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Archive for July, 2008

Yu Yu Hakusho: Kurama 04

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

yu yu hakusho cosplay - kurama 04Minamino Shuichi, more commonly known as Kurama, is the human side of the Thief King, Youko. He is analytical, cunning, and very protective over the people he cares about. He is merciless to anyone who poses as a threat and was thought to become the strongest member of the Urameshi group until Yusuke Mazuko lineage awoke. Kurama is also self-sacrificing and therefor recieves the most serious wounds in battle.

This is one of the older pictures I have in my hard drive. I was surprise to have found it after so long. So which Kurama cosplayers do you prefer among the four: the first, second, third, or this post?

I can’t decide at all… 8)

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Ouran High School Host Club: Hitachiin Hikaru and Hitachiin Kaoru

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

ouran high school host club cosplay - hitachiin hikaru and hitachiin kaoruThe “little devil” types of the Ouran High School Host Club, Hitachiin Hikaru and Hitachiin Kaoru are the twins who show their “forbidden brotherly love” to their customers, do the delight of many girls.

The brothers are quite an interesting pair who rely on each other through moments of loneliness. They are cynical to the world and they do not trust anyone. This is due to a certain event in their past involving their favorite maid.

They love playing the “Which is Hikaru?” game that no one ever gets correctly once they mess us each other’s hair styles. The only one who could tell them apart correctly is Fujioka Haruhi.

I wonder if these cosplayers are twins too? Can anyone guess which is Hikaru?

Tantei Gakuen Q: Amakusa Ryu

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Tantei Gakuen Q, also known as Detective School Q, is a story about class Q from the prestigious detective academy, Dan Detective School founded by Dan Morihiko, the most famous detective in Japan.

tantei gakuen q cosplay - amakusa ryuRyu is an intelligent student who has links with the “murder designers” organization, Pluto. Although he is cold and distant as a child, he is friendly with the students of Class Q, especially Renjo Kyu, the star student.

I really miss this series. Ryu was my favorite character and the anime didn’t really mention what happened to Ryu and Pluto in the end. Did anyone read the manga? What happened in the ending?

Magna Carta: The Phantom of Avalanche: Leona

Monday, July 28th, 2008

unknown cosplay 002 - magna carta: the phantom of avalanche cosplay - leonaSo far, no one has a good guess as to where the kids from Unknown Entry 001 comes from. Maybe I should make this a regular feature in my blog. Every Monday, maybe?

So how about this girl? White dress, long hair, strange looking headdress… Absolutely no idea where she’s from or how accurate the cosplay is.

Anyone care to give their guess?

EDIT: Thank you very much to Angel, who’s left her comment in my blog stating that this girl is cosplaying as Empress Leona from Magna Carta: The Phantom of Avalanche. There’s very little info about the character, but she seems to be the antagonist of the game.

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Final Fantasy X-2: Rikku 05

Friday, July 25th, 2008

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - rikku 05

I have a feeling this Rikku maybe the same as this one. Although I’m not all that certain… The costume has a lot of similarities though.

I found this from Baka Yumii’s Flickr… And since I’ve spoken about Rikku in five separate occasions already, I wouldn’t want to bore you all. But do you think this cosplayer could be the same as the first one I posted?

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Last Exile: Dio Eraclea

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

last exile cosplay - dio eraclea

Playful, fearless, and somewhat childish, Dio Eraclea is the younger brother of the most powerful Guild Member, Maestro Delphine Eraclea. His unique Claus Valca’s skills gives him the nickname “Immelmann”, which refers to the the World War I German Ace, Max Immelmann.

i’ve never even heard of this anime at all, but this is an awesome cosplay shot. Thanks to Olga Dietrich for the photo!

Dogs: Luki and Noki

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

dogs cosplay - luki and nokiA cute cosplay from the series, Dogs’ Luki and Noki. They are twin assassins, around the age of 10, who have collars around their neck to heal their injuries almost instantly. Each of them have an arm missing, thanks to a “test”done by Professor Eintellson.

They are quite childish in the methods of killing, thinking that it’s like “playing tag” with their victims until they finally catch them.

Very cute cosplay. This was taken from Southern California’s Cosplay Gathering in Irvine California. Thanks to Project Cosplay for sharing the photo! You may view the Flickr Account here.

EDIT: Please welcome Itsuka, the cosplayer behind Luki! The photo would be of her and her sister, but apparently, they’re not twins. Aw~

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