debut in 2019, and became the fan favorite breakout anime of the season. Viewers fell in love with its brutally dark world, and stunning animation style.


Talented cosplayer ‘mk_ays‘ brought the show to life with her mind-blowing portrayal of popular character Mitsuri Kanroji. It’s so good, it’s almost as if the heroine has sliced her way out of the screen.

Demon Slayer Mitsuri Kanroji
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The popular anime character is known as the Love Pillar.

Demon Slayer cosplayer becomes real life Love Pillar

In the series, the strongest swordsmen in the land belong to the Demon Slayer Corps, an organization that is sworn to hunt down evil. The strongest warriors in the group are known as Pillars, such as Mitsuri, who is represents Love.


Popular cosplayer mk_ays shared her take on the heroine, mirroring her iconic style to perfection. In a July 4 post on Instagram, the artist showed off the jaw-dropping costume which truly brings the character to life.

In the shot, Ays recreated Kanroji’s iconic pink hair which has green highlights in her bangs. She even captured little details such as the two black dots that sit under her green eyes.


This isn’t the first time the cosplayer has transformed into a Demon Slayer character. In February, she went viral after wowing fans with her jaw dropping take on Nezuko Kamado.

In November 2019, Ays also dressed up as fellow Demon Slayer Corps swordsmen Shinobu Kocho, who is the Insect Pillar in the story. Just like Mitsuri, she absolutely nails the anime heroine’s look.


Ever since its last episode in 2019, Demon Slayer fans have been on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the next chapter. Thankfully, the show will return in the form of the film Mugen Train which drops in theaters in October.

The epic movie will bridge the gap between seasons one and two. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.


My Hero Academia cosplayer gives Fat Gum a stunning female twist

Published: 14/Oct/2020 20:51

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral on social media after giving Fat Gum a new look. The artist’s take on Taishiro Toyomitsu will take fans’ breath away.

My Hero Academia has become a cultural phenomena since its debut in 2016. Viewers around the world can’t get enough of its story about a high school that trains teenagers with powers called quirks.


One of the more unique characters in the series is Fat Gum. The character can absorb anything into his own body fat. Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘HendoArt’ Hendo captured the hero’s incredibly epic Season 4 look with a twist.

fat gum in my hero academia
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The popular character burned off all his fat during a Season 4 episode.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s Fat Gum female twist

While in most of the series, Fat Gum is large, the character can burn off his weight when absorbing powers from foes. In the Season 4 episode Red Riot, the pro hero sheds his fat and becomes ripped after defeating Hekiji and Kendo.


Cosplayer HendoArt captured his new look with an insanely accurate costume which she posted on Twitter on October 13. Referencing the epic battle, the artist captioned her pictures with “Are you the spear or the shield?”

Sarah absolutely nailed the character’s costume, perfectly re-creating his black mask and signature yellow and white jacket which has the letters FG written across it. She even created his orange gloves with metal studs on each knuckle.

Her faithful re-creation of Taishiro Toyomitsu is full of details, such as the torn black shirt which the pro hero ripped after burning off all his body fat. Just like in the series, she also has her yellow hoodie up.


In another shot posted to Instagram, the cosplayer posed as the BMI hero in a selfie. In this shot, the artist took off her mask which the character briefly does in My Hero Academia after sustaining heavy damage. 

This is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen on the hero. Hendo accurately captured the character’s epic transformation after his battle with the Shield and Spear.


My Hero Academia’s fourth arc ended back in April, and for everything we know so far about Season 5, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up on the anime can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.