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My Hero Acedmia cosplayer reveals fiery female take on Shoto Todoroki

Published: 14/May/2020 13:41

by Matt Porter

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Season four of My Hero Academia may have come to an end, but fans of the popular anime series are still showing their love for the characters and heroes who have become worldwide sensations, with one cosplayer showing off her incredible female version of Shoto Todoroki.

The son of the current number on hero Endeavour, Shoto Todoroki is one of the most talented and powerful students at U.A. High. With his incredible quirk allowing him to produce ice and fire, he has a devastating mix that has seen him dominate opponents in combat.

While My Hero follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, for many, the people he meets during his time at U.A. High School has become wildly popular, and Todoroki has become a true fan-favorite throughout the course of the anime. Fans have seen the character grow into a true hero despite his sometimes cold demeanour, and his determination to distance himself from the legacy of his father, who he spends much of the show resenting.

Todoroki has the ability to create both fire and ice using his quirk.

It’s no surprise that many choose to show their love for Shoto with incredible cosplays, and Instagram user ‘remains0ftheday’ has created an amazing cosplay of the hero that gives him a unique female twist, while showing off his powers in the process.

Krynn has decided to show off her take on Shoto’s battle outfit, turning his dark blue jumpsuit into a dress of the same color, and including the brown belt he wears around his waist.

Todoroki’s white and red hair has been captured perfectly, transforming into two massive ponytails that sit either side of her head, while Krynn also captured the burn mark that runs down the left side of his face.

The highlight of this cosplay is definitely the way Shoto’s powers are on display, with shards of ice spiking out of her right wrist, and flames from her left, perfectly capturing Todoroki’s powerful abilities.

 

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My Hero Academia started as a manga back in 2014, but the anime adaptation saw it become a smash hit worldwide and become one of the most-watched anime in the world, with both the subtitled and dubbed versions drawing in viewers from around the planet.

The fourth series has officially finished in Japan, however, the dubbed version with English speakers is a few episodes behind, with just a few episodes left in the current season.

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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.
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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.