The Dragon Ball franchise has been a staple of the anime world for years, and the franchise has accumulated a slew of villains. From Freeza to Majin Buu, the shonen anime has introduced some truly terrifying enemies, but few baddies can live up to Cell. Introduced in Dragon Ball Z, the creature was made by Dr. Gero to become the strongest warrior of all-time, and Cell gave Goku a solid run for his money. Now, one intrepid cosplayer has taken it upon himself to make one mind-blowing Cell costume.
Over on Reddit, Dragon Ball fans have started geeking out over a very impressive Cell cosplay. An image of the ensemble can be seen on Imgur of the incredible piece which was made by a user named D-Jacko. You can check out the image below, but be prepared to get stunned.
The realistic cosplay foregoes Cell’s childish cartoon features and adapts the villain into a horrifying real-life baddie. Complete with a tail and mouth piece, Cell can be seen in his Imperfect State, but the cosplay is anything but flawed.
The Imperfect Cell cosplay has definitely turned heads thanks to its attention to detail. Many cosplayers tend to gravitate towards Cell’s Perfect State thanks to its human-like features, but the Imperfect cosplay does an excellent job recreating Cell’s alien aesthetic.
If you need a refresher about Cell, then you should know the baddie approached the team in Dragon Ball Z shortly after Freeza had been dealt with. Hailing from an alternate timeline, Cell is an amalgamation of the multiverse’s strongest warriors. When Cell comes to Goku’s time, the villain is tasked with absorbing the powers of Dr. Gero’s other Androids to reach his Perfect State, and Future Trunks comes to warn his alternate family about the chaos those Androids will wreak if left unchecked.
This month, Dragon Ball Super's story arc kicked off the ‘Universal Survival’ saga. You can check out the brief synopsis for it below:
“At Goku’s request, the Omni-Kings’ “Tournament of Power” martial arts tournament between universes now begins! …But this also proves to be the beginning of universal destruction. What awaits the victors of this tournament, and the vanquished…?! How will these intense team battles between the elites of each universe turn out…?!”
As for the saga's start date, the new arc premiered on February 5, 2017. The “Universal Survival” saga is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. CST. Toonami will begin airing the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.