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My Hero Academia Nejire cosplay shows why she’s the best in The Big 3

Published: 26/Nov/2019 1:06

by Meg Bethany Koepp


An incredibly talented My Hero Academia cosplayer shared her take on Nejire Hado from The Big 3, and it’s so accurate it’s almost as though she’s stepped right out of the anime itself.

My Hero Academia blew a hole in the anime scene when it first debuted in 2016, as people fell in love with the show’s premise of superheroes and abilities called ‘quirks.’

It centers around Izuku Midoriya who is born quirkless, but inherits a power from the number one hero All Might, who then strives to become the best himself by attending U.A. High School.

The Big 3 are the school’s top three students, and one of them is Nejire Hado, a fan favourite. Cosplayer ‘Penberly’ decided to try her hand at creating an outfit based on the heroine, and shared her incredibly accurate take.

My Hero Academia’s Nejire comes to life

In the show, Nejire wears a skin-tight bodysuit for her hero costume, which has a high black collar placed along the neckline.

Not only does Penberly nail this perfectly, she also gets the arm wraps right, as well as the black bands around her legs, which really make it seem as though she’s come straight from the show and into real life.

What pulls the look together, though, is the heroine’s pastel purple hair, which reaches all the way down to her thighs, and also twists into two spiral horns on her head.

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Pen has also covered other characters from the show before too, such as Mina Ashido – a fellow classmate of Izuku Midoriya.

In her portrayal, the cosplayer pulls off Mina’s look perfectly with her pink skin, and alien-like eyes, which is rather fitting considering the character is known by her alias Ridley Hero: Alien Queen.

While the hero’s signature yellow horns aren’t visible, Pen more than makes up for it with the accurate wig, which is an almost one for one representation of Mina’s shaggy hair.

The California-based cosplayer’s work is a hit with fans, as she currently boasts almost 98,000 followers on her Instagram page as of the time of writing.

Not only does she cover My Hero Academia really well, Pen has also created outfits from hit games such as Overwatch, and other anime shows such as Dragon Ball Z and Fullmetal Alchemist.


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.