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Demon Slayer cosplayer steals hearts as Love Pillar Mitsuri Kanroji 

Published: 8/Jan/2021 20:50

by Brent Koepp

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A Demon Slayer cosplayer shared their incredible take on Mitsuri Kanroji, the Love Pillar. It’s so good, it looks as though the character has really come to life.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down. In January, the series’ first film, Mugen Train, became the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the groundbreaking story by bringing one of its most popular characters, Mitsuri Kanroji, to life. The artist’s stunning transformation into the Love Pillar will steal fans’ hearts.

Screenshot of Mitsuri Love Pillar in Demon Slayer anime.
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The pink-haired swordsmen is the Love Pillar in the 2019 anime.

Demon Slayer cosplayer’s epic Love Pillar take

In the story, the world’s strongest swordsmen belong to the Demon Slayer Corps. Its strongest warriors are called Pillars who are able to unleash incredible powers by controlling their breathing. One of those is the popular character Mitsuri Kanroji.

Cosplayer Danya ‘bananya_cos‘ Bananya made waves on social media after sharing her insanely accurate recreation of the anime heroine. Photographer ‘kimminra‘ captured the artist posing in the fierce warrior’s signature attire.

Danya perfectly mimicked Kanroji’s signature Demon Slayer corps outfit, which consists of a white open-chested blouse and a black uniform which sits on top of it. She also nailed her iconic twin ponytail pink hair with the help of a wig by ‘kokorushi.cosplay‘.

In another shot posted to her Instagram, Bananya faithfully recreated a scene from the show by wielding Mitsuri’s iconic katana. The cosplayer looks so much like the Love Pillar, it’s almost as if she has slashed her way out of the screen and into real life.

Demon Slayer originally made its manga debut in 2016, however it became an absolute cultural phenomena four years later after its anime adaptation by studio Ufotable. The series has continued to explode into popularity with Mugen Train dominating at the Japanese box office.

The pivotal movie bridges the gap between Season 1 and 2 of the anime, and will make its North American release sometime in 2021. Those looking to see what all the hype is about can catch all episodes on popular streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer smashes it as Twisted Tea Izuku Midoriya

Published: 14/Jan/2021 18:07

by Georgina Smith

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My Hero Academia’s Izuku Midoriya a.k.a. Deku has been recreated perfectly by cosplayer Lorentz iWood, producing both casual and hero looks for the fan-favorite character.

One anime that seems to be an unlimited source of cosplay inspiration is My Hero Academia. The show began airing in 2016, adapted from a manga that was published prior, and since then has gone on to secure a huge fanbase.

The anime features a host of distinct characters who each have their own abilities, referred to as Quirks in the show. The Quirks dictate what abilities certain people have, and it often is tied into aspects of their personality and aesthetic.

Deku from my Hero Academia mid-scene

However Izuku Midoriya did not originally have a Quirk, something that ended up getting him bullied. Despite his lack of ability, he still dreamed of becoming a professional hero, with the anime following his journey alongside a host of other characters.

One cosplayer who recreated Izuku’s iconic look was Lorentz iWood, who took on the challenge of creating a range of different looks for the popular character.

In Deku’s hero look, Lorentz wears his green paneled jumpsuit with darker green strips running down the arms and in geometric formations on the torso. The tops of the sturdy green boots can be seen peeking over his knees, and contrast the chunky red utility belt and stark white gloves perfectly.

 

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The shaggy green hair and lightly freckled face are a great match for Izuku, and he completed the look with a can of Twisted Tea, a reference to the viral meme which commenters under the cosplay were loving.

Lorentz also showed off a more casual Izuku look with a bold red hoodie and ripped jeans – though he still carried over the air of coolness to both looks. The photos captured by Richard Arcel are stunning, and perfectly showcase the fantastic costume along with the vivid backdrops.

 

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This cosplayer has clearly put a lot of hard work into Izuku, and the results are absolutely amazing, looking just like the real version of the popular character.