Tuesday, February 15, 2011


CHARACTER: Shima Katase (片瀬 志麻 Katase Shima) Cosplay
FROM: Stellvia (宇宙のステルヴィア Uchū no Suteruvia) Anime, and Manga
ARTIST: Naho Asakura (朝倉なほ Asakura Naho), Japanese Cosplayer Girl
CATEGORY: Cute Cosplay Costume

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Shima 'Shipon' Katase (片瀬 志麻 Katase Shima)

The heroine of the story is Shima, who joins the Stellvia foundation's space program, so that she could "see the stars while looking forward, rather than having to look up". In the beginning, she fluctuates between complete confidence in her abilities, and believing she couldn't do anything. The series depicts her as extremely diligent, although she is also a natural genius.

As the series progresses, she learns to understand her mistakes, and not think that she has to be perfect or else fail. For instance, after a rocky start to her training, during which she was dead last in her class at piloting. She takes the advice of Kouta Otoyama, and realizes she was trying to keep track of far too much information on her ship displays.

Her piloting improves dramatically as a result. However, she still will lose her confidence often. Once she is like that she will get into a deep depression like a little kid thinking that it is because she does not have talent. Actually, Shima has a rare talent. Shima is offered to be the 5th member of the Big 4, after passing the test. Despite her early setbacks as a pilot, her programming abilities are top notch from the very start, and she eventually combines the two in order to become even more formidable in the cockpit. She is called Shipon because the first time she piloted one of the Biancas she flew around like a ping-pong ball.

Stellvia (宇宙のステルヴィア Uchū no Suteruvia)

Is a manga adaptation by Ryo Akizuki was serialized in Dengeki Daioh, and has been published in the US as a two volume graphic novel series by DrMaster. The word Stellvia is actually made up from two Latin words, stella meaning star(s), and via meaning street. In Japanese, the kanji for street is "Michi", which can be translated as either street or road. Therefore Stellvia is roughly translated as The Road to the Stars.

Stellvia, also known as Stellvia of the Universe, is a series set in space. As a prelude to the series, the Earth of year 2167 AD is shown to be devastated by a powerful electromagnetic shockwave. This is caused by a nearby star, Hydrus Beta, 20 light-years away, going supernova. The series itself is set 189 years later, in the year 2356 AD. Civilization has been rebuilt with humanity having united together to face the coming of the second shockwave of the supernova. The second shockwave, unlike the first, is to contain a great deal of matter composed of the remnants of the star itself.

Naho Asakura (朝倉なほ Asakura Naho)

ORIGIN: ?, ?, Japan

1 comment:

  1. Eres una hermosa cosplay. Son bonitas tus fotos, especialmente esas donde estas con tu falda levantada y mostrando tu calzon blanco.