The Best Anime in Hulu We Should be Watching Now!

We enjoy anime shows in different ways.  The majority choose to watch via free websites and the reason why is very obvious.  Why pay for something you can have for free?  But we can all agree that doing so will not help the anime industry other than spreading its popularity.  I too am guilty of this selfish act.  I really can’t spare a few dollars to pay a monthly subscription to watch anime on premium video-hosting websites like Hulu knowing that there are other important bills I need to settle.  Talk about the dark side of being an adult.  I really envy teens living in first world countries who can buy whatever they want and enjoy other privileges that money brings.  But that’s another story.  Going back to the main topic, paying to watch anime shows is a legit way to give back to their producers and writers.  It’s a way to help them earn and encourages them to do more.  So if you belong to the lucky group of people who can buy the latest iPhone model without even looking at its price tag, then you should not hesitate to subscribe and watch the best anime in Hulu.

There are hundreds of anime titles in Hulu so finding one that perfectly suits your taste might be a bit daunting.  But worry not my rich otaku friend because I created this list of the best anime shows on Hulu especially for you.  Enjoy and I hope you find one that will either rekindle your love for anime or deepen it to the point that you’ll read my other articles and support fellow Otakus!

 

 

Hunter X Hunter

 

This anime show tackles the beauty of friendship and freedom.  It follows the story of Gon Freecss, the son of Gin Freecss, one of the most influential Hunters in his era.  A Hunter is an individual who possesses unique skills which he uses to explore new boundaries in his chosen path.  He can be at the frontier of creating new food recipes or be the deadliest assassin there is.  Gin is an explorer so he left Gon as a child and went on to new adventures as a Hunter. When Gon was old enough, he set off from his home island to be a Hunter and know what makes it worth leaving your only child for.

 

 

Attack on Titan

 

An apocalyptic theme is common in anime.  Even so, almost all the anime shows that chose to follow this common path succeeded in getting enough fan-base to go on for a couple of seasons.  A good example is Attack on Titan.  It was a very popular manga series and its anime adaptation gave way for its fans to even grow by the millions worldwide.  So is it worth the hype?  To be honest, I’m not really a huge fan of Attack on Titan but I watched several episodes with a friend who enjoys it so much.  And I can say that it’s brutal and action-packed.  If you’re into gore, tragic deaths, and unpredictable series of events then this anime show is the right one for you.

 

 

Cowboy Bebop

 

Let’s forget about recent anime shows for now and focus more on their great-grandparents.  Anime shows like Trigun, Voltes V, and Yu Yu Hakusho started it all. But the anime genre was very limited back then.  Most of the anime shows lean toward fantasy were the main protagonists have special powers and need to embark on a dangerous adventure to either save his love interest or free his kingdom from a demon king.  Cowboy Bebop chose to avoid this cliché and told the story of a bounty hunter.  He doesn’t have special powers but his gunslinging skills and laidback attitude easily captured the hearts of anime fans.  If you’re looking for a retro anime that perfectly combined humor and action, be sure to put Cowboy Bebop at the top of your list!

 

 

One Punch Man

 

How powerful do you need to be to finish off every enemy with just one punch?  I don’t really have the answer to this question but you can ask Saitama, the main protagonist of the hit anime how entitled One Punch Man.  So what is One Punch Man all about?  The title says it all.   It showcases the life of a hero who can basically finish his job with just one punch.  He claims that he gained his insurmountable strength by simply doing basic physical training every day.  Like everyone who he shared his story with, I don’t believe it’s all that simple.  It’s more likely that he is not human and carries the blood of an alien race which can be compared to gods.  Watch One Punch Man in Hulu if you want to know more about Saitama and who knows you might think of a better guess than mine about the origin of his power.

 

 

Haikyuu!!

 

Volleyball is a famous sport so I started to wonder several years ago why an anime show based on it was still nowhere to be found.  Is volleyball not good enough?  Well, Haikyuu!! answered all my questions.   It’s an exciting anime about high school volleyball.  It’s realistic unlike other sports anime shows that exaggerate in-game strategies and techniques. You’ll not only enjoy heart-pumping volleyball action but learn interesting ideas on how to play better which you can apply to your next game.   It’s also a perfect anime show to binge on since it already has three seasons and the 4th one has been given a green light.  Every volleyball fan should watch Haikyuu!! and experience their favorite sport in a way only anime can deliver!

 

 

Naruto Shippuden

 

You can’t be called an anime fan without watching at least a single episode of Naruto.  I know the original series already ended and now they came up with a new one that features Naruto’s son but we should never forget that it was one among the few anime shows that started the craze.  I can still remember my friend recommending it to me when I was just in college like it was yesterday but it has been more than a decade now and Naruto has come a long way and managed to influence millions of anime fans across the globe.   If you are among the few who skipped Naruto, particularly Naruto Shippuden for any reason valid or not, now is the time to redeem yourself. Watch it and just thank me later.  It’s one of the best anime in Hulu for a reason.

 

 

Fairy Tail

 

Have you ever wondered how our world would look like if magic exist?  Don’t worry if you lack imagination to picture it all out since that’s why anime shows are for.  One good choice for this purpose is Fairy Tail.  This anime show features the struggles and triumphs of a renowned Magic Guild known as Fairy Tail.  They are often called to do dangerous missions and they never fail to deliver positive results.  This shows how powerful the Fairy Tail members are but what others often fail to realize is that this guild is not just a simple gathering of strong magicians. They are effective not just because of individual strength but mainly due to their teamwork.  Every Fairy Tail member treats their companion as family that is why they never leave anyone behind and would gladly face danger and defy their limits if it would mean saving a comrade and accomplishing the task at hand.  If you’re a fan of anime shows that center on friendship and other good values while offering intense magic battles here and there, Fairy Tail is perfect for you!

 

 

My Hero Academia

 

They say heroes are made, not born.  This famous quote is probably one of the inspirations behind My Hero Academia.  This increasingly popular anime shows follows the journey of Izuku Midoriya.  He is a normal child who like everyone else aspires to be as great as the hero they idolize.  Nevertheless, there is one huge obstacle in front of him in realizing this dream.  He is not talented nor does he have the strong and resilient body heroes normally have.  Any of us would naturally give up in this situation but Midoriya is different.  He has what it takes to be a hero in his own right because of his passion.  He does not take no for an answer and would do anything just to defy everyone’s expectations.  I know you’re rooting for him to be one of the greatest heroes someday and he probably will.  Why not watch his growth from the start?  Watch My Hero Academia now and get on board the hype train along with millions of anime fans across the globe!

 

 

Tokyo Ghoul

 

Can a monster be lovable?  I know it sounds impossible but it is the case with Kaneki, the main protagonist in the hit anime series Tokyo Ghoul.  How did he become a monster?  Is it something activated from anger like other typical anime characters with split personality?  Don’t continue reading if you don’t want to be spoiled.  Kaneki started out as a normal human being.  Ghouls exist in his world and humans are wary of them but Kaneki was living a normal life thinking that being attacked by Ghouls is the least of his problem.  But after several events, Kaneki found himself being attacked and almost eaten by a female Ghoul. He was saved by an unknown person but the cost was severe.  He ended up with Ghoul body parts inside him so he is now half-human half-ghoul.    Can he still live normally despite his unique condition?  Which side should he choose in the battle between humans and ghouls?  There’s no better way to answer these questions than by watching Tokyo Ghoul!  I highly recommended it especially for those who love protagonists who are both compassionate and brutal.

 

 

The Devil is a Part-timer!

 

If you’ve been reading by recent articles, you can attest that I’m an Overlord fan. But before Overlord, my favorite anime series is The Devil is a Part-timer.  For me, it is better even compared to mainstream anime shows like Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece.  And like everybody else, I’m still waiting for The Devil is a Part-timer to be continued.  There are just too many questions left unanswered and interesting plot twists that it has to offer.  So why do I love it so much?  The Devil is a Part-timer! offers a complete viewing experience.  It has action, drama, humor, and even romance.  What else would you ask for from a show to be entertained?  I have yet to find an anime series that entertained me as much as the Devil is a Part-timer did.  Well if you have recommendations please do share them in the comments section below.  Who knows you might have encountered a rare gem that I skipped for some reason.  And I’ll be sure to thank you in my next post.

 

To some, watching anime is a complete waste of time.  I advise those who think this way to ease up on the criticism and don’t judge the hobby without even trying it.  No matter what you guys say, watching anime is fun for me and my fellow Otakus.  And what else do we seek in this world other than happiness?  We have different ways to have fun and it just happens that watching anime is what gives us joy and excitement amidst this chaotic and often depressing world.  To all my Otaku friends out there, don’t let others stop you from doing what you love.  As long as you do it in moderation, you’re completely fine.  Remember that anything, how beautiful it might be, if done in exaggeration can lead to negative consequences.  As always, don’t forget to give this article a LIKE and continue to SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!

Costumes Ideas for a Halloween Party

Halloween is here my otaku friends!  Not excited? Or are you worried about what costume to wear on your office Halloween party?  Are the usual vampire, zombie, or witch looks too common for you?  Fear not my brethren since this is the right place to be!

Don’t settle with a look that will only make you blend with the crowd during your upcoming Halloween party.  Choose to stand out by wearing an awesome Halloween anime costume.  There are countless of this kind of costume sold online so in order to save you time and effort I compiled this list of the best anime Halloween Costume Ideas.  You don’t have to thank me for that.  Simply share this list to our fellow Otaku friends so it can also help them find the anime Halloween costume that suits them best.  Enough of this chitchat and let’s proceed to the actual list.  Have fun reading through all of them mina!

Kaneki Costume - Tokyo Ghoul Halloween Costume

Recommended for:  Both men and women who love Tokyo Ghoul

Props you need:  Mask, Black Jacket, White short male hair wig, Red Contact lens

Kaneki is the main protagonist of the very popular action/horror anime show Tokyo Ghoul.  This story of this anime revolves around his struggles as a human who was turned into a Ghoul after a freak accident.  Almost every anime fan even those who are not into Tokyo Ghoul knows Kaneki so you’ll easily get reactions if you choose to wear a Kaneki Costume in your upcoming Halloween party.  His overlook is very easy to achieve.  You can buy a replica of his Ghoul mask online or you can do it yourself.  All you need is a black mask and acrylic paint so you can add the iconic full teeth smile design.

Here’s a good option for Kaneki’s mask.  Grab one now before they run out!

Tokyo Ghoul Kaneki Leather Mask

Ryuk Costume from Death Note

Recommended for: Men or women who are a bit tall and won’t mind having a lot of makeup or paint applied to their face

Props you need: An apple, a death note replica

Ryuk is the death god partner of Yagami Light, the main antagonist in the anime series Death Note.  He dropped a Death Note in the real world out of boredom and that’s how he crossed path with Light.  Ryuk is known for his slender body and scary face.  He likes to tempt Light in making rushed decisions especially if it’ a matter of who lives or not.  Cosplaying Ryuk if done right can easily make you the star of any Halloween party especially if most of the partygoers have at least a little anime background.  And it’s not that hard to pull off a Ryuk Cosplay.  It’s all about having the body that matches his.  The makeup can be done by simply copying his noticeable facial features in the anime while his clothes can be bought online or you can make with some pieces of black cloth and black dyed feathers for the shoulder design.

Here’s the best Death Note notebook complete with the feather found online.

 





 

Death Note Cosplay Notebook 

Orochimaru Costume from Naruto Series

Recommended for: Naruto fans, snake lovers, people who are thin and has pale skin

Props you need: huge viper replica

I’ve seen a lot of villains after years of watching anime shows but none really scared me like Orochimaru.  His overall appearance is something you only see in nightmares.  Paired with his disturbing abilities and pet snakes, he is surely one of the most intimidating antagonists in the anime world.  He is the perfect cosplay subject for Halloween particularly for those who really want to scare their friends and younger siblings.  For me, he is the male version of Sadako.  Sadly, achieving his look can be a bit tricky.  First, you need to be thin and pale to make it happen.  Second, you need to wear his costume which is something you can only get online or made by a skillful dressmaker.  Lastly, you need a couple of snake dolls to complete the look.  The cute ones are not good.  You need the dolls to be as realistic as possible so anyone would instantly recognize you as Orochimaru.

Orochimaru is once a member of the Akatsuki so this Akatsuki cloak could take your Orochimaru cosplay to the next level!

Cosplay Akatsuki Orochimaru Cloak Uniform

Ainz Ooal Gown Costume from Overlord

Recommended for: Overlord fans, skeleton lovers

Props you need: Staff of Ainz Ooal Gown replica

If you have read a few articles I’ve posted here, you can easily tell that I’m a huge fan of Overlord.  I never fail to mention it every time I come up with a list and I can’t help it since it’s a really good novel/.manga/ anime show so please bear with me.  Ainz Ooal Gown is a unique lich not just because he is way more powerful than the others but because he is originally a real human player.  He was transported to a world similar to the game Ygdarasil after its servers were terminated.

Ainz is your best choice this coming Halloween if you want to gather attention since Overlord is one of the most famous anime shows today.  There are a lot of Ainz Ooal Gown cosplay Halloween costumes sold in online anime shops today so you don’t have to worry about what to wear to achieve his look.  His infamous staff might be harder to get but you can either make it on your own or visit a crafts shop to seek help from experts who can assemble a replica for you.

Now if you're a girl, looking for an inspiration for Overlord Anime costume, check out how Overlord female characters look like.

Get this Ainz Ooal Gown inspired bag so you can bring extra clothes and other necessary things in your Halloween party in style!

 

Ainz Ooal Gown Cosplay Backpack

Ai Enma Costume from Hell Girl

Recommended for: little Asian girls with black hair, petite women

Props you need: straw voodoo doll

Many find Japanese girls wearing their school uniforms cute and lovable.  But this perception can instantly turn upside down if the same girls are the stars of a horror movie.  There is something eerie about having almond-shaped eyes, long black hair, and a really pale skin color that made Japanese girls very scary.  You can portray as a ghost Japanese girl but you can up it a notch by becoming Ai Enma.  She is the main protagonist in the anime series Hell Girl.  This anime touch will not only make your look scarier with the added voodoo doll but can also open opportunities to meet fellow anime fans and enjoy the Halloween party even more.

This Ai Enma Anime Halloween Costume is a must-grab!

Jigoku Shoujo Sailor Dress Hell Girl

Koro-sensei Costume from Assassination Classroom

Recommended for: Assassination Classroom fans, those who won’t mind wearing a huge headwear, teachers by profession

Props you need: graduation cap

Teaching is not just a profession; it’s a passion and a life-long commitment.  This is why I really admire people who devoted themselves to teaching not because they were left with nowhere to go or pressured by family and friends to do so but because it’s what they really dreamed of since childhood.  If you’re a teacher and is confused about what to wear this coming Halloween, then consider Koro-sensei.  He shares the same passion as you in spite of being a villain.  He is both cute and scary.  You need to wear a huge headgear to complete his look which can be a bit exhausting but it’s totally worth it especially if the event is a school Halloween party and all of your students will be coming.  They’ll surely be surprised!

This Koro-Sensei Cosplay costume is the only one you’ll need!

Assassination Classroom Korosensei Cosplay

Shishio Makoto Costume from Samurai X

Recommended for: Samurai X fans, those who love Japanese Samurai culture

Props you need: Katana replica

I’ve grown up watching Samurai inspired anime shows but none can match the excitement and drama that Samurai X offers on the table.  Despite its old animation techniques, it’s equally enjoyable and mesmerizing as compared to anime shows that are recently made using 3D animation and new rendering techniques. In fact, I prefer how anime is done the old way.  Though the effects are not flashy, you can clearly see the effort invested in making every frame of the animation.   Shishio Makoto is the main antagonists in Samurai X.  His duel with Kenshin Himura is regarded by anime as one of the best sword fights in anime history.  Showing up as him this coming Halloween will surely surprise your friends.  He is quite popular not only among avid anime fans so you’ll surely gather a lot of reactions.  And the best part of all is that his look is not hard to achieve.  You just need a few bandages since his body is all burnt in the anime and a traditional Samurai Kimono.

Don’t settle with an incomplete Shishio Makoto look.  Add this samurai training sword in your arsenal!

 

Classic Handmade Samurai Katana

Jellal Fernandes Costume from Fairy Tail

Recommended for: Fairy Tail fans, young boys

Props you need: purple hair wig

Halloween is that one special day of the year where people dress up to be scary.  Many would wear Halloween costumes of famous monsters like Dracula and the Big Foot. But why would go with the flow if you have the freedom to be different?  A Jellal Fernandes cosplay is a good option for those who have the same outlook in life as me.  Don’t get me wrong, he is also a villain but not the scary type.  He has a charismatic aura and often wears a pretty robe which makes him look dignified and proud.  As long as you have the body type that matches Jellal, cosplaying him is a great way to make this coming Halloween a more memorable one.

Looking for a legit Jellal Fernandes Cosplay Costume?  This one will end your search.

 

 





 

Fairy Tail Jellal Fernandes Uniform

Alphonse Elric Costume from Full Metal Alchemist Series

Recommended for: Full Metal Alchemist fans, those who don’t mind wearing a bulky costume

Props you need: None

Want to win the prize in having the best Halloween costume?  If your aim is this big then think about cosplaying Alphonse Elric.  He is one of the main protagonists in the anime show Full Metal Alchemist.  He is basically a tin man and has been in this form after a failed alchemy.  Achieving his look is very challenging because you need to wear full body armor.  Its design is not that complicated but doing it on your own will surely require a lot of time and effort so I suggest you buy the entire costume or hire someone who is more knowledgeable and experienced in creating cosplay costumes to get the job done.

If you are full metal alchemist fan, this cosplay costume would definitely fit your taste.

Colonel Roy Mustang Military Uniform Cosplay

Easy DIY Anime Costume Ideas! For Halloween and Cosplay!

10 Easy Anime Cosplays for Halloween

Recommended for: Couples, Pokémon fans

Props you need: Pet cat or a Meowth plush toy

Halloween parties are best spent with your loved ones.  If you are planning to go to Halloween parties this year with your special someone, why not wear matching Halloween costumes?

To even make it better, why not cosplay the popular Team Rocket from the Pokémon Series namely Jessie and James.  By doing so, you can also bring your pet cat and let it wear accessories so it looks like Team Rocket’s Meowth.

It’s easy to find Team Rocket anime cosplay Halloween costumes sold online nowadays so all you need to do is pick a reliable and established seller.  Be careful not to fall victim to scams in search for cheaper alternatives.

These Team Rocket Cosplay Costumes are worth considering!

Team Rocket Cosplay Costume

Himiko Toga Costume from Boku no Hero Academia

Recommended for: Boku no Hero Academia fans, young playful girls

Props you need: a small knife replica

Himiko is a psycho.  That’s how simple it is yet she has an unexplainable charm which makes her very lovable even though she is on the side of evil.  You have two options if you want to cosplay Himiko.  First is her plain school girl look.  This is easier since all you need to do is wear a plain Japanese schoolgirl uniform and a wig which matcher her hairstyle and hair color.  The second one is her villain look which is a bit more complicated.  I see her as the little girl Bane, from the Batman franchise, since they wear similar masks.  You also need to copy the gas canisters found on both sides of her head.  It won’t be easy but once done, you’ll surely be one of the scariest and at the same time lovable attendee in your upcoming Halloween party.

This Himiko Toga wig is the best one available online so grab it now while supplies last!

Anime Cosplay Wig Short Halloween

Titan Costume from Attack on Titan

Recommended for: Those who want it big, people who are confident with their body

Props you need: None

Titans are the main antagonists in the anime series Attack on Titan.  They are giants who look like people deformed body parts.  Aside from looking scary, they are perfect to portray for your upcoming Halloween Costume Party because doing so is both easy and inexpensive. All you need is body paint and a bit of creativity.  Just watch an episode of Attack on Titan where the Titans attack and pause on a moment when a Titan’s full body is exposed.  Copy the pattern on their body as much as possible using the paint and you’re good to go!  Wearing a wig is also a good idea so you can match Eren’s hair in his Titan form.

This Titan mask will surely make your life easier. All you need to work on with paint now is your body.

 

Attack on Titan Colossal Titan Rubber Mask

Rei Miyamoto Costume from High School of the Dead

Recommended for:  Women who don’t mind showing a bit of skin

Props you need:  Rifle replica, Blonde long hair wig, blood prosthetic (optional)

The creation of High School of the Dead Season 2 is probably one of the most famous petitions in the anime community today.  This is not a surprise at all since its first season was very successful and managed to attract millions of fans worldwide.  Rei Miyamoto is one of the main female protagonists in this anime show.  Fans of HOTD love her because she is both feisty and sweet.  She cares a lot about her friends and would do anything to save them from a horde of zombies even at the expense of sacrificing her own safety.  Although you should consider dieting before

This product is still untested but I haven’t found a tested one so might as well give it a try and share your feedback to all of us.

Miyamoto Rei School Uniform Set 

Alucard Costume from Hellsing Ultimate

Recommended for: vampire and guns enthusiasts

Props you need: Red hat, round eyeglasses, fake cigarette, two handguns

Alucard is basically a vampire Vash Stampede.  But unlike the comedic and merciful Vash, he is serious and very brutal especially towards other vampires who target innocent people.  He is the perfect choice for people who can act tough and proud since these characteristics are necessary to complete the Alucard look.  His clothes might be a bit tricky to do yourself but you can always hire someone to make it for you or buy them online.  A black long hair wig is also a good addition but it’s not a must.  Just be sure to mess up your hair during the Halloween party to at least make it look closer to the real deal.

Be the vampire slayer you wish to be with this Alucard Costume and it comes with the glasses and gloves!

 

Mayuri Kurotsuchi Costume from Bleach

Recommended for: Bleach fans, people who work in the medical field or those who love science

Props you need: katana replica, a purple headgear

Mayuri is by far the creepiest Bleach character to the point that anyone would assume that he is an antagonist at first glance.  Nevertheless, Mayuri is in the side of justice and the welfare of the Soul Society.  It may not look like it but he hates senseless killing.  He defends this way of thinking by pointing out that every pointless death is a wasted experiment specimen.   Portraying him can be quite challenging because of his weird attitude but it’s doable if you just put your mind to it and carefully observe his interactions in Bleach.  A lot of Mayuri Kurotsuchi cosplay costumes are sold online nowadays so you don’t need to worry regarding that matter and his makeup can also be easily copied even without the help of an expert.

This Mayuri Kurotsuchi costume sold online has some bad reviews but the issue is basically all about sizing so just make sure you measure your body well before deciding what size to order.

Bleach Cosplay Kurotsuchi Mayuri

Hisoka Costume from Hunter X Hunter

Recommended for: Hunter X Hunter fans, clown lovers

Props you need: a deck of cards

I have a love and hate relationship with Hisoka.  In some episodes of Hunter X Hunter, he became Gon’s ally and helped him overcome challenging adversities.  Nevertheless, he always does something cruel from time to time which reminds us that he is naturally merciless and evil. Cosplaying Hisoka during Halloween is a great idea because he is a very well-known anime character.  I’ve even found several lists online which said that he is among the most famous villains in the anime world.  Hisoka’s clown costume can be purchased online but you can also make one on your own.  But what really makes a good Hisoka cosplay is not wearing the best cosplay costume but how you interpret his sly and playful attitude.  He also has various famous poses in Hunter X Hunter so be sure to memorize all of them so you can use them in event photos.

Check out this Hisoka Costume! I know it lacks reviews but the seller already sold other costumes with good reviews so I guess it’s safe to say that you can order this one worry free.

Hisoka Jacket Outfits Costume Cosplay

Rory Mercury Costume from Gate

Recommended for: Gate fans, Lolita fans, those who love wielding huge weapons, petite girls with long black hair

Props you need: a huge scythe

A cute little girl and a huge scythe may seem like a weird combination but it works. And this has been proven by the growing popularity of Rory Mercury, one of the main protagonists of the hit anime series Gate.  Rory is feared in her world and is even regarded as the God of Death and Destruction.  Nevertheless, she acts based on what she perceives to be just.  She may be cruel but every action she takes even those that involve killing can be justified.  Buying her costume online including the huge ribbons in her hair can be done easily online.  But this does not go true with her infamous scythe.  I think the best choice is to make it yourself.  It’s not that hard since you don’t really need to make it really big but just a few inches about your head. You can make it out of cardboard so it’s light and easy to carry.  Just seek help from a friend who knows how to paint to add the finishing designs on the blade and you’re Rory Mercury Scythe is ready to surprise everyone in your upcoming Halloween event.

This Rory Mercury Costume is pricier than other competitors but it’s complete with accessories and the seller has a good reputation so it’s the best choice if you ask me.

Rory Mercury Dress Stocking Sets

Toguro Costume from Yu Yu Hakusho

Recommended for: old school anime fans, buffed men, Yu yu Hakusho fans

Props you need: black pointy eyeglasses

Tired of the usual Halloween Costume?  Are you confident with your buffed and chiseled body?  Then don’t let second thoughts stop you from portraying Toguro, the famous villain in the retro anime series Yu Yu Hakusho this coming Halloween.  This anime villain’s overall look is very easy to copy.  He is also an iconic character so expect people especially those who are avid fans of anime to give positive reactions upon seeing you.  If you want your look to be scarier, flaunt your muscles and do a little bit body paint to achieve Toguro’s full power look.  Doing so will not only help express how much you love anime but also gives you the chance to flaunt your hard-earned muscles for everyone’s eyes to enjoy.

I haven’t found any Toguro Costume sold online so why not relive the epic fight between Yusuke and Toguro with this Yu Yu Hakusho DVD?

Yu Yu Hakusho: Season 2 Classic

Frieza Costume from Dragonball Series

Recommended for: Dragonball fans, petite men or women, those who don’t mind having their face and body painted

Props you need: Dragonball scouter replica

Being vertically challenged is not always a bad thing.  You may not be first picked in basketball games with your friends but it’s your time to shine this coming Halloween by slaying Frieza cosplay costume.  Frieza is one of the most famous villains in the Dragonball Series.  He is known for being powerful and cruel but later on, had a change of heart in the recent Dragonball Super Arc where he became Son Goku’s ally in the battle royal which decides the fate of our universe.  You have two options in cosplaying Frieza.  The first one is buying or making a full body costume which comes with a tail and headgear.  This is an expensive yet cooler choice.  The second one is done by using body paint.  More effort and creativity is needed for this to be successful but it won’t be as expensive as the first one.  Whichever of these two you choose is totally up to your budget and personal preference.  As long as you put your heart and mind into achieving the complete Frieza look, you’ll be just fine!

Having a hard time looking for a Frieza cosplay costume? Check this one out!

 

Dragon Ball Z Frieza Costume

Recommended for: Inuyasha fans, those who want to be unique and standout

Props you need: katana replica

Naraku is the sly and cruel mortal enemy of Inuyasha in the anime series of the same name.  His main goal is to be the strongest demon and rule over the world.  He thinks of no one as a friend and would do anything to acquire insurmountable power.  But unlike other villains, Naraku is quite fashionable.  He has an attractive appearance too which makes it creepier every time he shows his vile smile.  Cosplaying Naraku for a Halloween party is a great idea as long as you are willing to invest both money and time in it.  Since his clothes are intricate, you’re better off buying one online than making the whole set on your own.  His weapon of choice, the katana, on the other hand, can be easily done by either using wood or cardboard.  Be sure to look out for Inuyasha cosplayers during the Halloween party and ask for an epic collaboration photo!

This samurai cosplay costume should be enough as your dress to look like Naraku.  All you need to do is do something about his baboon pelt.

Yukata Cosplay Samurai Costume

Donquixote Doflamingo Costume from One Piece

Recommended for: One Piece fans, those who want to wear something colorful during Halloween

Props you need: eyeglasses shaped like a leaf, pink fur coat

You don’t need to wear all black on Halloween.  There are anime characters out there that are scary even though they wear colorful clothes and one of them is Donquixote Doflamingo.  He is a warlord who strives on wars as he is a supplier of guns, newly developed weapons, and even cursed fruits.  Doflamingo is proud of every evil thing he did and would not even think twice about doing them all again if needed.  He has no sense of guilt even when slaying innocent bystanders so you should not be deceived by his colorful outfit. Despite all these bad things about Doflamingo, One Piece fans during the Halloween party you plan to attend will surely swarm you if you decide to cosplay him since he is a quite popular anime character.

Be as cool as Doflamingo with this pair of glasses that look just like what he wears in the anime series!

Doflamingo Joker Sunglasses

Heathcliff Costume from Sword Art Online

Recommended for: Sword Art Online fans, older men who are fans of both anime and chivalry

Props you need: Shield and sword replica, long grey hair wig

To be a knight in shining armor for a beautiful princess is a common fantasy among young boys.  But what if you became the villain disguising as a knight of truth and justice?  This is what happened to Heathcliff.  Thousands of Sword Art Online players who were trapped grouped up and formed the strongest guild in order to beat the game and they appointed Heathcliff as their leader without knowing that he is, in fact, the same person is the cause of their dire predicament.  Heathcliff is a full grown man so he is a perfect cosplay subject for adult men or women anime fans.

Amaze every SAO fans in the Halloween party with this sword replica!

KAYABA AKIHIKO HEATHCLIFF SWORD ART ONLINE

Escanor Costume from Seven Deadly Sins

Recommended for: Seven Deadly Sin fans, muscular men

Props you need: Escanor’s sacred treasure replica

Do you work out?  Are you planning to show off your hard-earned muscles this coming Halloween?  Then you should think about cosplaying Escanor. He is one of the most loved characters in the hit anime series Seven Deadly Sins.  Escanor is not a monster nor is he a villain but his tremendous power is scary. There are only a few things needed to make a good Escanor look.  One is a bulky and toned body. Another is a mustache.  I suggest you go with the fake one since growing a mustache requires a lot of time and it will give you a pedophile look if you don’t handle it well. Haha Lastly is a pair of torn jeans.  Get these things right and you’re Escanor look will be ready to slay any Halloween party!

Show them how much you love Escanor by wearing his symbol!

Escanor The Lion's Sin Wristband

Shinichi Izumi Costume from Parasyte

Recommended for: Parasyte fans, those who don’t want to wear huge props

Props you need: None

Are you excited to attend parties this coming Halloween but you don’t have enough time to work around a good costume?  Worry not my fellow anime fans because you can always have the option to cosplay simple yet still scary anime characters like Shinichi Izumi.  He is the main protagonist in the anime series Parasyte where he was infected by an alien life form. The alien planned to fully take over his body but Shinichi noticed the weird phenomenon just in the nick of time which left the alien trapped in his hand.  To look like Shinichi, all you need to do is wear a suit and create an alien hand using a glove as a base. You can also purchase premade migi, Shinichi’s alien partner, replicas sold online if you really want to get Shinichi’s look as close as possible and you won’t mind spending a bit more to make it happen.

A migi accessory for every Parasyte fan out there!

Shinichi Izumi Right Hand Migi Accessory

Mumen Rider Costume from One Punch Man

Recommended for: One Punch Man fans, teens, bicycle riders

Props you need: mamachari bicycle

A hero riding a bike is a laughable scene to some.  But this is not true for those who know Mumen Rider.  He is the weak yet unyielding hero in the anime series One Punch Man.  What makes Mumen Rider special is his never-give-up attitude.  He knows he is weak yet he strives to be a hero and help those who are in need as much as he can.  Mumen Rider is the perfect anime character to cosplay if you want a unique theme and one who comes with an inspiring story. We have enough of those scary monsters costumes and I think what we need nowadays is a Halloween costume that can motivate people.

A mumen rider cosplay costume from a reliable source seems to be still rare these days so I think you don’t have a choice but to make your own.  Good luck to that and more power! I know you can do it! This shirt though is a good source of inspiration.

Mumen Rider Shirt - One Punch Man

So that’s it my otaku friends!  I hope at least one of them is of your liking or at least some of them inspired you towards a much better idea.  If it’s the latter, why not share it in the comments section below?  By doing so, you can help out other anime fans out there who are troubled as to what anime characters to cosplay this coming Halloween.  It may be a bit advanced but let me grab the privilege of greeting you first.  HAVE A FUN-FILLED AND SPOOKY HALLOWEEN!  Like always, don’t forget to give this article a LIKE and SHARE the ANIME LOVE MINA!

Anime with Cool Male Lead – A Great List

This list showcases top anime with cool male lead. When we talk about the coolness of a character we consider attitude, behavior composure amidst problems or difficulties. Additional consideration includes the general look and style of the character making them look cool inside and out. Since this word is subjective, you might agree or not with what is in our list, so please try to comment if you don’t agree and give us some anime that deserves to be in this list.


Kaede Rukawa – Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk is a sports anime – basketball. It is very popular to anime fans in the 90s. Even if its an old anime, its considered to be among the classic and one of the best anime of all time. Kaede Rukawa is one of the main protagonists in this anime. He is very popular with girls because of his genius-level skill when it comes to playing basketball. Rukawa looks really cool when he is in the court.

When it comes to his character, we could say that he is somewhat cold or insensitive and does not easily get attached to anyone. When not playing basketball, he is often found sleeping on the rooftop of their school building or even during class.




Echizen Ryoma – Prince of Tennis

Prince of Tennis is another popular sports anime – tennis. The whole anime series revolves around the story of the male lead who is Echizen Ryoma. He is an exceptional tennis player and already has won a lot of competitions. What’s cool about this is the fact that he is just 12 years old. Yes, you heard it right, a young new student in Seigaku middle school is the star. He is known for the catchphrase he says when he gets serious in a game: “Mada Mada Dane” which means No, not yet.

Most of the time Ryoma is arrogant but this is mainly because of his natural talent in the sport and his deep desire to excel and surpass his father. He is also very popular among women because of his dominance and cool attitude when playing tennis.


Yagami Light – Death Note

One of the anime series you will not regret watching is Death Note. And the cool male lead here come in the name of Yagami Light. His character is seen as a natural genius who thinks that school is easy is somewhat boring due to the lack of challenge for him. Aside from outstanding academic performance he also has talent in sports. After knowing Yagami, you will certainly admire him for being an excellent planner, problem solver, strategist and above all for making decisive decisions. If you look at it, you’ll realize that Yagami is a complete package, brain, physique and looks.

Death Note is an anime series that does not involve magic, fight scenes, and powerful characters, however, it still became one of the most popular anime series because of its interesting story. And both the main characters are pretty interesting including the whole story.


Saitama – One Punch Man

Who does not know about Saitama of One Punch Man? I am pretty confident that around 95% of anime fans know about thing strong characters who are known for literally erasing enemies with just one punch. It’s only a 12-episode anime series and every episode will be worth the time. The coolness of Saitama is in his ability to relax in front of very powerful and strong enemies. He has this big confident in himself that regardless of who you are even if you are a king from another planet, he knows he would win the fight. The best thing about this anime series is that it is not only the main character that looks cool, all the other protagonist and even the enemies look really great as well.

Due to the popularity of Saitama, other bald characters have become popular as well. Check them out here: Most Badass Bald Anime Characters

Are you a big-time Saitama Fan? You might be interested in this cool metal poster.


Meliodas – The Seven Deadly Sins

This 2018, one of my favorite anime series is The Seven Deadly Sins. Meliodas is the main protagonist together with her love team Princess Elizabeth. He is the caption of a group of powerful individuals in this era which is called the 7 deadly sins. It is pretty cool to watch Meliodas in a fight because he looks cute but definitely powerful and very skilled when it comes to fights. You will be surprised at how he is able to beat enemies with his physique. He is able to evade enemy attacks easily and defeats them in a few punches only. If you are looking for a hand to hand combat fights, you will appreciate how Meliodas fights.

When it comes to character, Meliodas is a happy go lucky guy and someone who is composed most of the time but easily angered when someone hurts any of the one he loves.


Vash The Stampede – Trigun

Vash is popular with his red trench coat and a somewhat futuristic outfit. His overall appearance looks pretty cool especially with the fact that he is carrying a cross which happens to be a weapon. This guy is a peace-loving person though others might not agree with it since he is extraordinary when it comes to using guns. However, carrying guns during his time is not something surprising because it’s the Wild West era.

Even though he could easily settle every fight or situation with his gun, he prefers to deal with situations the other way around where no one has to sacrifice a life. He usually pulls the trigger when there is no other option aside from fighting. But even in this circumstances, he does not hit the enemy with an intention to kill just neutralize.


Spike Spiegel – Cowboy Bebop

Since we were a child, one of the coolest character we admire are cowboys right? Due to their look and their ability to ride horses effortlessly. Plus, most cowboys are the good guys. The same is true with Spike. He is a tall guy, good with guns and generally excellent in fights.

Though he usually looks simple with his black hair, brown eyes, tall and lean appearance, things get different when it comes to fights. This guy is something that could get the job done and could easily deal with enemies regardless of the number. If you idolize this anime character, just don’t copy one of his habits which is Smoking. This guy is usually seen with a cigarette between his lips. A lot of anime fans could see themselves in the lazy character of Spike where most of the time he is seen lounging or sleeping. There are also times where he walks as if he is sleepwalking.


Ainz Ooal Gown-sama – Overlord

This list would not be complete without Ainz Ooal Gown-sama. This guy is the main character of the anime series Overlord which is very popular today. You will immediately become interested in his character because he is considered by far as the strongest in the world where he is currently living. It’s a game-like world and his level when he was still playing this game was retained when he suddenly found himself inside the game. Due to his high level and wide knowledge about the game he is able to command powerful characters who have a deep loyalty to him. Anime fans are usually at the edge of their seat when Ainz is in action.

Aside from Ainz, there are a ton of other interesting Overlord characters that you have watch out for.


Hiei – Yu Yu Hakusho

Hiei is a short but a really fast and powerful anime character. This guy usually keeps his distance from people even to his friends. He is elusive but that does not make him less of a friend. Oftentimes, he insults Kuwabura due to his lack of power and stupid actions.

Hiei is undeniably one of the strongest characters in this anime series especially when he gets serious and shows his true power by showing his Jagan Eye. His overall personality and looks make him really cool. He is often found in an all-black outfit which somehow shows the dark side of his characters.


Killua – Hunter X Hunter

Among the main characters of Hunter X Hunter, Killua easily stands out. This is due to the fact that he is already far ahead when it comes to power compared to his friends aside from the fact that he is such a cute anime character. He is a member of a family of assassins which is the reason why fighting and even killing is not anymore new to him. Even though he is a kid, he had already undergone a lot of hardships when it comes to training which is the reason for his high level of power and skills.

Killua is only open and friendly to his friends especially to Gon but appears to be rude and less optimistic with others especially strangers. He does not easily give his trust to anymore. When Killua fights and gets serious with it, you’ll see why he became a part of this list. He moves fast with lightning power. Another cool stuff about him is that he could think fast and could easily decide what to do on various situations even those situations where their lives are at stake.


Kaneki – Tokyo Ghoul

At the start of Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki was still a normal human being living the usual life. Eventually, things changed when an accident happened which led to him becoming a one-eyed ghoul. When you look at this guy, he somehow represents a male student who does not have any athletic background. Aside from the fact that he loves ready books, it is most likely due to his short appearance.

Kaneki looks really cool in his black outfit which is why this character is gaining a lot of fans from the anime world. Aside from his look, his power also is amazing to watch.


Kise Ryouta – Kuroko no Basuke

Kise is outgoing and cheerful, especially to his friends. Due to his outstanding skills in basketball, he’s often arrogant. Though he seems to be playful, things change when he is in the court. When challenged, it makes him even more determined to win and show that he is the best when it comes to playing basketball.

Aside from being a basketball player, Kise also works as a model which is why a lot of girls admire him. He is cool both inside and outside the court.

If you enjoy watching sports anime, we have a great list here: Top 10 Best Sports Anime 


Shiba Tatsuya – The Irregular in Magic High School

Shiba is a student of National Magic University Affiliated First High School. He is in his teenage years and living together with his younger sister. You will immediately notice his deep-blue eyes and serious gaze. There is nothing outstanding in his appearance but you could be confident that he is someone who is dependable.


Levi – Attack on Titan

Levi is short with black hair who also comes with intimidating blue eyes. He often wears a look that seems to be frowning or without any sort of expression. He is one of those people who wants everything around him to be clean which earns him the alias ‘Clean Freak’ by those people who know him. Other people find it hard to be with him since he is not the approachable type of person.

So there you go, these are just some of the many anime with the coolest male leads. These guys are among the reason why we continue to follow our favorite anime series. If you think there is anyone I missed, please leave a comment below so I could update the content.

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