– Aug 09, 2021 – 03:24:09 PM
While almost everyone was paying attention to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where there were several references to the anime world, such as Kimetsu no yaiba, there was a news related to this series and that was also of a sports nature.
What do we mean? What happens is that a famous figure skater on ice, Marin honda, made a cosplay of one of the characters in this franchise. It was something that caught the attention of the Japanese press.
Shinobu Kocho is very popular in Kimetsu no Yaiba
Specific, Sling decided to recreate Shinobu Kocho, the famous Pillar Insect. She posted through her account at Instagram a series of photos with the characteristic costume of this demon hunter.
The outfit is quite similar, although of course, Kocho he does not wear skates. But this athlete decided to recreate as much as possible the shoes of this affable exterminator, and that is why she adorned them with motifs alluding to a butterfly like her.
Kimetsu no Yaiba closes the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The photographs were shared since last August 5. It seems that Marin honda participated in an event known as THE ICE, which took place from July 31 to August 1.
The Tokyo Olympics were held from July 23 to August 8, so it is understandable that the commotion around them overshadowed this tribute to Kimetsu no yaiba. In fact, the same media in Japan did not cover it in time.
This cosplay on ice really liked the audience
This presentation on ice was made in the prefecture of Aichi in the land of the Rising Sun and it seems to be a regular event. Via Instagram, Sling commented ‘Thanks for the photo … Insect Breathing … Ha ha’.
In this case, he mentions the combat technique of Shinobu kocho in the series. This Pillar had a major role in the second half of the first season of the anime, and won the hearts of many fans.
Only those who have read the manga of Kimetsu no yaiba know if by chance Kocho will have a presence in the new season of the anime, which currently has no release date or launch window.
Maybe the only thing missing Sling in its cosplay was to carry the Katana of the Pillar Insect. However, maybe it would not be entirely correct to wear something like that when skating, even if it is props. It is best to always maintain the best possible balance.