Cosplay Terrorism: Oricon Photoshop Masters Busted

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When reality is not got enough, there is Photoshop. In this case, 2channers have spied an interesting example: a promotional image for the upcoming anime adapted film ヤッターマン / YatterMan, due 2009, which features possibly ill-advised cosplay costumes.

Above, we see the original version published by rag Sanspo. Below, we see the Oricon version. In case the difference is not plain enough, observe the following animated comparison:

Yatterman Cosplay Fail/Win

2channers are moved by the kindness of Oricon, and the skill of their elite shopper.

Many seeing the recent failplay galleries observed that even relatively competent cosplayers come off the worse when badly photographed, especially when compared to pro-cosplay which is often heavily enhanced


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    Comment by Eamon
    11:42 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is actually quite surprising to see... no wonder the real thing are always so much different...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:03 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats some good photoshop.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:30 23/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why the sleeve?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    we need more gifs like these for the covers of Japanese porn. But where to get the originals from...

    Comment by azfar
    01:16 07/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    For some reason the one u ppl are saying is photoshopped looks more real to me....this is bcus of the pixelation of the first image and the sleeves are different on each image!

    Comment by neothoron
    15:53 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sleeve & background: you can see that the first image, with the deformed sleeve, reveals more background than the second image. So if the first image was the photoshopped one, the artist would have had to redraw it from scratch.
    However, in every place where the second image reveals more background than the first, you can see that the background has been warped to fill in; if, as you said, the first was photoshopped, why would anyone shrink back the background to add weight to the model? Wouldn't it be simpler and more natural to simply hide the corresponding background?

    Pixelation: there is no reason to believe that the photoshopper would have to work from the image that we see here, instead of a higher resolution version.

    Bonus: why would anyone want to show the first version when the second looks so much better?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:48 13/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To insult the model, duh.

    Comment by kenjiharima
    19:43 06/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    you can tell the difference if you look at the background and color combination.

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    Comment by Tony D
    09:02 06/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is that seriously just fixed? The extent of the change looks more like a total reshooting of a different model... I'm gobsmacked if it's real, totally leet skillz.

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    Comment by Artefact
    09:13 06/12/2008 # ! Transparent

    Just look at the bricks to confirm it...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 06/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    this isn't even the worst (or best?) photoshop makeover...a quick tour through youtube will change your opinion of photoshop as simply an editing tool

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:30 06/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    You people disgust me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:00 15/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I totally agree. Sad sad world we're living at.

    Comment by Berurin
    04:53 06/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    More of something like this please :D

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:31 19/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    before, after, before, after, before, after...
    This reminds me of a weight loss advertisement commercial.

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    Comment by metatron
    15:26 06/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    those oricon shoopers are gods XD



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