An innovative Yu-Gi-Oh! fans captured Seto Kaiba’s intense energy in a sexist cosplay.
Created and posted by Reddit user ShayBayBayMarie, the outfit gives KaibaCorp. The CEO has a feminine edge with long hair, sharp glasses, and subtle makeup, while highlighting the character’s signature white sleeveless jacket. One of the images shows the cosplayer confidently striding down the street and the other shows them holding a duel disc.
Seto Kaiba isn’t the only anime icon that talented costume makers have recently reinterpreted through gender-swapping cosplay. Notably, Faye Coser uploaded their interpretation of a female Satoru Gojo from Jujutsu Kaisen; The costume features long silver hair and highlights the striking blue eyes of the special class witch. Cosplayers go even further by coloring their eyelashes white to exactly match the character’s design. Furthermore, the super-masculine Prince of all Saiyans, Vegeta, from Dragon Ball has received a feminine makeover that is both powerful and elegant.
Yu-Gi-Oh! and its iconic characters
Based on the iconic manga by the late Kazuki Takahashi, Yu-Gi-Oh! Gallop’s anime (Rurouni Kenshin) originally aired from April 2000 to September 2004, producing 224 episodes. The story follows high school student Yugi Mutou, who lives in a game store with his grandfather. After completing the Millennium Puzzle, he finds himself sharing his body with a mysterious spirit, who is later revealed to be a powerful but long-dead Egyptian Pharaoh. Working together, the pair master the fictional card game Duel Monsters, defeat powerful opponents like Seto Kaiba, and uncover Pharoah’s secret past.
Yu-Gi-Oh! fans have a lot to get excited about in 2023, which marks the franchise’s 25th anniversary. A special line of cards for the official trading card game has been launched to celebrate this milestone, including many alternative versions of existing popular cards; e.g. KaibaCorp’s new super-rare Blue-Eyed White Dragon depicts Seto Kaiba standing in front of his favorite monster. The powerful dragon dominates the background with its wings outstretched and an orb of energy forming in its mouth.
However, Yu-Gi-Oh! The 25th Anniversary collection was subject to errors and misprints, including some parts of the card printed in a different language. This has disappointed many fans and consumers; however, misprints are not uncommon in Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading card game. Notably, the 2003 Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon from Structure Deck: Deluxe has been incorrectly classified as an effect Fusion Monster instead of a normal Fusion Monster.
VIZ Media distributes Takahashi’s manga in North America.