Posts by Josh

Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku is a Vocaloid, a virtual persona created from a singing synthesizer. Being a simulation hasn’t stopped her from achieving real fame, topping the charts with many of her 100,000 songs and even opening for Lady Gaga.

Hotline Miami Biker

In Hotline Miami, Biker must battle Jacket, who like him has been receiving mysterious phone calls commanding him to perform brutal assassinations. Biker’s weapons of choice for these tasks are a meat cleaver and throwing stars.

Korra

In the Legend of Korra, Korra is the latest incarnation of the Avatar, a semi-divine being capable of bending all four elements of nature, though she is originally a waterbender. She’s also headstrong and not one to shy away from a good fight.

Hotline Miami Jacket

In the retro 2D video game Hotline Miami, the unnamed protagonist (nicknamed Jacket) receives cryptic instructions to kill foes in an ultraviolent manner. He wears a variety of animal masks when completing these tasks, each of which gives him special abilities. To finish the costume, apply fake blood liberally.

Zero Suit Samus

In Metroid, Samus Aran is an intergalactic bounty hunter out to get the Space Pirates and their leader Ripley. You were probably shocked the first time Samus removed her helmet to reveal that she’s a woman, but there’s no mistaking it when she’s wearing her Zero Suit.

TF2 Engineer

In Team Fortress 2, the Engineer is a friendly Texan with a knack for building things. He spends his time on the upkeep of his sentry gun, dispenser, and teleporters, and won’t hesitate to give the enemy Spy a good thwack with his wrench.

Sebastian Michaelis

In the manga and anime adaptation Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji), the demon Sebastian Michaelis has agreed to help the young Ciel Phantomhive in exchange for his soul. In the meantime, he acts as Ciel’s butler with vim and vigor.