09 October 2015

Love Live!: Yazawa Nico

love live cosplay - yazawa nico by misaYazawa Nico is an aggressive individual who will stop at nothing in achieving her goals. However, as an idol, she takes on an alternate personality who is always smiling and upbeat! She often thinks very highly of herself, but she also cares about the other members of μ's.

Misa looks cute as Nico, don’t you guys agree? For Love Live! fans, who is your favorite character in the series? Maybe I will feature that next, since Laurence sent in quite a bit. Thanks again for sharing this with us!

Source: E-ShuuShuu

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02 October 2015

Ten Count | How to Train Your Dragon: Kurose Riku, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, and Shirotani Tadaomi

ten count cosplay - kurose riku by baozi and shirotani tadaomi by hana | how to train your dragon cosplay - hiccup horrendous haddock iii by liui aquino

I can almost hear the fujoshi scream.

This, my dear readers, is a very cute photo of Baozi and Hana, along with Liui in the middle. Liui posted this on his Facebook Page, and I thought you guys might like it too.

I’m sure a lot of you are brain storming some fan fiction about these three, so let’s leave today’s feature like this now, shall we?

Source: Liui Aquino on Facebook

17 September 2015

Death Note: Ryuk and Rem

6death note cosplay - ryuk and rem

Although Ryuk and Rem are both shinigamis, they are the exact opposites of one another. While Ryuk takes amusement in everything in the Human World, Rem dislikes humans and views them with contempt. In another example, Ryuk is ambivalent with Light’s success or failure, while Rem, on the other hand, actively assists Misa. However, they are similar in the fact that neither one of them displays “proper” traits for a shinigami to have.

I’m guessing Ryuk has a mask on, what do you guys think? I find this version of Rem quite pretty though. Thanks to Maika for sending this in!

Source: Fairy Mira Cosplay

10 September 2015

Death Note: Rem

death note cosplay - remLike Ryuk, Rem is a shinigami who has two Death Notes, one of which she delivers to Amane Misa. Her second Death Note belonged to another shinigami named Gelus, who fell in love with Misa and sacrificed himself in order to kill her destined murderer. She once viewed all humans with contempt, but after witnessing Gelus’ devotion to Misa, Rem decides to watch over Misa in his place.

This looks amazing! And the camera angle is well thought out, as it makes the cosplayer look really tall and lanky, just like the shinigami herself! If anyone knows who the cosplayer is, please do let me know! Thanks again to nopqr for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

09 September 2015

Prison School TV Series Drama

prison school live action tv series cast

Popular manga series, “Prison School” will be receiving a live-action drama television series adaptation that will air in MBS on October 25 at 24:50 and TBS on October 27 at 25:11. The series is directed by Iguchi Noboru at production studio Robot.

Iguchi said with a laugh that when he heard about the live-action television plans, he initially asked, "Is this for real?" He felt that if he squandered this chance to adapt this amusing manga, he would regret it for the rest of his life.

- Anime News Network

Cast member have already been revealed on the official website:

  • Nakagawa Taishi as Fujino Kiyoshi
  • Yamazaki Hirona as Kurihara Mari
  • Morikawa Aoi as Midorikawa Hana
  • Mamoru Asana as Shiraki Meiko
  • Emoto Tokio as Morokuzu “Gakuto” Takehito
  • Yano Masato as Wakamoto Shingo
  • Galigaligalixon as Ando “Andre” Reiji
  • Nezu “Joe” Joji (cast member is yet to be revealed)
  • Takashima Masahiro as the Hachimitsu Academy Chairman
  • Takeda Rena as Kurihara Chiyo
  • Araki Yuuko as Yokoyama Anzu

I have no idea what this series is about, unfortunately, but the cast members are definitely well picked! Hopefully, this will make Prison School fans very happy! Thanks to EJ for sending this in!

Source: Anime News Network

08 September 2015

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin, Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Len, and Kaito

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine rin by yun kosaka, hatsune miku by saya, kagamine len, and kaito by kaname

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday

Face forward until the very last second

With tags that multiply even if torn off,
And the unreasonable worth from the rank attached to you,
You shouldn’t make assumptions about people with those values.
I masked those fluttering words with my hands.

Oh... It’s time to get up

Before you turn off the light.

Oh... It's time to get up

Brighten your step!

Hey, try to take a good look over here,
Your greatest ally is reflected back at you, right?
That’s the proof of life.

Lyrics and Translation by Vocaloid Lyrics

I immediately recognized that this is another amazing photo by the late Saya. It seems she and Kaname are close friends because this is the second Vocaloid shoot that they did together (you can see the other one I featured last February here). It still makes me sad to think she’s gone. Thanks to Midori for sending this in!

Source: Yuukayuuchan on Deviant Art

05 September 2015

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de – Maihitoyo: Motomiya Akane and Ono Suefumi and Suefumi’s Ghost

harukanaru toki no naka de - maihitoyo cosplay - motomiya akane and ono suefumi

Akane first met Suefumi on a rainy day, as Suefumi tacitly offered her his coat to keep herself from getting wet. When they met a second time, Suefumi confesses that he has no recollection of his past or his name, but somehow feels content by being with her. As Akane sets out to find out who Suefumi is, she unravels a famous cursed dance rumored to kill anyone who attempts to perform it.

I loved this story of Suefumi in Volume 14 of the manga! Although awkward, Suefumi was proud and fearless! It’s too bad he wasn’t part of Hachiyou Shou.

Anyway! Please support Akane’s cosplayer, Aizumi Sera (愛純世羅) through her Cosplayers’ Archive! I don’t know her friends’ websites, but Suefumi is cosplayed by Tachibana Hito (橘人)and his ghost version is cosplayed by Soku-san (蒼空さん)! Thanks again to Justine for sending this in!

Source: 愛純世羅 (あいずみせら) on Cosplayers’ Archive

03 September 2015

No Game No Life: Shiro

no game no life cosplay - shiro by tomiaExcelling in calculations and logic, Shiro and her stepbrother, Sora, form the undefeated gaming identity “Blank” due to their trademark of using only spaces as their in-game names. After their parents died, they no longer had any emotional ties to society and became shut-ins or hikikomori. They are also agoraphobic, and suffer from panic attacks when they are separated from one another.

Oh wow, Tomia makes the perfect Shiro, wouldn’t you agree? If you’d like to see more of her photos, please visit her blog and official Facebook page to give her your support! Thanks to Daniel for sending this in!

Source: Tomia cosplay on Facebook

02 September 2015

Death Note TV Series

death note tv series cosplay - ryuk, yagami light by kubota masataka, l lawliet by yamazaki kento, and near by yuki mio

Popular manga series Death Note received a TV drama series that premiered last July 5, 2015. It was directed by Inomata Ryuichi, known for his work on Kaseifu no Mita, and Nishimura Ryo, who worked on the special version of the 2014 drama Kamen Teacher. The adaptation featured several talented actors, including:

  • Kubota Masataka as Yagami Light
  • Yamazaki Kento as L. Lawliet
  • Yuki Mio as Near / Mello
  • Sano Hinako as Amane Misa
  • Matsushige Yutaka as Yagami Soichiro
  • Fujiwara Reiko as Yagami Sayu
  • Maeda Goki as Matsutuda Tota
  • Yuge Tomohisa as Aizawa Shuichi
  • Sato Jiro as Mogi Kanzo
  • Seki Megumi as Himura Shoko / Halle Lidner
  • Hankai Kazuaki as Watari

I’ve heard mixed reviews with this series, so I’m not sure if I want to watch it or not. Kubota Masatake does make an impressive Light, but I think Yamazaki Kento might be a little too beautiful as L? Also (spoiler alert!), Apparently Near has a split personality, so Yuki Mio plays both Near and Mello! That part I actually wish to see for myself!

What are your thoughts on this adaptation of the series?

Source: Rocket News 24

01 September 2015

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin 30

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine rin 30思い通りに いかないことだらけ
Nothing ever goes the way I want it to,
どうしようもなく 自己嫌悪
and I can’t help but hate myself for it
八百万の 痛みや悲しみから
To hide from these eight million pains and sorrows,
I’ve gone off on a search
for a place I can hide away in

いっそ 岩の隙間に引きこもって
I’d rather stay inside a rocky crevice
月も太陽も無視して 眠ろう
and sleep without regard for the sun or moon
生まれてきたことの 意味なんて
Why was I even born in the first place?
知らない 分かんないよ
I don’t know, it just doesn’t make sense

でも そんな風に 思えるってこと
But while it may seem like that,
それは 君がもっともっと素敵に なれる力が
it means you have the ability to become even greater
あるって 教えてるんだよ
And I’ll tell you why

“As the Gods Say”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocaloid Lyrics

Alright guys, Yukino and I are not completely sure, but we think this might be Arisa Mizuhara. I’ll put this feature under her tab for now, but if someone could confirm it, then we’d be extremely grateful! Thanks again to Yukino for sending this in!

Source: Fan de Manga 35

31 August 2015

Lineage II: Dark Elf – Blade Dancer

lineage ii cosplay - dark elf blade dancer

Blade Dancers are known to use dual swords and for their ability to raise the stats of their party members by dancing. The Dance of the Warrior raises their party members’ attack power while the Dance of Fire raises the critical damage. At higher levels, Blade Dancers can become Spectral Dancers and call forth a storm of death and destruction through their dances of dual swords.

Isn’t this absolutely breathtaking?  Please head over to the photographer’s flickr account, Manuel Moggio! He has a lot of amazing cosplay photos there! Thanks again to Marcello for sending this in!

Source: Manuel Moggio on flickr

30 August 2015

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon ~ Un Nouveau Voyage ~

sailor moon musical un nouveau voyage

The musical stage play of Sailor Moon, “Un Nouneau Voyage”, will be running from September 18th to September 25th and from October 2nd to October 4th in Japan this 2015. The story follows the manga’s Infinity Arc, focusing on Tomoe Souichi and his daughter, Tomoe Hotaru.

The main cast includes:

Along with the Death Busters:

  • Souichi Tomoe - Kaon Yuuki
  • Kaolinite – Oogi Kei
  • Witches 5:
    Eudial – Chinen Saya
    Mimete – Ida Ayaka
    Tellu – Sadachi Momoko
    Viluy – Hasegawa Yui
    Cyprine – Maana
    Daimons – Nakaoka Ayumi, Tsutsumi Rina, Hayashi Nozomi, Taniguchi Rio

It has been confirmed that this will be the last musical run for Satomi (Sailor Moon), Momoyo (Sailor Mercury), Kanon (Sailor Mars), Yuu (Sailor Jupiter), and Shiori (Sailor Venus).

I’d like to watch a live musical, just once. Japan seems to enjoy them quite a bit, so it must be quite spectacular. Thanks to Mariah for sending this in!

Source: Sailor Moon News and Sailor Moon Wiki