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Artist creates even more Overwatch and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure crossovers

Published: 31/May/2019 19:59 Updated: 31/May/2019 20:08

by Bill Cooney

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An anime fan and artist has once again taken characters from ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ and placed them into the world of Overwatch.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, for those out of the loop, was first published in 1987 and is one of the best-selling manga series of all time, having an animated series that debuted in 2012 – which has since become an instant hit among fans.

Without going into exactly what JoJo is about, (which would take another article entirely) the series features an almost endless amount of colorful characters, who have become wildly popular with fans.

Luckily for us, Chinese artist and Overwatch fan 爽朗系男子T (Sleek man T) has decided to continue his noble work of taking characters from JoJo and putting them into highlight intros for various Overwatch heroes and, as always, the results are fantastic.

爽朗系男子TJonathan Joestar doing his best Zarya impression.

Jonathan Joestar X Zarya

Jonathan Joestar is the main protagonist of the Phantom Blood Arc, and was the first JoJo of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series.

Seeing as how Jonathan is a large, muscular man, he’s the perfect character to play Zarya, who is a large muscular woman, as Overwatch fans should know.

Jonathan might be able to pull of Zarya’s pose perfectly, but it would be interesting to see who could deadlift more weight between the two.

爽朗系男子T

Joseph Joestar X Widowmaker

The second JoJo in the series, Joseph Joestar, is the main protagonist in the Battle Tendency arc ,and makes a pretty solid Widowmaker, as well.

Like Widow, he swings into view in the highlight intro, but instead of Widow’s grappling hook, he’s using his stand, which are powers or entities psychically generated by JoJo’s characters.

Hermit Purple summons multiple, thorn covered vines that are strong enough to support Joseph’s body weight, so even though it’s not a grappling hook, it still gets the job done.

爽朗系男子TJotaro Kujo (and Star Platinum) as D.Va and her Mech.

Jotaro Kujo X D.Va

Kujo is the third (and most recurring) JoJo in the series, and he appears in D.Va’s highlight into with his stand Star Platinum.

Star Platinum is basically a bigger, even more ripped version of Kujo, which makes it a perfect match for D.Va’s mech.

So far as we know, though, Kujo is unable to go inside of Star Platinum, like Baby D.Va and her MEKA – but Jotaro does seem to summon his stand from inside, so we’ll let it slide.

爽朗系男子TClearly Giorno Giovanna is a Mercy main.

Giorno Giovanna X Mercy

Giorno is the son of Dio, one of the main antagonists in the JoJo series, serving as the fifth JoJo and protagonist in the Vento Aureo arc.

He makes perfect match for Mercy because his stand, even though it isn’t featured, provides healing powers, just like Dr. Ziegler.

爽朗系男子TOnly real fans of JoJo will know why Polnareff carved a turtle out of that pumpkin.

Jean Pierre Polnareff X Genji

Matching together Polnareff and Genji is a no-brainer, obviously because they both use swords in their abilities.

Sleek Man T made Polnareff recreate Genji’s Halloween highlight intro in the image, but instead of carving the pumpkin into a Jack-O-Lantern, he makes a turtle – a deep cut of JoJo lore that fans should appreciate.

爽朗系男子TDio as Reinhardt, with a sign instead of a hammer.

Dio X Reinhardt

The big bad guy of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures, Dio and Reinhardt’s personalities don’t really match, but he does make that sign look like it would hurt just as much as a large hammer.

Dio is more of a “kill everyone in my way to get what I want guy,” while Reinhardt is more focused on protecting people, but they are both large and strong.

Still, if we had to choose between the two, we’re taking Reinhardt every time, because we still can’t get over what Dio did to Jonathan’s pet dog, Danny.

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.