Buff Nezuko makes a return in a brand-new, muscle-bound Demon Slayer cosplay that proves Muzan has been playing with the wrong family.
Buff Nezuko’s real identity is revealed through a new Demon Slayer costume.
The fresh take on Tanjiro Kamado’s beloved sister was designed by co-creator Metalslimer who describes their look as “kawaii and brutal” in their Instagram profile. Buff Nezuko first was seen in a single panel of KoyoharuGotouge’s manga. Tanjiro dreamt that Nezuko suddenly became bigger and stronger than he is. Her chin is now strong. Tanjiro awakes from his dream to find that his sister isn’t a gigantic hulking beast. An animated version of Tanjiro’s nightmare was featured in a recent episode of the anime’s second season. Despite only appearing one time, Buff Nezuko has become a well-known meme within the Demon Slayer fandom and has inspired a myriad of fan art and, of course, cosplay.
Metalslimer’s unique cosplays are available on their Instagram profile, where they have also uploaded photos of their unforgettable Exorcist costume. The cosplayer has also shown off their unique takes on several comic book characters, for example, Batman villain Bane and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles anti-hero KC Jones. The cosplayers have also cosplayed many other characters including Ryu from Street Fighter, and an extremely unique take on Ronald McDonald’s innocent clown mascot.
Unfortunately, Buff Nezuko didn’t make an appearance at Jump Festa this year. The annual event is Shueisha’s celebration of the Shonen Jump magazine along with all of the franchises it launched, including Demon Slayer. However, Plain Nezuko appeared in new artwork at the event. Koyoharu, the creator of Buff Nezuko, spoke about his opinion on the heroines in Bleach. He joined six other well-known manga creators to contribute art to the 20th-anniversary exhibition of Tite Kubo’s classic shonen manga.
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Demon Slayer fans who want to make an original cosplay start by picking up Premium Bandai’s new replicas of Inosuke’s unique pair of Nichiren swords. They were made to be offered for pre-order on the internet in Japan. They have an exact-modeled knife with serrated edges, a smooth handle, and sound effects that go along with the unique Beast Breathing style of the boar-headed swordsman as their blades cross each other.
The adaptation of the anime is currently in the middle of its second season. Crunchyroll and Funimation offer the series as a streaming video, while VIZ Media North America offers the manga in English.
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