Liz Katz debuts lewd cosplay for My Hero Academia's blood-thirsty Toga - Dexerto
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Liz Katz debuts lewd cosplay for My Hero Academia’s blood-thirsty Toga

Published: 21/May/2019 20:48 Updated: 21/May/2019 21:00

by Alan Bernal

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My Hero Academia fans have hundreds of heroes to give their spins on, but cosplayers like Liz Katz may prefer the more evil characters from the anime as seen in her amazing Himiko Toga design.

Katz is an well-known cosplayer, having done renditions of popular characters from shows, movies, games and more. But her latest design features and impressively lewd take on one of MHA’s most sadistic villains.

In a May 20 tweet, Katz revealed one of many posts to come from her latest cosplay featuring everything from the villain’s daytime outfit to her villainous gear in an incredible lewd take for the character.

BonesToga is one of the shows more disturbing characters.
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Toga’s outfit in the anime shows her in what would appear as a normal Japanese school-girl attire, but when it’s time to terrorize U.A. High School students she puts her blood-pumping gear over her simple clothes.

With that in mind, the cosplayer nailed the under outfit with over-the-knee socks and the long sleeve sweater Toga’s known for but ramped up the costume by featuring the menacing headgear and backpack to drain her victim’s blood.

“Isn’t blood cute,” Katz said in her cosplay reveal. “I love it so much. I’m obsessed with My Hero Academia lately so a bazillion Himiko Toga cosplay photos are on the way.”

Her outfit was met with instant praise from fans around Twitter, and even teased more to come since Toga is her “favorite in the series!”

Liz Katz TwitterKatz’s cosplay gives Toga an even more devilish look.
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Liz has a history of intricate cosplays

Katz has shown some of the most meticulous designs for cosplays which has let her bring characters of all kinds to life.

It isn’t the first time Katz has cosplayed as a character from MHA, in a May 18 clip she teased her upcoming Deku outfit in a hilarious lip-sync video dressed as the anime’s main character.

Her take on X-Men’s Rogue was basically a head to toe remake of the embattled mutant complete with her leather jacket with the iconic yellow and green spandex.

While those cosplays have been terrific, Katz looks right at home as the sinister Toga leaving My Hero Academia fans wanting more.

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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

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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.
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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.