Demon Slayer cosplayer steals hearts as adorable Mitsuri Kanroji - Dexerto

Demon Slayer cosplayer steals hearts as adorable Mitsuri Kanroji

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

by Brent Koepp


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.


Danganronpa cosplayer looks incredible as real-life Ibuki Mioda

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:52 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 17:58

by Georgina Smith


One skilled cosplayer has tried her hand at recreating Ibuki Mioda from Danganronpa, and has done an excellent job – capturing the character’s outfit in her costume perfectly.

Danganronpa is a game franchise created by Spike Chunsoft, having produced three main titles along with a spinoff in the form of a third-person shooter.

The premise of the first game Trigger Happy Havoc, is that there are 15 students trapped within a school, and the only way to break free is to murder other students and get away with it. For each crime scene, there is a discussion over who the students believe the murderer is.

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The game has secured itself a loyal following.

The subsequent games follow a similar premise, and consist of a varied cast of characters who sport unique personalities and interesting character design.

Danganronpa has a substantial following, with many players becoming attached to the fantastic range of characters, and naturally many have chosen to cosplay their favorite people from the game thanks to their appealing aesthetics.

Cosplayer ayuu.exe decided to give Ibuki Mioda a try, an upbeat musician with a quirky personality featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair and Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School.


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Ayuu.exe has managed to replicate Ibuki perfectly. Her intensely dark hair is long and pin-straight, with blue and pink pastel strands, along with a stunningly bold box fringe consisting of accompanying neon colors.

The horns atop her head replicate the use of hair, oversized black and white striped additions that compliment her quirky personality.


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Her school uniform is minimalistic but a perfect recreation of the sailor style original, even keeping with the soft pink ribbon that hangs with a white clasp in the centre of her torso. On one hand she wears a scrunchie, and on the other, a pink and black fingerless glove that just reflects how fantastic the attention to detail was in this cosplay.

The recreation was popular among fans, and ayuu.exe’s posts have now reached over 6000 likes combined on Instagram.