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AEW’s Kenny Omega channels Undertale’s Sans in epic entrance

Published: 31/Oct/2019 16:07 Updated: 31/Oct/2019 16:41

by Matt Porter

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All Elite Wrestling’s Kenny Omega made a spectacular entrance on the October 30 edition of Dynamite, appearing in a special Sans costume with an entrance inspired by the popular indie title, Undertale.

Omega is well-known among the wrestling community for his love of video games, and with AEW labeling their October 30 episode of Dynamite as a special Halloween show, ‘The Best Bout Machine’ took the opportunity to show his love for Undertale by dressing up as one of the game’s main characters.

Heading into a match with long-time partners The Young Bucks against Kip Sabian and The Hybrid 2, the Canadian went all out with his costume, walking down the aisle as Sans, who plays a major role in the game’s final stages.

All Elite Wrestling / TNTKenny Omega appeared in an amazing Sans cosplay.

Not only did ‘The Cleaner’ dress up as Sans, but he even premiered a special 16-bit entrance video which was extremely reminiscent of the game, that took fans of Omega through his departure from New Japan Pro Wrestling.

The former IWGP Heavyweight Champion was a mainstay in the Japanese promotion, but left the company in January 2019, and the famous lion-mark logo of the company plays a significant part in the video, alongside the figure of former tag team partner Kota Ibushi, whose outline can be seen holding the G1 Climax trophy at the end of the clip.

The video showed the friends, accolades, and lifestyle that Omega left behind to return to the US, before switching to his regular theme song as he made his way down the ramp and into the ring. You can watch his full Undertale-inspired entrance below.

This isn’t the first time that Omega has showed his love for video games to the world, and not even the first time he has referenced Undertale, coming out to a similar entrance at Wrestle Kingdom 13 in Tokyo with a 16-bit video about his story with rival Hiroshi Tanahashi.

The costume proved to be good luck too, with Omega picking up the win in his AEW match with his ‘One Winged Angel’ finishing move, another video game reference linked to Final Fantasy VII.

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Evangelion cosplayer becomes Rei Ayanami with epic underwater photoshoot

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:01

by Brent Koepp

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A Neon Genesis Evangelion cosplayer shared her transformation into popular character Rei Ayanami. The artist brought the anime heroine to life with a mind-blowing underwater photoshoot.

Ever since its debut in 19995, Neon Genesis Evangelion has been one of the most influential animes of all time. The Studio Gainax Mecha was originally written by Hideaki Anno.

To celebrate the hit show, a cosplayer went to new depths – literally – to bring lead character Rei Ayanami to life. The artist’s jaw dropping underwater photo recreation will leave fans of the sci-fi epic speechless.

Screenshot of Rei Ayanami in Rebuild Evangelion anime.
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The blue-haired heroine is one of the main characters in the hit anime.

While the series heavily revolves around teenager Shinji Ikari moving to Tokyo-3, the protagonist quickly meets a diverse cast of characters after joining Nerv. One of the fierce characters introduced is Rei Ayanami who pilots Evangelion mechs to defend humanity from the alien threat called Angels.

Cosplayer Tessa ‘tessa_crownster’ made waves on Instagram after faithfully bringing the heroine to life in November. The artist absolutely nailed the character’s signature look, accurately mirroring her short blue bob-style haircut, as well as depicting her striking red eyes.

Tessa utilized underwater photography with the help of ‘brettsphoto‘ to truly capture the anime’s sci-fi roots. The result is stunning as it looks like she is floating in a tank full of wires and circuits. The creative shoot is easily one of the best cosplays we have ever seen of Evangelion.

 

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In another shot posted to the cosplayer’s social media, crownster gave fans a closer view of her incredible portrayal of Rei. The picture taken by ‘samu.snap‘ showcases just how accurate her costume is to the hit anime. Tessa looks ready for battle as she mimics Ayanami’s stance while wearing her iconic white and black pilot bodysuit.

 

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Despite releasing over 25 years ago, Evangelion continues to have a major influence on not only anime, but films and music. The groundbreaking Mecha was in many ways ahead of its time.

Those that might have missed out on the hit show back in the day can actually watch the original series right now on Netflix or Funimation.