Kill la Kill cosplayer leads the Fight Club as Mako Mankanshoku - Dexerto

Kill la Kill cosplayer leads the Fight Club as Mako Mankanshoku

Published: 19/Apr/2020 19:51

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer readied for battle as Kill la Kill’s Mako Mankanshoku with her true-to-life costume. The artist’s perfect portrayal of the anime heroine is one of the best things you will ever see.

The anime world was rocked by the 2013 debut of Studio Trigger’s Kill la Kill. The show’s raucous characters and bombastic plot made it one of the medium’s most entertaining properties in years.

A cosplayer transformed into Mako Mankanshoku, the lovable sidekick to protagonist Ryuko Matoi. The artist re-created the character’s fan-favorite Fight Club look, and will leave fans in awe.

Studio Trigger
Studio Trigger’s 2013 anime has become a cult classic among anime fans.

Kill la Kill’s Mako brought to life

The story begins with Ryuko enrolling at the Honnoji Academy to seek answers after her father is assassinated. She quickly makes best friends with the overly hyper Mako, who sticks by her side through thick and thin.

Cosplayer ‘anzujaamu’ brought the sidekick to life, when she dressed up in her infamous Two-Star Goku uniform which she received as president of the Fight Club. Photographer ‘cdgenc’ captured her striking a tough pose.

The artist’s costume is full of detail, from her signature officer’s cap, to the black gold trimmed coat that hangs off her shoulders. She even included her red spiked wrist guards, as she crosses her arms and looks on menacingly.

In more photos posted to Instagram, Anzu also created the KLK character’s school uniform which consists of a white top with a light blue scarf and pleated skirt. She also nailed her short light brown bob hairstyle.

The cosplayer hilariously embodied the heroine’s quirky personality by mimicking one of her stances from the animation. She looks so much like Mankanshoku, this could easily be mistaken for a scene directly from the show itself.

In another shot posted on photographer ‘cdgenc’s account, they cleverly re-created Mako’s ridiculous rants. In the show, she bounces around the screen and makes various poses, which they depicted perfectly here.

Studio Trigger’s anime has continued to explode in popularity since its debut almost seven years ago. While there was only one season, it’s continuously been a fan-favorite among cosplayers at conventions.

Those looking for more can check out the fighting video game based on the show called IF, which is on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. The whole series can also be watched on Netflix and Hulu.


Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into beautiful butterfly Shinobu Kocho

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:10

by Andrew Amos


Shinobu Kocho might look innocent from afar, but if you’re a demon and you get too close, you’ll see the deadly side of the butterfly. She’s a popular Demon Slayer character to cosplay, but ‘aka_purin’ has truly put together one of the most beautiful designs yet.

Shinobu Kocho is a fan-favorite in Demon Slayer, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does the Demon Corps member possess incredible powers to heal friends and harm demons, but she is one of the most beautiful characters in the show.

Her personality is a difficult one to channel though. While she’s seemingly innocent on the outside, deep inside of her, there’s a rebellious rage to get revenge.

Demon Slayer Cosplay Shinobu Kocho
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Shinobu Kocho is a dazzling and powerful Demon Slayer.

It’s one thing to make a cosplay, put it on, and take a picture. It’s another thing to really channel what a character is all about, and that’s what sets ‘aka_purin’ apart from the other Shinobu cosplayers.

Sharing the intricate design on her Twitter, the Polish cosplayer spared no expense and left no stone unturned in her flawless design. Her hair and makeup is perfect, even getting the butterflies pinned.

She also created her special katana, which is based on an insect’s “stinger” more than a blade itself. The tattered, battle-worn hilt and blade is a wonderful addition to the cosplay that really ties it all together.

That’s the special thing about purin’s cosplay too. Every element just ties everything together. While even just one of these things would be pretty special in a cosplay, being able to jam it all in one photo is the most beautiful thing of all.


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The Shinobu design might be her latest, but she’s unsure on what her next project will be. “I feel like I’m having an art block lately. I just have so many ideas and costumes to shoot but I just can’t put myself up for it,” she admitted on her Instagram.

No matter what it is though, we bet Purin will knock our socks off.