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My Hero Academia cosplayer shows off glamorous Camie Utsushimi

Published: 27/Mar/2020 13:18

by Matt Porter

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My Hero Academia is one of the most-watched anime in the world, and a fan has decided to cosplay as one of the show’s more popular characters, Shiketsu High School’s Camie Utsushimi.

My Hero Academia follows the tale of Izuku Midoriya as he learns to harness his superpower, known as a quirk, that he inherited from his idol All Might. Hoping to become the number one hero and the new symbol of peace, Deku enrolls at U.A. High School, a prestigious educational establishment that trains the best and brightest prospective pro heroes in hopes of readying them for battle against the evil League of Villains.

During his training, Midoriya takes part in the Provisional License course so he can become eligible to apply his new-found knowledge while training with a pro hero, and while there, he meets rival students from Shiketsu High, including Camie Utsushimi who immediately became a fan favorite with viewers of the show.

Camie with her head bowed in My Hero Academia season three.
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Camie is a student at Shinketsu High.

Even though Camie didn’t appear in the show during its first two seasons, she immediately became a hit with fans worldwide thanks to her bubbly personality, laid back attitude, and her infectous positivity even when faced with the dangers of battle. It’s no surprise then that the Shiketsu High student is now one of My Hero Academia‘s most cosplayed characters, with ‘natalia_kat_’ becoming the latest to show off their incredible take on the character.

When performing hero duties, Utsushimi is always spotted sporting a skin-tight black suit that covers her arms and legs, something which the cosplayer captured perfectly. Natalia is even wearing the same white cuffs that Camie has around her wrists and the black and silver collar that is always present around her neck.

Natalia’s attention to detail is perfect, even wearing the Shiketsu High hat that all students must have on at all times, with the school’s golden logo on the front, and a red accent across the brim of the cap.

My Hero Academia is currently in its fourth season, as it follows Midoriya and friends throughout their journeys to becoming pro heroes.

The show is currently being aired each week on both Crunchyroll and Funimation, with the latter being streamed Simulcast for both English and Japanese viewers simultaneously, while fans can also watch the new Heroes Rising movie that released back in February.

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Attack on Titan fans furious over anime’s “excessive” censorship

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:42 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 7:32

by Brent Koepp

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Despite releasing in 2013, some Attack on Titan fans are only now discovering the anime’s censored violence in comparison to the manga. A YouTube video went viral after showcasing the stark differences. 

Attack on Titan made its groundbreaking anime debut in 2013, and quickly exploded in popularity. Viewers around the world became captivated by its intense themes and relentlessly brutal story.

A YouTube video about the series went viral on November 15 after showing the difference between the manga and the anime adaptation’s depiction of violence – and some fans were not happy about it.

Promotional image of Attack on Titan Season 1 featuring Eren Jaegar.
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The 2013 hit anime has become a worldwide phenomena.

Attack on Titan fans discover manga is darker

For decades, it has been the norm that the manga version of a story is almost always more fleshed out story-wise, and often more graphic compared to its animated counterpart. Just like traditional shows, anime aired live has to dial back elements not suited for TV.

Despite this common wisdom, some Attack on Titan fans were not aware of just how much more brutally violent the written version actually was. YouTuber ‘Zmyh’ went viral after uploading a video that showcases just that.

The upload compares iconic scenes from the anime and manga, and puts them side-by-side to demonstrate the visual differences between them. The video quickly exploded online, and has over 1.6 million viewers at the time of writing.

For some fans of the series, this was their first time seeing the changes the anime made. One viewer wrote, “Interesting how there is censorship for Attack on Titan. Like seriously?” Another user said, “And here I thought that AOT was brutal…looks like I should read the manga.” Another YouTube comment exclaimed, “WHAT MAN THEY BETTER MAKE IT UNCENSORED FOR THE FINAL SEASON.”

Screenshot of Attack on Titan fans reacting to the YouTube video.

Many hit out at the alterations made in the animated series, arguing that it takes way from the story’s original impact. “They need to stop censorship, it completely ruins the more powerful impact it can have,” one commentator replied to the video. Another fan stated, “And that’s why you absolutely need to read the manga version of the Uprising arc, because it is literally just better in every way.”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to Attack on Titan anime censorship.

Not everyone was critical of the changes though. A handful of fans pointed out that Wit Studio did the best job they could given that the animated version also airs on TV. Some even argued that the changes were for the better.

The viral video is just another example of the divide that can sometimes exist between a manga and its anime adaptation. There will always be those that prefer the former to the latter. However, it is interesting to see the difference nonetheless.