Gantz Cosplay: Kei Kishimoto (Natsumi ii) Cosplay 05 MAR 2013

Japanese cosplayer Natsumi (ii) manages to squeeze herself into this pretty cool costume for her Kei Kishimoto cosplay from the hit Gantz franchise.

Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story of Kei Kurono and his friend Masaru Kato who die in a train accident and become part of a semi-posthumous “game” in which they and several other recently deceased people are forced to hunt down and kill aliens armed with a handful of futuristic items of equipment and weaponry.

Kei Kishimoto first appears naked in the Apartment as her death involved slitting her wrists while in a bathtub. Unlike many of the characters of the series, she did not exactly die. As Nishi revealed, Gantz can make mistakes. Gantz accidentally created a copy of Kishimoto to use in missions while her original self survived.

Kurono has a deep crush on her, but she herself has a crush on Masaru Kato. Finding her ‘real self’ alive, she is forced to live with Kurono who is delighted to see her at first but later resents being used by her as she is clearly not interested in him.

Gantz calls her by the names “Boiled eggs”, “Titz” and “Miss Melons” (in the original Japanese: “Kyonyū”) due to her fairly large breasts. She dies during the Buddha mission to protect Kato from the acid attack of the boss alien, Thousand Arms.

Her seiyu is Hitomi Nabatame, and her English voice actress Shannon Emerick.

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