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Persona 5 cosplayer becomes a Phantom Thief with viral Ann Takamaki take

Published: 14/May/2020 18:29 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:37

by Brent Koepp

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A Persona 5 cosplayer went viral when she transformed herself into the real life version of Ann Takamaki. The talented artist’s insanely accurate portrayal of Panther will steal fans’ hearts.

Persona initially made its debut as a part of the Shin Megami Tensei series in 1996 on the PlayStation. However, the Atlus-developed RPG found mainstream success with the release of its fifth entry in 2017.

Prolific cosplayer ‘Enji Night’ went viral when she shared her true-to-life take on one of the game’s most popular characters, Ann Takamaki. Her stunning video of Panther is one of the best takes you will ever see.

Persona 5 cosplayer brings Panther to life

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Panther is one of the most popular characters in the 2017 RPG.

Persona 5 centers on a group of teenage misfits who discover they have the ability to enter a person’s subconscious and “steal” their heart. The students become the Phantom Thieves, and seek out the corrupt.

Cosplayer Enji Night dressed up as the RPG’s popular heroine Ann. In the story, the protagonists use code names to hide their identity, and Takamaki ends up being ‘Panther’ due to her outfit looking like the feline.

The artist teamed up with photographer ‘pixelixarte’ who captured her posing in the costume which had been made for Comic Con. She nailed the character’s red latex bodysuit, including the zippers that run up and down it.

In a selfie posted by Enji, the cosplay artist showed viewers how detailed her work is. Not only does she have a real-life replica of Panther’s mask, she also wields a full-scale re-creation of the character’s iconic whip.

The cosplayer went viral in 2019 when she collaborated with ‘mryamwolf’ to make a video of her acting as the Persona 5 heroine. At the time of writing, the insane clip has over 340k likes.

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My Panther feature video is online now! You can watch the full video under my link in the bio! ?? Do you wanna see more video content like this in the future? ? Video made and edited by @mryamwolf #panthercosplay #anntakamakicosplay #persona5cosplay #persona5 #anntakamaki #panther #cosplayvideo #cosplay

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Fans in love with the 2017 RPG can rejoice as Atlus re-released the game in February as Royal. The expanded version includes a new semester of school, and also introduced a new character to the cast.

The game has continued to grow in popularity, so much so that the video-game has even gotten its own anime adaptation and manga series. Nintendo Switch will also be getting the spinoff Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers.

Cosplay

Jujutsu Kaisen cosplayer channels Cursed Energy as Satoru Gojo

Published: 20/Jan/2021 12:46

by Lauren Bergin

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One of Jujutsu Kaisen’s most iconic characters is Satoru Gojo, the mysterious teacher at Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College. One cosplayer has brought the sorcerer to life with an insane outfit. 

It’s safe to say that the anime universe beautifully intertwines with the cosplay scene. With a whole host of characters and iconic titles, the Japanese cartoon genre has become a global phenomenon.

Jujutsu Kaisen has become one of the most popular animes of 2020, and has dominated streaming website Crunchyroll for the last few months.

The fantasy series features one character that has managed to attract quite a bit of attention though, and that’s Satoru Gojo, teacher and Jujutsu Sorcerer extraodinare.

Satoru Gojo Jujutsu Kaisen
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The anime’s Strongest Jujutsu Sorcerer has become pretty popular.

A magical Satoru cosplay

One of the reasons that cosplayers have flocked to Gojo is his unique style, which sees his eyes covered by a black eyemask. An outfit posted on Instagram by weian_vann (Vann) really brings the character to life though.

Not only is the outfit a perfect replica, Vann has nailed the iconic silver hair that has become so synonymous with the Cursed Energy master.

There’s a sense of foreboding around him though, and we can imagine the anime-style purple smoke kicking up around him to imply that he’s not one to mess with. The first image sees him posed on a backward chair in a stature that’s both playful yet menacing.

Fans are obsessed

The Chinese cosplayer’s image has almost 62k likes, and the comment section is filled with a whole host of Jujutsu fans heaping praise upon him for being able to bring the iconic character to life.

One fan has written “NO WAYYYYY MY HEARTTTT,” reacting in a similar way to many of the sorcerer’s lovestruck students.

Another fan commented on Vann’s masterful recreation of Gojo’s iconic silver hair, asking “Wow! How long did it take to get the hair like that? It looks great!”

A final commenter praised the entire outfit, writing that Vann “did so good” and that the cosplay “looks so realistic!”

So it’s safe to say that fans are really loving Vann’s rendition of Gojo, because not only does he perfectly recreate the outfit but he really becomes the character. As the anime progresses it’ll be exciting to see if he does any more magical cosplays, but in the mean time we can happily swoon away over this one!