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Archive for February, 2009

The World Ends With You: Joshua

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

the world ends with you cosplay - joshua aka kiryu yoshiyaWARNING: This review may contain game spoilers. Please do not read the article if you prefer to finish the game and find out the ending yourself.

Joshua, who’s real name is Kiryu Yoshiya partners with Neku on the second part of the game. Unbeknownst to Neku, however, is that Joshua is actually an illegal player of the game.

He is actually Neku’s killer, and even worse, the Composer of the Reaper’s Game.

Not a lot of people can cosplay Joshua well, but this cosplayer really captured his character. I think the background was deleted to focus on the cosplayer, but I think that “acceptable photoshoping”, am I right?

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: C.C.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

lelouch of the rebellion r2 cosplay - c.c.My apologies for not updating for a while. I’ve been very busy with a lot of things, mostly personal, but let’s not bore people with that.

Now then, for today’s feature we have C.C. from the second season of Code Geass. Interesting to note that our pizza loving immortal is still… an immortal. I don’t think Lelouch had the chance to actually fulfill his promise to her, and yet she is happy.

The more I read about Code Geass, the more I want to get a copy of this anime.

Beautiful C.C. cosplay! This shared to us by 帝, who had the other C.C. I featured. Now that I think about it, could it be the same cosplayer too?

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Lelouch Lamperouge

Monday, February 16th, 2009

code geass cosplay - lelouch lamperouge / lelouch vi britanniaThe story of Code Geass revolves around the life of one man, Lelouch Lamperouge. His true identity is Lelouch vi Britannia, the 11th Prince of the Britannian Imperial Family.

Because of the assassination of his mother and the crippling of his sister, Nunally, Lelouch sought to create a better world for her. C.C. gives him the power of the Geass in order for him to command others to behave as he wishes. He also creates his alter-ego, Zero, to destroy Britannia and rebuild it.

You may recognize her as Omiya Lotus from Deviant Art… I’ve also features Omiya as Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji. Her cosplays are really amazing don’t you agree?

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Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 02

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku 02From a music synthesizer to various appearances in anime, manga, and games, Hatsune Miku has won the hearts of many and fulfilled the dreams of hopeful composers.

Her voice comes from actual samplings by Fujita Saki, a voice actress in Japan. And because of Miku’s popularity, a Playstation Portable game known as “Hatsune Miku: Project Diva” will be released later this year.

She makes a pretty cute Miku. If anyone has any idea who this is or where this picture was from, please do let me know so that I can properly credit this photo and the cosplayer!

Final Fantasy X-2: Paine, Rikku, and Yuna

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - paine, rikku, and yuna / yuripa

With Tidus’ disappearance, Yuna sets out to find clues to lead her back to him with the help of Rikku and Paine. Although Yuna and Rikku have changed their lives to live in a more positive lifestyle, their companion, Paine, is more emotionally distant and prefers to keep her past a secret from the two.

You have to love the location and the characters’ poses on this photo. Wonderful job on the props too! Great work!

Rurouni Kenshin: Yukishiro Tomoe 02

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Tomoe is Kenshin’s first wife who was able to heal Kenshin’s soul and show him a purpose in life as oppose to murder. She was able to forgive him for slaying her fiancé, Kiyosato Akira and found that she had fallen in love with him.

rurouni kenshin / samurai x cosplay - yukishiro / himura tomoe

This destroyed her original purpose of wanting revenge against Battousai and created a new desire to live a new life along side him. Unfortunately, these dreams were left unrealized because she had given her life to protect him.

I happen to like Tomoe as Kenshin’s wife more than Kaoru. I don’t know why, but I guess the mere fact that she was able to bring Kenshin back to his old self at the peak of his reign as Battousai did it for me.

I suppose I should find a decent Kaoru cosplayer now before the fan-base kills me.

Shaman King: Marion Phauna

Monday, February 9th, 2009

unknown cosplay 028Time to go through my hard drive again to find some cosplays from several years ago!

Now this one I remember saving because I thought she was cosplaying Freya from Chobits. But now that I think about it, she’s not Freya at all, is she?

I’m pretty sure someone can shed some light on this… please and thank you!

EDIT: Thanks to Kuran Yuki for letting me know this is Marion from Shaman King! Here is her character description of Marion:

She’s Asakura Hao’s follower from Team Hanagumi. She always talks in third person and is usually very quiet but often says “Mari tsumanai” or “Mari is bored”. She is also obsessed with Oyamada Manta.

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