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My Hero Academia cosplayer makes Himiko Toga look devilishly charming

Published: 17/Jan/2020 1:53 Updated: 17/Jan/2020 1:54

by Alan Bernal

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My Hero Academia cosplayers tend to show every defining characteristic of the heroes and villains they take on, with one talented costumer making her Himiko Toga costume uncannily charming.

Of all the characters in My Hero Academia, none have such erratic mood swings as the bloodthirsty Toga. At times, she’ll be fawning over the target of her affections, and moments later, she’ll be on the warpath to claim her next victim.

While past cosplays show Toga in her more horrifying and sometimes bloody moments, designer ‘liiiaracosplay’ chose to depict the League of Villains member in a more charming light that speaks to her kinder nature.

The cosplayer got inspiration from Himiko’s civilian clothing, since the character typically wears the traditional Japanese school uniform for ladies when she isn’t masquerading with her imposing villain gear.

But getting a close-up on Liiiara’s entire cosplay production, the devil seems to be in the details, especially on her makeup; nailing down Toga’s frequent blushy face, but given a charming twist with red eye shadow.

Nothing conjures an unnerving chill more than the MHA antagonist’s large yellow eyes. Here, Liiiara goes with equally deep colorful irises that only add to the romantic maniac’s crazed effect.

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The cosplayer’s hair is similar as well to the anime character’s, with the controlled chaos of her messy buns perched atop her normally fixed fringed cut. A style of hair perfect for the character, since she might outwardly appear normal and of sound mind, but is actually concealing a disorderly, sinister side.

When she’s actively working with the League of Villains, Toga can be seen in her same school uniform while also being equipped with her Blood Sucking Machine.

One of the Lieutenants for the League of Villains, Toga is strapped from head to toe with gadgets that enable her Quirk as well as knives and vials.

Himiko Toga in My Hero Academia
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Just because Himiko Toga isn’t in her villain outfit doesn’t mean she’s any less dangerous.

Though Liiiara went with the villain’s daytime attire, the character has been known to have fierce, manic outbursts at the most random of times.

The cosplay is another triumph for Toga fans who have seen the villain portrayed in all lights – though, maybe not quite as charismatic as Liiiara’s unique take on her.

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Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.