My legs are sore. I wish I could say that’s because I was playing basketball a lot. But no, technically I was cosplaying a basketball guy. I am not good at sports as a matter of fact. Last Sunday my cosplay friend and I joined the cosplay event at the closed school. At this school, cosplay events take place sometimes, but it is going to close and won’t happen anymore. So I really wanted to use the place to cosplay him because the school has a gym.
He is Rukawa Kaede[流川 楓] in SLAM DUNK. This anime was over long long time ago, but even that there are still lots of fans like me. Actually I can’t miss this manga whenever I talk about my youthful days. SLAM DUNK is loved by everybody including non-otaku people. Rukawa Kaede is one of the lead characters, cool, a man of few words…and far from myself. That is why I adore him, I just wanted to be like him. I think I have ２次元コンプレックス.
At any rate, the school was full of cosplayers, so that there was almost no space to take photos. The gym was used as a changing room for the first two hours, so we took photos in the classroom. After that I changed to the Shohoku uniform and went to the gym. But it was crowding. Almost no space. My friend did the best, she was trying not to let other people in the photos…The gym was so humid that we were sweating as if we really played basketball.
I wish I could use a real gym to have a better photoshooting. Yes I will do. I won’t give up. Because I am from the generation called スラダン世代. Please play the music before you see the photos, enjoy.
Series: SLAM DUNK [スラムダンク]
Character: Rukawa Kaede [流川 楓]