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Kakegurui cosplayer shows off jaw-dropping take on Yumeko Jabami

Published: 6/Apr/2020 16:51

by Matt Porter


A Kakegurui fan has revealed an incredible cosplay of the anime’s main character, bringing the ‘Compulsive Gambler’ to life with a perfect version of Yumeko Jabami.

Kakegurui started life as a manga back in 2014 but became so popular that it was adapted into an anime and then a live-action drama in 2018, as fans around the world became obsessed with the show and its larger-than-life characters.

The series follows the story of Yumeko Jabami who is a student at Hyakkaou Private Academy, a school that’s home to the children of Japan’s richest and most influential people. While most school stories see the classmates ranked by popularity, academic performance, or athletic talent, there is only one thing that determines who sits at the top of Hyakkaou, and that’s their gambling skills.

Jabami is known for her high-risk gambling style.

The upbeat and charismatic Kakegurui character always attracts the affection of her classmates around her, but don’t be fooled, that doesn’t mean she takes it easy when the chips are down. She is seen placing high-risk bets throughout the series but never takes it too hard when they don’t pay off. Yumeko’s personality and never-say-die attitude instantly turned her into a fan-favorite for viewers of the show, and cosplayer and YouTuber ‘queen_jelz’ is clearly a fan, showing off a fantastic take on the character.

Jabami is instantly recognizable to fans of the show, with her long black hair flowing all the way down her back, with bangs and two long strands coming down either side of her face. The character wears the standard Hyakkou Private Academy uniform, which includes a red blazer with black trim, a white dress shirt, and a dark pleated skirt to finish off the look. She’s often seen wearing pink lipstick, and almost always sports red fingernails, painted to match her uniform.

Jelz’ cosplay certainly looks identical to the character, with her uniform looking almost identical to the one the character sports in the series, and even captioned the image with one of Yumeko’s catchphrases, “Let’s get our gambling freak on!”

Fans of the anime were definitely impressed by the cosplay, with one commenter calling the look “gorgeous,” while another rated it 10/10 before saying that would “definitely play blackjack” with her.

Kakegurui has run for two series in anime form, but fans hoping for a third season may have a wait on their hands, with no release date on the horizon.


Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp


A Princess Mononoke cosplayer brought the film’s protagonist San to life with a stunning costume. The artist’s breathtaking transformation into the Studio Ghibli character will leave fans speechless.

In 1997, renowned director Hayao Miyazaki debuted his groundbreaking seventh film, Princess Mononoke. The environmentalist-themed story was so popular, it’s still the eighth highest grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the influential anime by bringing it to life with a jaw-dropping outdoor photoshoot. The artist’s incredible take on wolf girl San is so good, it’s almost as if the protagonist has clawed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of wolf princess San in Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.
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The wolf princess is one of the main characters in the 1997 anime film.

Ghibli cosplayer becomes real life Princess Mononoke

The film centers on protagonist Ashitaka, who leaves his village after tragically becoming infected by a corrupted spirit. The banished prince embarks on a quest to look for a cure and confront the curse that corrupted the animal that wandered into his home.

Cosplayer ‘Jennifer Sonntag’ brought the movie’s second lead character, Princess San, to life with her stunning cosplay which she shared on Instagram. Photographer ‘jospixelart’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic white and blue outfit next to a wolf.

Jenny nailed San’s signature attire, which includes a white fur cape that drapes over her back as well as her red and gold warrior mask which she uses to cover her face while battling against human enemies. She even included her scarlet facepaint which sits under each eye.


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In another shot posted on her social media, the artist re-created a scene from the Ghibi film where the lead character sits on a rock. Jen looks ready to fight with her wolf family as she holds her prop dagger while having her headdress down. The outdoor backdrop gorgeously ties the whole thing together and could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the film.


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Despite releasing over 23 years ago, Princess Mononoke still continues to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Its dark themes and gritty depiction of violence was a departure for Miyazaki’s usually child-friendly projects.

Those looking to catch the classic movie are in luck as it can currently be watched right now on HBO’s streaming service MAX. Also in 2019, Studio Ghibli struck a deal with Apple TV and Amazon to sell all of their theatrical releases digitally for the very first time.