Mel Kishida, a Japanese illustrator known as the character designer of Hanasaku Iroha is also known for his crazy cosplay that is occasionally revealing despite being a pretty good looking male. However, his most recent cosplay photo as Shimakaze from Kantai Collection circulating on Twitter is shocking the fanbase! Before you conclude the attempt as a just another pretty boy crossplay attempt, behold the ugly truth.
This photo of Mel Sensei as Shimakaze emerged on internet and shocked Twitter users.
The Shimakaze figure for your reference above (a photo via Amiami)
Normal Mel Sensei (a photo via Gadget Tsushin)
The evolution of Mel Kishida cosplay above. The Shimakaze cosplay photo at far right is from his column in the latest issue of Japanese magazine Comptique. Is this too good to be true? It maybe is.
This is the cosplay photo before photoshop.
After photoshop edit. Here is another reminder that you can not trust anything on the internet. Good job, Mel Sensei!