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My Hero Academia cosplayer takes to the sky with Hawks female twist

Published: 22/Jun/2020 19:21

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral when she transformed into Hawks with an incredible female twist. The artist’s unique costume of Keigo Takami will leave fans in awe.

My Hero Academia made its explosive debut in 2016, and became a worldwide phenomena. The anime’s story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks connected with millions of viewers.

A talented cosplayer shared her true-to-life costume of the Number 2 Pro Hero Hawks. The stunning take on the winged hero is so good, it’s almost as if the character has spread his wings and flown from out of the screen.

hawks in battle my hero academia
Crunchyroll / Bones
Hawks is the second highest ranked hero in the 2016 anime.

Female MHA cosplayer becomes real life Hawks

While most of the story centers on the students at U.A. High, the series also focuses on the Pro Heroes that protect society such as Hawks. The winged fighter made his anime debut at the end of Season 4 in the episode ‘Japanese Hero Billboard Chart.’

Cosplayer ‘sparkle_stache‘ posted her incredible outfit on Instagram, and showcased her unique female twist on Keigo Takami. Prolific photographer ‘Martin Wong‘ captured her posing in his signature hero uniform which consists of a tan jacket with fur lining.

In the series, Hawks has messy blonde hair which Sparkle pulls off effortlessly with her long styled locks. Creatively, she mirrored his black golden patterned shirt, but instead turned it into a bodysuit.

In another gorgeous shot, this time taken by ‘,’ the cosplayer shows off the insane details of the costume, as the gigantic red wings spread out behind her. The amazing prop even has individual feathers separated out.

The artist also gave us a side look of her costume with the help of ‘yorkinabox,’ who took a photo of her looking to the sky as she readies for battle. Sparkle absolutely nailed Hawks’ look, sporting his iconic yellow-tinted glasses.

My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga in 2014 in the popular Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Although it found worldwide success with its anime adaption by studio Bones.

For everything we know about the series return, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.


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


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.
Wit Studio / Funimation
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.