Alodia Gosiengfiao isn’t the only Filipina cosplayer rising to international fame. The upcoming photobook Otacool 2: Worldwide Cosplayers features not one, but two Filipinas on the cover. Joining Alodia on the cover is Filipina-German cosplayer Jessica Ouano.
Cosplay is a portmanteau combining two words: costume and roleplay. Hailing from the island of Cebu, home of many a beautiful Filipina, fifteen-year-old Jessica shows great promise as a cosplayer with her amazing costumes and captivating portrayals.
As with many anime and game cosplayers, Jessica’s immersion in otaku culture adds to the enthusiasm of her portrayals. She counts Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection among her favorite games, and Gundam Seed’s Lacus Clyne among her anime idols.
Check out Jessica’s renditions of fictional characters both modern and classic: Sheryl Nome from the anime Macross Frontier, Gwendolyn from the role-playing game Odin Sphere, and Alice from the novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. She even reprises Alodia’s portrayal of Haruhi from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Click here to continue reading “Filipina-German Cosplayer Jessica Ouano”…
Now I understand why The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya just tortured viewers with eight nauseatingly repetitive episodes of the Endless Eight arc, at the extreme risk of alienating newcomers and infuriating fans. It’s the sort of epic trolling that provides powerful mashup material — in this case, four whole hours of material.
The first season of the show provided tons of memefuel for remixers. With Endless Eight, Kyoto Animation is betting the whole series on remix culture.
Check out this anime music video featuring clips from the arc, set to the Barenaked Ladies’ incredibly fitting tune It’s All Been Done.