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My Hero Academia cosplayer controls All For One as perfect Nana Shimura

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:39

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer made shockwaves on Instagram with her Nana Shimura costume. The artist’s stunning portrayal of All Might’s mentor will leave fans in awe.

My Hero Academia has transcended its initial anime debut in 2016, and is now one of the most popular franchises ever. Viewers from around the world have fallen in love with its unique take on superheroes.

A talented cosplayer made waves on social media when she shared her stunning true-to-life take on Nana Shimura. The artist looks so much like the character, it’s almost as if the heroine has punched her way out of the screen.

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Screenshot of My Hero Academia character Nana Shimura.
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The epic hero was All Might’s original mentor.

My Hero Academia brings All For One to life as Nana Shimura

While readers of the manga have long known about the character, Shimura made her first technical appearance in Season 2 of the anime as a silhouette. Viewers got their first true look at All Might’s mentor in the third arc.

Prolific cosplayer ‘penberly’ went viral on Instagram after truly bringing the character to life with her insanely accurate costume. Photographer ‘maze_studio’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s signature black bodysuit.

The cosplayer’s white cape drapes over her shoulders while she recreates the heroine’s signature battle stance with her fists in the air. Penberly nailed every aspect of the protagonist’s outfit, from her massive yellow gloves to the gold chain that runs across her chest to connect each side of the cloak.

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In another shot, taken by ‘liv_rota’ this time, the popular artist gave viewers a full look at her detailed costume. In the story, one of Shimura’s signature accessories is her giant angled belt buckle and red mini cape that wraps around her waist – which the cosplayer mirrored effortlessly.

 

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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga in 2014. However, its anime adaptation by Studio Bones a couple years later turned it into a worldwide phenomena.

Those who have not yet seen the hit series can watch every single episode right now on popular streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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