A talented Naruto fan brings the power and might of Uchiha Madara to life in a fiery cosplay.
Popular cosplayer Izanamitan posted images of their impressive recreation of the Head of the Uchiha Clan on Reddit; the costume features the character’s iconic red-plated armor, wild hair and a gout of fire. By looking closely, it becomes apparent that Izanamitan took their cosplay to the next level by mimicking Madara’s intimidating Sharingan.
The cosplayer’s Reddit account features multiple different photos of the Madara cosplay alongside pictures of other equally-impressive renditions of popular anime characters. This includes Rukia Kuchiki from Bleach, Makima from Chainsaw Man, Griffith from Berserk and Mito Uzumaki from Naruto.
According to a recent study, Naruto is one of the most popular inspirations for the anime and manga cosplay community along with other iconic series like Death Note, Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia. Bakka, another talented cosplayer and a professional special effect make-up artist, recently recreated stunning, near-perfect recreations of multiple Naruto characters, including Shikamaru, Iruka and Kakashi.
Masashi Kishimoto first published his Naruto manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1999 with the series concluding in 2014. Told across 72 individual volumes, the story follows the titular young, orange-wearing ninja as he endeavors to become the leader of his village. Alongside his teammates, Sasuke and Sakura, and his teacher, Kakashi, Naruto learns the challenges of being a shinobi and discovers the dark secrets of his world. Alongside Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece, Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Kishimoto’s series is one of the best-selling manga in history with more than 250 million copies in circulation across the globe.
Pierrot, the studio behind other classic anime like YuYu Hakusho and Saiyuki, adapted the Naruto manga into two series — Naruto, which covered the first half of Kishimoto’s story and ran for 220 episodes, and Naruto Shippuden, which told the second half and featured 500 episodes. The franchise has since involved to include several tie-in films, video games, novelizations and a collectible card game. There are even multiple Naruto stage plays; the latest, Live Spectacle NARUTO ~Ninkai Taisen, Kaisen~, depicts the events of the Fourth Shinobi War arc and is scheduled to premiere in Tokyo’s Galaxy Theater on Sept. 17.
The original Naruto manga is distributed in English by VIZ Media, and both Naruto and Naruto Shippuden are available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu.