A talented cosplay artist blew the minds of Demon Slayer fans when he transformed into the show's protagonist Tanjiro Kamado. He looks so much like the anime character, you will be seeing double.
Demon Slayer exploded into popularity in 2019, becoming one of the breakout properties to release that year. Fans worldwide were gripped by the show's dark themes about a boy on a quest avenge his family after they had been brutally massacred.
A talented artist shared his insane recreation of the anime character on social media. The costume is so incredibly accurate, it's as if the hero has jumped from the screen itself and burst into real life.
Demon Slayer's Tanjiro brought to life
In the series' plot, Tanjiro's family is brutally killed by evil except his sister Nezuko, who survives but is cursed and turned into a demon herself. Promising to avenge his loved ones, the protagonist becomes a strong swordsman by joining the Demon Slayer Corps.
Cosplayer 'lorentz_iwood' left jaws on the floor when he shared his outfit of the main character on his Instagram. His very faithful portrayal of Kamado went viral and has over 9.9k likes at the time of writing.
Fans were floored by how much he looks like the anime character, such as user 'michaeljbowler' who exclaimed, "You look like Tanjiro stepped out of the pages of the manga." Another follower said, "Omg the look in your eyes looks like you aren't letting any demons slide!"
Taking it a step further, Lorentz posted another shot of his cosplay next to a picture of the hero drawn by 'melo9ba' to demonstrate how close he got to portraying the anime character. The similarities are absolutely uncanny.
He nailed the ruffled dark hairstyle of Tanjiro, while capturing his piercing red eyes. Posing with his katana over his shoulders, we see the amount of detail that went into creating the slayer's green and black checkered kimono that drapes over him.
The cosplay artist also revealed the black outfit underneath his outerwear, making his costume the complete package. He got little intricate details down such as the anime hero's signature hanafuda earrings which the character receives from his dad.
Demon Slayer originally made its debut as a manga in the iconic Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The 2016 story became a worldwide phenomena with its anime adaptation in 2019 by studio Ufotable.
A sequel film has been announced for 2020, so viewers looking to catch up in time can watch the first season in its entirety on Crunchyroll or Funimation.