Genos’ Impossible Body Comes to Life in Cosplay

Since Yusuke Murata reimagined One-Punch Man, it has achieved critical acclaim, earning him a number of cosplay opportunities. One-Punch Man’s epic Garou Arc will also come to an end soon, but that hasn’t stopped fans from turning out in droves with some of the coolest cosplays. Especially impressive is one cosplay that recreates the impossible body of “Demon Cyborg” Genos.

Genos was introduced in One Punch Man chapter 5 as Saitama’s loyal disciple. In the past, Genos lived in an unnamed village far from the world’s major cities. According to Genos, one day a mad cyborg attacked their town, ripping and tearing through the villagers until they had all been killed, except Genos. Dr. Kuseno later found Genos and agreed to transform him into a cyborg in order to one day avenge his family. Genos has been mostly mechanical since that time, with the exception of artificial skin covering his facial structure. This S-Class superhero is a particularly difficult character to cosplay due to the fact that his thoughts and memories are stored within a cybernetic core rather than a physical brain, and his arms are entirely metallic in nature.

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Despite these challenges, one dedicated fan, EzrelaCosplay, has been able to achieve Genos’ difficult cybernetic look. With some bulky pauldrons and even lights running throughout the limb structure, this cosplay is a masterclass in anime accuracy. In spite of Genos’ ridiculously complex arms, he typically wears shirtless tees and jeans, or other clothing that is easily wearable by civilians. Therefore, trying to imitate his intricate arms and the technology contained within them is a difficult endeavor. The team at EzrelaCosplay, however, has clearly risen to the challenge and has successfully created this character’s impossible body.

One-Punch Man recently featured Genos receiving the core of his future self who had been killed by Garou. Genos was able to view all of the events which had taken place within this parallel timeline when he connected his core from the future to himself, including Saitama’s Zero Causality Fist that sent him back in time to stop Garou in the first place. Having access to this new information, as well as a second core, Genos may be on the verge of one of the series’ most significant power-ups. At previous points in the story, simply changing out his arms had an enormous impact on his power, and one can only imagine what he could become with two cores. The upgrade would likely be accompanied by a new and improved appearance and even more complex machinery.

Cosplayers such as EzrelaCosplay show that, despite the complexity of a character’s appearance, there is always a dedicated fan willing to pull it off. In terms of One Punch Man cosplays, Genos’ outfit is without a doubt one of the best.

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