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My Hero Academia cosplayer represents Class 1-A as Ochako Uraraka

Published: 11/Aug/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral after sharing her incredible costume of Ochako Uraraka. The artist’s adorable take on the character’s U.A. High school look will warm fans’ hearts.

My Hero Academia has continued to take the world by storm, becoming an absolute cultural phenomena since its anime debut in 2016. Viewers can’t get enough of its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks.

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Bringing one of the show’s most popular characters to life, a talented cosplayer shared an insanely accurate costume of Ochako Uraraka. The fan looks so much like the heroine, it’s almost as if she’s floated her way out of the screen and into real life.

uraraka in school uniform
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Ochako is one of the most beloved characters in the 2016 hero anime.

My Hero Academia cosplayer brings Uraraka to life

While the popular anime is filled with professional heroes, the bulk of the story centers on the students of Class 1-A at U.A. High. The prestigious institute trains talented teenagers like Ochako whose superpower is Zero Gravity.

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Prolific cosplayer Alex ‘Pockythief‘ Marie brought the adorable character to life, transforming into Uraraka in her school attire. Photographer Cameron ‘redeemarts‘ captured the artist as she mirrored a scene from the first season.

Pocky nailed the heroine’s uniform, re-creating U.A. High’s iconic gray and green striped blazer as well as her pleated skirt. The cosplayer struck a pose as the heroine and portrayed her bubbly personality by clasping her hands together.

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In a close-up shot, Alex gives us a better view at how much detail went into capturing Ochako’s signature style. The artist perfectly depicted her short bob haircut, as well as her long eyelashes that hang over her striking brown eyes.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she also created the student’s hero uniform, and became her alter ego Uravity. In another picture taken by ‘cosplaysnap‘, Pocky strikes the character’s signature pose.

My Hero Academia originally made its 2014 debut as a manga in the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. However its anime adaptation by Studio Bones two years later made it a worldwide hit.

The animation wrapped up its fourth arc in April. For everything we know about its fifth season return, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll or Funimation.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer terrifies as sinister Himiko Toga

Published: 30/Sep/2020 12:02

by Matt Porter

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer has shown off her perfect take on one of the anime’s most terrifying characters, the blood-thirsty and unpredictable villain Himiko Toga. 

The ultra-popular anime made it’s stunning debut back in 2016, and has captured the hearts and imaginations of viewers across the globe as they follow the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man learning to control his newly found superpowers as he attempts to become the number one pro hero and fight against the evil League of Villains.

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Throughout his time studying at U.A. High School, Deku has many ferocious and dangerous encounters with the villainous organization, and while they may be the bad guys in this epic story, one of the antagonists has enthralled fans above anyone else, with the sinister schoolgirl Himiko Toga quickly becoming a fan favorite, and one of the most popular characters from the series to cosplay.

Himiko Toga in My Hero Academia.
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Himiko Toga is a vicious villain with a taste for blood.

While Himiko may not look terrifying at first glance, the young woman has a truly sinister side that matches her seemingly innocent shapeshifting quirk. To transform into someone else, Himiko needs the blood of her intended target, and make no mistake, she takes great pleasure in extracting the red liquid she needs, often carrying around a knife just on the off-chance that she encounters someone she can slice.

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In fact, Toga often wears vials around her neck to collect any blood she needs, something that Instagram user ‘pinkupandaa‘ captured perfectly in her incredible cosplay, complete with the massive and scary teeth that make up part of her headgear. Her hair is styled perfectly too, sitting either side of her head in two messy buns, just like the character.

Yuka has also matched her outfit too, with a red handkerchief tied around her neck, and her classic school uniform with a beige top and navy skirt. The cosplay is so good that it looks like Himiko has just been taken out of the show and dropped into real life, making this one of the best Toga cosplays we’ve seen.

Since it’s release in 2016, My Hero Academia has become a fan-favorite across the globe, and for the first time ever, was dual broadcasted in both English and Japanese so viewers across the planet could catch all the action at the same time.

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With Season 4 now completed, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the fifth, and while it has been confirmed, there’s currently no release date or trailer.