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Terrifying My Hero Academia Tomura cosplay will give you nightmares

Published: 23/Nov/2019 23:11

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer has brought My Hero Academia’s Tomura to life with his terrifying take on the leader of the League of Villains. 

My Hero Academia first released in 2014 as a manga in Japan, before exploding in popularity worldwide with its anime adaptation in 2016, and is currently on its fourth season.

The animation takes place in a world where people evolved to have super-powers called quirks, and superheroes are integrated into society where they protect the innocent against those that use their powers for evil.

The series protagonist Izuku Midoriya has an arch nemesis named Tomura who is the terrifying antagonist in the show, and one incredibly skilled cosplayer’s take on the villain is so good it will make your skin crawl.

Bandai NamcoThe series antagonist Tomoura has a terrifying appearance.

Cosplayer’s terrifying recreation of Tomura

The troubled villain was first introduced half way into Season 1, and has a terrifying presence with his ragged hair, and obscured face which is covered by an oddly-placed hand.

Cosplayer ‘Tawko Royama‘ shared his take on the character on his social media, and blew away fans who were impressed by the intricate detail of the hands that grab onto various parts of his body.

In the story, these hands have important significance to his origin, but they give the villain a disturbing appearance as it almost looks like the character is being smothered which the cosplayer perfectly nails.

In the earlier seasons, Tomura wears a hoodie over his messy blue hair, and keeps his disfigured face obscured even when he’s not wearing his hands, making this cosplay one of the most faithful recreations of the character we’ve ever seen.

The artist also posted more shots of his costume on his Instagram, which truly shows off the incredible work that went into making it, by accurately recreating each vein and line on all the hands that grasp at him.

He also embodies the antagonist with his pose of holding his wrist, as the character’s quirk turns anything he touches into dust, giving him immense powers that can destroy anything he comes into contact with.

My Hero Academia’s fourth season is currently being aired simulcast for the first time, meaning English watchers can get the dub at the same time as the Japanese sub release without having to wait months for it.

The current season can be watched on either Funimation or Crunchyroll, and airs every week on Saturday.

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Steins;Gate cosplayer studies world lines as Kurisu Makise

Published: 3/Dec/2020 18:59

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer brought Steins;Gate protagonist Kurisu Makise to life. The talented artist made waves on Instagram after transforming into the red-haired scientist. 

While Steins;Gate originally made its debut as a visual novel in 2009, the series’ animated adaptation in 2011 is considered one of the best animes of all time. Its complex sci-fi narrative and diverse cast of characters has connected with viewers around the world.

A cosplayer showed her love for the time travel story by transforming into protagonist Kurisu Makise. The artist’s true-to-life take on the scientist is so perfect, it’s almost as if the heroine has changed world lines and warped out of the screen.

Screenshot of Makise Kurisu in Steins;Gate anime giving lecture.
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The genius scientist is one of the main protagonists in the 2011 anime.

Steins:Gate cosplayer wows as perfect Kurisu Makise

The anime opens with mad scientist Rintarou Okabe discovering a time anomaly involving physicist Kurisu. The heroine eventually joins the protagonist’s makeshift lab, where they discover time travel using a microwave machine and a cellphone. 

Cosplayer Leza ‘someonefromrussia’ made waves on Instagram after sharing her perfect re-creation of the red-haired scientist. Photographer ‘dobrolis’ captured the artist posing in the character’s signature outfit which consists of a white shirt, red tie, and black shorts.

The cosplayer showed off the incredible details of her outfit while mirroring a scene from the show where Makise holds a soda drink hilariously called DK Pepper. She even portrayed the heroine’s quirky sense of fashion by wearing her beige jacket around her elbows.

Leza also teamed up with fellow cosplayer ‘dan.aligieri2011’ who looks like the real life version of Okabe. The duo posed back-to-back for photographer ‘kmitenkova’, who shot them re-creating the anime’s iconic opening sequence.

Despite releasing over a decade ago, Steins;Gate is still incredibly popular and influential. The show is often ranked as one of the top best animes of all time by critics and fans.

The franchise was so beloved that it got a second season over seven years later called “Zero”. Fans can catch all episodes now on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.