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My Hero Academia cosplayer shapeshifts into terrifying Himiko Toga

Published: 17/Mar/2020 15:46

by Matt Porter


My Hero Academia may follow the journey of prospective heroes, but sometimes it’s the villains who capture an audience’s imagination, as another anime fan shows off their incredible Himiko Toga cosplay.

The show follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man born without superpowers in a world full of humans with unnatural abilities. After a chance encounter with his idol All Might, he is granted the legendary quirk known as One For All, he starts to attend U. A. High School to hone his new-found powers, and train to become the new symbol of peace like the man who gave him the opportunity.

Training to be a hero means you need to take down bad guys, and none are as interesting as Himiko Toga, a villain determined to bring chaos and destruction the world, but who also harbors a very public crush on Midoriya, taking any chance she can to get close to him despite their differences.

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Himiko Toga is a dangerous villain, despite her innocent look.

Cosplayer shows frightening Himiko Toga look

Linked to the League of Villains, Toga first appears in season two of the anime, plotting to help take down All Might and the students of Class 1-A, leaving them free to carry out their unlawful acts without the worry of being apprehended by the world’s number one hero.

The sinister antagonist is regularly seen dressing up as a schoolgirl, but don’t let her look deceive you, as Himiko is one of the most vicious enemies any hero can face, with an incredible quirk that comes with its own dark twist too. Toga can shapeshift into any human form she desires, but to do so, she needs to drink the blood of her target, something which she takes great pleasure in securing with the use of her trusty knife.

Cosplayer ‘evvils’ is clearly a fan of the character, and has been showing off her incredible take on Toga on Instagram, stunning fans of the anime with its authenticity. Himiko’s blonde hair is pushed into two messy buns either side of her head, but it’s her trusty headgear that really catches the eye, complete with canisters around her neck and on her back, and a menacing set of teeth on the front. Evvils even has a knife similar to Toga’s making it clear that she’s hunting for her next target.

Even though she’s a villain, plenty of cosplayers choose to dress up as the creepy character, whose personality is hard to dislike despite the fact that she’s often trying to kill the heroes in Class 1-A.

Himiko Toga is still a major part of the show, and can be seen through Season 4, which is currently being dual cast in both Japanse and English.


Demon Slayer cosplayer goes viral as perfect Nezuko in a box

Published: 23/Oct/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after adorably bringing Nezuko Kamado traveling in a box to life. The talented artist creatively transformed into the anime heroine while riding on the back of Tanjiro.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, as viewers around the world became enthralled with its brutally dark world and stylish animation. The series follows the Kamado siblings who are on a quest to avenge their family.

Prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh‘ went viral on social media when she transformed into the show’s lead heroine, Nezuko. The talented artist re-created the character traveling in a box that will be sure to capture hearts of fans.

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The anime heroine travels in a box carried on her brother’s back.

Demon Slayer cosplayer brings Nezuko in a box to life

Early on in the story, Nezuko Kamado is turned into a demon after surviving a brutal attack from a creature. A part of her new powers is the ability to shrink her body. To avoid being seen, the heroine travels in a box that is carried by her brother.

Cosplayer ‘aru.rinh’ went viral on Instagram after bringing the iconic plot point to real life. Photographer ‘muze‘ captured Zekia sitting in a box strapped to the back of an artist portraying her sibling, Tanjiro.

Adorably, her legs hang out of the wooden container as she sits snugly in the box. In the picture’s caption, she explained, “yes i do fit all the way into the box.”

In another shot posted to social media, aru.rinh gave viewers a full look at how detailed her costume really is. She faithfully created Nezuko’s signature pink yukata, including the red and white checkered sash around her waist. Zekia even included the character’s large leg wraps that go into her sandals.

The cosplayer also posed in an up-close portrait photo, and shows off how faithful her look is to the anime. In the series, the Kamado sibling’s eyes turn bright pink after being turned into a demon, which aru.rinh nailed effortlessly as her curly black hair falls on her shoulders.

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Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga, however found worldwide acclaim after being adapted into an anime by studio Ufotable.

After a year of waiting, the series finally makes its return in the form of the theatrical film Mugen Train. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.