Greetings all you lovely fans, Andrew back with a long overdue Super Fan Friday and this time we have a treat for all you cosplay lovers. ?
Without further ado, I bring you Niko Leigh!
Name: Niko Leigh
Cosplay pages: FB; Royalspacefish Cosplay | insta: royalspacefish
photographer credit for Elk pics: FB; faunry photography | Insta; faunryphoto
Occupation: non-profit work (Civic Engagement Program Developer)
Hobbies: cosplay, video games, makeup art, petting my cat
Dislikes: sweets, bad plots in games, cold rain
Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: This is too hard to pick. In the moment I'm really into Boku No Hero Academia and Bungou Stray Dogs
Favorite game of all time: Although my youth belongs to .hack// my favorite game of all time (currently) is probably Dragon Age Inquisition. I've played that game over 10 times so I guess I like it a good amount.
Favorite CC2 game of all time and why: original .hack// original run. I can't pick just one because the plot expands over all of them making them one complete game!
Best CC2 game memory: Going through the small easter egg after you beat Quarantine where Mia and Elk end up reunited. Learning that Elk's player stays in the game for future .hack// games and stay together is also very cool (though I don't want to give away too many spoilers if they are considered spoilers still!)
Hidden Talents: I'm writing a poetry book that should be self published ...eventually
Picture explanation: (I'm not sure which you will use but since I provided a lot of Elk I'll write more about Elk!) I dabbled in cosplay a little but didn't really apply myself until a friend asked me to be her Kite. Since making Kite two years ago I've been really active in cosplay. I finally pushed forward and finished my all time favorite sad .hack// boy Elk in April of this year. Props have been a challenge for me so making Elk's shell like wavemaster staff head out of a block of glued together insulation foam was a big feat. I ended up really enjoying it even though it was very time consuming. Learning to resin gems was also very new to me. It's been a bit of a journey but I'm glad to finally be cosplaying my favorite .hack// boy as .hack// meant so much to me growing up! Now that I know more about props I'm looking to remake Kite this year and maybe someday make Ovan!
Dream/Aspiration in the future: for my career path it's passion and non-profit based (LGBT+ youth education and homeless prevention)
For cosplay, I really want to learn how to make bigger and better props. Ovan is another dream cosplay of mine and I'm hoping with the revive of GU I can get other people to cosplay with me!
We'd like to thank Niko again for sharing their gift with us!
Let us know what you think about Niko's awesome cosplays and show some love in the comments.
Until next time ~ Andrew
It is currently the last day of May for 2018 and we are here to share to you some new updates!
In the realm of dothack news, nothing new has come from CyberConnect2 or BandaiNamco regarding new series or releases as of yet, .hack//G.U. Last Recode is still the last in the franchise to been released. However in terms of merchandising, quite a few new content has been released or will be released. Those who ordered their Haseo figurarts from Japan had received them throughout the month. If you had ordered the four fanbooks that released last year, there was special instructions on how to obtain the 5th volume. The 5th volume unlike the previous four was not for sale directly and required proof of purchase. It has been reported that volume five has been shipped and even some reports that people are receiving them already. The CC2 store has released an all new Haseo Omega B-st Form art plate this week. The English public relations side of CC2 has announced their interest in fans of .hack// to contact them to share what makes you a Super Fan!
Dothack Network News!
Earlier this month we made a decision and announced the need to raise money to acquire a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain the production notes from the .hack//LIMINALITY localization back in 2002. With the aide of two generous donators Jeremie and Manuel, we reached that goal and have begun contacting the owners of the estate of former director of the localization Kevin Seymour. Once we've obtain this package, you can count on us to scan the pages and release the contents back to you the fans for your viewing pleasure. In addition, this next month June we will host yet another giveaway for the rare .hack//ENEMY trading card game uncut sheets. If you are unfamiliar of what an uncut sheet is, trading cards are printed from large printers on one sheet and after being printed on both sides get cut into the standard palm size you are familiar with. On a few occasions these sheets don't get cut for events, promotions, and to the people who helped work on them. Earlier last year we started off with 12 sheets, now we are down to 2 left. Follow us on social media or our website to learn the details of the next giveaway in early June 2018. We also like to welcome Rekka to the Discord moderation team, she's been a strong member of the community giving us insight what's been going on live at the events in Japan and sharing her love of the series with other fans and collectors.
AzureZhen continues to update The World R:Craft, a free to play .hack Minecraft themed game. In the latest update, he shares weapons models from the GU series playable in game. Xithyl Kykorl has gone through great length's at translating the Table Top RPG game called .hack//Infinite Generation, that was published in Kadokawa Shoten's ".hack//TheWorld" magazine volume's 2 and 3. This game and rules can be found on our wikipedia we host, not to be confused with the long standing .hack wikia page. Zaren and Tyrial share more development photo's of their The World R:2 3d MMO game they've been developing. Des Shinta catalog's on how he replicated the sword from .hack//G.U. Last Recode's 4th volume The Gate of Ouroboros. Juan Zaragoza shows the progress of an upcoming Kite cosplay. And fan favorite SMZeldarules shares updates to her .hack//Root's meetup. We also meet some new live streamers such as Shinjukuo and LovelessXSpirit.
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