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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse meets My Hero Academia in epic comic crossover

Published: 16/Mar/2019 23:37 Updated: 17/Mar/2019 7:02

by Virginia Glaze

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With ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ winning Best Animated Feature at the 2019 Academy Awards, it comes as no surprise that another best-selling superhero franchise would find its way into the mix.

[Caution: Spoilers ahead!]

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Artist ‘oroxoss’ shared a unique melding of ‘Spider-Verse’ and anime/manga series ‘My Hero Academia’ in a Reddit post on March 13, which showed an epic rendition of one of ‘Spider-Verse’s’ key scenes.

In the comic, ‘My Hero’s’ main character, Deku, takes the place of Miles Morales, who learns to embrace his special powers at the encouragement of All Might (replacing Peter Parker).

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BNHA X Spiderverse crossover fanart by me! from r/BokuNoHeroAcademia

“All Might, when will I know I’m ready?” Deku asks, quoting Miles Morales’ line from the movie.

“You won’t, Young Midoriya,” All Might answers. “It’s just a leap of faith.”

The comic also features a unique look into Deku’s ‘Spider-Man’ rendition, featuring a casual, green outfit with a mask and red sneakers.

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Viz MediaMy Hero Academia is set to air its fourth season in October 2019, following its feature film ‘Two Heroes’ in July of 2018.

It makes sense that oroxoss would choose to combine these two insanely popular superhero universes – in fact, the artist even teased a possible continuation of the comic, as told by their comment under the post.

“I originally planned on just doing this as a one-time fan art with this scene, but if ever I can think of another scene that works well with BNHA characters, then I might do more,” oroxoss wrote.

Marvel‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ received critical acclaim upon release, going on to win Best Animated Feature at the 2019 Academy Awards.

The ‘My Hero’ x ‘Spider-Verse’ crossover is also fitting, as ‘My Hero’s’ mangaka Kohei Horikoshi even cited Spider-Man as one of his favorite superheroes at San Diego Comic Con in July 2018.

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A ‘Spider-Verse’ sequel and spinoff series are already in the works, while ‘My Hero’ season four is set to air in October of 2019.

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Kill la Kill cosplayer enrolls at Honnōji Academy as perfect Ryūko Matoi

Published: 15/Oct/2020 21:20

by Brent Koepp

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A Killa la Kill cosplayer’s insanely accurate take on Ryūko Matoi went viral on Instagram. The talented artist looks so much like the fierce protagonist, it’s almost as if the heroine has slashed her way out of the screen into real life.

Kill la Kill was the breakout anime of 2013 as viewers became hooked by its bombastic style and over-the-top story about living clothes. The series became a major hit for Studio Trigger.

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A cosplayer brought the show’s fierce protagonist, Ryūko Matoi, to life with a stunning costume. Her crazy transformation into the heroine will be sure to leave fans stunned.

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Ryūko is the protagonist of the 2013 anime.

Kill la Kill cosplayer becomes perfect Ryūko Matoi

The fast-paced anime centers on the protagonist who is searching for answers after her father is murdered by an assassin. Her only clue is one half of a scissor blade, which she wields as her own weapon. Enrolling in Honnōji, the fierce character takes on the school to learn the truth.

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Cosplayer ‘daniella.claire.cosplay‘ teamed up with prolific photographer ‘thegeekstrong‘ to bring the Studio Trigger show to life. The artist posed as the fierce heroine in her blue and black school uniform, while wielding a life-size replica of the character’s iconic red blade.

Daniella faithfully depicted Matoi’s look by mirroring her short blue bob haircut and the signature red bang that hangs to the side of her face.  This is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen on the Kill la Kill heroine, as it looks as if the protagonist has stepped out of the anime itself.

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In another shot, the cosplayer adorably posed with her scissor blade resting on the floor. The image shows just how detailed her costume actually is, especially with the red and orange eye that sits under her left shoulder. In the anime, Ryūko’s school outfit is actually alive, and is called Senketsu.

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On my last Ryuko post, I used the wrong kind of “your” in “don’t lose your way” and it’s been bothering me ever since. It’s okay, I’m big enough to admit that I have flaws. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I’ll hit someone with my car. Honestly, this is probably my favorite shoot that I’ve done with @thegeekstrong so far- his use of light never stops amazing me. Follow his other accounts @geekstrong and @ruypictures 💙 💙 💙 #killlakill #ryukomatoi #ryukocosplay #killlakillcosplay #cosplay #anime #cosplaygirl (Also in case you’ve read this far into the caption and also have never seen “the office” first of all, what are you doing with your life? And second of all, I’ve never actually hit someone with my car.)

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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Daniella also perfectly re-created an infamous shot from the show where Matoi readies for battle while holding her weapon out to strike. The post has over 8.9k likes at the time of writing.

Despite releasing in 2013, Kill la Kill is still one of the most popular modern animes. It is so beloved, the show even got its own video game in 2019 called IF, developed by Arc System Works.

Those wanting to watch the incredibly entertaining series by Studio Trigger can catch all episodes on Netflix right now. It is also available on Crunchyroll and Funimation.