This Kurenai Cosplay Proves Naruto Can Be Done in Real Life

02/10/2020 04:51 pm EST

Even Naruto would have a hard time believing it if he knew the state of his series. Years ago, creator Masashi Kishimoto brought the ninja's story to life, and it has become a true global phenomenon. Naruto stands as one of the most successful franchises to come from Japan yet, and one fan has proven the series is ready for a live-action makeover.

Over on Reddit, a fan posted a picture of a cosplay done by Ari Anna. The impressive piece brings Kurenai Yuhi to life in all her Jounin glory, and the subtle changes made to the look make her seem all the more real.

As you can see below, the photoshoot shows Kurenai in a close up. The heroine has on her ninja headband as usual, but this quality piece does not look as cheap as those found in store. Instead, it seems weighty, and its shine would make Jiraiya proud.

The rest of the outfit is pretty standard, but its textured appearance bring it to life. Kurenai completes the look here with colored contact lenses, and their deep red hue work perfectly for the genjutsu user.

Of all the ninjas to make lifelike in Naruto, Kurenai is one of the harder ones. Sure, she isn't as crazy difficult as Kisame, but her unnatural eyes and uniform aren't easy to pull off. This realistic take on Kurenai proves such a feet can be done, and it will fall to Hollywood to get it right.

After all, Naruto has been optioned for a live-action film. No word has been given on the project since it was announced years ago, but Hollywood has not been so slow with other properties. From Cowboy Bebop to One Piece, no anime franchise is safe from a live-action adaptation, and cosplays like this one make such projects seem achievable.

Which Naruto sensei would you like to cosplay as...? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime!

Created by Masashi Kishimoto for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, Naruto follows a young ninja, with a sealed demon within him, that wishes to become the leader of his home village. The series ran for 700 chapters overall, and was adapted into an anime series by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex that ran from 2002 to 2017. The series was popular enough to warrant a sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations which is set several years after the events of the original Naruto story.

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