My Hero Academia cosplayer shifts gravity as real life Ochako Uraraka - Dexerto

My Hero Academia cosplayer shifts gravity as real life Ochako Uraraka

Published: 13/Jun/2020 20:40 Updated: 13/Jun/2020 20:43

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral when she transformed herself in the real life version of Ochako Uraraka. The artist defies gravity with an insanely accurate Uravity costume. 

My Hero Academia made its momentous debut in 2016, and became a worldwide phenomena. Viewers fell in love with the show’s story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called ‘quirks.’

A skilled cosplay artist shared her true-to-life take on the lovable student Ochako Uraraka. The faithful depiction of the heroine is so good, it’s almost as if Uravity has floated out of the screen.

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The 2016 hero anime has become a worldwide hit.

MHA cosplayer becomes Uravity

The series mainly focuses on the students at U.A. High – an institution which trains those gifted with incredible powers. Ochako is enrolled in Class 1-A, and has the ability to turn herself and others weightless with her Zero Gravity quirk.

Popular cosplayer ‘Mochi Chuu‘ became the popular heroine with an incredibly accurate re-creation. Photographer ‘Federica Vinci‘ captured the artist posing as the student’s alter ego, Uravity.

Mochi absolutely nailed Uraraka’s iconic look, perfectly mirroring her short auburn bob hairstyle. She even faithfully depicted the signature pink blush on her cheekbones.

The cosplayer posted more pictures of her work on Instagram, and gave viewers a full glimpse of the character’s hero uniform, which consists a blue and pink bodysuit.

In another shot, the cosplay artist brought Uravity’s quirk to life with clever editing. Mochi’s uniform is insanely detailed, from the glossy look of her suit, to the mega-sized gravity boots and wrist guards.

My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga in 2014, although it exploded in popularity with its anime adaption by studio Bones. The animated series recently wrapped up its fourth arc in April, and is on hiatus while new episodes are being worked on.

For everything we know about the show’s return, check out our guide here on the upcoming fifth season. Those looking to catch up in time can catch the story so far on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.


Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp


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.