30 November 2008

Vampire Knight: Yuki Cross 02

vampire knight cosplay - yuki cross 02 Yuki is the adopted daughter of Cross Academy’s headmaster, Kaien Cross. She is a first year student who acts as a Guardian to keep peace and harmony among the Day Class, consisting of mostly human students, and the Night Class, which are composed of vampires.

Despite her affection for Night Class Leader and President, Kuran Kaname, she has a fear of vampires due to her childhood experience of one of them trying to bite her. Kaname is an exception because he was the one who saved Yuki, but after she witnessed his vampire nature of feeding on one of Night Class students, she became distant to him, though her affections stubbornly remained.

Another beautiful photo by Tony Quan! This cosplayer makes a pretty cute Yuki, just like the other cosplayer I featured some time ago. Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing this!

29 November 2008

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Kozuki Kallen

code geass: lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - kozuki kallen / kallen stadtfeldKallen Stadtfeld, who prefers to be called by her birth name, "Kozuki Kallen", leads a double life as a meek and fragile Ashford Academy student, and as a member of the Order of the Black Knights by Lelouch Lamperouge. She use to live with both her Britannian stepmother and biological mother who was employed as a maid, but her happy life was shattered when her biological mother was arrested for using an illegal drug known as Refrain.

I've read that the seiyuu for this character, Koshimizu Ami, had a difficult time voice acting Kallen because of her double life. It makes you realize what a hard life this character must lead in the anime. Great cosplay though! It looks like she even considered the location of this photo shoot... A good choice, I might add.

Fate/Stay Night: Saber 02

fate/stay night cosplay - saber I seem to have the habit of flooding this blog with Saber cosplays… This is technically only the second Saber from Fate/Stay Night, but I had 2 Dark Saber’s from Fate/Hollow Ataraxia already.

I really have to find other cosplayers of the other characters.

Anyhow, Saber is a loyal and powerful warrior who chooses to suppress her emotions in order to focus on her goals. She is actually Arturia Pendragon in her previous life, the female version of King Arthur. She desires to win the Holy Grail War in order to correct her previous mistakes in her life.

Beautiful shot! I love the dress and how this was taken. Given, she should be blond, but she makes a nice Saber. Good job!

28 November 2008

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 03

The child who’s origins are purposefully left a mystery, Ayanami Rei is a quiet girl who often keeps to herself. She resembles Ikari Shinji’s mother, Ikari Yui, and often acts motherly towards him, despite being (or "appearing to be") the same age. It is stated in the Red Cross Book that Rei was actually created from the salvaged remains of Yui after she was absorbed into the Unit 01 in 2004.

neon genesis evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei 03

I’m not sure if Sanriotown moderators will mind posting a picture like this, but in case there is a problem, do let me know so I can take this down? I don’t want to make any trouble… But she makes a really impressive Rei!

27 November 2008

Hikaru no Go: Kishimoto Kaoru

hikaru no go cosplay - kishimoto kaoruThe president of the Go Club in Kaio Middle school, Kishimoto Kaoru was a former insei who did not become a professional Go player. Kaoru is known for having the ability to read his opponent’s habits and weaknesses, an observation he uses to attack them directly. He is also well known for his love of black coffee.

It took me a while to try and figure out who this character is. I was only able to read some chapters of this manga and I wasn’t able to read about this character at all. I did remember Toya Akira going to Kaio Middle School though, so it gave me a clue as to who he was.

Great job on this cosplay! I love the attitude the cosplayer is projecting…

26 November 2008

Kuroshitsuji: Sebastian Michaelis

kuroshitsuji cosplay - sebastian michaelisThe butler of the Phantomhive household, Sebastian Michaelis is akuma de shitsuji desukara, literally "a demon and a butler" or "one hell of a butler". He is actually the demon with whom Ciel Phantomhive has formed a contract with, to serve him and protect him until he fulfills his goals.

And of course, as soon as that happens, Sebastian will take Ciel's soul; as their contract states.

A rather splendid cosplay of the demon "servant". It would be interesting to know why exactly he would go to such lengths to get Ciel's soul. I wouldn't think demons would work so hard for just any soul. Great cosplaying!

Final Fantasy X-2: Yuna 03

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - yuna 03The kind-hearted summoner changes for after the events in Final Fantasy X. Yuna still puts others’ needs before her own, but she becomes more open and direct, looking up to Rikku as a sort of role-model. She even picked up Rikku’s expressions such as “disasteriffic” and “oh, poopie!”; something the younger Yuna wouldn’t have dreamed of saying.

Yuna still seems to be one of the cosplayers’ favorite character to cosplay even though the game’s already somewhat old. I love seeing different versions of Yuna from different parts of the world.

I’m not sure if Koffel is the cosplayer or the photographer of this image since I found it in a random website, but if anyone would like to point me in the right direction where this is originally from, please do let me know!

EDIT: Thanks to Raiku for the Deviant Art Link!

25 November 2008

Onegai My Melody: Fujisaki Mana

onegai my melody cosplay - fujisaka manaAnother one of Yumeno Uta’s friends, Fujisaka Mana is a tomboyish, athletic girl who has a constant fear for all things cute. She is a loyal and devoted friend of Uta’s, even though My Melody disturbs her to no end. Often times, Mana would kick Kuromi and Baku out of the vicinity for causing trouble.

A convincing cosplay of Mana! She’s actually one of my favorite characters in the series. Good Job!

24 November 2008

Vampire Knight: Kuran Kaname and Kiryuu Zero

vampire knight cosplay - kuran kaname and kiryuu zero by on/off

Born into a well-known Vampire Hunter Family, Kiryuu Zero had a twist of fate, thanks to a pure blood vampire Hio Shizuka wiping out his entire family. It is because of her that he hates vampires, and the fact that he has become a Level E vampire himself makes it difficult for him to get over his hatred.

He has a dependent relationship with Kaname, another pure blood vampire who allowed Zero to drink his blood in order to suppress his thirst for blood.

Gorgeous cosplay by On/Off, the pair who performed Vampire Knight opening song, Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi (Two Heartbeats and the Red Sin). I wish Zero had silver hair, but he's got the attitude down. Great work!

Ragnarok Online: Assassin Cross

unknown cosplay 019 / ragnarok online cosplay - assassin crossI think this week will be pretty easy for those who are familiar with online games.

My guess is that she’s from Ragnarok. But it’s been years since I last played the game, so I’m no longer that updated when it comes to character looks and such.

This could also mean that I’m lazy or something of the like to look for information regarding this cosplay. Haha!

EDIT: Thanks to Fairlady-Z for letting me know this is Ragnarok Online’s Assassin Cross!

23 November 2008

Gankutsuou: Le Comte de Monte Cristo

gankutsuou the count of monte cristo cosplay - le comte de monte cristoA mysterious noble man who suddenly appears in the Moon Colony, Luna, Le Comte de Monte Cristo or “The Count of Monte Cristo” is actually Edmond Dantès, a plain sailor who was imprisoned in Château d’If on false charges. It’s on Château d’If that he meets Gankutsuou, a cold-blooded demon who promises him revenge in exchange for possessing his body. It is because of the demon that his body became crystalline, revealing his bones and internal organs.

Another fantastic shot by Tony Quan, the same photographer behind the Bleach cosplay, Ayasegawa Yumichika, during Anime Expo 2007. I really like this anime for its original style in animation. And of course, “The Count of Monte Cristo” is an excellent novel in itself. Thanks for sharing!

22 November 2008

Fate/Hollow Ataraxia: Dark Saber 02

fate/hollow ataraxia cosplay - dark saber 02 Once the noble spirit of Arturia Pendragon, Saber’s soul was later corrupted in Fate/Stay Night’s installment, Fate/Hollow Ataraxia. Dark Saber is actually more powerful, but she is slightly less agile.

Sadly, the only way her soul could be cleansed is for her Master to kill her… but you all knew that already, right?

Beautiful cosplay! She makes an excellent rival for Calssara. Which do you like best?

21 November 2008

Vampire Knight: Seiren

image Little is known about Kuran Kaname’s unofficial bodyguard, Seiren. She is quiet, reserved, and obey Kaname’s orders absolutely. She is also the first to defend Kaname against any threat, barely restraining herself from killing Zero when he threatened Kaname with the Bloody Rose.

Beautiful cosplay! Loon captured Seiren’s expression perfectly. This was taken in Cosmania Philippines some time ago. Thanks also to Erving Go for the awesome photography! Great job!

20 November 2008

Card Captor Sakura: Kinomoto Sakura 02 and 03

These girls are probably among the cutest cosplayers I’ve ever seen.

card captor sakura cosplay - kinomoto sakura 02 and 03

Featuring the student Kinomoto Sakura and the Card Captor Sakura! I love the little wings on Card Captor Sakura’s back, and their hats too! I’m not sure, but they could be sisters, or even twins. I wish there was a larger version of this picture so we can see their faces better, but this was the best that I could come up with.

How do you think they fair with the other Sakura cosplayer?

By the way, I’ve opened up a Blogger account that has the same content as my Sanriotown one. Why you ask? It’s because I’ve been seeing a lot of blogspot blogs that have been taking my content without crediting me. I’ve ranted about this before, and even though most of the pictures are not mine, I’d still prefer to be credited when they’ve obviously taken my pictures and content.

My thanks to everyone supporting my blog(s)! Oh, and please answer the poll I have in コスプレイ. Thank you~!

19 November 2008

Dead or Alive: Ayane

dead or alive cosplay - ayane by shizuka / rainer tachibanaA child born from rape, Ayane was labelled a “poison child” in her ninja clan. She was made to believe that she was an orphan, abandoned by her own mother because of the circumstances of her birth.

One village festival, Ayame, the wife of the leader of her clan, revealed to her that she was Ayane’s mother. This made her envious of the clan princess, Kasumi for being treated like a princess while she, her half sister, was being treated like dirt.

A sad fate for such a young girl. This is a cosplay by Shizuka aka Rainer Tachibana of Deviant Art! She commented in my blog one day which lead me to find her beautiful gallery of cosplays. Thanks for that! Thank you also to Ahbu for the great photography!

18 November 2008

Bleach: Ayasegawa Yumichika

bleach cosplay - ayasegawa yumichikaA narcissist by nature, Ayasegawa Yumichika is a shinigami from the 11th division occupying the 5th seat. In truth, he is actually capable and powerful enough to occupy the 4th seat, but he thinks the kanji of the number 4, “四” looks ugly.

He entered the 11th division to serve Zaraki Kenpachi, along with his best friend Madarame Ikkaku. Yumichika and Ikkaku have been friends for a very long time, and so he didn’t mind it so much that Ikkaku took the 3rd seat, his true preference because the kanji for 3, “三” is the most beautiful to him. In fact, he judges everything by their appearance and chooses to forget all things ugly and does his best to fight against ugly hollows with his eyes closed.

Great detailing for this character! Photographer Tony Quan took this in Anime Expo 2007. He has a large collection of cosplay photos, and I will do my best to feature a lot of them! Thanks for sharing!

17 November 2008

Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Tenjou Utena

unknown cosplay 018 - shoujo kakumei utena / revolutionary girl utena - tenjou utena You know, technically speaking, I know that I know from what series she’s from. I’ve seen hundreds of cosplayers dress up as her and her partner in the series.

Yet, there are simply days when the name escapes me. And how can I search for information about something I can’t remember?

Why, I put it in the Unknown Category, of course, and let my readers help me out.

So, help please?

Thanks to Syaoyue for letting me know this is Utena from Shoujo Kakumei Utena!

16 November 2008

Dream of Teenager: Sha and Tender Shall

dream of teenager cosplay - sha and tender shall / jumplove and king crimsonI never thought I’d be able to find another cosplay from Dream of Doll.

This one is the young priest Sha and Tender Shall is a nun from Aeren, the City of Water Color. Together, they have been retrieving and purifying the lost souls of Aeren from their contracts with Lucifer and his troops.

They are also in love with each other, but they cannot fulfill their love because they have given up their lives to God.

Beautiful cosplay! Tender Shall is cosplayed by King Crimson, the girl who cosplayed Chi from Chobits, and She is cosplayed by Jump Love. King Crimson and Jump Love often cosplay together, and they have a huge gallery in their website! I hope we get to see more of their cosplays soon!

15 November 2008

Street Fighter II: Champion Edition: Chun-Li

street fighter 2 cosplay - chun-li First appeared on Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Chun-Li is an undercover Interpol agent who joins M.Bison’s Fighting Tournament to avenge her father, the investigator of M.Bison’s Crime Syndicate, Shadaloo. Chun-Li is said to be the “First Lady of Fighting Games”, a nickname she gained among enthusiasts.

This girl really does look a lot like Chun-Li, although I think her boots should be higher. Was there really a pink version though? I remember a red version of her outfit as an option to her blue one, (I think there was a green one too?) but I don’t remember a pink one… Great cosplay though!

14 November 2008

Fate/Hollow Ataraxia: Dark Saber

fate/hollow ataraxia cosplay - dark saber

Consumed by the darkness provided by Avenger (who was thought to be Angara Mainyu at the time), Dark Saber is the servant of Mato Sakura. Her original Master, Emiya Shiro, later had to make the bitter choice of killing Saber in order to save her from her misery; a fate she gladly accepted.

Beautiful costume! I found this on Flickr the other day, and the cosplayer’s name is Calssara there. Most of her photos had descriptions saying the costume is for a German Convention, so maybe she’s German? Either way, she makes a great Saber! Good job!

13 November 2008

Onegai My Melody ~Kuru Kuru Shuffle!~: Hiiragi Jun

onegai my melody kuru kuru shuffle cosplay - hiiragi junThe energetic younger brother of the infamous violinist, Hiiragi Keiichi, Hiiragi Jun tries his best to outdo his brother in every way, often failing in the process. He appears in the end of the first season arriving in from America and becomes Kuromi’s source of power in the second season, Kuru Kuru Shuffle!

I’m very impressed at the details with Jun’s hair this cosplayer was able to achieve! No doubt it took a lot of patience to get it to look just right. Good job!

12 November 2008

Kingdom Hearts: Kairi

kingdom hearts cosplay - kairiOne of the seven “Princesses of Heart”, Kairi is originally from Hollow Bastion who was sent to the Destiny Islands by Xehanort. Being that her heart is seperated from her body, Sora and Riku decided to find a way to help her by locating her heart.

This was sent in by a reader who was requesting for more American/Western cosplayers in my blog. Please do keep sending them in! I’d love to feature cosplayers from different parts of the world, but I guess a lot of my readers are Asian since that’s all I’m getting in my inbox. Great cosplay! And thanks for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know this is Shiya from Deviant Art!

11 November 2008

Kaito Saint Tail: Saint Tail

saint tail A magical thief in the night, Saint Tail steals back anything other people have stolen and returns the items to their rightful owners. She uses stage magic to fool amateur detective, Asuka Jr. in his pursuit to finally capture Saint Tail.

What Asuka Jr. doesn’t know is that Saint Tail is really his classmate whom he often argues with.

This anime is quite old, premiering way back in 1994. I wonder if anyone here in Sanriotown knows about this anime? It’s a really cute series, and it makes me wish I had bought the VHS tapes when I had the chance.

Yes, I said VHS. I don’t think there’s a DVD version available. Cute cosplay though!

10 November 2008

Qing Guo Yuan Ling: Li Ying

unknown cosplay 017 - traditional chinese girl

So I’m guessing this would be an easy guess for those who can read Chinese… Or maybe the title’s Japanese? But I’m pretty sure those are Chinese characters on the upper left.

I thought this is from Saiunkoku Monogotari or Fuushigi Yuugi, being that the costume looks like the traditional Chinese dress, but I can’t be sure now.

Thoughts? Wild Guesses? Translations maybe?

EDIT: Thanks to Xrys for translating! This is 李盈 Li Ying, or 广玉公主 Princess Guang Yu from Qing Guo Yuan Ling 傾國怨伶! Here is a copy of Xrys' comment:

xrys Said:
November 20th, 2008 at 4:13 am

if you are asking about the manga character = 大唐定国 广玉公主 李盈, her name is 李盈 Li Ying, 广玉公主 Princess Guang Yu (her special princess title,kind of symbolise jade) of 大唐定国 Tangs (some made-up country)

She’s the reincarnation of the only female God Hua-Zheng(婳铮), she was killed at 16 in the family power-struggle and her vengeful soul is suppressed by a mirror. Years later her tomb was disturbed. It is already the time of the next found reincarnation Yong-Qian(咏倩).

It’s also kind of a conspiracy (LOL). The main God Shang-Xuan(尚轩) loves Hua-Zheng(婳铮) deeply and searches for her in her reincarnations in an attempt to resurrect her to her former status. But the reincarnations do live their own life, and in the case of Li-Ying(李盈) Yong-Qian(咏倩) meeting in the same dimension means one of them have to die, and they will vanish when Hua-Zheng(婳铮) is revived.

09 November 2008

Dream of Teenager: Lahoo and Shall

dream of teenager cosplay - lahoo and shall - jin joson and alodia gosiengfiaoDream of Doll’s “Dream of Teenager” is a collection of ball jointed dolls. Featured in this photo are two of the most well-known cosplayers in the Philippines, Jin Joson as Lahoo and Alodia Gosiengfiao as Shall.

Ever since I posted Jin’s photo as Ishida Uryuu, there’s been a non-stop debate with regards to Jin’s gender. As for myself, I’ve given up trying to figure it out unless Jin would like to comment and let us all finally know what the truth is.

Either way, this is a really good cosplay of Lahoo and Shall. I never thought people would actually try and cosplay real dolls and succeed so well. Thanks to Tricia Gosingtian and Jin for the wonderful photography!

08 November 2008

Psychic Force: Emilio Michaelov

psychic force cosplay - emilio michaelov A gifted psychic with the ability to use light as his weapon, Emilio Michaelov was a feared individual due to his strong psychic ability. His mother tried to kill him as a way of “cleansing” him, but Emilio’s power broke free against his will, saving his life, but not his mother’s. He was apprehended by the military and was left in the human laboratory.

Not long after, he was called upon by the leader of the psychic resistance group, Keith Evans, to join him in creating a world that was safe for psychics. Emilio joins him in his quest, hoping to find safety and security at last.

Not a lot of people know about this OVA. A game was released for Playstation in 1999 entitled “Psychic Force 2012″. Emilio was my favorite character in the game because he was extremely fast and easy to handle.

Anyway, good job on this cosplay! Emilio even has the little diamond they use in the game to cage themselves when they go to battle. Lovely wings too!

07 November 2008

Clover: Su and Oruha

In the world they live in, some of the individuals are gifted with magical abilities to manipulate technology. These children are nicknamed “Clovers”, and the number of leaves represent how powerful they are.

clover cosplay - su and oruha

To date, Su, the girl in white, is the only one who is a “4-leaf Clover”. Oruha, the woman in black, has only one leaf. They found each other thanks to their music and love for singing.

Pretty impressive detailing, including the wings and microphone. And I love the tattoo on Su’s leg. Awesome work!

06 November 2008

School Rumble: Tsukamoto Tenma

school rumble cosplay - tsukamoto tenma - kipiChildish though good natured, Tsukamoto Tenma is the main protagonist of the series, School Rumble. She is often mistaken to be younger than her classmates, and even younger than her sister, Yakumo. She is often dense and clueless even when the situation is quite obvious. Nevertheless, she is a typical student, who likes professional wrestling and is a fan of the Jidaigeki TV show, “The Three That Were Slashed”.

Kipi never does fail to impress when it comes to cosplaying. I love how she got Tenma’s hair spot on. Great work as usual! I hope we’ll get to see more of her cosplays soon.

05 November 2008

Sailor Moon: Kino Makoto

sailor moon cosplay - kino makoto / sailor jupiter The most independent among the Sailor Senshi, Makoto is among the tallest girls in the group, an unusual trait to which she is often teased about. In the beginning of the series, she transfers to Azabu Juban Junior High, Usagi’s school, and she is allowed by the school administration to wear her previous school’s uniform since they couldn’t provide her with a uniform her size.

Despite being tomboyish and physically strong, Makoto is actually very gentle and loves to cook and do gardening. One of her signature looks is her rose earrings, which she retains even after transforming into Sailor Jupiter.

A cute and simple cosplay. I really like Makoto’s uniform as compared to the other characters. She does Makoto justice, good job!

04 November 2008

Onegai My Melody: Kogure Kakeru

onegai my melody cosplay - kogure kakeruKakeru is Yumeno Uta’s childhood friend and classmate. He’s a typical boy who is not really all that good when it comes to socializing with girls. This is where My Melody’s friend, a little blue mouse named Flat, comes in to help him out. After all, he has a huge crush on Uta.

I really like the details on the costume here. It looks like the jacket was actually sewn with two different colored materials rather than painted on like most. Flat is really cute too! Good job!

03 November 2008

Final Fantasy VII: Yuffie Kisaragi

unknown cosplay 016 And then there was 16.

I never thought I’d be posting so many different anonymous cosplays here in this blog. But I’m really curious to know who these cosplayers are and what series they’re cosplaying from.

Her headband reminds me of Naruto, but I don’t remember any ninjas like her. I could be wrong though, since I’m not all that familiar with Naruto.

Thoughts? Guesses? Please leave them at the comments section, thank you!

EDIT: Thanks to Anime Illusions' Snoozer for the reference pic showing this is Yuffie from Final Fantasy VII!

02 November 2008

Gyakuten Saiban 2: Karuma Mei 02

It’s been a while since I last posted Shibata Ina’s picture. So here’s one of her cosplaying as Karuma Mei from Gyakuten Saiban 2!

gyakten saiban 2 / phoenix wright: ace attorney - justice for all cosplay - karuma mei / franziska von karma

Karuma Mei, commonly known as Franziska Von Karma, is a young prosecutor who regards Miles Edgeworth as her little brother, despite their ages. It’s of interesting note that she actually has an older sister who’s married and has a daughter, but the game hasn’t mentioned this just yet.

How did I get this info you ask? From the Court Records, of course.

Anyway, this is a really cute shot of Shibata Ina! I love her cosplays, and I hope she does more!

01 November 2008

Air: Kamio Misuzu and Kunisaki Yukito

air cosplay - kamio misuzu and kunisaki yukito When Yukito was down on his luck with his stringless puppeteering, a strange girl named Misuzu invited him to stay over at their place. He then finds out that Misuzu suffers from a mysterious illness that makes her cry uncontrollably when she thinks she’s about to make a friend.

The reason behind this illness was because Misuzu is actually the reincarnation of Kannabi no Mikoto, the last winged being Yukito’s family had been searching for a thousand years. As is her fate, Misuzu was destined to die young, for containing a cursed soul.

This is such a sad anime, but it is one of my favorites. After all, my first cosplay feature was Tono Miyagi from the same series. Nice job on this! I love the little puppet Yukito is holding too!