Fire Force cosplayer sets the world ablaze as Tamaki Kotatsu - Dexerto

Fire Force cosplayer sets the world ablaze as Tamaki Kotatsu

Published: 11/Jan/2020 22:39

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer shared her incredible take on Fire Force’s Tamaki Kotatsu, bringing the Company 8 firefighter to life with a scorching outfit.

Fire Force is one of the breakout animes of 2019 next to Demon Slayer as its story about a superhuman firefighting squad who take on supernatural entities called ‘infernals’ has made for compelling entertainment.

A popular cosplayer brought to life one of the members of Company 8, Tamaki Kotatsu, and transformed into the heroine with a true-to-life costume that will have fans seeing double.

Funimation The popular character is able to ignite fire with her power.

Fire Force cosplayer becomes Tamaki

The series revolves around the fire fighting Company 8 – a group of flame users who are tasked with tackling the Spontaneous Human Combustion phenomena which is turning humans into demon-like entities known as infernals.

Cosplayer Alex ‘pockythief‘ shared her incredibly accurate portrayal of Tamaki on social media, recreating her signature black and blue firefighter uniform.

The popular heroine has striking golden eyes and long black hair in twin ponytails, which the talented artist captured with her faithful outfit that brings the character to life.

In the series, it’s revealed that Tamaki is a Third Generation survivor of spontaneous combustion, and as a result, has adapted to it and learned to control her powers.

Pocky showed off more of her cosplay on Instagram, giving us a glimpse at the intricate detail that went into creating the outfit from the show, from the silver reflective tape on her arms to her gloves.

The talented artist emulated the anime character to perfection, as in the series the firefighter wears her jacket open, exposing her skin, while also wearing a brace around her neck for protection.

Fire Force originally debuted as a manga back in 2015, although it exploded in popularity and found worldwide success last year with its anime adaptation by David Production.

The breakout series can currently be watched on Funimation or Crunchyroll, as the entire first season consisting of 24 episodes has finished airing.


Attack on Titan fans furious over anime’s “excessive” censorship

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:42 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 7:32

by Brent Koepp


Despite releasing in 2013, some Attack on Titan fans are only now discovering the anime’s censored violence in comparison to the manga. A YouTube video went viral after showcasing the stark differences. 

Attack on Titan made its groundbreaking anime debut in 2013, and quickly exploded in popularity. Viewers around the world became captivated by its intense themes and relentlessly brutal story.

A YouTube video about the series went viral on November 15 after showing the difference between the manga and the anime adaptation’s depiction of violence – and some fans were not happy about it.

Promotional image of Attack on Titan Season 1 featuring Eren Jaegar.
Wit Studio / Funimation
The 2013 hit anime has become a worldwide phenomena.

Attack on Titan fans discover manga is darker

For decades, it has been the norm that the manga version of a story is almost always more fleshed out story-wise, and often more graphic compared to its animated counterpart. Just like traditional shows, anime aired live has to dial back elements not suited for TV.

Despite this common wisdom, some Attack on Titan fans were not aware of just how much more brutally violent the written version actually was. YouTuber ‘Zmyh’ went viral after uploading a video that showcases just that.

The upload compares iconic scenes from the anime and manga, and puts them side-by-side to demonstrate the visual differences between them. The video quickly exploded online, and has over 1.6 million viewers at the time of writing.

For some fans of the series, this was their first time seeing the changes the anime made. One viewer wrote, “Interesting how there is censorship for Attack on Titan. Like seriously?” Another user said, “And here I thought that AOT was brutal…looks like I should read the manga.” Another YouTube comment exclaimed, “WHAT MAN THEY BETTER MAKE IT UNCENSORED FOR THE FINAL SEASON.”

Screenshot of Attack on Titan fans reacting to the YouTube video.

Many hit out at the alterations made in the animated series, arguing that it takes way from the story’s original impact. “They need to stop censorship, it completely ruins the more powerful impact it can have,” one commentator replied to the video. Another fan stated, “And that’s why you absolutely need to read the manga version of the Uprising arc, because it is literally just better in every way.”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to Attack on Titan anime censorship.

Not everyone was critical of the changes though. A handful of fans pointed out that Wit Studio did the best job they could given that the animated version also airs on TV. Some even argued that the changes were for the better.

The viral video is just another example of the divide that can sometimes exist between a manga and its anime adaptation. There will always be those that prefer the former to the latter. However, it is interesting to see the difference nonetheless.