25 July 2014

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 54

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku by rinamiKeep only one love...
Why have I loved you...

誰よりも
More than anyone else
あなたのこと想っているよ
I think about you
ねぇいつも
Please, evermore
寄り添っていたいの
Let me stay next to you
朝も夜も
In the morning and night
あなたのことばかり
All I think about is you

Keep only one love...

“Keep Only One Love”
Lyrics and Translation by
Vocalochu

I think it might be the first time I’ve featured a Hatsune Miku cosplayer with her hair styled this way. Rinami looks so flawless in this photo, it’s like she’s a porcelain doll! Thanks again to Lilybeth for sending this in!

Source: 璃波さん on Blogspot

24 July 2014

Rurouni Kenshin Stars in Manila for Asian Premier

MANILA, July 25, 2014 – Japanese director Keishi Otomo and actors Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei and Munetaka Aoki are flying to Manila to grace the Asian Premiere of “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno,” this was jointly announced today by William Ireton, President & Representative Director of Warner Entertainment Japan Inc., and Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.

The invitational red carpet premiere is scheduled on Wednesday night, August 6 at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong. The Japanese talents are also expected to interact with the media and fans in a public press conference Thursday, August 7 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.

In making the announcement, Ireton stated, “We are thrilled to bring director Keishi Otomo and castmembers Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei and Munetaka Aoki to Manila so they can personally thank and engage with the loyal fans of `Rurouni Kenshin.' The Philippines is a very important market for the franchise as proven by the outstanding box-office success in Manila of the first `Rurouni Kenshin' film in 2013.”

For his part, Soliven said, “Moviegoers in the Philippines have helped create a wave of anticipation and excitement for the `Rurouni Kenshin' sequels and the upcoming talent visit is a much welcome recognition of the fans' ardent support.”

“Kyoto Inferno” which bows across the Philippines on August 20 is the first of two sequels to the 2013 blockbuster “Rurouni Kenshin.” The second, titled “The Legend Ends” opens on September 24.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Philippines

I’m so excited over this, you have no idea! Now August has become even more exciting! Thank you Warner Brothers!!!

23 July 2014

Trinity Blood: Augusta Vradica / Seth Nightroad 02

trinity blood cosplay - augusta vradica / seth nightroad by stardust-skiesThe youngest of the Nightroad siblings, Seth Nightroad is a member of the Alliance Aerospace Navy and the third Crusnik. Seth viewed Lilith as a mother figure and loves Abel in a sisterly affection, but for some reason, she seemed to have an aversion to Cain. Nevertheless, when Cain was fatally wounded in an accident, Seth injected him with 100% Crusnik, restoring his life, even if it changed him for the worse.

One of my loyal readers, Syaza, had always loved this character and once told me she wanted to cosplay her in this ceremonial outfit. That was a few years ago, and it looks like she finally achieved her dream cosplay! And what an amazing and beautiful cosplay this is! Please give her your support and visit her Deviant Art Gallery as well as her cosplay group, N.E. Project on Facebook!

Source: stardust-skies on Deviant Art

22 July 2014

Sword Art Online: Gun Gale Online: Sinon

sword art online: gun gale online cosplay - sinon by nineko

A skilled VRMMO player, Asada Shino plays as Sinon in Gun Gale Online. She is an excellent marksman and is said to be one of the best snipers in GGO. She is described to be calm and collected, and keeps a cool head even in battle, a trait that makes other female players admire her.

The new Sword Art Online anime is on air, and cosplayer Nineko has successfully brought Sinon to life! I wonder if she plays online games too? Thanks to Michelle for sending this in!

Source: SAO 52pk

21 July 2014

Shingeki no Kyojin: Jean Kirstein 02

shingeki no kyojin / attack on titan cosplay - jean kristein by oni-no-yo-na-ningenAlthough he had once admitted his desire to join the Military Police so that he would have an easy and safe life, Jean Kirstein actually has a strong aversion to exposing himself to dangerous situations. He places high value on the lives of his comrades and, during their first encounter with the Female Titan, was willing to risk his life even if just to slow her down in order to avoid countless more deaths. Jean considers himself a realist, but his friendship with Eren made him slowly adopt the same idealistic outlooks that Jean once criticized.

Oni no Yo Na Ningen looks fantastic as Jean! Please do visit her Deviant Art Gallery for more of her cosplays and to show your support! Thanks to Fray for sending this in!

Source: oni-no-yo-na-ningen on Deviant Art

20 July 2014

xxxHolic: Ichihara Yuuko 04

xxxholic cosplay - ichihara yuuko by gnitae

Ichihara Yuuko is a powerful witch who runs a shop that can grant any wish to its customers in exchange for something of equal value. Yuuko accepts anything for her services, from precious objects to abstract concepts such as love or luck. It is said that one can only enter the shop if one needs to do so. Otherwise, the shop can’t even be found by outsiders.

Russian cosplayer Gnitae makes a lovely Yuuko! She even has Yuuko’s pipe, and that relaxed pose is definitely much like the character herself! Thanks to Roman for sending this in!

Source: gnitae on Deviant Art

19 July 2014

Vampire Knight: Kain Akatsuki 02

vampire knight cosplay - kain akatsuki 02Laid-back yet highly observant, Kain Akatsuki often gets into trouble thanks to his cousin, Aido, although he is often not directly responsible. He has the ability to conjure and control fire aside from his vampiric abilities. He has been in love with Ruka ever since they were young, but he is also aware of Ruka’s feelings for Kaname, and thus never reveals his true feelings to her. His protectiveness over Ruka is the only thing preventing him from completely devoting himself to Kaname.

What a lovely photo! I’m a little sad the series ended the way it did, but I suppose all good things must eventually come to an end. Thanks to Gina for sending this in!

Source: lovers ♡ cosplay on tumblr

18 July 2014

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 53

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku lol by lanapiI’ll give you lots of laugh.
You’ll give me lots of laugh.

I’ll give you lots of laugh.
You’ll give me lots of laugh.

パソコンを投げ出して
I left my computer behind,
素足で飛び出したの
And went out in my bare feet.
気がつけばもう真夜中
By the time I noticed, it was the middle of the night.
「ここはどこ?」 午前2時半
“Where is this place?”
It was 2:30 in the morning.

ピンク色したウサギ
Then a pink rabbit asked,
「マイゴニナリマシタカ?」
“Are you lost, child?”
手をつなぎいざなうの
It offered to hold hands,
みるみるうちに小さく!?
and in an instant, I became small?!

“LOL –lots of laugh-”
Lyrics by Vocalochu
Translation by Kurohiko

I don’t know if my translation is accurate or not, so please feel free to correct me! The song sounds like an Alice in Wonderland story, and LanaPi makes a very sweet and charming Hatsune Miku! It looks like some of the desserts on her table are crocheted stuffed toys! It’s making me want to crochet again. Thanks to Sherry for sending this in!

Source: LanaPi on Deviant Art

17 July 2014

Rurouni Kenshin: Himura Kenshin 03

Did you know that the character, Himura Kenshin, is based on a real samurai of the late Edo period?

Watsuki Nobuhiro discovered and used the story of Kawakami Gensai, a hitokiri executed by the Meiji Government. Kawakami was said to be a highly skilled swordsman, and he was one of the four most notable assassins of the Bakumatsu period. Kawakami was the only practitioner of the high-speed sword discipline known as the Shiranui-ryu.

According to Watsuki, when he found that Kawakami maintained a duty to his dead comrades, he decided to create the title character of the Rurouni Kenshin series, Himura Kenshin, also known as Hitokiri Battousai.

August can’t come any sooner! I’m so excited to see this new movie! I’m sure I’ll be pestering anyone and everyone to watch with me! Thanks to Hina for sending this in!

Source: Rurouni Kenshin るろうに剣心 on Facebook

16 July 2014

Trinity Blood: Radu Barvon

trinity blood cosplay - radu barvonThe Baron of Luxor and Ion Fortuna's foster brother, Radu was chosen by the Empress to accompany Ion in a mission to negotiate with the Vatican. The visit did not go as planned as a terrorist bomb attack made the Vatican speculate that Ion came to kill Cardinal Caterina Sforza. Father Abel and Sister Esther later met with Ion and realized that Radu was behind the sabotage, as he was given orders by the Rozenkreuz Orden to kill both Ion and Caterina so as to start a war between the Empire and the Vatican.

He looks absolutely stunning! I love these uniforms they wear in the Empire. I might consider having one made for me one of these days. Thanks to Trista for sending this in!

Source: Blogspot

15 July 2014

Yami no Matsuei: Tatsumi Seiichiro and Asato Tsuzuki

In the 5th volume of the Yami no Matsuei manga, it was revealed that Tatsumi was Tsuzuki’s third partner, but their partnership only lasted three months until Tatsumi quit. Tsuzuki’s emotional breakdowns reminded Tasumi too much of his mother, and he still blamed himself over her death. Although their relationship was partially resolved in volume 5, Tatsumi remains uncertain and overprotective of Tsuzuki, as he felt guilty over the end of their partnership.

If I remember correctly, Tsuzuki often asks Tatsumi to make him snacks, and even though Tatsumi complains about it, he makes them anyway! Doesn’t Kuromitsu (黒蜜) make a lovely Tsuzuki? I don’t know who Tatsumi’s cosplayer is, but s/he is equally lovely as well! Thanks to Claro for sending this in!

Source: 黒蜜{シエル衣装100着完成 (くろみつ) on Cosplayers’ Archive

14 July 2014

The Legend of Korra: Mako

the legend of korra cosplay - makoA fire bender from a multicultural family, Mako grew up on the streets of Republic City as an orphan with his younger brother, Bolin. Their parents were murdered when he was still young, and Mako was forced to take on the responsibilities of caring for his brother, depriving him of most of his childhood. He later formed a pro-bending team with his brother and Hasook, who was eventually replaced by Avatar Korra.

I gotta say, this guy really brought the character to life! It’s amazing how he got the hair and even the eyebrows just right. Thanks to Tiffany for sending this in!

Source: Azula on Facebook