Anime Fan Art: Shuu

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A Facebook friend asked me to draw Shuu from Tokyo Ghoul for her. ^^

Special thanks to Zel for motivating me to draw! A lot of the times I just watch anime and feel too lazy to do anything…

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Tokyo Ghoul – Kaneki Cosplay

I cosplayed as Kaneki with the mask and white hair in December of last year (you can see those photos here). I cosplayed as him again and I like these new photos more. Kaneki Ken is from the anime, Tokyo Ghoul.

His black hair turned white after experiencing tremendous stress. I wrote about that in my Tokyo Ghoul Final Episode review/impressions post.

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Cosplays: Gumi & Kaneki

I cosplayed as the vocaloid, Gumi, from her music video, Difficult Love (Nankai Renai). Once again, thank you WeekendOtaku for the wig (for those of you don’t know, I won a prize by participating in his Your Lie in April themed posts). 

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Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul

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I’m planning on cosplaying as Kaneki with white hair again. I’m also planning on cosplaying as Hotaru Shidare from Dagashi Kashi.

More Low-Budget Anime Cosplays

These are anime cosplays that I did not have buy anything for. I already had everything, either from previous cosplays or from my closet. I borrowed some small things from family members and friends.

1. Near from Death Note

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The wig might be the most expensive thing, but you can find $15 wigs online. Most of us own a white dress shirt and a pair of blue pants.

If you want props, you can get a die from a board game set. I borrowed dice from a friend because I rarely have company over. My Death Note has the rules and names of the characters from the anime in it, but if you can buy a black notebook and silver Sharpie marker to make your own Death Note. To be more accurate, I would make Gelus’s (Misa’s) Death Note because that is the one Near holds in the anime (instead of Light’s Death Note that you see here).

2. Kowaru from Neon Genesis Evangelion (casual)

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The plugsuits in Neon Genesis Evangelion would definitely be more expensive so you can cosplay as Kowaru in his casual clothes instead. Again, the wig is the most expensive thing. Most of us probably have a white dress shirt (short-sleeved), orange shirt, black pants and white shoes.

I borrowed the orange shirt from a family member.

3. Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul (coffee shop server)

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Kaneki with white hair is more expensive because of the mask, but you can cosplay as him with black hair. I already owned the white dress shirt, black vest and red tie. If you have short black hair, you don’t have to buy a wig.

The final thing is to make the eyepatch. I used two makeup remover wipes/sheets (dry) from Miniso and they were the perfect size. I didn’t have to cut them or anything. I also used a hot glue gun, hot glue gun glue stick, string, scissors and tape from home. Everyone’s face is a different size so I just put the string to my face and cut it accordingly. I taped the strings to one makeup remover sheet and then glued the second remover sheet over it.

If you are willing to spend money, you can buy elastic string instead. If you don’t have white string at home, you might as well buy elastic string for the eyepatch.

4. Tsukimi from Princess Jellyfish (pink sweater)

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I included Tsukimi in her grey sweater outfit in my first Low-Budget post. Since she has simple outfits, it is easy to cosplay as her. I already had the pink sweater, blue skirt, white socks and sneakers. The red glasses were used in her grey sweater outfit cosplay, and they were from the dollar store. Remember to push out the glass if they have prescriptions. You can also buy non-prescriptive glasses for very cheap.

The jellyfish plush is optional.


You can read my first low-budget anime cosplay post here. Remember that you can go to thrift stores or department stores like Walmart for cheap clothes. If you want something specific to a character but money is a concern, or if you are not willing to spend a lot of money on cosplay, you should definitely check out Buy and Sell cosplay groups in your community on Facebook! Happy cosplaying!

Juuzou Suzuya fan art

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Juuzou Suzuya is probably my favourite character in the anime, Tokyo Ghoul. The feathers are from my older drawing of Misa Amane from Death Note.

Fun fact: I thought about drawing hanging dead bodies but I thought that would be just a little too graphic… Fyi, ‘four’ in Chinese sounds like the word ‘death’ in Chinese. That’s why there are four feathers.

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My reasons for drawing make more sense to me now. I started to draw this because I was in a bad mood and once I finished sketching Suzuya, I wasn’t angry anymore. It’s as if I poured my anger, negativity and frustrations into this very quick drawing. That’s why I felt like I didn’t need to colour or do anything fancy with this. Well, I’m off to enjoy the rest of my day. ^^

Tokyo Ghoul – Final Episode

I watched the final episode of Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (After the Rain) recently and it didn’t leave a huge impression on me. I liked that it was realistic, but I was expecting more romance. I heard that the manga is quite different, so I’ll be looking forward to that in that manga. The final episode of Tokyo Ghoul season 1 though… Wow. That was a strong episode.

***HEAVY SPOILERS AHEAD***

This is my response to the final episode of Tokyo Ghoul. The beginning of Tokyo Ghoul was a little slow for me. I took a break from it but decided to finish the last two episodes. Episode 11 was interesting, because that was when Jason started to torture Kaneki after kidnapping him. Episode 12 was really interesting. I loved every moment of it. If you are unfamiliar with Tokyo Ghoul, you probably think I’m some crazy person right now…

When Jason put the Chinese red-headed centipede into Kaneki’s ear, I thought that was interesting. There were red spider lilies everywhere and I loved the beautiful imagery, how they turned from white to all red.

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I loved how Kaneki’s voice changed from timid to SUPER COOL and confident. Not only did his voice change, his hair changed colours too. I read online about Marie Antoinette Syndrome, which apparently explains why his hair changed from black to white. It’s based on a folklore about Queen Marie Antoinette of France, whose hair turned white after experiencing tremendous stress.

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I loved Kaneki’s change. He accepted his identity as a ghoul after realizing that he would not survive or be able to protect others if he continued to follow his mother’s naive teachings. When Jason hurt his leg, Kaneki wasn’t affected because of all the torture he went through. He became used to pain, then he proceeded to torture Jason.

I noticed that the opening didn’t play at the start of the episode. Then during Kaneki’s fight with Jason, “Unravel” (the opening song) played in the background. This is done in a lot of anime, but it’s always effective because we are so familiar with the song. We’ve listened to it many times already, so introducing it at a critical moment in the show amplifies the scene.

The piano and instrumental music that played throughout episodes 11 and 12 suited the scenes very well. In particular, I really love “Licht und Schatten” by Yutaka Yamada. The piano music was very fitting during Kaneki’s scenes with Rize and his flashbacks of his mother.

Watching this last episode made the whole show worthwhile. The imagery, music, symbolism, and most of all, Kaneki’s transformation was fascinating to watch. I enjoyed watching Kaneki throw aside the values he lived by as a human.


Well, I have to wake up in 4.5 hours so I shall sleep now. I normally never write episodic reviews but I felt compelled to do it because it was so good. I am aware that this anime and this episode has been written about so many times already, but I don’t think there can ever be enough content in the world.

Thanks for reading.