Cosplay

My Hero Academia cosplayer spirals in perfect take on Big 3’s Nejire Hado

Published: 18/Jan/2020 1:45

by Dustin Steiner

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A popular cosplayer has provided what could be the most perfect take on My Hero Academia’s Nejire Hado, one of UA High’s Big Three. 

The Big 3 have become a vital part of Izuku Midoriya’s quest to become the world’s #1 hero in My Hero Academia. While she is not featured as heavily as Mirio Togata, Nejire Hado represents the group’s ranged option in combat and has become a popular character in her own right.

Cosplayer “Enid_Raven” has offered up her own take on the character others in the manga refer to as “the cute kind.”

Nejire’s Quirk grants her the ability to convert her vitality into energy and release it in the form of exceptionally powerful spiral shockwaves. Overusing this Quirk will cause her great exhaustion, due to it using her own stamina as a source of energy.

Nejire can release the shockwaves from her hands as an offensive blast. She can also release the energy from her feet to increase her mobility and allow her to fly.

This is shown off in Enid_Raven’s cosplay, as her costume features a heavy spiral theme. One commenter noted that it looks like her cosplay had jumped right out of a manga panel, and we have to concur.

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The cosplayer is known for other My Hero Academia works, including this impressive take on Mt. Lady, one of the first heroes shown off in My Hero Academia’s pilot episode.

Her other works include pieces from anime like Demon Slayer and even games like Overwatch.

My Hero Academia currently airs in simulcast on both Funimation and Crunchyroll in English and Japanese subtitles, respectively. It also airs weekly on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Toonami block on Saturdays.

The manga is currently in its 256th chapter, with 25 volumes (or tankōbon format.) The anime just aired its 77th episode, midway through season four.

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Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.