Anime fans and voice actors alike came together to stand up for a fan after a disheartening experience with school bullies who destroyed their homemade Chainsaw Man cosplay.
James Fuller, a cross-genre indie author, took to X (formerly Twitter) to recall his son’s experience with school bullies after they destroyed his homemade Chainsaw Man cosplay. You, your cosplay helped you win first prize at your school’s Halloween costume party this year. According to Fuller, his son, Dante, dressed up as Denji, the main character from the manga/anime series, for Halloween at school, and won the contest before a group of classmates stopped him and arrested him. started calling his name as they destroyed the handmade costume. .
Fuller also shared images of Dante’s outfit, which includes a white t-shirt, black pants, tie, and several replica chainsaws growing from his arms and head, adorned with a hat Red-black helmet with long, sharp saws. teeth, complete with a toy replica of Denji’s original evil companion, Pochita. This outfit resembles Denji’s usual outfit in the anime, especially his appearance when in his demon form, which causes his limbs and face to take the form of large chainsaws armed with weapons. gas.
The post attracted more than 2,000 responses from fans expressing sympathy for Dante as well as outrage at the bullies who ruined his costume, praising the design work. designed his outfit and encouraged him to continue his creative endeavors. His story also attracted the attention of several anime voice actors, such as Natalia Van Sistine, who played the Demon Fox in the anime, a character that Fuller said was his son’s favorite.
Van Sistine spoke out in support of his costume-making skills and condemned the bullying, saying she thought he did “an incredible job” on his costumes and promised him that things will get easier for him over time. Even Ryan Colt Levy, the English voice actor behind the series’ main character, Denji, responded to the post, expressing his condolences for how his classmates treated Dante and on behalf of the entire The chap’s cast expressed their support for him. .
According to Fuller, Dante was so excited to read Levy’s response, he quickly saved it to his phone after his parents shared it with him, both of whom attributed his mood to improved a lot after watching it. Levy also promised to record a personal video for the family to speak directly about Dante and his experience, although Fuller has not shared the video publicly.
Source: X (formerly Twitter)