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One Piece cosplayer hunts down pirates as female Smoker

Published: 21/May/2020 13:11

by Matt Porter

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An incredibly talented One Piece cosplayer has shown off her amazing take on Smoker, the muscular Marine officer who ‘necromimicosplay’ has given an amazing female twist.

Despite making its debut as a manga back in 1997, One Piece remains one of the most popular and influential anime in the world, with viewers across the globe enthralled by the swashbuckling story of pirate Monkey D. Luffy.

Skilled cosplayer necromimicosplay is clearly a fan of the show, and unveiled her take on one of the anime’s most recognizable characters in Smoker the White Hunter, a Marine officer who plays both friend and foe to Luffy throughout the epic story.

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Smoker is rarely seen without a cigar in his mouth.

As a Marine, Smoker spends much of his time trying to track down Luffy the pirate, warning him on many occasions that he would try to arrest him the next time they saw each other despite working together on multiple missions and fights. The perceptive and respectful officer may try to hunt down the heroes of our story, but his personality and quest for justice make him popular with fans, and Mimi has decided to put her own spin on the character by showing off an incredible female take on the character.

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The incredible cosplay is instantly recognizable as Smoker, despite her female twist on the muscular and masculine character. Mimi can be sporting long white hair down to her shoulders, the same color as the Marine’s, and wears an incredible replica of the jacket he is often seen wearing, white with green trim, with cigars stored on the sleeves, and two in her left hand as well.

 

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?? Let’s have a first look at my Smoker cos! I wasn’t too sure about my wreck of a “dye” job on the fur, but I think I’m sort of liking it with the whole look! I’ve been sore all day yesterday after hiding behind my couch for a whole afternoon and the bruises on my knees are real. I really do wonder if I have some kind of mineral deficiency ?… I originally planned on making post-timeskip Smokie, but just like Law, I got a bit lazy with their coats ?… I’ll work on them eventually, but I think I might actually start on one of my Otakuthon plans since I have yet to receive the trims I ordered for my Yeti SK plan ?. Let’s take a small break from One Piece, hehe. Big hint: ?. . . . #shonenjump #funimation #onepiece #onepiececosplay #opcosplay #smoker #smokercosplay #genderbend #genderbendcosplay #costest #cosplayer #cosplay #necromimi #montreal

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One Piece continues to attract viewers from across the planet, and while 900 episodes of the show have been aired, it continues to excite audiences with its storyline and characters.

Fans of the show can catch up on all the action on services like Crunchyroll and Funimation, while a live-action adaptation is set to arrive on Netflix after the official announcement back in January.

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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.