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Sailor Moon cosplayer transforms into destructive guardian Sailor Saturn

Published: 13/Jan/2020 3:00

by Isaac McIntyre

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A talented Sailor Moon cosplayer has shared her take on the anime series’ all-powerful planet-destroying Sailor Saturn, unveiled at Anime NYC.

Saturn was the last of the Sailor Guardians introduced in the popular anime series, and her entrance into the lives of Sailor Moon and the rest of the cast of heroes was certainly an explosive one — alongside Mistress 9, she nearly destroys Earth.

The powerful guardian, known as Hotaru Tomoe before she is revealed as the final member of Moon’s heroic group, is one of the cult favorites from the anime series, so it makes sense she’d be the focus of one skilled cosplayer’s stunning costume.

Madman EntertainmentSailor Saturn is one of the strongest Guardians, able to destroy entire planets with her powers.

Saturn, the final Guardian, revealed at last

In the series, Saturn is often solemn and stone-faced, only bringing out her powers when they’re absolutely needed. While ‘chibith0t’ does throw out a cheeky smile to celebrate her cosplay, for the most part, she gets Saturn’s personality just right.

Chibi’s center-piece for the colorful cosplay is the character’s big red bow, complete with a self-made brooch sitting right in the middle. The costume also gets Saturn’s puffy guardian shoulder pads just right, with them sitting off the arms.

No Sailor Guardian cosplay would be complete without the back-bow either, and the costume gets that just right too — while most of the photos shared from Anime NYC only show the front, you can see glimpses of it around her back.

Reddit: chibith0tChibi brought Sailor Saturn to life, including her brooch, bow, and boots, at Anime NYC.

Chibi, who also regularly dabbles in other anime cosplays from series like Pokemon and Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, also made sure she had all the little details of Saturn’s transformation outfit completed to a tee.

Her hair was pulled back by a gold tiara, like most of the Guardians, her purple boots shone brighter than her bodice’s blue trim — just like Saturn’s in the anime — and her lengthy gloves reached all the way up her forearm, completing the outfit.

“Happy birthday to the Goddess of Destruction herself, Sailor Saturn,” Chibi added when sharing her Saturn photos on Instagram. “Lovely shots of my Sailor Saturn Cosplay from Anime NYC, it was so awesome finally doing a Sailor Scout cosplay!”

With all of the pieces brought together into one cool, calm, and collected Saturn cosplay, it seems like Chibi has knocked it out of the park. Now she just has to find a few other Sailor Guardians to team up with, and Earth will be pretty protected.

Sailor Moon still popular 28 years later

While Sailor Moon’s original 200-episode run across five different shows, including ‘R,’ ‘S,’ and ‘Sailor Stars’ concluded in 1997, the series has seen a revival in recent times with the 2014 release of Sailor Moon Crystal, a 13-episode web series.

Created to commemorate the original run’s 20th anniversary, fans flocked to the web-based retelling of the old story, and the love of Sailor Moon was re-sparked. 

Now, a movie sequel titled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal, and set after the mini-series, is due for release in 2020. While it may be 28 years since the show’s first premiere, Naoko Takeuchi’s creation is still going as strong as ever.

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Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp

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A Princess Mononoke cosplayer brought the film’s protagonist San to life with a stunning costume. The artist’s breathtaking transformation into the Studio Ghibli character will leave fans speechless.

In 1997, renowned director Hayao Miyazaki debuted his groundbreaking seventh film, Princess Mononoke. The environmentalist-themed story was so popular, it’s still the eighth highest grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the influential anime by bringing it to life with a jaw-dropping outdoor photoshoot. The artist’s incredible take on wolf girl San is so good, it’s almost as if the protagonist has clawed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of wolf princess San in Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.
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The wolf princess is one of the main characters in the 1997 anime film.

Ghibli cosplayer becomes real life Princess Mononoke

The film centers on protagonist Ashitaka, who leaves his village after tragically becoming infected by a corrupted spirit. The banished prince embarks on a quest to look for a cure and confront the curse that corrupted the animal that wandered into his home.

Cosplayer ‘Jennifer Sonntag’ brought the movie’s second lead character, Princess San, to life with her stunning cosplay which she shared on Instagram. Photographer ‘jospixelart’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic white and blue outfit next to a wolf.

Jenny nailed San’s signature attire, which includes a white fur cape that drapes over her back as well as her red and gold warrior mask which she uses to cover her face while battling against human enemies. She even included her scarlet facepaint which sits under each eye.

 

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In another shot posted on her social media, the artist re-created a scene from the Ghibi film where the lead character sits on a rock. Jen looks ready to fight with her wolf family as she holds her prop dagger while having her headdress down. The outdoor backdrop gorgeously ties the whole thing together and could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the film.

 

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Despite releasing over 23 years ago, Princess Mononoke still continues to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Its dark themes and gritty depiction of violence was a departure for Miyazaki’s usually child-friendly projects.

Those looking to catch the classic movie are in luck as it can currently be watched right now on HBO’s streaming service MAX. Also in 2019, Studio Ghibli struck a deal with Apple TV and Amazon to sell all of their theatrical releases digitally for the very first time.