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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX cosplayer has perfect Polymerization with Jaden Yuki

Published: 14/Jan/2020 16:53

by Connor Bennett


German cosplayer Makochan has revealed their brand new Jaden Yuki cosplay from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX series and it perfectly brings the reincarnation of The Supreme King to life.

While many may know the uber-popular main Yu-Gi-Oh series, the manga-turned-trading card game has had five separate spin-off series – with one of the first coming in the form of GX.

GX follows Jaden Yuki – Judai Yuki in the Japanese version – as he attempts to deal with school life at Duel Academy in a bid to become the best duelist in the world. Even though the Jaden is hit with challenges from the off – including an entrance exam duel against the academy’s headteacher Dr. Crowler, being placed in the Slifer Red Dorm, and having a ‘weaker’ deck – he manages to overcome all of it to save the world.

TV Asahi
TV Asahi
The Duel Academy student is the lead character for Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.

As a part of the Slifer Red dorm, the dueling school’s lowest dorm, he’s decked out in a trademark red jacket – which has become an inspiration for cosplayers across the world. One of the newest, and most impressive, cosplay of the popular character comes from Makochan, a German cosplayer. 

As expected, the red jacket sits front and center, but the cosplay also managed to nail the spiked-down brown hair of Jaden, as well as his undershirt, pants, and matching red shoes. There are even the pretty impressive different colored eyes from the later seasons too.

However, no Yu-Gi-Oh cosplay would be complete with the cards and the accompanying dueling arm, both of which come perfectly equipped in Makochan’s look.

Though, with them all being tossed across the floor, it looks like the cosplayer may have run into some issues with drawing Polymerization to combine their elemental heroes.

Either way, it’s a pretty impressive cosplay, even though we could have done with seeing a Winged Kuriboh or Elemental Hero Burstinatrix card knocking around.

Who knows, maybe the next Yu-Gi-Oh! GX-inspired cosplay will see someone take on the form of Syrus or Alexis – perhaps even work Chumley into the mix. The possibilities are pretty endless.


Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp


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.