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Demon Slayer cosplayer steals hearts as adorable Mitsuri Kanroji

Published: 17/May/2020 18:11 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:37

by Brent Koepp

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Demon Slayer’s popular character Mitsuri Kanroji was brought to life by a cosplayer’s insanely accurate costume. The artist went viral when they re-created the Love Pillar’s scenes directly from the anime.

Making its debut as a manga in 2014, Demon Slayer’s 2019 anime adaptation by studio Ufotable was the breakout series of that year. Viewers couldn’t get enough of its brutally dark story, and jaw-dropping action sequences.

A skilled cosplayer transformed herself into one of the show’s most beloved characters, Mitsuri Kanroji. The artist didn’t just faithfully portray her, she also re-created stills from the animation, truly bringing the Love Pillar to life.

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Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019.

Demon Slayer cosplayer wows as Mitsuri Kanroji

In the story, the Pillars are the world’s most elite swordsmen who have immense powers by controlling their breathing. Representing love is Mitsuri, who is also one of the deadliest characters in the series.

Cosplayer Rena ‘manyuwu_cos’ shared her true-to-life take on the Demon Slayer Corps heroine. The artist absolutely nailed the character’s look, and it is one of the most faithful depictions we’ve seen.

The artist re-created the warrior’s unique pink and green braided hair to perfection, even including her highlights in her bangs. She also mirrored Kanroji’s striking light green eyes, with the two dots under each one.

In a selfie-shot posted to her Instagram, Rena gave viewers a full view of her outfit.Cleverly she put an image of the character from the anime to demonstrate side-by side how accurate her work is to the series.

Adorably, she brought one of the most popular scenes from the anime to life in another picture. Puffing her mouth out, she hilariously mimicked the Love Pillar’s iconic expression. It truly looks as if the character has stepped from out of the TV screen.

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"You mustn't laugh. You mustn't, you mustn't, you mustn't." Also redid this picture because I like how I look as Kanroji here a lot better than my first costest. #mitsurikanroji #mitsurikanrojicosplay #kanrojimitsuri #kanrojimitsuricosplay #kanroji #kanrojicosplay #mitsuri #mitsuricosplay #kimetsunoyaiba #kimetsunoyaibacosplay #demonslayer #demonslayercosplay #lovehashira #hashira #lovepillar #cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayer #anime

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Demon Slayer fans are on the edge of their seats waiting for its return. Fortunately the studio is releasing a theatrical film this October titled ‘Mugen Train’ which bridges the gap between Season 1 and 2.

For everything we know about the movie, check out our guide here. Those looking to catch up in time for next half of the series can watch all episodes on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Cosplay

Jujutsu Kaisen cosplayer channels Cursed Energy as Satoru Gojo

Published: 20/Jan/2021 12:46

by Lauren Bergin

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One of Jujutsu Kaisen’s most iconic characters is Satoru Gojo, the mysterious teacher at Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College. One cosplayer has brought the sorcerer to life with an insane outfit. 

It’s safe to say that the anime universe beautifully intertwines with the cosplay scene. With a whole host of characters and iconic titles, the Japanese cartoon genre has become a global phenomenon.

Jujutsu Kaisen has become one of the most popular animes of 2020, and has dominated streaming website Crunchyroll for the last few months.

The fantasy series features one character that has managed to attract quite a bit of attention though, and that’s Satoru Gojo, teacher and Jujutsu Sorcerer extraodinare.

Satoru Gojo Jujutsu Kaisen
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The anime’s Strongest Jujutsu Sorcerer has become pretty popular.

A magical Satoru cosplay

One of the reasons that cosplayers have flocked to Gojo is his unique style, which sees his eyes covered by a black eyemask. An outfit posted on Instagram by weian_vann (Vann) really brings the character to life though.

Not only is the outfit a perfect replica, Vann has nailed the iconic silver hair that has become so synonymous with the Cursed Energy master.

There’s a sense of foreboding around him though, and we can imagine the anime-style purple smoke kicking up around him to imply that he’s not one to mess with. The first image sees him posed on a backward chair in a stature that’s both playful yet menacing.

Fans are obsessed

The Chinese cosplayer’s image has almost 62k likes, and the comment section is filled with a whole host of Jujutsu fans heaping praise upon him for being able to bring the iconic character to life.

One fan has written “NO WAYYYYY MY HEARTTTT,” reacting in a similar way to many of the sorcerer’s lovestruck students.

Another fan commented on Vann’s masterful recreation of Gojo’s iconic silver hair, asking “Wow! How long did it take to get the hair like that? It looks great!”

A final commenter praised the entire outfit, writing that Vann “did so good” and that the cosplay “looks so realistic!”

So it’s safe to say that fans are really loving Vann’s rendition of Gojo, because not only does he perfectly recreate the outfit but he really becomes the character. As the anime progresses it’ll be exciting to see if he does any more magical cosplays, but in the mean time we can happily swoon away over this one!