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Fruits Basket: Souma Hatsuharu

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

fruits basket cosplay - souma hatsuharu

The cursed Ox of the Souma Family, Hatsuharu has a split personality similar to that of Yin and Yang. The Souma family refers to his calmer side as “White” and his violent side as “Black”, which is similar to the Zodiac’s personal attributes.

He wear a lot of accessories, to which the Mangaka, Takaya Natsuki claims he makes himself.

Isn’t Haru cute? The hair’s just right with the black under the white. I hope Fruits Basket gets a 2nd Season!

Fruits Basket: Honda Tohru

Friday, February 8th, 2008

fruits basket cosplay - honda tohruThe protagonist that everyone in the Souma family seems to be drawn to, Honda Tohru was a homeless orphan who was adopted into Souma Shigure’s household by a twist of fate. She is classmates and friends with the famous prince of their school Souma Yuki, and is now living with him!

You can probably imagine the horrors she has to go through in school with Yuki’s fan club breathing down her neck.

Isn’t she cute? This cosplayer looks so much like Tohru! Aw… No wonder all the Souma family members (including Akito eventually) are drawn to her!

Fruits Basket: Souma Yuki (and a Tag)

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

fruits basket cosplay - yuki soumaSince Mr. Rock Out tagged me, and the last time I ever got to post a personal article was a Side Rant on the Ragnarok Cosplay of Sohee, I decided to first feature a cosplay of a character I most relate to: Souma Yuki.

Just like Hatori and Momiji, Yuki is a member of the 13 cursed Souma family members. His sign is the Rat’s, and he is very popular in his school, giving him the title of “Prince”.

And I really like this cosplay… Too bad this Yuki is a girl.

And so, as promised, here is Mr. Rock Out’s Tag…

7 Random Things About Nanao-Chan:

  1. I tend to take the blame for everything. I think it’s something inborn, so, if something goes wrong, even with the universe sake, I can’t help but think I’m somewhat responsible for it.

  2. I hardly ever go out. Why? My parents are so strict they almost didn’t let me work, haha! (actually, it’s not laughing matter, because it’s true) I am working right now, but the catch with this agreement is that I can’t go to company outings and stuff. Funny, because my parents let me go to business trips outside the country.

  3. I have an “I don’t care” attitude, but I cry a lot. When I’m angry, depressed, or whatever extreme emotion you can think of, I get teary. So even the 1st Pokemon Movie got me crying when Pikachu was trying to revive a petrified Ash Ketchum.

  4. I think being given a fanart is the greatest most awesome-est gift anyone has ever given me. o(^o^)o

  5. I am extremely over-protective… Also an inborn trait. So if something happens to my colleagues, I would usually either a. take tge blame for it; or b. start a war to show how much we were wronged.

  6. I believe the world revolves around money. It may not be able to buy you happiness, but it buys you everything else. People tend to look highly of the rich, and they are “untouchable”.

  7. Someone once asked me: “Did you ever think about who would visit you in a hospital in case *knock on wood* you got into an accident?” My answer was simply: No one. I’m not being emo about it, it’s just that practicality speaking, I don’t really see why people would visit me in the hospital when my parents are sure to keep shut about it…

So there you have it. Random stuff about Nanao-Chan. Please don’t take them too seriously. It may sound emo (I re-read this a few times before posting), but I’m quite happy and content. As long as there’s a cute cosplay to feature, I’ll be happy. o(^o^)o

I guess that would be the 8th thing about Nanao-Chan: The simplest things in life make me the happiest person on earth. ^_^

I tag the following:

Tabby, §oL, and Ying Dong

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Fruits Basket: Souma Akito

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

fruits basket cosplay - souma akitoPeople who only watched the anime of Fruits Basket will argue that Akito should be cosplayed by a guy, but the manga reveals that she is actually a girl! I was pretty shocked when I read it… She probably doesn’t want to be a girl because she despises them, saying that they are sneaky creatures that seduce the male Juunishi away from her.

The reason why she is basically the head of the Souma Clan since she is considered to be the Jade Emperor, the ruler of the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac, so her word is absolute. She’s also very sickly, and the anime mentioned she only has 30 years to live, though I’ve never seen that in the manga.

This is an awesome cosplay of Akito! Very accurate, though I’m not too intimidated by her…

Fruits Basket: Souma Momiji

Friday, August 17th, 2007

fruits basket cosplay - souma momijiThis image just made me go “Awww~”…

I found this on Deviant Art. This is a cosplay of Souma Momiji from Fruits Basket by clefchan. You should go check her gallery out! She has really impressive cosplays and arts as well! Clicking on the image will bring you to her page where she posted this image in a higher resolution.

A bit of Fruits Basket Trivia for you: Did you know that Momiji is the 2nd of the 12 Cursed Souma family members to break his curse?

Anyway, really cute cosplay! clefchan’s really got the character down, especially the really cute expression..! I love the rabbit detail she put on her knee high socks… And the white rabbit on her shoulder is a nice touch! Great photography by Ryuu!

Fruits Basket: Souma Hatori

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

fruits basket cosplay - souma hatoriIn some cases, you don’t need to go way to overboard with your cosplay… All you need to do is have the right attitude.

In case of the anime drama, “Fruits Basket”, the characters in the anime wear ordinary, everyday clothing. There’s no other way to pull of a cool cosplay look, than with having the same feel as the character people are so familiar with.

Souma Hatori, the doctor of the Souma House, has a cold eerie aura about him. His hair covers his left eye because it’s almost blind due to an incident between him and the head of the house, Souma Akito.

In any case, this is a lovely cosplay. Plain and simple, but very effective. I wonder if he’ll turn into a seahorse if a girl huggles him? I wouldn’t mind trying it, would you?