Well, I know myself. I mean, I am kind of a rare otaku, even as a cosplayer, I am very rare. Because I cosplay a lot of characters from otome games and BL games. Moreover, I sometimes cosplay very minor characters most cosplayers don’t cosplay. To much worse, I am a man. A friend of mine told me before that I am the only one man who cosplays Mirage of Blaze. Even though I cosplay such a character from popular series, some of the characters I wanted to cosplay were very rare. No, most anime fans know my cosplays, but most cosplayers don’t cosplay. That is why people say like, “why are you following something like this?” Yes, I am following something most people don’t follow. So what is coming this time?
He is Sakurai Eichi from Fullmoon wo Sagashite[Searching for Fullmoon]. When I was watching this anime on TV, it was about 10 years ago. But I still love this even now! Because I like this kind of storyline, which a young girl yearns to be a diva for her first love, and makes a debut with magical power. Like most of my cosplays, Eichi-kun doesn’t count as cosplay. However, I wanted to cosplay him as I love him. He is so pure and ephemeral like an angel.
There is one thing I have been wondering; why do girls love this kind of story? Where a dreamy girl wants to be a singer and it comes to pass by angelic power. From time to time, we have seen this type of anime such as Creamy Mami or Kirarin Revolution. I assume girls always want to be a star. In real life, they don’t want to be, they can’t make it come true even if they want, but somewhere deep in the heart they are dreaming. Yes, they might feel empathy toward such a heroine. I think I tend to do so although I am a man. That’s why I love this kind of story.
どうして どうして 好きなんだろう 君の声 悲しいほど 響いてるよ
どうして君を好きになったんだろう 簡単過ぎて 答えにならない
Series: Fullmoon wo Sagashite [満月をさがして]
Character: Sakurai Eichi [桜井英知]