True-to-life My Hero Academia cosplay proves why Uraraka is the best - Dexerto
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True-to-life My Hero Academia cosplay proves why Uraraka is the best

Published: 7/Dec/2019 0:04

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A talented My Hero Academia fan brought fan favorite Ochako Uraraka to life with her incredibly accurate cosplay take on the lovable gravity hero.

Uraraka is one of the series’ main protagonists, and has captured the hearts of fans around the world with her down-to-earth, humble personality.

In the show, the heroine trains alongside main character Izuku Midoriya at U.A. High – a school for budding superheroes – in the hopes of one day becoming a Pro Hero.

She’s so popular that she’s often the subject of fan projects such as cosplay, and one skilled admirer decided to bring the gravity queen to lift with a true-to-life costume.

FunimationUraraka is a favorite among MHA fans.

Incredibly accurate Uraraka cosplay

Cosplay artist Jojo from ‘joji_cos’ shared her take on the loveable heroine in her U.A. High training outfit, and it’s incredibly realistic, making it appear like she’s jumped right out of the TV screen.

When the students participate in their hero classes, they mainly wear a blue, red, and white skinsuit, unless they’re permitted to wear their proper superhero gear.

Jojo nailed the suit down to a tee, as well as Uraraka’s signature haircut – a whimsical shoulder-length bob with elongated bangs.

The Brazilian cosplayer has also dressed up as a more casual version of the Zero Gravity hero, and though basic, somehow manages to pull off her style perfectly.

In this take, she uses sweatbands to mimic the heroine’s armbands, and also wears a black tank top reminiscent of the civilian clothing she sports when not in costume.

What pulls the look together, though, is the makeup used to give Jojo rosy cheeks and large eyes to really get in character and to capture her spirit.

While joji_cos is only a small-time cosplayer in terms of Instagram numbers with only 1,350 followers, her other designs from shows such as Pokemon and Love Live are equally as adorable.

My Hero Academia is currently in the midst of its fourth season at this time of writing, and airs weekly on both Funimation and Crunchyroll.

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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.
Wit Studio / Funimation
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.