25 August 2014

Kuroko no Basuke: The Generation of Miracles

kuroko no basuke cosplay - momoi satsuki, akashi seijuro, murasakibara atsushi, daiki aomine, ryota kise, and kuroko tetsuya

The all-star team of Teiko Junior High won the junior high Nationals for three consecutive years before graduating and entering different high schools. The five (arguably six) members all came to Teiko by coincidence, which included Akashi Seijuro, Murasakibara Atsushi, Daiki Aomine, Shintaro Midorima, Ryota Kise, and Kuroko Tetsuya. Momoi Satsuki, Aomine’s childhood friend, acted as their manager, and she is in love with Kuroko.

They look adorable, don’t they? We don’t get to see a lot of beautiful group cosplays like this, but I have say, all that food is making me hungry! Thanks to Clara for sending this in!

Source: lovers ♡ cosplay on tumblr

20 August 2014

Fate/Extra: Saber 05

fate/extra cosplay - saber nero by wei

“Behold my glory... Hear the thunderous applause... Sit down and praise... My Golden Theater! Kingdom of Heaven and Hell... My heaven, reconstructed! This is where the limelight shines!”

Source: Type Moon Wiki

Aestur Domus Aurea: Golden Theatre of the Flamboyant is a theatre designed by Nero and constructed in Rome during her lifetime. Nero gave form and reproduced the Domus Aurea through prana, a method which is extremely similar to that used by Reality Marbles. Nero believed herself to be “an artist who rivals Apollo” and “a chariot driver that rivals Sol” and thus created the theatre to achieve her aspirations.

Another amazing Saber cosplay by Wei! She certainly looks stunning in Saber’s Ball Dress of Rose. Please visit her World Cosplay account and show her your support! Thanks to LeAnn for sending this in!

Source: wei (小薇) on World Cosplay

18 August 2014

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Len 19

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine len 19

今宵拝跪(はいき)す 地の徒(と)が為
For those who belong to earth
and pray on their knees tonight,
(I)’ve restrained a dragon’s time
by striking the roots deeply into the darkness of the being.

閉ざされた森の中 息潜め待つ
Holding your breath, you wait in the closed forest.
絡まる蔦断ち 楔(くさび)
As (you)’ve known what cutting off the covering ivy
外(と)る 意味を 知りて
and taking off the wedge means.

“From a Miniature Garden Where the Dragon Howls”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocaloids' English & Romaji Lyrics

Vocaloids are really getting some very intricate costumes lately… I’m especially liking this song, which is sometimes titled “The Sandplay of the Singing Dragon”. I featured Ani-Mia’s Luka version last July 2012, so please take a look too! Thanks to Maika for sending this in!

Source: 現実。 on tumblr

14 August 2014

Sword Art Online: Alfheim Online: Kirito

sword art online: alfheim online cosplay - kirito

Upon receiving an email from Agil containing a picture from Alfheim Online, Kazuto (Kirito) immediately went to visit Andrew (Agil) at the Dicey Cafe. Andrew told him about the girl, who looked very similar to Asuna, who was trapped inside a birdcage on top of the World Tree. Kazuto also noticed that the game was designed by RECTO Progress Inc., the same company Sugou worked for who was also in charge of the SAO servers. Upon entering the ALO, Kirito’s suspicions were confirmed when he reunited with his “daughter”, Yui.

I thought it was a lovely scene to see Kirito reunite with Yui, even though ALO was a weird half season for me. Thanks to Jennifer for sending this in!

Source: SAO 52pk

11 August 2014

Uta no Prince-sama: STARISH 02

uta no prince-sama cosplay - starish - ittoki otoya, ichinose tokiya, jinguji ren, hijirikawa masato, shinomiya natsuki. kurusu syo, aijima cecil

2000%(Hey!) サイコーなLOVE(Get you!)
It’s 2000% (Hey!), this amazing LOVE! (Get you!)
君とだけ(Jump!)  Yes! Happyパルス(Syun!×2)
Just with you (Jump!), yes! This happy pulse! (syun syun!)
革命スターライト マジで好きだよ(Yes, We love you)
This starlight revolution! We seriously love you! (Yes, we love you!)
全力全開で 2000%君の事をLove you
At max power, full throttle, we love you 2000%!

Ba, Bang! Ja, Jan!! Love you☆

“Maji LOVE 2000%”
Lyrics and Translation by: ☽ Moonlit Sanctuary ☾

This is one of the most amazing STARISH group cosplays I’ve ever seen! Please do visit these lovely cosplayers’ profiles:

Thanks again to Samantha for sending this in!

Source: Asakura Akaru on World Cosplay

09 August 2014

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Kururugi Suzaku 06

code geass: lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - kururugi suzaky by root050710

Although Suzaku does not possess a Geass like Lelouch, he does have near-superhuman physical abilities. In episode 16 of the first season, Suzaku managed to destroy a ceiling-mounted remote machine gun by running up a wall and kicking it. However, one must consider that the said gun’s motion tracker had a lag time of only 0.05 seconds! He could also dodge machine gun fire from Knightmares on multiple occasions. In the light novels, a 10-year-old Suzaku was able to defeat several adult men with a wooden training sword used in Kendo.

Isn’t this absolutely stunning? Japanese cosplayer, Root, has a lot of impressive cosplays in her Deviant Art Gallery and her World Cosplay Account, so please pay her a visit and give her your support! Thanks to Justin for sending this in!

Source: Root050710 on Deviant Art

07 August 2014

DRAMAtical Murder: Koujaku

dramatical murder cosplay - koujaku by akira kiriharaStrong-willed and compassionate, Koujaku is usually kind to everyone he meets, except for Mink and Noiz. Although he is described to be quite gentle in nature, Koujaku secretly harbors deep anger and self-loathing after killing his mother unintentionally. To hide this side of him, he tries his best to keep a positive front, and stays close to Aoba as much as possible.

Japanese cosplayer Akira Kirihara certainly makes a beautiful Koujaku! The scar across her nose looks realistic too! Please visit her Deviant Art Gallery for more of her cosplays! Thanks to Patrick for sending this in!

Source: Akira Kirihara on Deviant Art
First seen in DRAMAtical Murder on Facebook

06 August 2014

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends

It looks like everyone is talking about Sato Takeru, Takei Emi, Aoki Munetaka, and director Otomo Keishi at the Asian Premier of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno at SM Megamall today. Unfortunately, I wasn’t one of the lucky ones who were able to get tickets for the event. I did try my best with my entry, so I have no regrets as to what else I could have done.

Since the event looked so amazingly successful, maybe I’ll have another chance one day (and if it’s Watsuki Nobuhiro visiting the Philippines next time, I would come-close-enough-to-killing for a chance to meet him!). But for now, look at what’s been released at 映画『るろうに剣心』!

rurouni kenshin: the legend ends promotional poster

The sandy beach setting for this poster looks like the final battle ground from the manga between Yukishiro Enishi and Kenshin, but Enishi didn’t wear a traditional kimono. I remember that he went to China, and even studied Chinese sword fighting, so who could this be?

Whoever it is, I’m sure that this movie will be a great ending for this amazing live-action trilogy. Thanks to Denis for sending this in!

Source: 映画『るろうに剣心』 on Facebook

05 August 2014

Shingeki no Kyojin: Levi Ackerman and Erwin Smith

WARNING: This post may contain spoilers from the manga. Please read at your own risk!

shingeki no kyojin / attack on titan cosplay - levi ackerman by oh ye ya and erwin smith by shichiyoh

Prior to the events that have occurred in the anime, Levi originally lived as a thug in the underground city below the capital along with his friends, Isabel Magnolia and Farlan Church. They were later captured by Erwin Smith, who blackmailed Levi into joining the Survey Corps. Although Levi once wanted to kill Erwin, Levi later came to trust his commander, obeying his every command and judgment.

I’ve never seen cosplayers use this color for their Shingeki no Kyojin military uniform before! Not sure if this this official or not, but black looks really good on them, don’t you think? Thanks to Jane for sending this in!

Source: OH YE YA on World Cosplay

04 August 2014

Uta no Prince-sama: Hijirikawa Masato 05

uta no prince-sama cosplay - hijirikawa masato by asakura akaru

諸行無常のこゝろにすっと お前の音色が響き伝う
Your sound suddenly resonated within my impermanent heart
千手の滝は辛くはないが 恋の雨はツンと胸刺す
The waterfall of thousands caused me no pain, but a shower of love pierced my aloof heart

Lightly… Gently… The fleeting fall
Learning of the end through a dream

“Koi Sakura”
Lyrics by: Uta Map
Translated by: ☽ Moonlit Sanctuary ☾

I confess, I really don’t like Koi Sakura even though I like Hijirikawa as a character! Then again, I only heard this song after my loyalty for Hijirikawa has moved on to Otoya! But this is a very good cosplay of him, don’t you agree? Thanks to Samantha for sending this in!

Source: Asakura Akaru on World Cosplay
First Seen in Uta no Prince-sama Maji Rabu on Facebook

01 August 2014

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Len 18

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine len knife by yuegene今宵 凍りついた刃で
Tonight, with that frozen blade,
この身 切り裂いてくれないか
won’t you slay this body of mine?
いずれ 剥がれてしまうならば
If I should be peeled away no matter what,
その手で 縛(いまし)めて
then please bind me with your hands.

Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

Another fantastic cosplay by Yuegene! I wish I knew how to look this intense in a photo! Just look at those fierce eyes! Thanks to Mika for sending this in!

Source: yuegene on Deviant Art