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My Hero Academia cosplayer stuns with explosive Bakugo female twist

Published: 12/Jul/2020 22:41

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral after sharing her mind blowing take on Katsuki Bakugo. The talented artist brings the heat by giving the character an fiery female twist that will leave fans in awe.

My Hero Academia made it epic debut in 2016, and quickly became a worldwide phenomena. Viewers everywhere fell in love with its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks.

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Bringing the anime’s resident hothead to life, a cosplayer transformed into Katsuki Bakugo. The artist’s creative female twist on the explosive character will be sure to warm hearts, as it’s one of the best things fans will see today.

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The ill-tempered Bakugo can create explosions with his sweat.

My Hero Academia cosplayer becomes female Bakugo

Much of the series follows the students of Class 1-A at U.A. High – the premier school for training teenagers with superpowers. Throughout the story,  Bakugo becomes the rival of protagonist Izuku Midoriya. The ill-tempered teen often loses his cool, and can turn his sweat into massive explosions.

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Cosplayer ‘Natalia Kat‘ brought the popular character to life with her jaw-dropping portrayal. Photographer ‘bquezadapd‘ perfectly captured the artist posing in the character’s orange and black hero uniform. Using effects to bring his explosive quirk to life, fire shoots out of her prop grenade-shaped gauntlets.

Natalia cleverly gives Katsuki a female spin, re-creating his black shirt in the form of a cropped tank-top with an orange cross across it. Her costume is packed full of details, such as the mini grenades that hang off her green belt, and the incredible prop of Bakugo’s metallic neck brace.

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In a second close-up shot, the artist gave viewers another look of her unique take on the My Hero Academia character. Instead of his usual messy short hair, the cosplayer mirrored his signature style with her parted blonde locks which sit above her red eyes.

This isn’t the first time the talented cosplay artist has dressed up as a hero from the popular anime. In May, she posted her insanely accurate depiction of Shiketsu High School student Camie. Photographer ‘mdavid_photography‘ captured her posing in the character’s iconic catsuit.

My Hero Academia originally made its 2014 debut as a manga in the Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. However, the series saw an explosion in popularity with its anime adaption by Studio Bones.

The animation wrapped up its fourth arc in May. For everything we know about its Season 5 return, check out our guide here. Those wanting to watch the show can catch all episodes on streaming service Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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Dragon Ball Super fans furious as new manga chapter rehashes Cell Games

Published: 13/Oct/2020 20:45

by Michael Gwilliam

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Dragon Ball fans who have been watching the anime and reading the manga for years were furious after a preview for Chapter 65 showed protagonist Goku making the same mistake he made in the Cell Games years ago.

The Dragon Ball Super manga has been doing its own thing with the anime on hiatus and the Broly movie now a distant memory. Notably, Toyotarou, has taken over as the official artist for Super working with series creator Akira Toriyama.

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While the newest arc has been relatively well-received by fans with its new villain, Moro, proving to be quite the adversary, the previews for Chapter 65 have left fans furious.

With Goku now able to tap into his most powerful form in Ultra Instinct on a whim thanks to the sacrifice of his mentor Merus, the Saiyan began dominating the arc’s nemesis.

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However, with Moro on the ropes, Goku has repeated a major mistake he made during the Cell Games in Dragon Ball Z – giving the villain a Senzu Bean and healing him. This time, it was under the condition that Moro would turn himself into the Galactic Patrol.

According to translator Dragon Ball Hype, after taking the bean, Moro rushes towards Goku with the intent of killing him.

This is a bit of a retread of the Cell Games where, after retiring from his fight against Cell, Goku gave the android a Senzu Bean to recover before he fought his son, Gohan.

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The fact that Goku has made this mistake again and that Toyotarou even wrote the story like this has many fans scratching their heads.

Notable Dragon Ball YouTuber Geekdom101 noted that while he had advised fans to normally wait until the rest of a chapter before passing judgment, this mistake was inexcusable.

“After thinking it over, there’s absolutely no excusing that decision. It’s stupid and illogical and the development is on a hamster wheel. Same old sh*t,” he wrote.

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Others are even quitting the series. “I’m officially done with Dragon Ball Super,” a now former fan wrote.

“This arc is ruined now!” another angry fan remarked.

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It’s always possible that Toyotarou has thrown fans for a loop and this is all part of some big twist, but for the time being, even the most loyal of Dragon Ball supporters seem to be put off by these story decisions.