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My Hero Academia cosplayer transforms into menacing Himiko Toga

Published: 23/Mar/2020 12:03

by Matt Porter

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Himiko Toga may be a villain, but My Hero Academia’s sinister schoolgirl has a ton of fans, with one cosplayer showing her love of the character with a terrifying take on Toga.

My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man born without superpowers who inherits the legendary quirk known as One For All from his idol All-Might. Deku immediately joins U.A. High School to learn how to harness his new abilities and become the number one hero in the world, but the League of Villains have other ideas, hoping to kill All-Might and any potential heroes who could put an end to their campaign of crime.

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One of those villains is Himiko Toga, a crazed villain intent on taking down heroes even if she has a massive crush on Midoriya who has a taste for blood, in more ways than one.

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Himiko Toga is a vicious villain with a taste for blood.

Toga first appears in the second season of the ultra-popular anime series, working with the League of Villains to take down the students of Class 1-A and All-Might as they train to harness their powers. Unlike other villains though, Himiko actually harbors a crush on Midoriya, taking any chance she can to get up close and personal with him, including at their provisional license training course.

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To do so, the sinister schoolgirl uses her quirk Transformation, which allows her to take the shape of anyone she pleases, although it comes with a gruesome catch. To do so, she must drink the blood of her intended target, so can often be seen carrying a knife in the hopes of using it to grab what she needs from any hero she can find.

Cosplayer ‘xochristaljudge’ showed fans her terrifying take on Toga in her latest Instagram post, shapeshifting into the villain with stunning accuracy, including her instantly recognizable headgear which is splattered with blood, likely from whoever she just used the knife in her right hand on. Her blonde hair is pushed up into the same messy buns on the side of her head, while her outfit looks identical to that of Toga’s, with the same beige cardigan, red necktie, and knee-high socks that the character is always seen wearing.

Even though she’s a villain, her personality is hard to dislike despite the fact that she’s often trying to kill the heroes in Class 1-A, and is one of the most-cosplayed characters on the show.

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Himiko Toga is still a major part of the show and can be seen throughout Season 4, which is currently being simulcasted in both Japanse and English.

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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.