One-Punch Man‘s track star hero, Mizuki, looks unfazed by the competition in a fan’s new race-ready cosplay.
Cosplayer Nerdy Nereid aims to win with their iteration of the athletic wonder formally known as Captain Mizuki. The costume is simple, as is its source material: a physically fit hero sporting track spandex. Despite the hero’s humble premise, the costume covers all of the important details that make it unique, such as a high red-haired ponytail, a single white stripe on the spandex along with the letters “MZK” on the side, a band-aid over the cheek, several track medals swinging around her neck and a look that would make most monsters think twice before challenging her to a showdown. The background is fitting as well, with the hero poised on a sporty background.
In the world of One-Punch Man, monsters and heroes come from a variety of origins, including natural disasters come to life, unknown species surfacing from deep below the earth, once normal individuals turned extraordinary due to a mishap, mutation or willing experimentation. In her case, Captain Mizuki’s an extremely talented athlete but technically still a normal human being. Her B-Class hero ranking reflects her power and status in the hero association as being less powerful than the far above average A-Class and the superhuman S-Class heroes.
Captain Mizuki is first introduced in Chapter 95 of One-Punch Man along with many other lesser-known heroes in the A & B-Class. These heroes are summoned by the Hero Association to help combat the looming threat of a previously unseen force of organized monsters known as the Monster Association. They are chosen to support the S-Class heroes as they enact their next, potentially final move against the monsters and their unknown machinations.
As a B-Class hero, she is considered at face-level to be weaker than the A-Class and the overtly superhuman S-Class heroes. However, Captain Mizuki proves to readers of the manga that her medals aren’t just for show as she leaves monsters in the dust.
While a third season of the One-Punch Man anime has not been confirmed, if it comes it’s possible that it will be the season in which Captain Mizuki makes her animated debut.
One-Punch Man was originally written by the artist ONE as a webcomic, and it has been remade and illustrated by Yusuke Marata. The One-Punch Man anime currently has two seasons with a total of 24 episodes.
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