Cosplay

Demon Slayer cosplayer wows fans with best ever Nezuko Kamado costume

Published: 7/Feb/2020 20:18 Updated: 8/Feb/2020 6:24

by Brent Koepp

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An incredibly talented cosplayer’s Demon Slayer Nezuko outfit went viral in 2019, and is the best take on the cursed anime character that fans will ever see.

One of the breakout anime series of 2019 was Demon Slayer as fans were riveted by the show’s dark themes. The story centers on teenage boy Tanjiro Kamado’s journey to avenge his family after they are brutally killed by demons.

A skilled cosplayer wowed fans with her accurate take on the protagonist’s tragic sister Nezuko. Her outfit became a viral hit as she brought the popular anime character to life like never before.

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The cursed demon Nezuko is a popular character in the 2019 anime.

Demon Slayer’s Nezuko comes to life

In the series’ plot, Nezuko is the only member of Tanjiro’s family to survive the horrific attack – but at a cost. Becoming cursed, the anime character is turned into a demon, and the protagonist sets out to find a cure.

Cosplayer ‘mk_ays‘ blew away fans with her incredible Demon Slayer outfit that she shared on social media in September 2019. The incredible true-to-life take on the anime heroine had over 51k likes.

Fans of the popular series went wild over how perfect she looked as the demon. User ‘frankjaegerjaques’ exclaimed “hands down the best Nezuko cosplay i’ve seen!!”

Echoing the same sentiment, ‘polkadotdesign’ asked “Where did you get this PERFECT cosplay?”.

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Instagram users praised her for the “perfect” Nezuko outfit.

Ays posted more photographs of her Nezuko take on Instagram, and showed off how accurate her costume was as she posed against a tree. The cosplay star nailed her flowing pink and black lined yukata, as well as her white and red checkered waist sash.

The talented artist captured the Kamado sibling’s inner struggle when she struck a sinister gaze with her hands clawed out. She also recreated her iconic bamboo gag which the character uses to bite down on to control her urges to kill humans.

The Russian cosplayer has dressed up as characters from the show before and blew away fans with her enchanting Shinobu outfit. At the time of writing this article, she has over 210k followers as viewers continue to be in awe over her insane anime costumes.

Demon Slayer originally debuted in 2016 as a manga, and became a smash hit in 2019 with its anime adaptation by Ufotable. The popular show is getting a 2020 sequel film that will continue the story.

For those that want to catch up and see what all the fuss is about, you can currently catch the entire first season on streaming services Funimation and Crunchyroll.

Pokemon

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.