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My Hero Academia genderbent cosplay gives Bakugo a fresh look

Published: 25/Mar/2019 18:11 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 18:35

by Alan Bernal

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My Hero Academia cosplayers have a large cast of lovable characters brimming with personality available for them to recreate, but one artist decided to give her take on one of the more explosive heroes in the series Katsuki Bakugo.

The manga/anime centered around the next generation of heroes is one of the biggest franchises around at the moment, making it a consistent source of unique and inventive cosplays.

Cosplayer ‘Tokidoki’ has a long line of incredible genderbend creations, and her take on the show’s hot-head perfectly captures all the attitude as well as fierce ambition the character in known for.

TokidokiA hilarious pose from Tokidoki that shows the light side of the recreation.

In the show, Bakugo’s hero outfit consists of two grenade bracers fitted on both hands to store his sweat then release large explosions with his quirk. Also hanging around his belt are grenades, and he wears metal knee guards.

Tokidoki brought all of the essential pieces of Bakugo’s outfit to the real world while giving them some fine tuning.

TokidokiA sizzling pose showing off Bakugo’s brace attachments.

Though she preserved his head-piece that mirrors explosive blasts with adjoining facemask, she gave his suit a more flexible vibe splitting the one piece tunic from the manga into a two.

From there out, she stays true to the series’ design for him by expertly recreating the braces around the arms while keeping the orange, black and green theme throughout.

The cosplayer recreated the hero from head to toe with her long black boots that lead up to Bakugo’s menacing knee pads.

No cosplay is complete without a bit of spirit added into the outfit, and Tokidoki absolutely nails Bakugo’s attitude by hilariously posing over a defeated Midoriya cosplayer.

Tokidoki InstagramSeems like even Midorya cosplayers can’t catch a break from Kacchan.

Fans of My Hero Academia still have a bit of a wait to go for the anime’s October return, but incredible cosplays like Tokidoki’s could hold some over while waiting for Season 4.

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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

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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.