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My Hero Academia cosplayer shows off perfect Camie Utsushimi

Published: 10/Jun/2020 12:32

by Matt Porter

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My Hero Academia is one of the most popular animes in the world, and one fan has shown off her love for one of the series’ side characters with an incredible cosplay of Shiketsu High School’s Camie Utsushimi.

The anime follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man born without superpowers who inherits the powerful One For All Quirk from his hero All Might. He started to attend U.A. High School in an attempt to learn how to control his powers and become the #1 professional hero, saving the lives of citizens harassed by the evil League of Villains.

During his studies, Deku meets students from both U.A. High and Shiketsu High, and few captured the imagination of fans quite like Camie Utsushima, who Izuku meets for the first time at the Provisional Hero License Exam. Even though she only made her debut in Season 3, Camie immediately became a favorite with audiences, and it’s no surprise that she has become one of the show’s most cosplayed characters.

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My Hero Academia fans first met Camie Utsushimi in Season 3.

Camie’s infectious attitude and bubbly personality make her an appealing character to viewers, immediately capturing the hearts of viewers across the world as she shone during the Provisional Exam alongside her Shiketsu High classmates. Like all potential heroes, though, she also possesses a superpower, with her quirk Glamour allowing her to admit a smoke0like substance from her mouth which can form illusions.

Cosplayer ‘mangoecs’ is clearly a big fan, showing off an incredible recreation of the character, wearing the iconic black suit that she wears in combat, complete with the metal cuff around her neck. As always, Camie‘s Shiketsu High hat sits proudly on her head, with the school’s golden crest taking center-stage on the front, as well as a red strand of fabric across the front.

My Hero Academia continues to be a smash hit around the world, as viewers continue to tune-in in their droves to watch the story of Izuku Midoriya and his classmates as they become pro heroes, and take on the evil League of Villains.

The fourth series of the popular anime came to a dramatic conclusion in April 2020, but fans will need to be patient for the next chapter, as no release date for a fifth season has been confirmed.

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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.