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My Hero Academia cosplayer goes viral as gravity defying Ochako Uraraka

Published: 11/Mar/2020 17:30

by Brent Koepp

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Ochako Uraraka from the popular anime My Hero Academia was brought to life by a cosplayer’s mind blowing costume. The insanely accurate take left fans in awe as she became the perfect Uravity.

No anime in recent years has shaken up the industry quite like My Hero Academia. The series about a school that trains the next generation of superheroes with powers called ‘quirks’ has become a cultural phenomena.

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In the story, student Ochako Uraraka has the ability to become weightless, and has warmed the hearts of viewers with her lovable personality. Popular cosplay artist ‘Shirogane Same’ went viral when she transformed herself into the heroine by controlling gravity itself.

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The 2016 hero anime has become a worldwide hit.

Cosplayer defies gravity as stunning Uravity

The plot of the series centers on U.A. High – a school that trains only the most talented teenagers with powers to become pro heroes. The show’s protagonist, Izuku Midoriya, quickly befriends Uraraka, who has become a fan favorite.

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Prolific cosplayer Shirogane Same shared her accurate take on the character, and chose to pose as Ochako in her school uniform. From her auburn colored bob hair-style, to the detailed blazer, she absolutely nailed her look.

The talented artist’s wig was created by Holish Cosplay, and she collaborated with photographer ovsyan to pull off the incredible photo set. The Russian artist even captured the heroine’s iconic facial expression, tying the whole re-creation together perfectly.

In the anime, the student uses her name combined with gravity to create her moniker Uravity. Shirogane wowed MHA fans when she shared her jaw dropping cosplay of the character using her quirk ‘Zero Gravity’ to control concrete projectiles.

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The photos’ stunning 3D effects were done by ‘justmoolti’ who used her craft to bring the heroine’s powers to life. The cosplayer’s perfect depiction of the class 1-A student in her training attire quickly went viral, and at the time of writing it has over 36k likes on Instagram.

Fans of the series were blown away by her accurate portrayal of Uraraka such as ‘happy_cookie_snapper‘ who said “Wow, this is the best Uraraka cosplay I have ever seen. It looks so perfect.“ Another user ‘tlr_eclipse‘ agreed and exclaimed “That 1st picture looks like it could be straight out of a live action series.“

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MHA fans went wild for the cosplayer’s accurate re-creation of Uravity.

My Hero Academia continues to capture the hearts of viewers around the world. Its riveting take on superheroes originated as a manga in 2014, but its 2016 anime adaptation by studio Bones made it a juggernaut in the medium.

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The animation is currently on its fourth season arc, and is being broadcast in both Japanese and English for the first time simultaneously. Those interested in catching up before the inevitable season five debuts can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll or Funimation.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer creates shockwaves as Nejire Hado

Published: 20/Oct/2020 12:40

by Matt Porter

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A talented My Hero Academia cosplayer has shown off her incredible take on one of U.A. High School’s ‘Big 3’, the powerful and popular Nejire Hado. 

My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man born without superpowers who dreams of becoming a pro hero. A chance encounter with his idol All Might leads to Deku being gifted the legendary quirk known as One For All, and with his newfound abilities enrolls at U.A. High to learn how to harness them under the tutelage of the Symbol of Peace himself.

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Throughout his years at the school, Midoriya meets lots of characters who become part of his legacy there, including a run-in with third-year students Mirio Togata, Tamaki Amajiki, and Nejire Hado. These three stand alone as the most powerful students at U.A. High, and earned the nickname ‘The Big 3″ thanks to their abilities and performances.

While Amajiki is shy and introverted, Togata is the exact opposite, full of optimism and inspiration. Somewhere in-between their two extreme personalities sits the kind, thoughtful, and popular Nejire Hado, who quickly became a fan-favorite after her introduction as part of Class 1-A’s Hero Work Students.

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Nejire is part of U.A’s ‘Big 3’, the most powerful students at the entire school.

While Nejire can sometimes be viewed as a bit of an “airhead” due to her almost constant sunny disposition, she is clever, quick-witted, and incredibly powerful, with her Wave Motion quirk giving her the ability to convert her own vitality into energy, and use it to create powerful spiral shockwaves that send enemies flying. Using this powerful ability does drain the hero though as it uses her own stamina, often leaving Hado with great exhaustion.

While she can often be seen in her U.A. High School uniform, cosplayer ‘elaine.rose.cosplay‘ has shown off her take on the character in her hero outfit, complete with the blue bodysuit that Nejire wears into combat, with pale mint green markings and turquoise framing.

Nejire’s blue hair falls down her back, complete with the bangs that sit on either side of her face, while her two spiraling horns of hair stick up high on her head, making this one of the most accurate Hado cosplays we’ve seen.

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Since releasing as an anime back in 2016, My Hero Academia has become a smash hit across the globe, with fans who prefer the English dub getting to watch it at the same time as their Japanese-favoring counterparts for Season 4.

The fourth season of the show has now completed, leaving fans anxious for more. Unfortunately, there’s currently no word on when we’ll see the fifth season, with only the confirmation that it will take place for viewers to hold onto for the foreseeable future.

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