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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


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!”

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“The bond between Nezuko and me, can’t be severed by anyone!” (Photo with: @stellachuuuuu ) . . . . . #crunchyrollexpo #crunchyroll #cosplay #anime #cosplays #titotheduck #titothepatito #photo #photography #photooftheday #japan #animals #sanjose #comics #cat #dog #cats #dogs #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #shoes #ootd #fashion #music #makeup #makeupartist #cosplayer #cosplaygirl #video

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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.


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.