Umi Shinonome is a model and cosplayer who has been steadily gaining popularity over time. In the latest Comiket, she was officially hired by the mobile game NIKKE to cosplay the summer version of the character Mary.
This is Mary in her summer skin:
Now, let’s see how Umi Shinonome looked!
Model Umi Shinonome Mary Cosplay wins everyone hearts at Comiket
Shinonome was the name in the most recent Comiket. Her cosplay photos simply garnered millions of views on social media, and she gained a lot of new followers.
Her post with the photo below generated 2.7 million views on Twitter alone.
She achieved impressive numbers with this cosplay, undoubtedly elevating her prominence in the industry and paving the way for even more opportunities.
Umi Shinonome has an official YouTube channel where she shares videos of herself building Gundams. She occasionally does live streams and also posts videos of her gaming sessions and cosplays.
Her Comiket video featuring the Mary cosplay garnered 2.3 million views:
And you know what’s even more spectacular? Apparently, this was Shinonome debut as a cosplayer at Comiket. You see, Shinonome is a gravure idol, typically focusing on gravure idol work.
She was one of the NIKKE cosplayers in the real gacha. Professional cosplayers, like Enako, who is the most famous and popular cosplayer, often take on gigs involving cosplaying for companies and events.
— 東雲うみ🤖 (@sinonome_umi) August 13, 2023
However, in this case, Shinonome was contracted by NIKKE for this outstanding cosplay. But as I mentioned, she has always engaged in otaku activities on her channel.
She has even been hired as a cosplayer for other activities; for instance, she did an official cosplay of Yamada from “Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu.”
— トールギス (@9_ic8) August 13, 2023
Now, let’s take a look at some Japanese reactions:
“Despite her already becoming popular and gaining momentum, I didn’t expect her to become this popular.”
“It feels like a distant memory when I decided to follow her after watching her Gundam video.”
“If Shinonome was there, I should have taken a day off and gone to Comiket.”
“I greeted her at an exhibition many years ago, but seeing how things turned out, she has become very popular. Back then, she didn’t do cosplay.”
“She’s the All Might of eroticism.”
“She’s really beautiful.”
“I wish I had gone and seen her; she’s so cute.”
Besides being attractive and creating interesting videos, she always seems very friendly whenever she appears. It looks like Enako has gained a strong competitor.
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