Jessica Nigri’s Demon Slayer cosplay is the perfect Mitsuri Kanroji take

Published: 26/Feb/2020 19:21

by Brent Koepp


Cosplay icon Jessica Nigri wowed Demon Slayer fans with her stunning take on Mitsuri Kanroji. The popular artist became the Love Pillar in a video that quickly went viral.

Demon Slayer shook up the anime industry with its explosive release in 2019. The breakout series gripped viewers with its dark story about a boy who sets out to avenge his family after they are massacred by evil.

World-renowned cosplay artist Jessica Nigri brought one of the strongest swordsmen in the series to life with her detailed costume. Her portrayal of Mitsuri had fans going wild.

Jessica Nigri becomes Demon Slayer’s Mitsuri

The series follows protagonist Tanjro Kamado and his demon-turned sister Nezuko as they journey to avenge their family. They eventually stumble upon the Demon Corps, which consists of the world deadliest fighters who kill evil.

Cosplay star Jessica Nigri transformed into the Love Pillar Mitsuri with her incredible outfit. In the photo, she holds the anime heroine’s iconic blue and pink hilted katana.

The popular artist pulled off the character’s look to perfection by capturing her iconic pink braided hair, which has a splash of green at the ends. Teaming up with photographer Martin Wong, it looks as if the Love Pillar stepped from out of the screen.

Nigri shared more photos of her costume on Instagram, and stuns with a faithful depiction of the Demon Slayer swordsman. In another shot, she re-creates a scene from the show as she stands under a sakura tree with her weapon by her side.

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The popular cosplayer shared her incredibly accurate Demon Slayer costume on Instagram.

The cosplayer also uploaded a video of her portraying the character on February 25, where she twirls her umbrella while wearing a detailed floral pattern yukata. The post went viral, and at the time of writing has an astonishing 396k likes.

Fans have gone wild for her portrayal of the Love Pillar, such as user ‘ladyy_janee’ who exclaimed, “I could cry this is so amazing! You make a beautiful Mitsuri.” Another user ‘red_maiden’ agreed, and wanted her to do more characters from the show. “Please do all of the pillars!”

Demon Slayer fans were blown away by Nigri’s take on the Love Pillar.

Ever since Demon Slayer made its explosive debut in 2019, fans have been waiting on the edge of their seats for the sequel film Mugen Train, which is set to hit theaters sometime in 2020.

Anime fans that want to see what all the fuss is about can watch the first season in its eternity on Crunchyroll or Funimation, and get caught up just in time for the highly anticipated movie.


Best anime cosplays of January 2021: My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer & more

Published: 21/Jan/2021 18:00 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 18:18

by Georgina Smith


This past month has seen a host of cosplayers recreate their favorite characters from iconic animes such as My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, Death Note, and more – but here are our top five.

With the huge array of vibrant and iconic characters that have come from the anime universe, it’s no wonder that so many cosplayers have had a go at recreating them, channeling inspiration from some topical shows, along with old favorites.

In the weird and wonderful world of anime, anything is possible, and that means that cosplayers have to get creative when emulating the intricate costumes originally portrayed in the classic anime art style.

But it’s safe to say that cosplayers have been doing a fantastic job of replicating these characters, pulling them off the screen into real-life, and we’ve selected some of our favorites from the past month.

Darling in the Franxx: Zero Two – pinya_reich

Darling in the Franxx didn’t debut too long ago in 2018, but it didn’t take long to win over a huge number of fans with its post-apocalyptic plot. Cosplayer pinya_reich did a fantastic job of becoming Zero Two with her vibrant red attire.


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The long pink hair looks stunning against the block red, along with the accents of the same color in her horns. She stands in a powerful pose, showing off every detail of the outfit, and proving to be a great fit for the popular character.

My Hero Academia: Izuku Midoriya – Lorenz iWood

Izuku Midoriya a.k.a. Deku is one of the central characters of the hugely popular anime My Hero Academia and is easily recognizable with his bright green spiky locks. Lorenz iWood put his spin on the character by holding a can of Twisted Tea in reference to the viral meme.


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The outfit was spot on from head to toe, including every fine detail right down to the sparse freckles which made for a very convincing cosplay.

Demon Slayer: Nezuko Kamado – jazmine_leija

As one of the main protagonists in Demon Slayer, fans absolutely love Nezuko, and cosplayers love her all the more for her beautiful outfit.

jazmine_leija was one such cosplayer who took on the challenge of recreating the character, mastering every fine detail.

The pink contacts give off a fantastic glow, tying into the pink of her kimono, wrapped in a dark brown robe. Among the series of details, she of course did not forget the trademark bamboo mouthpiece.

Danganronpa: Kaede Akamatsu – weeiiird.cos

Visual novel and anime Danganronpa are known for their vibrant, yet often twisted, cast of characters. Kaede Akamatsu boasts the title of Ultimate Pianist, and cosplayer weeiiird.cos wove elements of this musicality in small details throughout the outfit.

They mimic the pastel-colored school uniform look perfectly, but the look really shined in the makeup skills. The saturated pink eyeshadows ties in with their sweater vest, and is accented by small hearts and music notes on the cheeks, a stunning addition to an already excellent cosplay.

Kill la Kill: Mako – ottiemottie

Mako acts as an adorable best friend to Kill la Kill’s protagonist Ryuko Matoi, and the energetic character has certainly become a popular one among viewers. Cosplayer ottiemottie stunned fans with her very accurate recreation of the Mako’s outfit, capturing her bright energy.


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Her short brown bob cut and hazel eyes look great together, along with her sailor-style school-uniform that is very faithful to what is worn in the original show. The cosplay captured Mako perfectly, both in terms of costume and personality.

There have been so many fantastic cosplays in January that it’s hard to narrow it down to just five, and we’re sure that there’ll be plenty more incredible anime character recreations to come over the next month.