31 May 2015

Touken Ranbu: Mikazuki Munechika 02

My name is Mikazuki Munechika. Well, I'm only one of the five great swords of Japan, but I'm also said to be the most elegant.

I was born near the end of the 11th century. I guess you can say I'm an old man. Hahaha!

Source: Touken Ranbu Wiki

Ryuichi Randoll never fails to impress! Such amazing quality of cosplay photos! Please continue to support Ryuichi through Ask, Cure, Weibo, and World Cosplay! Thanks again to Tama for sending this in!

Source: Ryuichi Randoll on World Cosplay

30 May 2015

Vocaloid 3: Yuezheng Ling and Luo Tianyi

vocaloid 3 cosplay - yuezheng ling and luo tianyi by final to xuesu

回顧 皎月晦明燈花處
Looking back, the place where the flower flickered under the bright moon
擡眉 初紅蓮風袖袅娜爲誰舞
Looking up, the incarnation of the red lotus, for whom were those willowy sleeves fluttered?
回顧 蓦然步轉青石路
Looking back, suddenly turned around on the bluestone steps
還在水榭畔 畫樓處
It is still at the waterside, where the beautiful pavilion is

回顧 筆染朱砂輕蓮步
Looking back, the grace of the lotus was painted in vermillion
經年 依稀壹曲然爲君舞
Years have passed, vaguely remember the melody, the moment I danced for you
回顧 來年再恨相思誤
Looking back, In the coming year, to blame the fault on my lovesickness once again
還在水榭畔 畫樓處
It is still at the waterside, where the beautiful pavilion is

“Reminiscence of the Red Lotus”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocaloid Lyrics

Meet Chinese cosplayer duo, Final - 雪酥 (Final to Xuesu)! They have a ton of amazing cosplays in their galleries, so please give them a visit through their Sina Blog, Weibo, and World Cosplay! Thanks to Marline for suggesting this!

Source: Final - 雪酥 on World Cosplay

29 May 2015

Defense Devil: Elimona

defense devil cosplay - elimona by the wisperia

A fallen angel from Heaven, Elimona runs a store in Event Horizon, the land between the real and demon worlds. She often cosplays and tries to seduce Bchuler and Kucabara, much to their chagrin, but she is also often turned to for help or advice. She later revealed to Idamaria that she wanted to destroy the demon world by releasing the goddess Lilith.

Oh wow, those wings are truly impressive! And The Wisperia is very pretty as well! She makes a very beautiful Elimona, wouldn’t you agree?

Please give her your support by visiting her Deviant Art and Facebook! Thanks again to Shuichi for suggesting this!

Source: The Wisperia on Deviant Art
First seen in: Z攻略

28 May 2015

Ore Monogatari!! Live Action Cast

ore monogatari!! cosplay - sunakawa makoto by sakaguchi kentaro, goda takeo by suzuki ryohei, and yamato rinko by nagano mei

It appears a lot of anime shows are being adapted into live action films. The spotlight is now on Ore Monogatari!! as the main cast has been officially announced according to Crunchyroll:

It is officially announced today that 32-year-old Japanese actor Ryohei Suzuki is starring as the 15-year-old protagonist Takeo Gouda in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Ore Monogatari!!shoujo manga series created by Kazune Kawahara (story) and Aruko (art).

15-year-old fashion model/actress Mei Nagano (Tsubame Sanjo in Rurouni Kenshin) is set to play the main heroine Rinko Yamato, alongside 23-year-old model Kentaro Sakaguchi as Takeo's childhood friend Makoto Sunakawa. Hayato Kawai (Hanakage, Hachimitsu Drops)-directed film is scheduled to be released on October 31.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s looking forward to this film! Thanks to Renae for sending this in!

Source: Crunchyroll

27 May 2015

Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Daro ka: Hestia

danjon ni deai o motomeru no wa machigatteiru daro ka cosplay - hestia by nenekoBell Cranel’s resident Deity, Hestia is a petite yet energetic goddess who sees great potential in Bell as an adventurer. She is quite diligent, as she works part-time as a clerk for the Guild as well as several food stands in order to help Bell with their living expenses. This was not always the case as she was once a lazy goddess who couldn’t get a job or put effort into work until she took Bell into her familia.

Doesn’t Neneko make the perfect Hestia? She really never fails to amaze me with her awesome cosplays! Maybe we’ll get to see her again in the Philippines some time soon? Thanks to Henry for suggesting this!

Source: 肉感少女-Neneko on Facebook

26 May 2015

Sailor Moon Crystal: Sailor Moon 02

pretty guardian sailor moon crystal cosplay - sailor moon 2

Moon Pride

I want to be your power

涙は頬を伝い 瞳は紅く燃える
Tears flow down a cheek, eyes burn red
稲妻のように激しく 誰かが愛を叫ぶ
Someone cries of love violently, like a flash of lightning
例えどんな (暗闇でも 一人じゃないよね?)
Even if you're in pitch black darkness, you're not alone, you know?
私達を 照らす Moonlight
The Moonlight illuminates us

“Moon Pride”
Lyrics by Sailor Moon Wiki
Translation by Anime Lyrics

Oh wow, this is extremely late, but the new anime for Sailor Moon is absolutely fantastic! I’m a huge fan of the series so I’ll probably hunt for more of these cosplays very soon! Thanks again to Shuichi for sending this in!

What do you guys think about Sailor Moon Crystal? Do you like it better than the original?

Source: Z攻略

25 May 2015

Sword Art Online: Asuna 08

sword art online cosplay - asuna 08探していた導く光
The guiding light that I’ve found
If I touch it, I’ll remember everything掛け替えのない大切な今をくれる
And I’ll possess an important moment that cannot be replaced

Closing my eyes to the world, I knewそれはいつも暖かいのに痛くて
That this is always warm but painful

“Crossing Field”
Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

Another beautiful Asuna cosplayer! I really like the setting on this one, don’t you? Although Asuna is looking pretty serious, don’t you think? Thanks to Caleb for sending this in!

Source: SAO 52pk

24 May 2015

Naruto: Sarutobi Hiruzen

naruto stage cosplay - sarutobi hirusen / third hokage by hirakawa kazuhiro

The Third Hokage of Konohagakure, Sarutobi Hiruzen was a powerful ninja hailed as a God of Shinobi. He was a source of wisdom to many, passing on the things he had learned to the next generation. As Hokage, he acquired a habit of attempting to end things peacefully in order to avoid bloodshed amongst both his allies and his enemies.

Oh wow, Hirakawa Kazuhiro looks exactly like the character! They did a good job with the make up on his face too! What do you guys think?

Source: Naruto Stage

23 May 2015

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku and Kagamine Len 02

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku and kagamine len狐の嫁さん 雨傘持たずに 私の想いを 紡いでおくれ  
Oh Mrs. Fox, don’t take an umbrella. Quick, knit my feelings together
大名行列 死人の門番 開けて? 開けて?
A daimyo's procession, Corps(es) guarding the gate. “Open it? Open it?”
狐の嫁入り 貴女を交えて 無くした私を 迎えに行こうぞ
The Fox’s wedding, let us set off the retrieve. I, whom they lost instead of you.
鳥居の先には 私の体と 大名行列 死人の門番
Behind this torii lies my body and the daimyo’s procession, the corps(e) guards.

ねぇねぇ? 笑って見せてよ? やめて やめて 痛いよ
Hey hey, laugh, let me see you laugh? Stop it, Stop it, It hurts
あなたの言葉は 優しくするから 恥じnい 始まり
Your words are so kind, they lead to an embarrassing beginning
ああああああああ 痛いよ ああああああああ 助けて
Aaaaaaaa, it hurts, aaaaaaaa, help
痛いのやだから 君を受け入れる ねぇねぇ? 笑って串刺しにするの?
I don’t like the pain, so I’ll accept you. Hey hey, laugh, are you going to skewer me?

“The Fox Wedding”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocaloid Lyrics

Len’s expression is quite intense! I don’t think he appreciates being tied up, but Miku seems to be enjoying herself, no? Thanks again to Denise for sending this in!

Source: lovers ♡ cosplay on tumblr

22 May 2015

Lineage II: Beleth 02

lineage ii cosplay - beleth

He is both the best wizard in the world and the worst devil in history. Although sealed away after his defeat by the Ivory Tower wizards, he escaped. Using Hellbound Island, he connected to and successfully possessed a mysterious power that even the gods were not aware of. Nobody knows what he thinks or what he wants.

Source: Lineage II Wikia

I don’t play Lineage II so I unfortunately don’t know the character well enough to give you more information other than the one I found in their wiki page. Pretty amazing details though! It reminds me of Serreniethy’s cosplay last January 2013! Thanks again to Shuichi for sending this in!

Source: Z攻略

21 May 2015

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance: Raiden

metal gear rising: revengeance cosplay - raiden
A unique cyborg frame, upgraded to aid Raiden in his fight against Sam and Desperado. Equipped with Blade Mode and able to absorb fuel-cell electrolytes from any high-frequency blade, it unfortunately lacks any kind of self-repair unit, meaning Raiden must manually extract repair material from his foes to recover from damage.

―Custom Cyborg Body description in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Source: Metal Gear Wikia
Oh wow, this is seriously impressive! Not just the cosplay, but the photography as well! If anyone knows who the cosplayer is and even the photographer, feel free to comment on this post! Thanks again to Shuichi for sending this in!

Source: Z攻略

20 May 2015

Dewprism: Mint

Due to her selfish and irresponsible ways, Mint lost her right to the throne of East Heaven Kingdom to her younger sister, Maya. Now the only things in Mint's mind is world domination and vengeance against her sister. To achieve these goals, she seeks a mysterious relic.

Source: Square Wikia

Wow, this cosplay brings back a lot of memories! And for those who played the English version of the game, you might recognize her from Threads of Fate! I loved that game very much, and was hoping they would make a sequel, but alas, I guess it wasn’t as successful as I thought. Thanks to Tiffy for sending this in!

Source: Yukin0-ChaN on Deviant Art

19 May 2015

Zone-00: Kujo Saburo and Shima Ango

zone-00 cosplay - kujo saburo and shima ango by finnianKujo Saburo first met Shima Ango when Shima was transferred to his class along with Okino Miyoko. They quickly become friends and began solving the ZONE-00 issue together. They develop an interesting friendship where they are comfortable enough to tease each other and even wear each other’s clothing. Unbeknownst to them, Kujo and Shima are both descendents of Kiyoami, and are therefore relatives.

Meet Chinese cosplayer Finnian, who is the cosplayer behind Kujo! It’s unfortunate s/he didn’t tag who Shima’s cosplayer is, but they both did a great job! Please be sure to visit Finnian’s Weibo and World Cosplay accounts! Thanks to Mica for sending this in!

Source: Finnian菲尼 on World Cosplay

18 May 2015

Sword Art Online: Alfheim Online: Sinon 03

After joining Alfheim Online, Sinon created a Cait Sith archer, and has the ability to shoot targets 200 meters away with a bow that should only have a maximum accuracy of 100 meters. In real life, Shino’s eyes are twice as good as the average person, and the glasses she uses have lenses made of NXT polymer which is said to be able to withstand the impact of a bullet. Shino’s motto is “One Shot, One Kill”, a popular saying known as the “Sniper’s Creed”, often quoted by real-world military snipers.

Sinon is a really popular cosplay character, isn’t she? She might actually become more popular than Asuna at this rate, but then again, I guess it depends on who you ask. Thanks again to Shuichi for sending this in!

Source: Z攻略

17 May 2015

Naruto: Gaara 04

naruto stage cosplay - gaara by suga kenta

Gaara was a kind child who desperately tried to be friendly with others until his father, the fourth Kazekage order Yashamaru to attack Gaara physically and psychologically in order to see if Gaara could gain control the sealed Shukaku within him. As Yashamaru was the only one who seemed to care for him, his assassination attempt upon Gaara twisted his personality and misled him to believe that no one cared for him. Gaara used his sand to carve the kanji for “love” (愛) on his forehead as a symbol of his resolution to become a “demon loving only itself”, and live up to the name his mother gave him.

In a way, Gaara and Naruto have similar childhoods, no? But how they overcame their difficult pasts are completely different. Anyway, what do you guys think of Suga Kenta’s version of Gaara?

Source: Naruto Stage

16 May 2015

Vocaloid 2: Kaito and Kagamine Len 02

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kaito and kagamine len始めと終わりの要らない意味
The unneeded meaning of start and end
to the disappearance of this soul
Who remembers characters?
From the window of madness, goodbye

Hello, myself
Haven’t we met before?
Goodbye, yourself
So, want to talk?

Lyrics and Translation by
Vocaloid Lyrics

Aren’t they cute? Although Kaito is “older”, I do think he would be teased a lot by those that followed him. Thanks again to D-Loveless for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

15 May 2015

Adekan: Yoshiwara Shiro 02

adekan cosplay - yoshiwara shiro by hanaDuring most of his childhood, Shiro grew up in poverty and, for some reason, was always covered in bandages. Most people suspected that he had some sort of disfiguration from being a “halfling”, but it was later proven that he had no deformities at all. While living on the island, he became blood brothers with a boy named Anri, and the two of them relied on each other as they struggled to survive. They eventually had a falling out, but as to how or why is yet to be revealed.

Hana is so beautiful that it makes me insecure about being a girl, haha! Please do support Baozi & Hana thru their Facebook page! Thanks to Kyla for sending this in!

Source: Baozi & hana on Facebook

14 May 2015

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel Phantomhive 19

kuroshitsuji / black butler cosplay - ciel phantomhive by bloodcatIn the 17th episode of the anime’s first season, Ciel is tasked with disbanding a cult suspected of planning to revolt against the government. The cult had taken over some abandoned convents and obtained the Book of Doomsday, said to contain the record of human’s virtues and evil doings. The book is said to even record the future, but only the chosen children of the Heaven’s Choir can read it. In order to get close to the priest, Ciel decides to become part of the Heaven’s Choir and investigate the matter.

I honestly love this choir gown on Ciel. I never thought it would be possible to wear with that sash across his shoulders, but Chinese cosplayer, Blood Cat has proven me wrong! As usual, please support her thru her websites: Cure, Weibo, and World Cosplay! Thanks to Tara for sending this in!

Source: 血猫 (bloodcat) on World Cosplay

13 May 2015

Uta no Prince-sama: HEAVENS

uta no prince-sama cosplay - heavens - sumeragi kira by mktkkr, otori eichi by kichi-san, and mikado nagi by misa sun

H さあ
H… So,
E 今宵
E… Tonight,
A 最高の
A… To the greatest
V 楽園
V… Paradise,
E 天国への
E… To the gates
N 扉を
N… Of Heaven,
S 開こう
S… Let’s open them

Yes, call HE★VENS

Lyrics by 私は今日も転がります
Translation by ☽ Moonlit Sanctuary ☾

I don’t really like this group in the anime, haha! Then again, it’s mainly because they were trying to disband STARISH and steal Haruka away, but they do sing very well too! And even if they aren’t my favorite, I would love to see and hear from them again.

Please support the cosplayer, MKTKKR by visiting her blog and Cosplayers’ Archive! Thanks to Lily for sending this in!

Source: MKTKKR on Cosplayers’ Archive

12 May 2015

Fate/Stay Night: Saber 17

fate/stay night cosplay - saber by kanon

This frozen body and
Flake of feeling
Before they rot away
Leap past the night

Even though I depend on someone
There is nothing else that I wish for
My true self is right here
Don’t close your eyes

To live for the sake of someone
This moment may count for everything
Gently cast aside your fake self
And just be who you are

Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Meet Japanese cosplayer, Kanon! I love the effects on this photo! It makes me wonder if everything was done with just the camera, or were there some effects added later thru photoshop..? Either way, please be sure to check out her World Cosplay gallery! Thanks again to Fumiki for sending this in!

Source: kanon on World Cosplay

11 May 2015

Sword Art Online: Alfheim Online: Silica

sword art online: alfheim online cosplay - silicaAfter Asuna was rescued from Alfheim Online, Silica met up with Kirito and Asuna in the real world and attended the SAO Survivor School with them. She later joins ALO and creates a Cait Sith beast-tamer avatar along with her partner from SAO, Pina. She often goes with Kirito and the others on quests for rare items and raids.

I thought the red uniform suited Silica better, but the ears and tail does look good on her, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks to Shuichi for sending this in!

Source: Z攻略