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Action-filled May on Animax with My Hero Academia and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

 

A whole lot of action and adventure, blended with fantasy and mystery are in store for anime fans everywhere as Animax airs the hottest anime series this month of May with My Hero Academia, Alice and Zuroku, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and
Chain Chronicle -The Light of Haecceitas.

My Hero Academia (All New Episodes)

Extreme Moments Out-of-Town Cosplay Project Series: Capones Island, Day 2

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Our beach cosplay adventure started early this year on a far-flung island called Capones, almost 4 kilometers off the coast of Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales. The first edition of what would be retroactively (and aptly) called the Extreme Moments Out-of-Town Cosplay Project Series, was planned as a straightforward location shoot for intrepid photographers and cosplayers with earnest desires to take their skills to the next level, and the group got much more than what they signed up for as they battled the elements and gravity and ended up with an adventure of a lifetime.

Extreme Moments Out-of-Town Cosplay Project Series: Capones Island, Day 1

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Our first cosplay story for the new year takes place on a far-flung island called Capones, almost 4 kilometers off the coast of Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales.  Originally planned as a straightforward location shoot for intrepid photographers and cosplayers with earnest desires to take their skills to the next level, the group got much more than what they signed up for as they battled the elements and gravity and ended up with an adventure of a lifetime.

Aimee: Ice Sniper

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Aimee is a familiar face at cosplay conventions and events, and her enthusiasm for her hobby is as evident from the amazing number of costumes she has made herself to the eagerness she shows when she mixes it up and have fun taking pictures with the crowd.  We are then ecstatic to have her as our newest Cosplay Model on this special edition of arkadymac.com.  Photos by Xtian Mack, post processing by our guest editor Ecko.

 

“Ever since I’ve read the Sword Art Online light novels, I’ve come to like Shino Asada’s character, Sinon, because of her calm and cool personality when she plays Gun Gale Online,” Aimee tells us will glee, her eyes gleaming with admiration.  “She had been my dream cosplay for the longest time, which was why I was so happy when I got all of it together.”  She tells us it was never easy, but she managed to pull it off just in time for her cosplay anniversary last year.

 

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“It was challenging at first to cosplay her since I’m not used to wearing the sexy clothes she wears,”  she confesses.  “But as time goes by I slowly become confident to wear them.  I guess it’s just an act of getting used to, and now I love to cosplay her so much.”

 

“I’d like to think Sinon and I have something in common,” Aimee  shares with us.  “She has a different personality whenever she plays Gun Gale Online. She has intense fear of guns that’s why she plays Gun Gale Online in order for her to try and overcome her fear. In that respect, I’m a different person whenever I cosplay and internalize the personality of the character that I’m portraying. Sinon is also independent and that’s why I somehow relate to her when it comes to dealing with problems by yourself.”

 

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“Oh, and I just really, truly admire female characters who are into sniper rifles, just like Sinon and her PGM Ultima Ratio Hecate II,” she admits with a laugh.  “I think they’re so cool.”

 

With the many cosplays we have seen her in, it is surprising to know she started only two years ago.  “My first cosplay was Kafuka from the anime series Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei,” she recalls.  She said her friend in college insisted her to try it.  She never imagined how big an impact it would make to her.  “Now I continue to cosplay because it gives me that sense of fulfillment whenever I portray my favorite characters, especially when they acknowledge me as that character.”

 

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The most often-asked question she gets from people about her cosplaying is what does she get from it. “I’ve experienced so many good things when I started cosplaying: making new friends, learning different skills in make-up, props making, and being resourceful.  It also gave me self confidence, which I think is very important to me.”

When not cosplaying, Aimee tells us she indulges her artistic and creative side.  “I do photography.  I also like to do draw anime characters.  I do graphic designing using PS tools.”  She tell us that she is a happy-go-lucky person who loves to make lots of friends.

 

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Aimee tell us she is most excited when she gets to see her cosplay idols, like Kaname and Reika. “I ‘m also happy whenever I see my favorite cosplayers during events; they inspire me to do my best to achieve that epic cosplay.”

 

For those who have been a part of Aimee’s journey into cosplay, she has this to say:  “I would like to thank all of my friends who have supported me all throughout my journey as a cosplayer, also to all the photographers  I have met during shoots or events who help me achieve awesome poses.   And to all my friends out there who have the same passion as me in cosplaying, all I can say is never give up on the passion that gives you that ultimate happiness.  Don’t let negative criticism get to you. Enjoy what you love and you’ll always get full support from your beloved friends. Cosplay unites us all. God bless, everyone. Arigato gozaru, minna-san! Aishiteru ne.”

 

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We certainly hope you will always support Aimee in her endeavors as we promise you’ll get to see more of her soon here on our website.

 

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Nicole: Light Years

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We’re starting off a new segment called Casual Fridays where we will be doing features on cosplayers in fashion or casual attire as they pose for our cameras.  As much as they love cosplaying, cosplayers enjoy the occasional shoots in everyday clothes as well, and it isn’t an understatement that they have the makings of great models.

 

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We’ve invited our premier cosplay model Nicole to be our first feature on this segment.  She has been with us from the start, continuing to support us as arkadymac.com ventures into new endeavors.  She started out as a fan, but now she has come into her own as a prominent cosplayer and competitor.

 

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“I cosplay because it suits my adventurous personality, and it sends me to a world I never thought possible,” she shares with us.  “I find it to be a chance for me to be artistic where I can express myself without limits.”

 

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Aside from cosplaying, Nicole has learned a lot from her short stints in modeling.  “I have become more confident about myself, something I had some trouble with in the past,” she says.

 

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She has since learned to face and meet different kinds of people, and she has since found new friends who share her fascination and passions.  She says she continues to learn and discover more things each day, and that she has had no regrets at all.

 

 

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For one so young, Nicole is faced with many challenges at the moment, but she now has the determination and the courage to face them, and has come to appreciate the support she has received from everyone.  Nicole would like to thank her many new friends who have helped her and gave her much encouragement.  She says her world has become bigger and more colorful now thanks to them.

 

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