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Duck literally cosplays as Demon Slayer’s Tanjiro Kamado in viral TikTok

Published: 3/Feb/2020 1:09

by Brent Koepp

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A Demon Slayer Tik-Tok video went viral when a pet owner hilariously dressed their duck up like protagonist Tanjiro Kamado. The adorable cosplay is the best thing anime fans will see all day.

Demon Slayer was one of the breakout anime shows of 2019, connecting with millions of fans over its riveting themes. The series centers on 13-year old Tanjiro Kamado who sets out on a journey to avenge his family who were killed by demons.

A Tik-Tok user’s unique cosplay of the protagonist went viral when they posted a video of their pet duck portraying the character. Fans will be sure be wowed by the bird’s epic performance.

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The breakout anime made its debut in April 2019.

Viral Tik-Tok brings Demon Slayer protagonist to life

In the show’s plot, Tanjiro’s sister Nezuko is the only surviving member of his family after they are brutally killed. Unfortunately, she ends up becoming cursed and transforms into a demon herself.

A hilarious Tik-Tok showed a cosplaying duck named Tito portraying the protagonist, with the animal wearing a box on its back, which the character in the show wears to carry his sister during the daytime.

In the video we see the duck draped in Tanjiro’s green and black checkered kimono as he takes off with the show’s opening song blasting. The post was shared on the bird’s Twitter account on January 28, and quickly went viral.

The animal also has his own Instagram account with over 25k followers. Apparently the bird has been a big hit with Demon Slayer fans as his post on  September 21, 2019 had over 5,000 likes as he posed with Kamado’s katana on his side.

Tito even collaborated with prolific cosplayer Stella Chuu who dressed up as cursed demon Nezuko. The two posed next to each other as the talented artist wore contact lenses to capture her pink eyes.

The adorable cosplay of the siblings came together at Crunchyroll’s Expo in 2019. The Instagram caption echoed the show, stating, “The bond between Nezuko and me, can’t be severed by anyone!”

Demon Slayer originally made its debut in the popular Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2016, but became a household name in the anime world with its adaptation in 2019 by studio Ufotable.

While the first season has already aired, a sequel film is set to release in 2020. Those wanting to catch up can watch all episodes of the series on Crunchyroll or Funimation.

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Steins;Gate cosplayer studies world lines as Kurisu Makise

Published: 3/Dec/2020 18:59

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer brought Steins;Gate protagonist Kurisu Makise to life. The talented artist made waves on Instagram after transforming into the red-haired scientist. 

While Steins;Gate originally made its debut as a visual novel in 2009, the series’ animated adaptation in 2011 is considered one of the best animes of all time. Its complex sci-fi narrative and diverse cast of characters has connected with viewers around the world.

A cosplayer showed her love for the time travel story by transforming into protagonist Kurisu Makise. The artist’s true-to-life take on the scientist is so perfect, it’s almost as if the heroine has changed world lines and warped out of the screen.

Screenshot of Makise Kurisu in Steins;Gate anime giving lecture.
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The genius scientist is one of the main protagonists in the 2011 anime.

Steins:Gate cosplayer wows as perfect Kurisu Makise

The anime opens with mad scientist Rintarou Okabe discovering a time anomaly involving physicist Kurisu. The heroine eventually joins the protagonist’s makeshift lab, where they discover time travel using a microwave machine and a cellphone. 

Cosplayer Leza ‘someonefromrussia’ made waves on Instagram after sharing her perfect re-creation of the red-haired scientist. Photographer ‘dobrolis’ captured the artist posing in the character’s signature outfit which consists of a white shirt, red tie, and black shorts.

The cosplayer showed off the incredible details of her outfit while mirroring a scene from the show where Makise holds a soda drink hilariously called DK Pepper. She even portrayed the heroine’s quirky sense of fashion by wearing her beige jacket around her elbows.

Leza also teamed up with fellow cosplayer ‘dan.aligieri2011’ who looks like the real life version of Okabe. The duo posed back-to-back for photographer ‘kmitenkova’, who shot them re-creating the anime’s iconic opening sequence.

Despite releasing over a decade ago, Steins;Gate is still incredibly popular and influential. The show is often ranked as one of the top best animes of all time by critics and fans.

The franchise was so beloved that it got a second season over seven years later called “Zero”. Fans can catch all episodes now on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.