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My Hero Academia cosplayer hops into the battle as Rabbit Miruko

Published: 31/May/2020 18:44

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral when she shared her insanely accurate Miruko costume. The artist’s incredible transformation into the real life version of the Rabbit heroine will leave fans in awe.

Very few animes have reached the heights of My Hero Academia, as it’s become a worldwide phenomena since its epic 2016 debut. The series’ story about a high school that trains teenagers with powers called ‘quirks’ has connected with millions.

A popular cosplayer ‘kinpatsucosplay‘ shared her true-to-life take on Rumi Usagiyama, and became her alter ego Rabbit Miruko. The artist looks so much like the heroine, it’s almost as if she’s hopped from straight out of the screen.

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The rabbit hero finally made her debut in Season 4.

My Hero Academia cosplayer becomes Miruko

While most of the story revolves around the students of U.A. High, society is protected by Pro Heroes who become celebrities in their own right. Miruko is ranked as the fifth most powerful in the world, and has a quirk that gives her the form of a Rabbit.

Prolific cosplayer KinpatsuCosplay shared her stunning take on Usagiyama, and perfectly mirrored the character’s look. In the description, the artist revealed she shaved her actual eyebrows to make her costume accurate – now that’s dedication!

Striking the heroine’s signature pose, Kinpatsu mimics Miruko’s facial expression as her white brows arch over her piercing red eyes. She even re-creates her epic grin, which she debuted in the Season 4 episode Japanese Hero Billboard Chart.

The artist’s outfit is full of details that includes the hero’s long Rabbit ears, as well as the silver and yellow belt that wraps around her waist. The purple lining and the golden crest emblem on her bodysuit shine, and her re-creation of the heroine’s metal feet which she kicks with is mind blowing.

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Miruko the rabbit hero!!✨?? We finished her costume just before we left for Canada ? it was a bit of a mad rush to get her done but I'm so happy with how the costume turned out!! The costume is made from white scuba and the Yaya Han purple ultrapreme from @cosplayfabrics .We also used White faux fur to make the ears, tail and collar and created the little bunny feet and the waist armor from 5mm Eva foam! The waist armor is covered In a silver stretch pleather so it doesn't crack or break when moving! :3 We will have the full costume tutorial and cosplay patterns on our Patreon this month! There's only 2 days left to sign up to get them!! We can't wait to see more cosplays of this bunbun✨ #mirko #miruko #mirukocosplay #mirkocosplay #myheroacademiacosplay #bokunoheroacademiacosplay #cosplay #bunnycosplay #myheroacademia #bokunoheroacademia

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This isn’t the first time the artist has dressed up as a My Hero Academia character. In April, she shared her collaboration with legendary cosplayer Yaya Han, as the two perfectly depicted Mt. Lady and U.A. High teacher Midnight.

My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga in 2014, although it exploded in popularity with its anime adaptation by Studio Bones. The animation wrapped up its fourth season in April.

For everything we know about the series’ return, check out our guide here. Those looking to catch up in time can watch all episodes on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp

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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.