25 February 2009

The World Ends With You: Joshua

the world ends with you cosplay - joshua aka kiryu yoshiyaWARNING: This review may contain game spoilers. Please do not read the article if you prefer to finish the game and find out the ending yourself.

Joshua, who’s real name is Kiryu Yoshiya partners with Neku on the second part of the game. Unbeknownst to Neku, however, is that Joshua is actually an illegal player of the game.

He is actually Neku’s killer, and even worse, the Composer of the Reaper’s Game.

Not a lot of people can cosplay Joshua well, but this cosplayer really captured his character. I think the background was deleted to focus on the cosplayer, but I think that “acceptable photoshoping”, am I right?

24 February 2009

Mahou Sensei Negima!: Karakuri Chachamaru

mahou sensei negima! cosplay - karakuri chachamaruMy apologies for not updating for a while. I’ve been very busy with a lot of things, mostly personal, but let’s not bore people with that.

Now then, for today’s feature we have C.C. from the second season of Code Geass. Interesting to note that our pizza loving immortal is still… an immortal. I don’t think Lelouch had the chance to actually fulfill his promise to her, and yet she is happy.

The more I read about Code Geass, the more I want to get a copy of this anime.

Beautiful C.C. cosplay! This shared to us by 帝, who had the other C.C. I featured. Now that I think about it, could it be the same cosplayer too?

EDIT: Thanks to anon for pointing out that this is in fact not C.C. from Code Geass but Karakuri Chachamaru from Mahou Sensei Negima!

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17 February 2009

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi: Nagato Yuki 02

the melancholy of suzumiya haruhi cosplay - nagato yuki 02

Nagato Yuki is no ordinary first year high school student. At first, she is thought to have been an alien from another planet, since Haruhi classifies the 3 types of supernatural beings she wishes to meet as "Aliens", "Espers", and "Time Travelers". As the novel progresses, however, it is revealed that Yuki is an artificial human created by the Integrated Data Entity to investigate Suzumiya Haruhi.

Yuki has the ability to change her surroundings as she sees fit. She also deters any force that wishes to make Haruhi release her true powers in order to keep the universe from falling into nothingness.

Beautiful Yuki! I really love how the cosplayer portrayed her. How do you think she fairs against the first Yuki cosplayer?

16 February 2009

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Lelouch Lamperouge

code geass cosplay - lelouch lamperouge / lelouch vi britanniaThe story of Code Geass revolves around the life of one man, Lelouch Lamperouge. His true identity is Lelouch vi Britannia, the 11th Prince of the Britannian Imperial Family.

Because of the assassination of his mother and the crippling of his sister, Nunally, Lelouch sought to create a better world for her. C.C. gives him the power of the Geass in order for him to command others to behave as he wishes. He also creates his alter-ego, Zero, to destroy Britannia and rebuild it.

You may recognize her as Omiya Lotus from Deviant Art… I’ve also features Omiya as Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji. Her cosplays are really amazing don’t you agree?

15 February 2009

Princess Tutu: Fakir, Princess Tutu, and Mytho

princess tutu / swan lake cosplay - arima ahiru, duck, fakir, mytho, siegfried

A girl who is really a duck falls in love with a Prince who has lost his heart. Because she loves him so unconditionally, Ahiru decides that she must find the shattered pieces of Mytho's heart in order for him to find true happiness and love. But the knight, Fakir, wishes to protect Mytho from his tragic past, and gets in Princess Tutu's way in restoring his heart.

This anime is pretty much the story of Swan Lake, a famous ballet performance. The anime also revolves around ballet, but the lead character is not a graceful swan, but rather a clumsy little duck.

I loved this series when it first aired. This should probably be on my DVD and Manga list. Beautiful cosplay!

14 February 2009

Gundam Seed: Cagalli Yula Athha 03

gundam seed cosplay - cagalli yula athha

Despite being an aristocrat and the Princess of the Orb Union, Cagalli Yula Athha is head strong and impulsive, which makes her take bold risks. She often does this for the greater good and not for herself, but her actions tend to be a little to risky, endangering the people around her.

While her twin, Kira Yamato, is a Coordinator (someone who has been genetically altered), Cagalli is a Natural. She is also the only known Natural who has the ability to go into SEED Mode.

Stunning cosplay! She definitely captures Cagalli's strong personality, which I prefer more than her passive one. Nice work!

Bleach: Kurotsuchi Nemu

bleach cosplay - kurotsuchi nemuThe 12th Lieutenant of the 13 Divisions Squad, Kurotsuchi Nemu is an artificial body (gigai) with an artificial soul (gikon), a result of one of Kurotsuchi Mayuri's many experiments. She is considered to be Mayuri's daughter, even though he shows a complete lack of compassion and care for his daughter. Nemu does not share this character trait, however, as she has shown compassion for Uryuu Ishida and saves his life for not killing Mayuri.

Nemu is immune to most of Mayuri many poisons, and carries within her body several antidotes and poisons to use in any way she pleases.

What can I say? She makes such a ridiculously perfect Nemu I don't even know where to start. I wonder if she has a Mayuri cosplay partner?

12 February 2009

He Is My Master: Sawatari Izumi

he is my master cosplay - sawatari izumiIn the anime series “He Is My Master”, Sawatari Izumi is one of the maids who has no choice but to work for Yoshitaka because she has a huge debt to pay off.

Despite her situation, she does not respect Yoshitaka because of his attitude towards her. She often shows her annoyance by stamping on him and handing him payments.

Beautiful cosplay, and very professional looking. I can’t see why Yoshitaka would be so mean to a cute girl like her. Thanks to Cosplayers Photo Studio for sharing the photo with us!

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 02

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku 02From a music synthesizer to various appearances in anime, manga, and games, Hatsune Miku has won the hearts of many and fulfilled the dreams of hopeful composers.

Her voice comes from actual samplings by Fujita Saki, a voice actress in Japan. And because of Miku’s popularity, a Playstation Portable game known as “Hatsune Miku: Project Diva” will be released later this year.

She makes a pretty cute Miku. If anyone has any idea who this is or where this picture was from, please do let me know so that I can properly credit this photo and the cosplayer!

11 February 2009

Kipi Greets Her Chinese Fans

My Chinese is pretty rusty, but this is a video of Kipi sending her New Year's Greetings to her Chinese fans.

I was pleasantly surprised that her voice isn't high pitched and squeeky cute. >.<;;; And it's nice of her to make this video for her fans... Not a lot of cosplayers do that. :)

EDIT: Translated by 愛子 藤原:
Happy new year to everyone, I'm Kipi, soon the autumn will come I'm at home wishing you a happy new year, I hope you'll got good health, good luck, happy days. I hope everyone will support my cosplays, thank you very much.

(Now is japanese) Thank you very much, see you!

Final Fantasy X-2: Paine, Rikku, and Yuna

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - paine, rikku, and yuna / yuripa

With Tidus’ disappearance, Yuna sets out to find clues to lead her back to him with the help of Rikku and Paine. Although Yuna and Rikku have changed their lives to live in a more positive lifestyle, their companion, Paine, is more emotionally distant and prefers to keep her past a secret from the two.

You have to love the location and the characters’ poses on this photo. Wonderful job on the props too! Great work!

10 February 2009

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: C.C. 02

code geass: lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - ccA mysterious girl with mysterious powers, C.C.’s abilities caught the interest of Britannia and was imprisoned as part of its experiments in the past.

After being rescued by Lelouch, she bestows her powers to him under one condition: he must grant her greatest wish to pass on to the next life. She currently oversees Lelouch’s plans and helps him to succeed.

Not your typical C.C. cosplay, but still very impressive. I like the goth look on her, though I’m wondering if this is an original or if the series actually dressed her that way in one of the episodes? Anyone know?

Rurouni Kenshin: Yukishiro Tomoe 02

Tomoe is Kenshin’s first wife who was able to heal Kenshin’s soul and show him a purpose in life as oppose to murder. She was able to forgive him for slaying her fiancé, Kiyosato Akira and found that she had fallen in love with him.

rurouni kenshin / samurai x cosplay - yukishiro / himura tomoe

This destroyed her original purpose of wanting revenge against Battousai and created a new desire to live a new life along side him. Unfortunately, these dreams were left unrealized because she had given her life to protect him.

I happen to like Tomoe as Kenshin’s wife more than Kaoru. I don’t know why, but I guess the mere fact that she was able to bring Kenshin back to his old self at the peak of his reign as Battousai did it for me.

I suppose I should find a decent Kaoru cosplayer now before the fan-base kills me.

09 February 2009

Shaman King: Marion Phauna

unknown cosplay 028 - shaman king cosplay - marion phaunaTime to go through my hard drive again to find some cosplays from several years ago!

Now this one I remember saving because I thought she was cosplaying Freya from Chobits. But now that I think about it, she’s not Freya at all, is she?

I’m pretty sure someone can shed some light on this… please and thank you!

EDIT: Thanks to Kuran Yuki for letting me know this is Marion from Shaman King! Here is her character description of Marion:

She's Asakura Hao's follower from Team Hanagumi. She always talks in third person and is usually very quiet but often says "Mari tsumanai" or "Mari is bored". She is also obsessed with Oyamada Manta.
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06 February 2009

Kingdom Hearts II: Riku

kingdom hearts 2 cosplay riku Riku is Sora’s and Kairi’s best friend who was tried and tested for his friendship when he became possessed by Xehanort’s Heartless. He was, however, able to overcome this darkness and became Sora’s silent ally.

He proved that he values his friendship with Sora when he used the remaining powers of darkness in his heart while capturing Roxas. He sacrificed himself, becoming a manifestation of Xehanort’s Heartless in order to complete Sora.

It actually took me a while to figure out who this character was since I’m not familiar with the game. Brilliant job with this cosplay though. I really like the hair!

05 February 2009

Granado Espada Official MTV: Fu Huo

A beautiful MTV about 2 friends who then became rivals. And the cosplay is very impressive! This video features a female elementalist, a musketeer, and a fighter.

Honestly though, I don’t think musketeers are capable of close combat. But that’s as far as I can go with my complaints. ^^

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04 February 2009

Black★Rock Shooter: Black Rock Shooter

vocaloid cosplay - black rock shooter - kuroi matoAs Hatsune Miku takes away the aspiring composers by storm, a new character known as Black Rock Shooter emerges.

She looks like the black version of Hatsune Miku, but she’s actually an original creation by Huke who worked with the composer of Black Rock Shooter, Ryo. Because of the song’s popularity, someone went ahead and cosplayed her and was photographed by Jack Hanger.

Pretty cool cosplay! I bet a lot of girls would be trying to cosplay as BRS pretty soon! Thanks for sharing this Jack!

EDIT: Thank you, Onnies Rinne, for visiting my blog! Be sure to check out Onnies' blog here!

03 February 2009

Akazukin Chacha: Magical Princess Chacha

akazukin chacha cosplay - magical princess chachaChacha is a young magician who lives in Seravi’s house, Chacha’s guardian and magic teacher. when she began school, Seravi gave her the Princess Medallion along with a magical bracelet for her friend Riiya and a ring to Shiine. These three items allow Chacha to transform into a magical Princess who can defeat Daimaou’s Minions, so long as the three of them are together.

I have to admit, I never thought I’d be able to find a cosplay of such a classic anime. Some of you may be familiar with the title "Akazkin Chacha" because of the novel Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases where we find out that Ryuzaki loves this manga series especially Shiine.

Cute cosplay. Crimson Rain mentioned that the cosplayer’s name is 桜井ヒノキ. I can’t read Japanese, so I have no idea how you say that. Excellent work though! You can find other images of her in this cosplay here.

02 February 2009

Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne: Kaitou Sinbad

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I have no idea where this cosplay is from, but I really like how the character looks so… blue!

Definitely someone people will recognize… I think? I really have no idea at this point, so a little help would be greatly appreciated!

EDIT: Thanks to Suzurin for letting me know this is Sinbad from Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne!