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Naruto Shippuden cosplayer stuns fans as true to life Sakura Haruno

Published: 30/Mar/2020 19:20

by Brent Koepp

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Naruto: Shippuden’s Sakura Haruno was brought to life by a cosplayer’s incredibly accurate costume. The faithful portrayal of the medical ninja went viral as fans of the anime series were blown away.

Naruto originally made its debut as a manga pilot in 1997, but went on to spawn one of the most popular anime series of all time. The ninja epic has captured the attention of many around the world.

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Prolific cosplayer ‘Shirogane Sama’ shared her take on the franchise’s female lead Sakura Haruno. Her completely faithful take on the Shippuden adaptation of the character wowed fans.

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The 2007 ninja anime has become a classic in the genre.

Naruto’s Sakura brought to life with cosplay

In the story, the pink-haired fighter belongs to the ninja squad Team 7 with protagonist Naruto. While Haruno is initially seen as a side character, she has major arc that sees her become one of the most powerful medical healers in the story.

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Cosplayer Shirogane Sama transformed into the fan favorite, and posted her jaw-dropping take on social media. Photographers ‘ovsyan.ph‘ and ‘jkyle_ph‘ captured the talented artist as she posed as the heroine holding her kunai weapon.

She completely nailed the character’s signature look, from her flowing short pink hair to her green eyes. Her costume is so accurate, it’s as if she’s jumped straight from out of the anime.

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Shirogane posted more photos of her outfit on Instagram, giving viewers a glimpse of the amount of detail that went into pulling it off. She re-created the ninja’s signature metal headband, while wearing a wig from ‘holish_cosplay‘ underneath it.

In what could have been a scene from the show, the cosplay artist posed outside with flowers in the background. The post exploded on social media, and quickly went viral with over 44k likes.

Naruto fans couldn’t get enough of her cosplay, as they were impressed with how accurate it was. User ‘briandavidcampbell’ said, “Wow. You look literally identical.” Another user ‘3tandon’ exclaimed, “Best Sakura I’ve seen.”
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Naruto fans gushed over the cosplayer’s perfect depiction of Sakura.

The original manga ended in 2014, bringing fans closure to Naruto’s epic journey. The story ran across an astonishing 72 volumes, and has been adapted into multiple animations series.

However the most popular adaption was Shippuden by studio Pierrot, and ended in 2017 after a 500 episode run. Those interested in tackling the massive tale can watch it on Crunchyroll.

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Attack on Titan cosplayer is ready for battle as Mikasa Ackerman

Published: 12/Oct/2020 13:12 Updated: 12/Oct/2020 19:17

by Matt Porter

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Attack on Titan Season 4 is just around the corner, and a talented fan of the show has shown off their incredible take on the Survey Corps’ Mikasa Ackerman, bringing the character to life in stunning detail.

Since its debut back in 2013, fans across the globe have been enamored with the story of Eren Yeager and Mikasa, who become refugees when one of the giant humanoid creatures known as Titans breached the walls that protected humanity and killed Eren’s mother.

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Determined to destroy the creatures who killed his family, Eren vowed to join the Scout Regiment and head out beyond the walls to kill every Titan he saw, and free humanity from the threat for good. Mikasa, who made a vow as a child to protect him always after he saved her life, quickly followed him, and the inseparable pair joined the war together.

Talented with a sword in her hand, and an expert at swinging through towns or forests using her ODM gear, Mikasa is one of the most feared and dangerous members of the Scouts. Despite her personality sometimes leading others to think she is cold or standoffish, Mikasa is a true fan-favorite, thanks to her incredible skill and her undying love for Eren. She’s so popular in fact, that she has become the most cosplayed character from the series.

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Mikasa fighting in Attack on Titan.
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Mikasa is one of the most powerful characters in the popular anime.

Cosplayer ‘jeisuzukii‘ brought the character to life in stunning detail, capturing the Scout’s black hair perfectly, and making sure to wear the iconic red scarf that she is rarely seen without, and has become a staple of any good Mikasa cosplay.

She is also wearing the recognizable brown leather jacket that anyone who is part of the Survey Corps wears, complete with the Scouts’ recognizable logo, a pair of white and blue wings known as the ‘Wings of Freedom,’ a symbol of hope that they make escape the tyranny of the Titans.

The cosplay is truly stunning and looks like it was lifted straight out of the anime. If a live-action Attack on Titan was ever commissioned, it would be no surprise if it looked exactly like this.

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Attack on Titan’s third season ended with a blockbuster revelation about the origin of the Titans and the war that the Scouts have waged for hundreds of years, leaving fans desperately waiting for the final season of the show.

The good news is that the fourth season of the anime is still set in fall 2020, with the teaser trailer released in late May.