Manga and Cosplay #1

Konnichiwa everyone!

This blog of two years has been geared towards adult. I believe it is high time to throw something in that is young adult!

I am the one they call Socks, the eldest of the three Foxy spawns. I will be posting something far different than the Foxy way. I will be showing you Manga, the Japanese comic books.

Now that might sound childish but most manga are for the young adult and older age group. Actually, the majority of the people that read manga are adults.

Halloween is coming and in the spirit, I am posting ten manga with their blurb and at least one person cosplaying - dressing up as a character from a manga or anime - from the book.

Enjoy as I plan to do more but with more depth, sayoonara!


     For a certain reason, a handsome, young calligrapher by the name of Seishuu Handa uproots himself and moves to an island on the westernmost edge of Japan. "Sensei," as he comes to be known, is a city boy through and through, and has never experienced rural life until now. And by the looks of it, he has much to learn! Luckily(?), he hasbarakamon-cosplay a willing teacher in Naru, the energetic expert islander, to help show him the ropes. But can Sensei keep up with the plucky first-grader, or will he get schooled?!
     Here unfolds a heartfelt island comedy about a gruff on the outside, soft on the inside urbanite teacher and his new, unfailingly kind island neighbors!

Cosplay by Zeneith
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fruits-basket-coverAfter a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out...into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land fruits-basket-torubelonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn't long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own--when touched by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!
Own Fruits Basket
Tohru cosplay by Angelwing
Kyo cosplay by J-Jo Cosplay



hikaru-no-go-coverHikaru Shindo is like any sixth-grader in Japan: a pretty normal school boy with a two-tone head of hair and a penchant for antics. One day, he finds an old bloodstained Go board in his grandfather's attic-and that's when things get really interesting. Trapped inside the Go board is Fujiwara-no-Sai, the ghost of an ancient Go master who taught the strategically complex board game to the Emperor of Japan hikaru-no-go-hikarumany centuries ago. In one fateful moment, Sai becomes a part of Hikaru's consciousness and together, through thick and thin, they make an unstoppable Go-playing team. Will they be able to defeat Go players who have dedicated their lives to the game? Will Sai achieve the "Divine Move" so he'll finally be able to rest in peace?

Hikaru cosplay by Fantasy Cosplay
Own Hikaru no Go


kuroko-no-basuke-coverKuroko Tetsuya doesn't stand out much. In fact, he's so plain that people hardly ever notice when he's around. Though he's just as unremarkable on the basketball court, that's where his plainness gives him an unexpected edge-one that lets him execute awesome moves without others noticing! And now that he's a high school student, he's on a mission to defeat each member of his legendary middle school team, known as the Miracle Generation, with the help of a new transfer student fresh from the U.S.-Taiga Kagami!

Taiga cosplay by Ultimaskybison
Tetsuya cosplay by Mashu.kun
Daiki cosplay by Sky Captain Hana
Photography by Off Duty Costography
Own Kuroko no Basket

© A. Driskill Photography 2016


sailor-moon-coverUsagi Tsukino is a normal girl sailor-moon-mercuryuntil she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!

Mercury cosplay by Hogyoku
Photo by Off Duty Costography

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death-note-coverLight Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name death-note-lis written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal...or his life?

L by BATCosplay
Female Ryuk cosplay by Gabby Nu Cosplay
Own Death Notedeath-note-ryuk


madoka-puella-magi-madoka-magicaWhen a new girl joins her class, Madoka Kaname feels she recognizes the mysterious, dark-haired transfer student from one of her dreams...a dream where she is approached by a cat-like creature who offers Madoka anmadoka-angel-and-daphne opportunity to change destiny. Madoka had always thought magic was the stuff of fantasy...until she sees the transfer student fighting with the very cat-being from her dream! And just like in Madoka's dream, the cat gives her a choice: Will Madoka become a Puella Magi in exchange for her dearest desire? What will be the cost of having her wish come true?

Madoka cosplay by KawaiiKiti
Mami cosplay by Daphne
Photography by Off Duty Costography
Own Puella Magi Madoka Magica


sao-coverIn the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online - a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other - debuts, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the gamesao-asuna goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG - a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, "game over" means certain death - both virtual and real.

Asuna cosplay by Cosplaydevotee
Kirito cosplay by Isho Cosplay
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tokyo-ghoul-coverGhouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.

Kaneki cosplay by Mashu.kun
Tsukiyama cosplay by Uptown Otaku
Photography by Ansen Photos

Own Tokyo Ghoul


soul-eater-coverMaka is a weapon meister, determined to turn her partner, a living scythe named Soul Eater, into a powerful death scythe - the ultimate weapon of Death himself!soul-eater-maka-and-father Charged with the task of collecting and devouring the tainted souls of ninety-nine humans and one witch, Maka and her fellow meisters strive to master their weapons as they face off against the bizarre and dangerous minions of the underworld. But the meisters' own personal quirks may prove a bigger obstacle than any sultry enchantress!

Maka and father cosplay by VintageAerith
Group cosplay by Mytis
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Author: Socks

1 thought on “Manga and Cosplay #1

  1. Very cool blog article. I love all the graphics along with the back stories. Look forward to more blogs in the future.
    Love ya

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