Character: Misty May from Otaku no Video
Cosplay made/modeled by: Yaya Han
Photography by: Geoffrey Nicholson

Hoppy Easter from Misty May! Haha, I bought “Otaku no Video” over a decade ago while I still lived in Germany and the anime scene was brand new in Europe. For someone like me who grew up with anime and manga in China, it was like discovering the fandom all over again. I loved the fun and cheesy way Gainax presented the Otakus to the world, and created Misty May as the original mascot girl - the original anime bunny girl even - to charm the world! <3

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October issue is here! Featuring the iconic and lovely Lum from Urusei Yatsura illustrated by Akemi Takada and Misty May from Otaku no Video. by Kenichi Sonoda. I had a hard time trying to decide which one was better for the cover, so they end up both in!

すきよ! すきよ! すきよ!♥

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Misty told me that one morning she woke up in tears just realizing she had unfinished business. She thought ‘This isn’t normal to be crying in my sleep, I need to finish this on my own terms. So she sent Kerri a text that said simply ‘We need to talk’. Misty flew to California to meet with Kerri. They decided to reunite. Kerri said one of the hardest things she’s ever done was calling Nicole Branagh [Kerri’s initially planned London partner] and saying to her ‘I’m about to break your heart’. I asked Kerri yesterday how she made that decision, and while getting quite emotional she said simply ‘It’s Misty
—  NBC Commentator on Misty May-Treanor’s and Kerri Walsh-Jenning’s road to London during the preliminary round