In fact, I have already cosplayed this series, but I wanted to do again because I bought a digital single lense camera. Come to think of it, I tend to cosplay another character right away once I cosplay someone. Though the costume is not that cheap! What a waste, I should cosplay the same character more. Why didn’t I consider having a photoshooting at a different spot? I’ve got to use my camera, haven’t I?
I wonder how many of you know this old shoujo manga, Here is Greenwood[ここはグリーンウッド]. I don’t think so many of you know this series, but this is one of the most popular shoujo comics in 1980’s. 年は聞くなよ、計算すんなよｗAnd for some reason, there are quite a few male fans although it seemed to be rare that men read any shoujo stuff at that time. At any rate, I am cosplaying him in this entry.
He is Tedsuka Shinobu[手塚 忍] who is a head of the dormitory. Very clever and smart student, but so evil! Most of the classmates are scared of him because he is cold-blooded, and uses whatever he can use. Even the teachers can’t resist him because he holds their weak points. Actually, I didn’t intend to cosplay him, but a friend of mine suggested that I should do him. I like such a dark-hearted character like him because I don’t have to act. だって演じなくていいから超ラク^^
Please look at the images. See? Looks like very old, doesn’t it? Not like nostalgic, nor retro, but just old. You can say 昭和臭[Showa shu] if you were born 1964 onwards. 昭和[Showa] is the era name before the current one, 平成[Heisei], and then 臭[shu] means such an odor. If you have been anime fans just for a couple of years, something like Here is Greenwood sure looks so old to you. When this anime was born, the era was Showa. Having said that, 昭和臭 is used to ridicule such an old-fashioned thing. Because of this, it doesn’t have to be Showa stuff.
Also, to mission something very old to someone else, or to brainwash with such a thing is called 昭和洗脳[Showa sen’nou]. 洗脳[sen’nou] means to brainwash. Yes, I sometimes cosplay someone from such an old series…because I am scheming 昭和洗脳!
To my surprise, this anime was broadcasted in America.