My Hero Academia cosplayer manipulates gravity as heroine Ochako Uraraka

Meg Bethany Koepp
Instagram: @melissa_lissova / Funimation

A skilled cosplayer has brought My Hero Academia’s zero gravity heroine Ochako Uraraka to life in a take that’s so realistic, it looks as though she’s warped right out of the TV screen and into reality.

My Hero Academia shook the anime world when it released in 2016, and quickly became a favorite among the community. It started off as a manga in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine before it was transformed into a gripping TV show.

The story focuses on protagonist Izuku Midoriya, a young boy born without a power in a world saturated by ‘quirks.’ Fortunately for him, he is handed a superpower by the number one hero All Might, and is whisked away to U.A. High – a school for budding pros to train and learn new skills. There, he meets and swiftly befriends lovable heroine Ochako Uraraka.

Uraraka is a favorite among fans due to her sweet personality.

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Gravity-defying Uraraka cosplay

In the show, Ochako’s quirk is Zero Gravity, which means that she is able to make things totally weightless with just a simple touch of her fingertips. She is able to make things float in mid-air, and activates and cancels the ability by placing her hands together in a ‘praying’ motion of sorts.

Cosplayer Melissa Líssova captured the hero’s spirit perfectly with her take, using special effects to make it appear as though she’s floating like the character does in the anime.

The Russian also dressed up in Uraraka’s U.A. High school uniform, and nailed every single detail perfectly, even down to the dark green cuffs at the ends of her blazer sleeves and on the lapel.

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In another shot, the artist gives a closer look at the heroine’s mousey brown hair, which is famously styled in a shoulder-length bob with bangs and long strands that frame her face.

You can also see just how much detail and accuracy is put into her uniform, as the shoulder pads and tie even includes gold buttons to match the ones on the blazer.

My Hero Academia isn’t the only series that Melissa has taken on: she’s also cosplayed as characters from anime such as Demon Slayer, Attack on Titan, Naruto, and Sword Art Online.

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If this stunning cosplay has inspired you to go and watch My Hero Academia, it can be streamed on both Crunchyroll and Funimation either dubbed or subbed.

The show is currently partway into season four, so you’ve got plenty of time to catch up on all the action before the S4 finale airs later in 2020.