31 March 2015

Tekken 7: Josie Rizal

Everyone here seems to be talking about this new fighter coming out in Tekken 7. Aside from the name, her fighting style appears to be a combination of Eskrima and Kickboxing, but no other information is available for now. There’s a lot of debate as to whether or not she’s the first fighter from the Philippines in the Tekken series, or if it was Mokujin, or even if she’s from the Philippines at all!

Well, I don’t think I want to get into that debate, but I do like Yuriko Tiger’s cosplay of Josie. She’s the official cosplayer chosen by Bandai, Namco as according to her Facebook post, so please do give her your support! Thanks to Maria for suggesting this!

Source: YURIKO TIGER COSPLAY on Facebook

30 March 2015

Fruits Basket: Souma Kagura

Cursed with the Spirit of the Pig, Souma Kagura claims to be the fiancée of Souma Kyo, but whenever Kyo denies those claims, she beats Kyo up. She is normally a kind and girly young woman, but she appears to have a split personality whenever it comes to Kyo. Apparently, when they were still very young, Kagura even threatened Kyo into proposing to her using a knife (this was changed to a giant boulder in the anime).

I think Kagura is my favorite female character in the series because she’s so strong and straight-forward. And don’t you think Japanese cosplayer Roki makes such an adorable Kagura? Please do give her your support and visit her World Cosplay account! Thanks again to Katy for suggesting this!

Source: Roki on World Cosplay

29 March 2015

Unknown Cosplay #157

alice in wonderland cosplay by kipiWell, I honestly think this is Kipi cosplaying her version of Alice from Alice in Wonderland, but I thought it would be best to ask my readers too. I know there are many adaptations of Alice in anime and games like “Alice in the Kingdom of Hearts”, but I’m pretty sure Kipi is not cosplaying the protagonist from that series.

So for now, I’ll leave this in the Unknown Section until we get some confirmation, ok? Thanks to Josh for sending this in!

Source: Kipi on Lomo

28 March 2015

Mobile Suit Gundam Girl 02

mobile suit gundam girl 02I am practically clueless when it comes to the makes and models of Gundams, so maybe someone can tell me from which series this cosplayer is portraying as?

I guess Gundam Girls have been pretty popular ever since. This looks like a scanned photo from somewhere, and if you take a closer look on the upper right-hand corner, there’s a little date that reads “12 2 ‘04”, so I’m guessing that this was taken in 2004. But even though the photo is old, it’s still pretty impressive, don’t you think? Thanks to Cali for sending this in!

Source: The Billy Files on Blogspot

27 March 2015

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Tifa Lockhart 14

final fantasy vii advent children cosplay - tifa lockhart by mei waiAnimam sacrificare necesse est?
Is it necessary to sacrifice the soul?
Cur in gremio haeremus?
Why do we stay in the womb?
Cur veniam petimus
Why do we beg for forgiveness
In terram fatali?
In the fateful Earth?

“The Promised Land”
Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

I think I’ve featured a lot of Mei Wai’s Tifa Lockhart cosplays before, but another one can’t hurt now, can it? And did anyone notice that she’s wearing “Playboy” shoes? Thanks to Meredith for sending this in!

Source: 梧桐影

26 March 2015

Samurai Warriors 2: Mori Ranmaru

samurai warriors 2 cosplay - mori ranmaru by jesukeMori Ranmaru is a hidden character in Samurai Warriors 2 who could only be unlocked by doing the first two “Ranmaru’s Request” and “Mitsuhide’s Request” jobs in Survival Mode. In the mission, Ranmaru’s requests for the player’s help to investigate the nature of Nobunaga’s assassination, as Ranmaru remains unsure whether Mitsuhide really killed their lord or not. It was later revealed that Mitsuhide was falsely accused because Ieyasu used a look alike assassin, and that the assailants only managed to kill Nobunaga’s body double. He and Keiji later set out to punish Ieyasu together.

I’m pretty sure this is Jesuke, even though I don’t see this in her Deviant Art anymore. There are other shots of her in this costume in her Gallery though, so please be sure to give her a visit! Thanks to TsukiHiro for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

25 March 2015

7th Dragon 2020: Hatsune Miku

7th dragon 2020 cosplay - hatsune miku

Did you know that Hatsune Miku makes an appearance in “7th Dragon 2020”?

In the year 2020, dragons from outer space have decided to invade the earth and make it uninhabitable by spreading harmful, extraterrestrial plants known as “Flowaro”. The player is tasked to rescue Miku in one of its missions, and the reward gives Squad 13 an alternative BGM option that changes all music into remixes done with Miku’s voice.

It think that sounds lovely, don’t you? I love Miku’s voice, even though I don’t know a lot of her songs. Thanks again to Mikachu for sharing this!

Source: Fandomsky on WordPress

24 March 2015

Touken Ranbu: Heshikiri Hasebe

touken ranbu cosplay - heshikiri hasebe

Heshikiri Hasebe. .... Weird name, isn't it? My previous lord, you see, could not forgive the mistake of his tea servant, and I was thus named when he executed the hiding servant with only the weight of the blade... He's that kind of man. Oda Nobunaga, that is.

- Touken Ranbu Wiki

This game is seriously getting a lot of amazing cosplays… so much that I’m beginning to take interest in playing the game myself, even if I can’t understand it.

Please support the cosplayer by visiting their weibo! Thanks to Touken Ranbu Vietnam for sharing this!

Source: Touken Ranbu Vietnam on Facebook

23 March 2015

Fruits Basket: Souma Hiro

fruits basket cosplay - souma hiro by pinotaroCursed with the Spirit of the Goat, Souma Hiro is an arrogant 11-year-old, who loves Souma Kisa more than anything in the world. However, when he told Akito about his love for Kisa, Akito attacked Kisa and ended up in the hospital. Hiro knew that it was because of his confession that Kisa ended up getting hurt, so he decided to stay away from Kisa in order to keep her safe.

I remember falling in love with this series when the anime debuted at a local convention. Actually, it wasn’t even a convention, it was a film viewing / gathering since anime and manga were not really that common back then. A friend and I were fangirling all over Yuki at the time, and we didn’t care that we got weird looks then, haha!

Anyway, please support Japanese cosplayer, PINOtaro and visit her sites: Archive, Blog, Tumblr, Twitter, and World Cosplay. Thanks to Katy for suggesting this!

Source: ぴの太郎 on World Cosplay

22 March 2015

Final Fantasy XII: Rasler Heios Nabradia

final fantasy xii cosplay - rasler heios nabradiaIt’s been a while since I last added a photo in the Unknown Category… Google has made it a lot easier to identify most cosplays that I’m not familiar with, but it appears it has no information about this particular photo.

I am guessing he’s either from Final Fantasy or Ragnarok, but my searches came up with nothing. It would be a shame not to know more about this character since the details of his armor are pretty amazing.

If you have any idea who he is or who the character is, please do leave a comment below! Thanks to luaR for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

21 March 2015

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel Phantomhive 18

kuroshitsuji cosplay - ciel phantomhive 18一人にしないで もう察して 彩めて
Don’t leave me alone, take my hint and make me colorful already
どの言葉も 君の部屋では すり抜けていくの
No matter what your words are, they slip out of your room
乱れて 眠って それ以上を教えて?
Getting confused, falling asleep- Tell me there’s more than that?
笑顔の問いに 迷う吐息 月だけが見てる
The sighs are lost in the question behind a smile; only the moon is watching

次の長い針が 天井に届く頃には
When the next long needle points to the ceiling
君はもういない 私はもういらない
You won’t be around anymore; I won’t need you anymore

“Monochrome Kiss”
Lyrics and Translation by
Words of Songs

That skull is extra creepy, but I know that this is probably one of the most popular illustrations of Ciel. Thanks to LinBlue for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

20 March 2015

Death Note: Amane Misa 09

death note cosplay - amane misa by kipi気をつけて神様は見てる。
Be careful, God is watching.
In a street blacked by night, please link our hands together.
Even if I'm by myself and far away, He can always come find me.
He comes to teach me everything He knows. 
Even if I should no longer remember,
He will teach me over and over.

でも 全部わかってしまったらどうすればいいの?
But what should I do once I know everything?

“Misa’s Song”
Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

I featured this version of Kipi’s cosplay of Amane Misa back in 2007, but I think it’s worth having a second look, don’t you? Thanks to Justin for sending this in!

Source: Anime Joy Reactor

19 March 2015

Final Fantasy VII: Vincent Valentine 04

final fantasy vii cosplay - vincent valentine 4

Vincent Valentine blamed himself for Lucrecia’s illness after Sephiroth’s birth. In order to atone for this “sin”, he locked himself within a coffin in the basement of Shinra Mansion and slept, mostly undisturbed, for 30 years. He constantly relived his nightmare as punishment for being unable to stop Lucrecia from submitting to Hojo’s experiment on her unborn baby.

Another impressive cosplay of Vincent Valentine! It’s a little weird that a 50-60 year-old character looks like this, and I’ve always been curious as to how that might have happened. Well, one thing we can be sure of, sleeping is very good for us! Thanks to luaR for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

18 March 2015

Starry Sky: Miyaji Ryunosuke (Scorpio)

starry sky cosplay - miyaji ryunosuke (scorpio) by shinonome azusaThe vice-captain of the archery club, Miyaji Ryunosuke is described to be tsundere which means he is initially cold and even hostile to anyone new who enters his life, but eventually warms up to them. He has kept an eye out for Tsukiko and considers her to be his rival. He initially disregarded Azusa as Ryunosuke solely relied on natural talent and did not believe in effort and passion.

Doesn’t Taiwanese cosplayer Shinonome Azusa (東雲梓) make a lovely Ryunosuke? Please go visit her websites: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, and World Cosplay! Thanks to Minette for sending this in!

Source: 東雲梓 on World Cosplay

17 March 2015

Tower of Saviors: Felix the Cat Duke

tower of saviors cosplay - felix the cat duke by stayxxxxTower of Saviors is a mobile game that uses a combination of match 3 and RPG game play developed by a Hong Kong-based developer known as Mad Head Limited. In the US, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia iOS markets, the game is published as War of Dragons by mobile game firm, Storm8.

A bunch of game information is available for Felix the Cat Duke’s card on the ToS wiki… none of which really makes sense to me since I haven’t played the game yet, but if you want to see this cute video of Stay playing with her cat paw, head on over to her Facebook Page. It’s the most adorable thing I’ve seen all week, and we need more fluffy things in this world. Give her your support, and a like or two, won’t you?

Source: stayxxxx on Facebook

16 March 2015

Naruto: Hatake Kakashi 05

naruto stage cosplay - hatake kakashi by kimisawa yuki

Hatake Kakashi was not always as carefree as most people know him to be. He used to be very stern and serious, but after the supposed death of teammate, Uchiha Obito, he came to adapt his friend’s cheerful personality. Kakashi even become regularly late for his appointments and would come up with grand excuses, the same way Obito did. However, most of the time that he’s late is because Kakashi frequently visited the memorial stone where Obito’s name is engraved in, and he loses track of time when doing so.

Has anyone seen Naruto Stage yet? I wonder how it is? The cast looks absolutely amazing, so I bet the show’s pretty good too! I really think Kimisawa Yuki’s version of Kakashi is spot on, don’t you?

Do you guys have any favorites from the list of cast members?

Source: Naruto Stage

15 March 2015

Shingeki no Kyojin: Sasha Blouse and Connie Springer

shingeki no kyojin / attack on titan cosplay - sasha blouse by junez-chan and connie springer by amayaren

As part of the 104th Trainees Squad, Sasha Blouse and Connie Springer were required to practice hand-to-hand combat as part of their training. Many of the trainees did not see the point in learning martial arts when they were supposed to be fighting against titans, not humans. It would appear that Sasha and Connie felt the same way, as they were seen goofing around instead of sparring seriously.

Aren’t they adorable? I distinctly remember this scene from the anime… I really loved how these two characters could still find ways to take it easy, despite the ever-looming fear of titans devouring them. Please visit the cosplayers’ Deviant Art accounts: Junez-chan as Sasha and AmayaRen as Connie! Thanks to J Nonymous for sharing this!

Source: Junez-chan on Deviant Art
First seen on: J Nonymous on Google+

14 March 2015

Hetalia: Axis Powers: Germany 02

hetalia: axis powers cosplay - germany / ludwigA serious and efficient individual, Germany is a perfectionist who always abides by the rules. He is a pessimist and a neat freak, who loves making sweets, reading, and walking his dogs. His patience is often tested by his unreasonable boss and the trouble-making Italy.

It’s not very often that we see a male cosplayer from this series, so I thought I had to feature this too. Thanks to Daily Hetalia for sharing this!

Source: Daily Hetalia on Google+

13 March 2015

The Seven Deadly Sins Cast

the seven deadly sins cosplay - satan by youne, leviathan by sameki, mammon by arisa chan, lucifer by shimo, beelzebub by neneko, asmodeus by hisui, and belphegor by yukino

Not really sure what this is about, but I’ve been seeing a lot of fan art and cosplays of these ladies recently. As far as I can tell, they are Demon Kings based on the Seven Deadly Sins, so let me just enumerate them for now:

  • Satan (cosplayed by Youne) is the Demon King of Wrath
  • Leviathan (cosplayed by Sameki) is the Demon King of Envy
  • Mammon (cosplayed by Arisa Chan) is the Demon King of Greed
  • Lucifer (cosplayed by Shimo) is the Demon King of Pride
  • Beelzebub (cosplayed by Neneko) is the Demon King of Gluttony
  • Asmodeus (cosplayed by Hisui) is the Demon King of Lust
  • Belphegor (cosplayed by Yukino) is the Demon King of Sloth

Well, whatever this is, please head on over to each of these Taiwanese cosplayers’ pages (linked above) and give them your support! Thanks to Sam for sending this in!

…shouldn’t they be Demon “Queens” instead of Kings? Hm…

12 March 2015

Sword Art Online: Gun Gale Online: Kirito 02

sword art online - gun gale online - kirito (girl version)Like all new players, Kirito had minimal funds when he entered Gun Gale Online. He knew he had to get a lot of money in the game fast if he wanted to enter the 3rd Bullet of Bullets event and find the Death Gun. He managed to come across a bullet dodging game when Sinon was giving him a tour, and used his previous experience with NPC targeting to win the game. Most of his winnings were used up in buying a laser sword, the Kagemitsu G4, a weapon he is most comfortable with despite have to go against other players equipped with guns.

I really hope I get to cosplay this character some day. Maybe when all the hype is gone so that I can gather enough courage to do so, haha! Thanks to Lorry for sending this in!

Source: SAO 52pk

11 March 2015

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 61

vocaloid cosplay - hatsune miku wearing a chinese dress

今日も謝謝 お疲れ様
Thank you for your hard work today
お気に入りの席 開けて置いたよ
We have your favorite seat ready for you

Loosen your tie a bit
Then choose whatever food you’d like

青椒肉絲(チンジャオロース)に 蟹玉 回鍋肉(ホイコーロー)
Peppered Steak, Crab Balls, or Twice-Cooked Pork
食べきれ ないほど とびきりのサービスしてあげる
Aside from food, I’ll give you great service

“China Dress”
Lyrics from AtWiki
Translation by Kurohiko

Hatsune Miku looks adorable in a Chinese Dress, so I thought this song would be appropriate. Unfortunately, my Japanese is not very good, but I hope it’s more or less a good translation of this cute song! Thanks to Mikachu for sending this in!

Source: Fandomsky on WordPress

10 March 2015

Kuroshitsuji: Sebastian Michaelis and Ciel Phantomhive 05

kuroshitsuji cosplay - ciel phantomhive and sebastian michaelis by kayan and lalaaxあれから幾らか 夜 好きにもなりました
Since then, I even came to love the night somewhat
依存の海 息も忘れて
In the sea of dependence, I forget to even breathe

夢中のその手前で 生温さだけ残して
Right before we get absorbed in each other, you only leave behind a tepid warmth
引き際の美学 得意げなキス 嫌う
In the art of knowing when to quit, I hate your conceited kisses

“Monochrome Kiss”
Lyrics and Translation by
Words of Songs

Now this really reminds me of the opening theme in Kuroshitsuji! I really love LALAax’s work, and KaYan looks so tiny! Just the right height for these two characters! Please be sure to visit LALAax on Facebook! Thanks to Michelin for sending this in!

Source: LALAax on Facebook