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Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into jaw-dropping Nezuko Kamado

Published: 30/Mar/2020 16:07 Updated: 30/Mar/2020 16:13

by Matt Porter


Demon Slayer has quickly become one of the most popular animes in the world, and a talented cosplayer has shown off their incredible take on one of the series’ most recognizable characters, Nezuko Kamado.

Few shows have captured the attention of audience worldwide like Demon Slayer did in 2019, as viewers followed the story of Tanjiro, a young man determined to avenge his family who were brutally killed by a group of demons, and turned his sister into one of the creatures as well.

Desperate to find a cure for his sibling , Tanjiro joins the Demon Corps, and vows to kill any of the monsters he sees while searching for a way to bring his sister back to human form permanently. While the story’s main character may be Tanjiro, Nezuko became a fan-favorite almost immediately, and her unique look has prompted fans across the world to dress up as the character.

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The human-turned demon’s unique look sets her apart from other characters.

Cosplayer ‘sakuravee_’ has become the latest Demon Slayer fan to show off their incredible version of the character, debuting a look that could be lifted directly off the screen due to its incredible detail and accuracy.

One of the things that makes Nekuzo so recognizable is the bamboo gag she wears around her neck, which is often found in her mouth.

While this may look a little odd, it serves an important purpose, as she bites down on it when she gets the urge to kill humans, stopping her from tearing into the people around her, and proving that there is still some humanity left inside her even after her transformation.

Nekuzo’s outfit is also perfect, including her pink and white robes, paired with a green belt that sits around her waist. She even managed to recreate the character’s bewitching pink eyes, which appeared after her transformation into demon form, and added a pink ribbon in her flowing brown hair to finish off the look.

Demon Slayer originally took off as a manga back in 2016, but nobody could expect the smash hit the anime would become when it released in 2019. The series proved so popular with fans, that Ufotable confirmed that they would be producing a film in 2020 to continue the story.

For those who have yet to see the show, and are struggling to understand the hype behind the show, you can catch the first season in its entirety on Crunchyroll or Funimation.


Demon Slayer cosplayer goes viral as perfect Nezuko in a box

Published: 23/Oct/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after adorably bringing Nezuko Kamado traveling in a box to life. The talented artist creatively transformed into the anime heroine while riding on the back of Tanjiro.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, as viewers around the world became enthralled with its brutally dark world and stylish animation. The series follows the Kamado siblings who are on a quest to avenge their family.

Prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh‘ went viral on social media when she transformed into the show’s lead heroine, Nezuko. The talented artist re-created the character traveling in a box that will be sure to capture hearts of fans.

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The anime heroine travels in a box carried on her brother’s back.

Demon Slayer cosplayer brings Nezuko in a box to life

Early on in the story, Nezuko Kamado is turned into a demon after surviving a brutal attack from a creature. A part of her new powers is the ability to shrink her body. To avoid being seen, the heroine travels in a box that is carried by her brother.

Cosplayer ‘aru.rinh’ went viral on Instagram after bringing the iconic plot point to real life. Photographer ‘muze‘ captured Zekia sitting in a box strapped to the back of an artist portraying her sibling, Tanjiro.

Adorably, her legs hang out of the wooden container as she sits snugly in the box. In the picture’s caption, she explained, “yes i do fit all the way into the box.”

In another shot posted to social media, aru.rinh gave viewers a full look at how detailed her costume really is. She faithfully created Nezuko’s signature pink yukata, including the red and white checkered sash around her waist. Zekia even included the character’s large leg wraps that go into her sandals.

The cosplayer also posed in an up-close portrait photo, and shows off how faithful her look is to the anime. In the series, the Kamado sibling’s eyes turn bright pink after being turned into a demon, which aru.rinh nailed effortlessly as her curly black hair falls on her shoulders.

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Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga, however found worldwide acclaim after being adapted into an anime by studio Ufotable.

After a year of waiting, the series finally makes its return in the form of the theatrical film Mugen Train. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.