Attack on Titan's fandom is a big one, and it grows larger every day. Over the years, thousands of fans have come to create works inspired by the series, and cosplay has been a big focus for fans. However, it seems one cosplay has come under fire by some fans for its so-called sexy take on the Survey Corps.
As shared by Sora News 24, the look in question was done by Ichiha Hamatsu, a cosplayer who is well-known on Twitter. The Japanese fans attends numerous events each year to celebrate her favorite characters, and Comiket was on the list. It was there she showed off her Sasha cosplay, but it had some fans confused.
As it turns out, some Attack on Titan fans weren't happy to see Sasha so sexualized.
You can see the look for yourself in the photo above. For the most part, netizens have been loving the look and praising Ichiha for her quality cosplay. However, some die-hard fans of Sasha are lamenting how sexualized this cosplay makes the character.
"Sasha doesn't dress like that. Please don't call this Attack on Titan cosplay," one fan wrote while others questioned if Ichiha understood Sasha's character at all. Others have come to her defense saying Ichiha is allowed to interpret Sasha however she likes, and the cosplayer can have a style of her own. After all, Ichiha says in her Twitter bio that she cosplays as well as models swimsuits and lingerie. So if the cosplay loves this look as much as Sasha does potatoes, then plenty believe there is no reason to scrutinize her work.
Attack on Titan was originally created by Hajime Isayama, and the series has since been collected into 23 volumes as of 2017. It's set in a world where the last remnants of humanity live within a walled city in order to escape the danger of the Titans, a race of giants monsters that eats humans. The lead character, Eren Yeager, ends up joining the military with his two childhood friends Mikasa and Armin after the Titans break through the wall and attack his hometown. Now Eren, Mikasa, and Armin must survive in a world where they not only have the Titans to fear, but the very humans they are trying to save. You can currently find the series streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Saturday nights on Adult Swim's Toonami block.