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Artist merges My Hero Academia and Street Fighter V characters with incredible results

Published: 25/May/2019 21:35 Updated: 25/May/2019 22:06

by Virginia Glaze

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With the next season of popular anime My Hero Academia set to release in October 2019, fans are left with a fairly lengthy wait to see where the story goes, next – but one artist is taking matters into their own hands.

New York-based artist ‘Kellzallday’ has created a stunning mesh between the young heroes of My Hero Academia and the classic characters of the Street Fighter franchise, drawing each hero in the iconic attire of Street Fighter’s world warriors.

Kicking off in December of 2018, Kellz started their project with the gravity-defying Uraraka Ochako, who, in the spirit of her internship with Top Hero Gunhead, took on the schoolgirl uniform of Sakura Kasugano, known for her admiration of the series’ main protagonist, Ryu.

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Kellz wasn’t finished, just yet; they likewise combined Mina Ashido with Alpha 3 wrestler R. Mika – likely due to their bubbly personalities, going on to give Yaomomo the iconic leotard of Cammy White’s Delta Red Forces.

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Kellz’s fanart has since become so popular that cosplayers have even brought these crossovers to the real world, with cosplayer ‘Lindsgaycosplay’ creating a near-perfect rendition of Yaomomo’s Cammy-inspired look.

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It’s not all about the heroes, though; Kellz made sure to give some love to MHA’s villains, as well, seeing fit to combine Himiko Toga’s psychotic personality with Juri Han’s insatiable thirst for vengeance.

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Kellz’ latest additions to the collection include one of Street Fighter’s brand-new characters, the orb-wielding Menat, who Kellz combined with Hearing Hero Kyoka Jiro – although we’re not sure if the orb plays music, in this case.

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While it might seem like their collection features only femme fatales, Kellz has finally added a male to the mix, finding Bakugou’s explosive personality a good match for Ken Masters’ own fiery moveset.

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Bakugou’s explosive entrance to Kellz’ collection comes in the wake of one of the fighting game community’s largest tournaments of the season, Combo Breaker, which features a Premier Event on the Capcom Pro Tour – marking a major opportunity for competitive Street Fighter V players.

While My Hero Academia doesn’t boast a fighting game in the traditional sense, Bandai Namco released My Hero: One’s Justice in August 2018, which allows players to throw down with their favorite heroes.

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With these crossovers in mind, it would be pretty cool if SFV managed to drop some My Hero skins in the future. What heroes would you like to see featured next in Kellz’s artwork?

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Demon Slayer cosplayer goes viral as perfect Nezuko in a box

Published: 23/Oct/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp

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A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after adorably bringing Nezuko Kamado traveling in a box to life. The talented artist creatively transformed into the anime heroine while riding on the back of Tanjiro.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, as viewers around the world became enthralled with its brutally dark world and stylish animation. The series follows the Kamado siblings who are on a quest to avenge their family.

Prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh‘ went viral on social media when she transformed into the show’s lead heroine, Nezuko. The talented artist re-created the character traveling in a box that will be sure to capture hearts of fans.

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The anime heroine travels in a box carried on her brother’s back.

Demon Slayer cosplayer brings Nezuko in a box to life

Early on in the story, Nezuko Kamado is turned into a demon after surviving a brutal attack from a creature. A part of her new powers is the ability to shrink her body. To avoid being seen, the heroine travels in a box that is carried by her brother.

Cosplayer ‘aru.rinh’ went viral on Instagram after bringing the iconic plot point to real life. Photographer ‘muze‘ captured Zekia sitting in a box strapped to the back of an artist portraying her sibling, Tanjiro.

Adorably, her legs hang out of the wooden container as she sits snugly in the box. In the picture’s caption, she explained, “yes i do fit all the way into the box.”

In another shot posted to social media, aru.rinh gave viewers a full look at how detailed her costume really is. She faithfully created Nezuko’s signature pink yukata, including the red and white checkered sash around her waist. Zekia even included the character’s large leg wraps that go into her sandals.

The cosplayer also posed in an up-close portrait photo, and shows off how faithful her look is to the anime. In the series, the Kamado sibling’s eyes turn bright pink after being turned into a demon, which aru.rinh nailed effortlessly as her curly black hair falls on her shoulders.

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Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga, however found worldwide acclaim after being adapted into an anime by studio Ufotable.

After a year of waiting, the series finally makes its return in the form of the theatrical film Mugen Train. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.