My Hero Academia cosplayer’s Ochako Uraraka takes gold at Sports Festival - Dexerto

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s Ochako Uraraka takes gold at Sports Festival

Published: 21/Jan/2020 11:35 Updated: 21/Jan/2020 18:39

by Matt Porter


A My Hero Academia cosplayer brought Ochaco Uraraka to life, showing off her perfect rendition of the gravity-defying hero during U.A’s Sports Festival. 

My Hero Academia grabbed audiences around the world when the anime adaptation debuted in 2016, with fans immediately hooked by the characters and stories, watching as a group of students learned to become superheroes, using their powers known as ‘Quirks’ for good.

The story follows Izuku Midoriya as he learns to harness ‘One For All’, a legendary power passed from person to person through generations, but the shows other characters certainly captured the imagination of viewers, including Uraraka, whose power lets her ignore the laws of gravity and make objects, or herself, float.

The girls of Class 1-A sporting cheerleading outfits at the U.A. Sports Festival.
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The Class 1-A girls were tricked into wearing cheerleader outfits.

MHA Cosplay brings Ochaco Uraraka to life

While many imagine Uraraka, who uses the name Uravity when fighting villains, in her combat gear, cosplayer taiga765 decided to take a different route, showing off her version of the hero-in-training in the U.A. High School cheerleading costume, something which Minoru Mineta tricked her into wearing following her elimination from the Sports Festival.

Taiga has captured every detail of the outfit, showing off a flawless version of the hero in the cheerleading costume, sporting the orange and green colors with the initials “U.A.” emblazoned across her top.

The cosplayer also unveiled a version of Uraraka in her school uniform, complete with her signature bob, and the instantly-recognizable blazer which signifies that students are part of the most prestigious hero-training school in the world.

My Hero Academia is currently in its fourth season, with fans excited to see the continuation of Class 1-A’s incredible story as they attempt to learn the skills needed to become true heroes, all while battling villains and the Shie Hassaikai Yakuza group.

For the first time ever, the anime is being simulcast in both Japanese and English, meaning fans who watch the dubbed version don’t have to wait for it to be voiced-over when the series concludes.


Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp


A Princess Mononoke cosplayer brought the film’s protagonist San to life with a stunning costume. The artist’s breathtaking transformation into the Studio Ghibli character will leave fans speechless.

In 1997, renowned director Hayao Miyazaki debuted his groundbreaking seventh film, Princess Mononoke. The environmentalist-themed story was so popular, it’s still the eighth highest grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the influential anime by bringing it to life with a jaw-dropping outdoor photoshoot. The artist’s incredible take on wolf girl San is so good, it’s almost as if the protagonist has clawed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of wolf princess San in Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.
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The wolf princess is one of the main characters in the 1997 anime film.

Ghibli cosplayer becomes real life Princess Mononoke

The film centers on protagonist Ashitaka, who leaves his village after tragically becoming infected by a corrupted spirit. The banished prince embarks on a quest to look for a cure and confront the curse that corrupted the animal that wandered into his home.

Cosplayer ‘Jennifer Sonntag’ brought the movie’s second lead character, Princess San, to life with her stunning cosplay which she shared on Instagram. Photographer ‘jospixelart’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic white and blue outfit next to a wolf.

Jenny nailed San’s signature attire, which includes a white fur cape that drapes over her back as well as her red and gold warrior mask which she uses to cover her face while battling against human enemies. She even included her scarlet facepaint which sits under each eye.


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In another shot posted on her social media, the artist re-created a scene from the Ghibi film where the lead character sits on a rock. Jen looks ready to fight with her wolf family as she holds her prop dagger while having her headdress down. The outdoor backdrop gorgeously ties the whole thing together and could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the film.


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Despite releasing over 23 years ago, Princess Mononoke still continues to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Its dark themes and gritty depiction of violence was a departure for Miyazaki’s usually child-friendly projects.

Those looking to catch the classic movie are in luck as it can currently be watched right now on HBO’s streaming service MAX. Also in 2019, Studio Ghibli struck a deal with Apple TV and Amazon to sell all of their theatrical releases digitally for the very first time.