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Pokemon Journeys anime to go deeper into Sword & Shield lore in new arc

Published: 21/Sep/2020 18:56

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Journeys anime is set to feature a special Sword & Shield arc in October. The episodes will take a deeper look into the game’s lore, and focus on its Legendary monsters Zacian and Zamazenta. 

The Pokemon series was brought into its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. The latest title in the long-running franchise introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time. 


As is customary with every game, an animated series featuring Ash Ketchum ran alongside the release. While the Journeys anime has already featured the Gen VIII map briefly, this Fall, the RPG will get a special run of episodes focused on its lore.

pokemon sword and shield anime promo
The Pokemon Company
The latest Pokemon anime will feature a Sword & Shield arc.

Pokemon anime to feature special Sword & Shield arc

Journeys made its debut in November 2019, and centers on Ash Ketchum and his new friend Goh traveling to all eight regions. The series briefly had the duo stop off at Galar, and even featured champion Leon and several epic Dynamax battles.


In October, the anime will be getting  a special arc that will be entirely focused on the Gen VIII RPG. The Sword & Shield chapter will feature the game’s beloved Legendaries Zacian and Zamazenta.

Popular Pokemon outlet Serebii posted the reveal on Twitter, and included four photos from the upcoming episode. “A small arc of the anime set in Galar named “Sword & Shield Edition” will run for 4 weeks from October 23rd in Japan,” the tweet explained. 

According to the publication, the story will include Ash and Goh “meeting Zacian and Zamazenta in Slumbering Weald.” As is if that wasn’t exciting enough, there will also be a plot involving Chairman Rose & Oleana.

chairman rose pokemon sword shield anime
The Pokemon Company
Chairman Rose will get a new storyline in the upcoming Sword & Shield anime arc.

It’s not entirely clear at the time of writing how much of the episode will include new plot or lore. Although Ash & Goh’s inclusion is certainly new. It will be interesting to see what else the anime can include about the Gen VIII region. 

This isn’t the first time that Galar has been explored in an animated series. To celebrate the RPG, The Pokemon Company released a limited series on YouTube called Twilight Wings, which focused on the game’s Gym Leaders and lore.


Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into a monster as Nezuko Kamado

Published: 6/Oct/2020 18:47

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer became the real life version of Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer. The artist’s mind-blowing re-creation brings the popular anime to life like you’ve never seen before.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, captivating audiences around the world with its dark story and stunning animation. Viewers couldn’t get enough of its story about the Kamado siblings and their quest to avenge their family.


Celebrating the series, a talented cosplayer brought scenes from the show to life with photography and videos. Her insanely accurate costume of Nezuko will be sure to leave fans of the show in awe.

nezuko in demon slayer intro
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Nezuko is one of the main protagonists in the hit 2019 anime Demon Slayer.

Nezuko cosplay brings Demon Slayer to life

The popular anime doesn’t hold back punches, as it opens with the Kamado family being slayed by creatures. Nezuko survives, but is turned into a demon. The show follows the heroine and her brother Tanjiro as they look for a cure.


Russian cosplayer Melissa ‘gardeeva_melissa‘ brought the cursed protagonist to life with a costume she posted on Instagram. The artist posed next to flowers in the character’s signature pink patterned yukata, and her kimono which drapes over her shoulders.

Melissa faithfully captured Nezuko’s look, perfectly mirroring her flowing black hair, which turns vermillion at the bottom in curls. She even depicted her pale pink eyes, which is the color they change to after the heroine is turned into a demon.


The Demon Slayer cosplayer shared another photo of the outfit and showed off her bamboo gag accessory. In the series, Nezuko uses the item to chew on in order to control her urge to attack humans. Photographer ‘del_phot_o‘ captured the Russian artist biting down on the prop.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Gardeeva created a video portraying the anime protagonist. The cosplayer really does look like Nezuko as she moves her striking pink eyes around.

Demon Slayer fans eagerly waiting for the show’s return are in luck as this October, the anime is getting the theatrical film, Mugen Train. The movie will bridge the gap between Seasons 1 and 2.

For everything we know so far about the upcoming movie, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up can watch the whole series on Crunchyroll and Funimation right now.