28 May 2013

Sword Art Online: Sachi

sword art online cosplay sachi
Source: SAO 52pk
One of the 10,000 players trapped in Sword Art Online, Sachi was a member of the Black Cats of the Full Moon guild. She and her guild mates were from the same computer club at their school, until they asked Kirito to join them. Sachi is a timid girl who secretly harbored a fear of the game and dying within in. She later shared this fear with Kirito and it was revealed that Sachi was Kirito’s first love prior to Asuna.

I’m really sad that Sachi didn’t get much screen time in the anime, or the light novels for that matter. I could definitely see her becoming a stronger character if she only had the chance to stay with Kirito a bit longer. Thanks to Joanna for sending this in!

27 May 2013

Uta no Prince-sama: Shinomiya Natsuki and Kurusu Syo

uta no prince-sama cosplay shinomiya natsuki and kurusu syo by ryeain and angie
Source: Angie0_0 on Facebook
“Three, two, one, zero!”

On a rainbow-colored
Roller coaster,
We’ll surprise the world!
We’ll paint tomorrow with stardust!! Take my hand!

Life is showtime!
Smiles bring good fortune!
一緒に歌おう Beautiful days
Let’s sing together! Beautiful days!
最高へ Here we go!!
It’s the best! Here we go!!

“GO!x2 Jet Coaster”
Lyrics and Translation by
☽ Moonlit Sanctuary ☾

Another cute cosplay by Angie and this time, she is with her friend and fellow cosplayer, Ryeain! Please show them your support by liking their photo on Facebook!

26 May 2013

Vocaloid 3: Mayu

vocaloid 3 cosplay mayu from japan comiket 83
Source: Marcello on Flickr

At two in the morning
There is no one inside the train station
It felt like an extraordinary scene
Because it seemed like I was left behind all alone in this world
And suddenly I was filled with tears

“Guard of Loneliness”
Lyrics by Anime Lyrics
Translation by Kurohiko

I apologize if my translation is wrong! Please let me know and I will correct it as soon as possible!

Now then, it’s interesting to note that Mayu is a Vocaloid made by Japanese record label, Exit Tunes. Normally, they’re responsible for releasing chart-toping Vocaloid albums, so I’m hoping this Vocaloid will have some amazing songs! Thanks again to Marcello for sharing this!

25 May 2013

Shingeki no Kyojin Cast 02

shingeki no kyojin cosplay cast
Source: I Just Love Anime on Facebook

Sie sind das Essen und wir sind die Jäger!
They're the prey, and we are the hunters!

踏まれた花の 名前も知らずに
Without even knowing the name of the flower it had stepped on
地に落ちた鳥は 風を待ち詫びる
The bird that had fallen to the ground, grows tired of waiting for the wind
祈ったところで 何も変わらない
In the place where it prays, nothing changes
今を変えるのは 戦う覚悟だ
But what does change, is its readiness to fight
屍踏み越えて 進む 意思を 嗤う豚よ
It steps over the corpses, and moves forward, the pig that ridicules intentions
家畜の安寧 虚偽の繁栄
The peace of the cattle, and the flourishing of deceptions
Can kill off, the freedoms of the hungry wolf

“Guren no Yumiya”
Lyrics and Translation by Language by Music

Another epic cast of cosplayers from Shingeki no Kyojin! As much as this anime makes my stomach turn, the concept is undeniably genius. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Thanks to Franciz for sending this in!

24 May 2013

Sword Art Online: Kirito and Asuna

sword art online cosplay kirito and asuna
Source: SAO 52pk

After Kirito was almost murdered by Asuna’s bodyguard, the two have decided to get married in game. They also asked for a leave of absence from the frontlines in order to spend some time together. The newly weds chose the 22nd floor for their honeymoon, and lived in a log cabin by the forest.

Such a beautiful photo! I loved the scene where Asuna came to save Kirito from Kuradeel. Although I wished she’d killed him, murdering someone is really no easy task. Thanks to Gene for sending this in!

23 May 2013

Team Fortress 2: The Engineer

team fortress 2 cosplay engineer
Source: Crunchyroll
The last but not least of the defensive classes, the Engineer is portrayed as a relaxed and intellectual “good ol’ boy” from Texas. He is capable of building a number of structures to support his team, including:

  • tripod sentry guns for defending key points
  • health and ammunition dispensers
  • one-way teleporter systems (which can be upgraded into a two-way teleporter system in “Mann vs. Machine”)

The Engineer is armed with a shotgun for his primary weapon, a pistol for his secondary weapon, and his signature wrench for his melee weapon, which can also be used for repairs and upgrades. His wrench is also capable of speeding up the building process of his structures.

This is just the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long while. Those shades look absolutely darling on him and he looks like he’s ready to start building! Thanks to Eden for sending this in!

22 May 2013

Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy: The Emperor

dissidia 012 final fantasy cosplay emperor by stein
Source: Paolo Marku-ji on Facebook

Representing Final Fantasy II, The Emperor is one of the most powerful villains fighting on the side of Chaos, outranked only by Garland. He is in agreements with Ultimecia to take control of a war-torn world, unlike most villains who only seek to destroy it.

Although Firion stands in opposition to the Emperor, his main rival is actually Yuna, whom he blames and resents for stealing Tidus from Chaos’s side. Incidentally, he manages to recruit Tidus’ father, Jecht, in his place.

Another amazing cosplay by Stein! The details on this cosplay are absolutely incredible! Please show your support by liking and sharing the photo on Facebook, and by visiting the photographer’s Deviant Art. Of course, please also pay a visit to Stein’s Deviant Art too. Thanks for letting me feature this!

21 May 2013

Hell Girl: Enma Ai 02

hell girl cosplay enma ai 2
Source: Crunchyroll
Because of what happened to her 400 years ago, Ai must now fulfill other people’s vengeance as her punishment. After the targeted person suffers hellish hallucinations which exploit their flaws and crimes, she appears to the condemned and recites the following:

Oh pitiful shadow lost in the darkness
bringing torment and pain to others
Oh damned soul wallowing in your sins
いっぺん... 死んで見る?
Perhaps… it is time to die?

Her task is completed once she ferries the person to Hell, making her a deliverer of people’s hatred and vengeance.

This is just creepy. It’s probably photoshoped, but having the same girl appear three times in one photo? Absolutely brilliant for this character. Thanks to Jane for sending this in!

20 May 2013

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin 22

vocaloid 2 cosplay kagamine rin by angie
Source: Angie0_0 on Facebook
Following the sweet scent of the alluring nectar
I found a beautiful butterfly landing before me
With gallant, fevered eyes she looks into my eyes
Gracefully, she softly smiled... I was enchanted

視線が絡む瞬間 恋に落ちた
At that very moment when both of our eyes met, I fell in love with you
(I felt my heart starting to race)
ただ見つめ合い 名前を呼んで、
All it took was one glance
(I called out for you, entranced)
微笑交わす 誘われるまま
And a shared smile from you
(as I was seduced by you)
戯れに 其れを摘み取った
From the lark I plucked the flower of forbidden love

“Corrupted Flower”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocalochu

Another beautiful cosplay by Angie! Please remember to support her by liking her Facebook Page and her photos! Thanks to Mimi for sending this in!

19 May 2013

AKB0048: Sugar Rush

akb0048 cosplay sugar rush wreck-it ralph from japan comiket 83
Source: Hexieshe
I don’t know if it’s just me, but these girls look like they’re wearing cupcake inspired skirts..?

They’re certainly very colorful and it appears the characters are quite popular in the last Japan Comiket 83. I’m wondering in there’s a series or game based on these or if they’re original design… Can anyone take a wild guess please? Thanks to Darren for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to Marc for letting me know they’re AKB0048 from the music video, “Sugar Rush” for Wreck-It Ralph!

18 May 2013

Sailor Stars: Eternal Sailor Neptune

Source: Crunchyroll
Even in her civilian form, Kaioh Michiru is known to have precognitive gifts, as she occasionally states that “the sea is stormy” whenever there is an evil presence at work. In the manga version, she has a special hand mirror which supplements her precognition. It is later revealed to be the Deep Aqua Mirror, one of the three powerful talismans carried by the Outer Senshi.

Another beautiful Sailor Neptune! I’m glad the anime is getting a remake, but I do hope it won’t get pushed back too much. I’d love to see an anime of Sailor Moon that is loyal to the manga. Thanks to Karen for sending this in!

17 May 2013

Shingeki no Kyojin: Mikasa Ackermann and Titan

Source: Shingeki no Kyojin on Facebook

Mikasa Ackermann is the last of her oriental race; wiped out by the Titans when she was still young. At the age of only 9-years-old, Eren Jeager rescued her from a group of kidnappers who murdered her family. Because of this, Mikasa is very protective of Eren, and willingly follows him to the ends of the earth.

Whoa, that is one very cool looking Titan head! I’m guessing this is the 60-meter tall Titan that broke Wall Maria. Of course, the Mikasa cosplayer looks equally amazing as well. Thanks again to Harrell for sending this in!

13 May 2013

AKB0048: Oshima Yuuko the 9th

akb0048 cosplay oshima yuuko the 9th by angie
Source: Angie0_0 on Facebook
Energetic, outgoing, and upbeat, Oshima Yuuko is described to be a mischievous girl in AKB0048. However, she can also be very serious and determined when the situation calls for it. She always tries her best to receive the Center Position and always tries her best to cover up her anger and frustrations.

Cute cosplay by Angie! And she has a lot of impressive cosplays in her Facebook Page. Please feel free to give her your support by liking her page and her photos! Thanks to 愛子 for sending this in!

10 May 2013

Shingeki no Kyojin Cast

shingeki no kyojin cosplay cast
Source: Shingeki no Kyojin on Facebook

In an alternative world, the human population is slowly dwindling in number due to the advent of Titans; giant, humanoid creatures that attack and devour any human on sight. What remains of civilization is protected by three concentric walls, Wall Maria, Wall Rose, and Wall Sina. For a hundred years, all efforts to expand the human territory beyond the walls have ended in failure, but the citizens remained safe inside. However, when two unusual Titans broke through the outermost wall Maria, mankind is forced to face its greatest threat to ensure its survival.

Beautiful cosplay group! I can’t name all the characters yet, but I’m sure some of you guys can. Thanks to Harrell for sending this in!

08 May 2013

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance: Shikinami Asuka Langley 03

Source: Marcello on Flickr
When Asuka is introduced in Evangelion: 2.0, her character has a lot of notable changes from the original series, including her psychological profile. Although she appears to be as hot-headed as she was originally, she seems more quiet and far less of a “brat”. She still likes Shinji and refers to him in the same manner, but she is more open with herself in accepting that she likes him. Nevertheless, as difficult a person Asuka may be, she is not unreasonable and broken.

Cute cosplayer with an attitude from Japan Comiket 83! I think she may be hiding an eye patch under her bangs as we see Asuka in the preview of 3.0. And I really love the expression on her face. Thanks again to Marcello for letting me share this!

05 May 2013

THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls: Kanzaki Ranko and Futaba Anzu

the idolmaster cinderella girls cosplay kanzaki ranko and futaba anzu from japan comiket 83
Source: Hexieshe
It seems I’ve been ignoring this blog a lot for the past few weeks, I’m really sorry about that! Still trying to find that perfect balance of work, play, and party!

Now that I’m back to sorting out the huge amount of cosplays from Japan Comiket 83, I can have a few more additions to the Unknown section which will all hopefully be moved to the Unraveled section. That’s the hope anyway! So will you guys please check out this week’s featured photo and let me know what you think? Thanks to Kiara for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know they are Kanzaki Ranko and Futaba Anzu from THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls!

03 May 2013

Shingeki no Kyojin: Sasha Blause

shingeki no kyojin cosplay sasha blause
Source: Kawaii CosPlay-Anime on Facebook
Ranked 9th of the trainee class, Sasha Blause is a thief of the mountain Daupa District. Affectionately known as “Potato Girl”, she joined the Military in order to find tasty things to eat. Sasha is an expert with archery and showed off her skills in taking down a three meter Titan.

Cosplayer Nami’s so adorable! I’m about to watch this series myself, since everyone seems to be raving about it. It’s about time I see something more recent to keep me up-to-date. Thanks to Enjelia for sharing this!

02 May 2013

Kuroshitsuji: Sebastian Michaelis 12

kuroshitsuji cosplay sebastian michaelis 12
Source: Arisu Ren on Facebook
Although Sebastian Michaelis appears to be a courteous and excellent servant, he is actually quite sadistic and malicious; true to his demonic nature. He is completely ruthless when Ciel Phantomhive commands him to attack, and can be quite sarcastic in his comments. A good example of this can be seen during his fight with Grell Sutcliff as Sebastian continually targeted Grell’s face which is the one thing Grell cherishes the most.

What an incredible looking Black Butler! It’s a little terrifying how accurate the cosplayer managed to capture Sebastian’s appearance in one photo. Thanks to Paula for sending this in!

01 May 2013

Ranma 1/2: Kuno Kodachi

ranma 1/2 cosplay kuno kodachi from japan comiket 83
Source: Marcello on Flickr
Infamously known as “The Black Rose” for her theatrical style of leaving the scene with a trail of black roses and a high-pitched laughter, Kuno Kodachi is the feared captain of the gymnastics team of St. Hebereke School for Girls. She is an expert in Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics, highly skilled in acrobatics and the use of a wide range of weapons. Kodachi is known to attack her opponents prior to the actual competition in order to win by default or, as she would put it, “fighting in all fairness before the match”.

This brings back a lot of fond memories. Then again, I could be completely wrong here, since the series is such a classic and this was taken in the last Japan Comiket 83! Let me know if you guys think otherwise. Thanks again to Marcello for letting me feature this!