Sexy Shana Cosplay by Yuichiro

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Cosplay kickboxer Yuichiro Nagashima is bombastically preparing for his next match against Dutchman Albert Kraus, who Yuichiro intends to force into cosplaying Yoko, assuming he is still capable of standing after being crushed by the power of cosplay kickboxing.

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Yuichiro first excused himself for being half an hour late to the interview, saying “It’s not Akihabara, so I got lost.” He appeared dressed as Shana, of Shakugan no Shana.

“Shana is a pretty strong character… There’s no particular reason I’m cosplaying her, just because she’s cute.”

The super welterweight champion goes on: “I’ve been practicing wearing a wig on my own.”

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His next match will be against Albert “The Hurricane” Kraus, a wicked Dutch kickboxer who threatens to denude Yuichiro of his prized vestments: “If I win, I’m taking Nagashima’s costume home with me!”

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Yuichiro is defiant in the face of this bluster: “These costumes are more precious to me than my own life – it’s impossible for him to take them from me. I’ll stop him even if I have to risk my life! When I win, I’d like to take something of Albert-ojisan’s…”

He goes on with his riposte: “Albert-ojisan is very macho, so I think I’d like to make him cosplay in a revealing outfit. Perhaps he’d change in the ring for us?” He points to a picture of Yoko he had on his person for some reason.

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Lately Yuichiro has been studying the martial art of gachimuchi pantsu wrestling, in which stripping off the opponent’s pantsu is the objective:

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The match will be on the 21st of April.

Via God Bless The Ring.

His recent cosplay has seen him portray Vita, Index and Ranka Lee… Just who will he cosplay next?


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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:10 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mmm, nice thigh-highs :3
    ....wait...omg
    IT'S A TRAP!

    seriously though, best of luck to our fave otaku warrior, I wanna see Yoko cosplay!

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    Comment by keiichi.m
    06:18 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmmm...
    gachimuchi pantsu wrestling huh?

    I hope it doesn't turn to that nasty Polish thing with the fight and the chain and the undressing of pants and the...

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    09:12 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I seriously LOL'd at "It's not Akihabara, so I got lost." and the gachimuchi pantsu wrestling. Both gems in a gem of an article, loves the entertainment keep up the good work Artefact ;3

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    Comment by motaku96
    10:36 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://www.sankakucomplex.com/wp-content/gallery/misc-images-xx/uichiro-vs-kraus-shana-cosplay-4.jpg

    That scares me a little bit. But you gotta admire his dedication. Not everyone carries around a picture of Yoko everywhere they go.........I know, I know, speak for myself.

    Comment by Shadow
    04:53 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Awesome ~
    I wish I could see these fights somewhere. D:

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    Comment by Loli Star
    02:40 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah some people already mentioned that
    you can’t deny the fact that such quality
    of cosplay is disturbing unless you can fap
    to it.

    Dude is butt ugly.

    He should concentrate more on his kick-
    boxing career.

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    Comment by Artefact

    You would be an asset to any marketing department with that savvy, I can see.

    Comment by minakichan
    04:20 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck yeah, Yuichiro!

    Yey Shana! Keep at it, but please, don't dress ANYONE up as Yoko, that'd be scary XD

    Comment by zealtron
    04:07 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh gawd, i liked all the other ones, but now, SHANA?! my favorite char of all time?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    yeah thats it v.v, though it is a nice cosplay, just not the right person

    STRIP THE SHANA COSPLAY OFF OF HIM, AND THEN NUKE HIM! :D

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    Comment by Chris
    12:57 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about you try to take it off him, all you have to do is beat him at kickboxing.

    What's that?
    Yeah didn't think so.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This guy is my hero
    YUICHIRO FTW!

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    Comment by Mekiwates
    01:52 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH FUUUUU-

    Y U DO DIS TO SHANA? ;_;

    Comment by Al
    00:26 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    jujitsu , its not gay as long as you dont make eye contact

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    Comment by ajnac
    20:25 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    need to puke... yuck...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:08 22/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol he just got KTFOed

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:32 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It'd be pretty interesting if he had a pretty face to go with those clothes (and still kicked ass).

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    Comment by m.cha
    23:24 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go Yuichiro!! Serious, he's made of win~ About time an otaku got out there!! He makes money from cosplaying LIVE, then uses that money to buy MORE cosplays, the guy is just awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:43 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yuichiro ! Yuichiro !

    A man wearing bikini is just too scary, somehow.....I'd like him to win and see what he'll take from Kraus.

    Comment by Anon
    02:32 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't unsee.

    Comment by Detailoid
    02:09 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    “If I win, I’m taking Nagashima’s costume home with me!”

    Nooooo! ;________________;

    I really don't wanna know what he'll be doing with it afterwards, either...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:39 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously, people wonder whether Yuichiro was gay but what about that Albert? He looks extremely gay to me, and his comment doesn't make him less suspicious. People tend to think of typical gays as dragqueens or crossdressers but in reality the typical gay person is more manly and macho-like. Also it is a scientificly proven fact that machos tend to get the hots for people whom they look up to and consider stronger than themselves (look it up, it's called the 'Aniki Effect'). So if Yuichiro wins, he will in Albert's eyes become his aniki and therefore Albert will go as far as fapping while sniffing his clothes. That is what he needs the Shana uniform for. It's not about the clothes themselves but about the fact that Yuichiro wore them. Believe me, I know what I'm talking about. I studied psychology at Stanford.

    In the end I believe Yuichiro is far more heterosexual than Albert and I even go as far to say that is crossdressing is actually a proof of that. He dresses as his favorite characters, all innocent and cute little girls, because he likes them and admires them. Sounds very heterosexual to me. That he is advising Albert to cosplay as Yoko is another curious action of his. Yoko is a character whose behavior is very mature and whose outfit can easily be regarded as 'sluttish'. So what Yuichiro actually does is try to demonstrate a contrast between the two of them in regard to cosplaying style. This contrast in style of cosplay again is meant to demonstrate the underlying contrast in sexuality, meaning that subconsciously, Yuichiro already knows that Albert is gay for him and feels endangered in his sexual identity when being approached by him. That's why he feels a need for distance. And actually, I believe this is why Yuichiro will win. Albert is the agressor in this scenario, the guy who wants to rape Yuichiro's clothes. He only fights for his sexual desire, while Yuichiro will be fighting to protect his sexual identity, his otaku identity, his kickboxer identity, everything!!

    And as anime told us, wanting to protect something is a much greater motivation than mere desires and will ultimatively give more power to the person motivated by it.

    Yuichiro will win!! A fist full of faith won't lose to anybody!!!

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    Comment by CC
    20:56 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where is the fight taking place?

    Liked his Ranka cosplay better btw.

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    Comment by Pandemonia
    02:52 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I do like hi9s wig... best red wig i've come across. I went for black in the end, for mine. Plus wooden swords are cheaper and more acceptable.

    Red wig without sword and cloak = unacceptable.

    Comment by Persocom
    20:42 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks like he cosplayed Billy Herrington there. Judging his character, I vote Mariya of Maria Holic XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:02 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As I'm Dutch, I'm gonna have to root for Kraus. The Dutch are pretty good at K1, and I watch it whenever I can. Does somebody know where I can watch this match online?

    If Yuichiro wins, it'll be a big step up for him in the world (of K1). Kraus is not really that good, but don't underestimate him. I think it will be a technical KO for Kraus.

    Go Yuichiro! My otaku-heart supports you!

    Comment by Frank
    21:10 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, I would like to see this too! =0

    Comment by Kas
    22:47 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always wondered if there were any online live streams for these fights. If someone know, please do post.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Nothing live usually. The videos from TV tend to be deleted, but cam videos seem to survive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:19 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm rooting for Yuichiro-sama. Beating Kraus would be so awesome. I also want to see his reaction after he loses (assuming if Yuichiro-sama wins).

    Comment by じぇきいんvv 
    20:40 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you take him seriously, you're an uptight failed-otaku and you need to leave. The man is having fun.

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    Comment by iapfah
    20:38 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone who wants this guy taken down doesn't belong on Sankaku.

    Comment by Firo
    21:16 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right v_v

    LOL, I'd like him to force that macho guy cosplay Yoko, for teh lulz ofc XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I totally agree ^^ would be totally funny to see the Dutch dude cosplay hahahaha

    Comment by Marine-RX179
    20:25 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol...perhaps he should have 'dream match' of gachimuchi pantsu wrestling with Aniki XD

    Comment by BuggyBY
    05:04 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd pay good money to see that fight.

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    Comment by takuya13
    20:27 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    mm.. wat are u going to do about it.. :( he'd knock ur lights out in a second if u flame him (... in person )

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:30 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's why we ask for others to beat him for us. That or use projectile weapons.

    Or the nuke that someone else suggested. Nuclear fire cleanses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:59 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    KILL IT WITH ACID!!!

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    09:03 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Third anon FAIL'D.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:23 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope he loses, so he can be a complete failure.

    Comment by rockbottom
    20:50 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aw, how cute, big words from anon hiding in his little turtle shell.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    21:59 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When you say turtle shell you mean parents basement right :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:34 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's got 12 wins and 1 loss on his kickboxing record, AND he's an otaku. That looks pretty fucking win to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you forgot to mention the most important thing about him: the fact that he's ugly as fuck, and that ugliness is significantly increased with his cosplays.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:10 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Otaku that kicks asses... Havent seen one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As far as I know, my ass havent been kicked by otaku.

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    Comment by Artefact

    He says himself he is a cosplayer who kickboxes part time.

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    Comment by b0122
    10:58 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hold on is he an otaku that kicks or a boxer that cosplays? which one is the root?

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    Comment by b0122
    13:33 09/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    thanks, i think i'll give him more credits in that case

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:44 08/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    now you do





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