Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Guess who made an appearance at the Cure Cosplay Festival?

Me! Well, kind of.

Actually, someone dressed as Takakazu Abe, "star" of Junichi Yamakawa's infamous (and meme-inspiring) bara manga from 1987, Kuso Miso Technique, made an appearance at the above-mentioned event, which recently took place in Tokyo.



You recognize the handsome face in the photo above, right? If not, turn your eyes toward this blog's banner/header--or toward the profile pic I use here and on Twitter.

(Via kotaku.com)

10 comments:

Trxd said...

Just looked him up, wow, it seemed so hot until all the defecation...

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yeah, the ending definitely isn't for those who are at all squeamish...

apricotsushi said...

I was wondering what that was from! Anyway, I love how they put a mask over their face, haha. You don't see cosplay like that very often

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, Anne! Yep, my "mascot" of sorts was stolen from a racy/nasty manga from 1987! For some reason I've always found it a bit hilarious. Plus, I liked the idea of putting a joystick in his hand and turning him into a gamer. Oh, and he *kind of* looks like me. So, there you have it -- all of the reasons I chose Abe as my avatar/"mascot" :)

As for the mask over the face -- yeah, I don't imagine you see that much at cosplay events. Of course, if he hadn't used a mask people probably wouldn't have known who he was!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Ha! I was like, "OMG, it's Bryan!"

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ha ha! That's exactly the reaction I was looking/hoping for, Justin :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

BTW, I have to thank Jeremiah (of GaymeBar fame) for letting me know about this :)

Zigfried said...

Dude, I totally know what I should wear at future conventions now. Awesome find (and amusing to read about the history over at Wikipedia, too).

Bryan Ochalla said...

Zigfried: I'm glad I provided you with a bit of cosplay inspiration! It certainly seems like it would be a cheap and easy costume to whip together, doesn't it?

I'd wear it myself for Halloween, but I fear it would require too much explanation. That said, the explanation more than likely would scare a few people :)

the immigayrant said...

Who is that handsome manga character, btw?