30 March 2015

Fruits Basket: Souma Kagura

Cursed with the Spirit of the Pig, Souma Kagura claims to be the fiancée of Souma Kyo, but whenever Kyo denies those claims, she beats Kyo up. She is normally a kind and girly young woman, but she appears to have a split personality whenever it comes to Kyo. Apparently, when they were still very young, Kagura even threatened Kyo into proposing to her using a knife (this was changed to a giant boulder in the anime).

I think Kagura is my favorite female character in the series because she’s so strong and straight-forward. And don’t you think Japanese cosplayer Roki makes such an adorable Kagura? Please do give her your support and visit her World Cosplay account! Thanks again to Katy for suggesting this!

Source: Roki on World Cosplay

28 March 2015

Mobile Suit Gundam Girl 02

mobile suit gundam girl 02I am practically clueless when it comes to the makes and models of Gundams, so maybe someone can tell me from which series this cosplayer is portraying as?

I guess Gundam Girls have been pretty popular ever since. This looks like a scanned photo from somewhere, and if you take a closer look on the upper right-hand corner, there’s a little date that reads “12 2 ‘04”, so I’m guessing that this was taken in 2004. But even though the photo is old, it’s still pretty impressive, don’t you think? Thanks to Cali for sending this in!

Source: The Billy Files on Blogspot

27 March 2015

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Tifa Lockhart 14

final fantasy vii advent children cosplay - tifa lockhart by mei waiAnimam sacrificare necesse est?
Is it necessary to sacrifice the soul?
Cur in gremio haeremus?
Why do we stay in the womb?
Cur veniam petimus
Why do we beg for forgiveness
In terram fatali?
In the fateful Earth?

“The Promised Land”
Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

I think I’ve featured a lot of Mei Wai’s Tifa Lockhart cosplays before, but another one can’t hurt now, can it? And did anyone notice that she’s wearing “Playboy” shoes? Thanks to Meredith for sending this in!

Source: 梧桐影

26 March 2015

Samurai Warriors 2: Mori Ranmaru

samurai warriors 2 cosplay - mori ranmaru by jesukeMori Ranmaru is a hidden character in Samurai Warriors 2 who could only be unlocked by doing the first two “Ranmaru’s Request” and “Mitsuhide’s Request” jobs in Survival Mode. In the mission, Ranmaru’s requests for the player’s help to investigate the nature of Nobunaga’s assassination, as Ranmaru remains unsure whether Mitsuhide really killed their lord or not. It was later revealed that Mitsuhide was falsely accused because Ieyasu used a look alike assassin, and that the assailants only managed to kill Nobunaga’s body double. He and Keiji later set out to punish Ieyasu together.

I’m pretty sure this is Jesuke, even though I don’t see this in her Deviant Art anymore. There are other shots of her in this costume in her Gallery though, so please be sure to give her a visit! Thanks to TsukiHiro for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

25 March 2015

7th Dragon 2020: Hatsune Miku

7th dragon 2020 cosplay - hatsune miku

Did you know that Hatsune Miku makes an appearance in “7th Dragon 2020”?

In the year 2020, dragons from outer space have decided to invade the earth and make it uninhabitable by spreading harmful, extraterrestrial plants known as “Flowaro”. The player is tasked to rescue Miku in one of its missions, and the reward gives Squad 13 an alternative BGM option that changes all music into remixes done with Miku’s voice.

It think that sounds lovely, don’t you? I love Miku’s voice, even though I don’t know a lot of her songs. Thanks again to Mikachu for sharing this!

Source: Fandomsky on WordPress

24 March 2015

Touken Ranbu: Heshikiri Hasebe

touken ranbu cosplay - heshikiri hasebe

Heshikiri Hasebe. .... Weird name, isn't it? My previous lord, you see, could not forgive the mistake of his tea servant, and I was thus named when he executed the hiding servant with only the weight of the blade... He's that kind of man. Oda Nobunaga, that is.

- Touken Ranbu Wiki

This game is seriously getting a lot of amazing cosplays… so much that I’m beginning to take interest in playing the game myself, even if I can’t understand it.

Please support the cosplayer by visiting their weibo! Thanks to Touken Ranbu Vietnam for sharing this!

Source: Touken Ranbu Vietnam on Facebook

23 March 2015

Fruits Basket: Souma Hiro

fruits basket cosplay - souma hiro by pinotaroCursed with the Spirit of the Goat, Souma Hiro is an arrogant 11-year-old, who loves Souma Kisa more than anything in the world. However, when he told Akito about his love for Kisa, Akito attacked Kisa and ended up in the hospital. Hiro knew that it was because of his confession that Kisa ended up getting hurt, so he decided to stay away from Kisa in order to keep her safe.

I remember falling in love with this series when the anime debuted at a local convention. Actually, it wasn’t even a convention, it was a film viewing / gathering since anime and manga were not really that common back then. A friend and I were fangirling all over Yuki at the time, and we didn’t care that we got weird looks then, haha!

Anyway, please support Japanese cosplayer, PINOtaro and visit her sites: Archive, Blog, Tumblr, Twitter, and World Cosplay. Thanks to Katy for suggesting this!

Source: ぴの太郎 on World Cosplay

22 March 2015

Unknown Cosplay #156

unknown cosplay 156It’s been a while since I last added a photo in the Unknown Category… Google has made it a lot easier to identify most cosplays that I’m not familiar with, but it appears it has no information about this particular photo.

I am guessing he’s either from Final Fantasy or Ragnarok, but my searches came up with nothing. It would be a shame not to know more about this character since the details of his armor are pretty amazing.

If you have any idea who he is or who the character is, please do leave a comment below! Thanks to luaR for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

21 March 2015

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel Phantomhive 18

kuroshitsuji cosplay - ciel phantomhive 18一人にしないで もう察して 彩めて
Don’t leave me alone, take my hint and make me colorful already
どの言葉も 君の部屋では すり抜けていくの
No matter what your words are, they slip out of your room
乱れて 眠って それ以上を教えて?
Getting confused, falling asleep- Tell me there’s more than that?
笑顔の問いに 迷う吐息 月だけが見てる
The sighs are lost in the question behind a smile; only the moon is watching

次の長い針が 天井に届く頃には
When the next long needle points to the ceiling
君はもういない 私はもういらない
You won’t be around anymore; I won’t need you anymore

“Monochrome Kiss”
Lyrics and Translation by
Words of Songs

That skull is extra creepy, but I know that this is probably one of the most popular illustrations of Ciel. Thanks to LinBlue for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

20 March 2015

Death Note: Amane Misa 09

death note cosplay - amane misa by kipi気をつけて神様は見てる。
Be careful, God is watching.
暗い夜道は手をつないでください!
In a street blacked by night, please link our hands together.
一人で遠くでもいつも見つけ出してくれる。
Even if I'm by myself and far away, He can always come find me.
知ってることは全部教えてくれる。
He comes to teach me everything He knows. 
私がおぼえたなくても、
Even if I should no longer remember,
何度でも教えてくれる。
He will teach me over and over.

でも 全部わかってしまったらどうすればいいの?
But what should I do once I know everything?

“Misa’s Song”
Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

I featured this version of Kipi’s cosplay of Amane Misa back in 2007, but I think it’s worth having a second look, don’t you? Thanks to Justin for sending this in!

Source: Anime Joy Reactor

19 March 2015

Final Fantasy VII: Vincent Valentine 04

final fantasy vii cosplay - vincent valentine 4

Vincent Valentine blamed himself for Lucrecia’s illness after Sephiroth’s birth. In order to atone for this “sin”, he locked himself within a coffin in the basement of Shinra Mansion and slept, mostly undisturbed, for 30 years. He constantly relived his nightmare as punishment for being unable to stop Lucrecia from submitting to Hojo’s experiment on her unborn baby.

Another impressive cosplay of Vincent Valentine! It’s a little weird that a 50-60 year-old character looks like this, and I’ve always been curious as to how that might have happened. Well, one thing we can be sure of, sleeping is very good for us! Thanks to luaR for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

18 March 2015

Starry Sky: Miyaji Ryunosuke (Scorpio)

starry sky cosplay - miyaji ryunosuke (scorpio) by shinonome azusaThe vice-captain of the archery club, Miyaji Ryunosuke is described to be tsundere which means he is initially cold and even hostile to anyone new who enters his life, but eventually warms up to them. He has kept an eye out for Tsukiko and considers her to be his rival. He initially disregarded Azusa as Ryunosuke solely relied on natural talent and did not believe in effort and passion.

Doesn’t Taiwanese cosplayer Shinonome Azusa (東雲梓) make a lovely Ryunosuke? Please go visit her websites: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, and World Cosplay! Thanks to Minette for sending this in!

Source: 東雲梓 on World Cosplay