My Hero Academia cosplayer’s perfect Rabbit Miruko recreation goes viral

Published: 29/Mar/2020 18:40

by Brent Koepp


To celebrate the anime debut of My Hero Academia’s Rumi Usagiyama, a talented cosplayer had fans going wild with her perfect re-creation of the Rabbit hero Miruko.

Ever since its 2016 debut, My Hero Academia has turned the anime world on its head. The series plot about a high school that trains teenagers with powers called ‘quirks’ has connected with millions.

However, viewers finally got their first full glimpse of the animated version of Miruko during the March 28 episode of season 4. The powerful rabbit-like character was brought to life by a cosplayer’s mind blowing portrayal.

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The rabbit-hero made her first full appearance in My Hero Academia season 4.

Cosplayer brings Rabbit hero Miruko to life

In the series, superpowers have become integrated into society, and pro heroes protect citizens from those that misuse their skills. However in season 4, fans were introduced to Miruko whose quirk allows her to maneuver like a rabbit.

Soon after the character made her first full appearance in the anime, cosplayer Jasmine ‘CutiePieSensei’ shared her insanely detailed costume on social media. She even posted a side-by-side shot with a still from the manga to demonstrate how accurate it is.

“More #Miruko goodness. How did y’all like today’s episode of MHA?” the talented artist tweeted. Her cosplay post quickly went viral with over 6.4k likes at the time of writing.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplay artist also posted a video of her depicting the character. Hilariously, she joked that her rabbit ears were so large that they couldn’t even fit into the camera frame.

CutiePie completely nailed the character’s look, from her sleeveless white and purple leotard, to her fluffy white rabbit ears. She even captured the moon crescent on her chest, and the metal plates that wrap around her waist – showing off just how much detail went into her costume.

MHA fans absolutely went wild for her faithful depiction of the hero. User ‘f0rtc0re65’ said “Great job! Closest thing to a live action Miruko depiction!” Another user ‘Baka2xlr’ agreed and exclaimed “This side by side comparison is spectacular.”

MHA fans couldn’t stop gushing over how accurate CutiePieSensei’s cosplay is.

My Hero Academia continues to be a smash hit. While initially releasing as a manga in 2014, its anime adaption by Studio Bones made it a household name in the genre.

Fans wait on the edge of their seat as the finale for Season 4 airs on April 4. Those that want to catch up in time can watch the series on Crunchyroll or Funimation.


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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


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.