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Young My Hero Academia cosplayers steal hearts with Deku and Eri designs

Published: 16/Jan/2020 2:02 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 2:06

by Alan Bernal


Two little cosplayers stole the hearts of both the internet and the Anime Los Angeles 2020 convention with their incredible renditions for popular My Hero Academia characters Deku and Eri.

The second season of MHA’s anime has been delivering on all fronts for fans, and cosplayers have been there all along the way, bringing the cast of characters to life with their skills.

From jaw-dropping designs of heroes like Camie Utsushimi or villains such as Himiko Toga, the MHA fanbase are out in full force, recreating almost everyone in the show’s long list of prominent faces.

Deku saves Eri in the middle of a battle with Overhaul in My Hero Academia
Deku will go to impossible lengths to save Eri, and the young cosplayers perfectly depicted the same sentiment.

However, the shortlist of stars for the anime’s latest on-screen arc include none other than One-for-All inheritor Deku and the young Eri, who were adorably reimaged by a cosplayer known as ‘JayElitecosplay’ and his younger sister.

Fully donning Deku’s hero suit, JayElite brought the hero down to a perfect pint size, while his sister is seen bandaged (but delightfully happy) as Eri.

It looks like things started to get a bit testy at Anime Los Angeles, though, when the two young cosplayers came across another fan named ‘mystictaku’ who dressed up as Kai Chisaki, the leader of Shie Hassaikai yazuka group who goes by the moniker ‘Overhaul.’

That’s when the two cosplayers really stepped into their characters, with Deku standing up against the villain to save the captured Eri.

Images from the encounter are epic, to say the least, with little JayElite looking incredibly heroic up against the masked villain in an adorable attempt to save his sister.

JayElitecosplay dressed as Deku to save his sister as Eri against Overhaul.
JayElitecosplay Instagram
Like a scene ripped from the series, JayElite stood tall as Deku against Overhaul (mystictaku) to save Eri.

The entire display instantly took the hearts for fans of the show all across the net, and it even got a major shoutout from the official My Hero Academia Twitter account.

JayElite is no stranger to cosplaying his favorite characters, either, having dressed up as Bakugo, Todoroki and even a horrifying costume of a Pennywise/Georgie crossover from Stephen King’s ‘It.’

Even at such an early age, JayElite and his sister have a knack for cosplaying, and with an Instagram account that boasts over a thousand followers already, they’re sure to make incredible designs for a long time to come.

As My Hero Academia goes on, fans can’t wait to see what else the young cosplayers will come up with next.


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


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.