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Kazuma from Noragami

Kazuma (Eric Vale / Jun Fukuyama) is the blessed vessel / lead shinki of the Japanese fortune goddess Bishamon. Loyal to a fault, he’s been known to take matters into his own hand to help his mistress whether she realizes she needs it or not. When Yukine becomes Yato‘s blessed vessel, Kazuma eagerly takes the young shinki under his wing, though his motives in becoming close with his mistress’s rival (usually Bishamon-serving, as opposed to self-serving) come under Yukine’s scrutiny more than once.

Takita from Drifting Dragons

Takita is a young rookie aboard the Draking ship, Quin Zaza, and despite her inexperience, she is not the only quirky one with a mysterious past in the crew. Her time on the ship teaches her life skills and helps her to pay off her debts. The interesting thing about the Quin Zaza crew’s uniforms is that they’re styled not unlike real-world chef uniforms, which seems appropriate for a cooking anime/manga.

ryuk from death note

Ryuk from Death Note

Ryuk is the shinigami who gives Light the notebook that allows him to kill people by simply writing their names in Death Note.  Ryuk is an intimidating figure.  As a god of death, it makes sense that his aesthetic relies heavily on dark colors and skull imagery.  If you have any chains or accessories leftover from your punk phase, this is a great time to reuse them.  If you want to go the extra mile, there are also plenty of makeup tutorials for recreating Ryuk’s terrifying face or you could purchase a latex Ryuk mask if the more subtle face covering options aren’t to your liking.

Iruma from Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-Kun

Iruma from Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-Kun

Iruma Suzuki (Laura Stahl / Ayumu Murase) walks a fine line between being an adorable sweetheart and the consummate doormat. He’ll do anything to help a person in want or need, if they do so much as say “please.” So when the demon Lord Sullivan asks him to become his adopted grandson (and Iruma’s extremely irresponsible parents don’t object), naturally, young Iruma couldn’t refuse! Plot twist: Sullivan is also the principal of the underworld’s local demon school, where human-eating demons with no concept of friendship will have their first “taste” of human companionship … if they can figure Iruma out!

Kei from Akira

Kei voiced by Mami Koyama is the main female protagonist in Akira. She is a resistance fighter in an anti-government organization. As Neo-Tokyo dissolves she and Shotaro Kaneda join forces and discover the government has been using child test subjects while seeking the ultimate energy of Akira. Keis outfit is functional as well as futuristic. This costume is always a classic choice for any cosplay event.

Yako from Neuro: Supernatural Detective

Yako Katsuragi is on a mission to solve the mystery behind her father’s death. She teams up with the non-human Neuro, making a deal to help him keep his cover. Yako and Neuro begin to form a true bond as they carry out their detective work in Neuro: Supernatural Detective (Ma jin Tantei Nōgami Neuro).

Natsumi from Non Non Biyori Repeat

Natsumi Koshigaya is filled with ideas. She often has ideas on fun things to do with her friends. Her love for fun can get her in trouble, since she is more irresponsible about her actions. She doesn’t have the best grades, but is bright when it comes to nature and activities. Natsumi plays in the countryside with her older sister Komari, and her friends, Hotaru and Renge, in Non Non Biyori Repeat.

kurapika from hunter x hunter

Kurapika from Hunter x Hunter

In the anime series Hunter x Hunter, Kurapika (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro and Erika Harlacher in the 2011 series) is the lone survivor of the Kurta clan and a Blacklist Hunter.  While Kurapika’s blue and yellow outfit is easily found pre-made, there are several options available from both the 1999 and 2011 series, depending on how creative and crafty you want to be.

Haru from Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited

Haru Kato works as a Detective for the Metropolitan Police Department as a member of the Modern Crime Prevention Task Force. Haru has strong values, and can have a temper when seeing things that are against his values. He is not afraid to sacrifice himself to solve a case or save civilians. Haru is very passionate about is detective work in Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited.

Oono from Hi Score Girl

Oono Akira is a girl who doesn’t speak much. Despite not speaking much, she has very lively facial expressions. Oono does well in her studies and hobbies, especially gaming. She can be aggressive at times, but it’s mostly towards Haruo. Funnily, Haruo is someone who is good at reading Oono’s expressions, so they are friends. Oono and Haruo geek over games in Hi Score Girl.