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5 Best Raiden Shogun Genshin Impact Cosplay From Japan

Several Japanese Genshin Impact fans and cosplayers on Twitter shared their rendition of the Raiden Shogun, with beautifully made costumes and wigs.

By Iyane Agossah

September 6, 2021

The Raiden Shogun is by far one of the most popular characters in Genshin Impact, so it’s no surprise fans have been cosplaying the Electro Archon.

Several members of the Genshin Impact Japanese community have been cosplaying Raiden Ei since we first officially saw a glimpse of her with Version 2.0. Long before she was actually playable.

As someone who regularly engages with the Japanese Genshin Impact community, Here are some of the best Raiden Shogun cosplay from Japanese fans I’ve spotted lately on Twitter.

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Genshin Impact – Raiden Shogun cosplay from Japanese fans

First, we have YAMi, with a serious and grave Raiden Shogun. Quite a similar expression to when the Traveler first meets her. Razor and Bennett are her favorite characters. She’s been cosplaying regularly both male and female characters in Genshin Impact.

Next, we have Neriumi, with a cosplay portrait shot and a full body shot of the Raiden Shogun. She also cosplays FGO, Arknights, and Uma Musume characters. She’s one of the few Raiden Shogun cosplayers lately who did a studio photoshoot for the character.

Up next we have Tsukasa, who made an awesome Raiden Shogun to celebrate her release. She’s also really into Fire Emblem, Tokyo Revengers, and regularly cosplay their characters. Be sure to give her a follow.

Following next we have Ayano. She might be the only Genshin Impact fan I’ve seen sharing a cosplay that emphasized Raiden Shogun’s long braid. Her last tweets also include some photos of how she made that part of the wig. Many Japanese cosplayers share making-of tweets like that and it’s one of the best things to check out. Ayano is also into cosplaying Arknights, Twisted Wonderland, and Touken Ranbu.

Lastly, we have Talla Fukurou with a smiling Raiden Shogun. An expression you’ll rarely see when playing the Inazuma Archon Quest. Talla is a Diluc main, and regularly shares cosplay of Genshin Impact female characters. She’s a very active cosplayer and also owns a Fantia account.

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Note that nearly all these shots were taken from home, with the tweets sometimes including #宅コス which means “cosplaying at home”. A lot of cosplayers in Japan don’t always have the time or money to go to studios. They usually go in groups of friends, with a cameraman. Though with the pandemic, most cosplayers in Japan are spreading their love of characters and otaku things from home.

Next, I’ve got some Japanese Twitter survival tips. If you decide to follow cosplayers, artists, or Japanese fans in general, keep in mind most don’t speak English at all. So when praising someone’s work, you should avoid memes with ironic meanings and just go for simple straightforward praise.

Furthermore, using photoshop is pretty much the norm among Japanese cosplayers. If you don’t like it, instead of being aggressive toward the cosplayer or questioning them, simply look for another cosplayer’s work. You can mute the words “重加工” as most cosplayers properly tag their photos, and use this tag if they photoshopped their face or body.

Last but not least, don’t quote retweet people. It’s not necessarily always the case, but some Japanese Twitter users tend to immediately consider quote retweets must be some kind of bad-mouthing. The language barrier also strengthens this issue.

What do you think of the Raiden Shogun so far, did you pull her, and did you enjoy the Archon Story Chapters? You can also reach me on Twitter @A_iyane07 to chat more about cosplay in Japan.

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Iyane Agossah
@A_iyane07

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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