Namiko Moon

Namiko Moon

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Updated Feb 04, 2014 at 03:59PM EST by James.

Added Aug 17, 2011 at 11:01PM EDT by Efrain.

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About

Namiko Moon is a cosplayer from a Mexican telenovela episode that appears to be an amalgamation of several different female anime characters. User Tlaloc of the Live Action Protest[12] forums has described Namiko as “the union of Sailor Moon, Athena from Saint Seiya, Miku and guess the girls from Evangelion” and her sidekick Hiroshi San as “a mix of Goku and the Saint Seiya series.” The characters have often been mocked on various web forums and have inspired fan art, image macros and parody videos.

Origin

On August 1st, 2011, the Mexican television station Televisa aired a trailer for an episode of La Rosa de Guadalupe titled “Cosplay Salvemos al mundo” (“Cosplay Saves the World”). The trailer was posted to 4chan’s /a/ (Anime & Manga) board[9] the same day and received negative reactions for portraying a false stereotype of the cosplaying subculture.



Episode


La Rosa de Guadalupe

La Rosa de Guadalupe is a Mexican telenovela[8] that is often mocked for having sub-par acting, false stereotypes and cliché scripts.[1] Each episode begins with a character praying to “La Virgen de Guadalupe” about a problem in their life and ends with a deus ex machina[10] involving a magical rose that solves any problems that have arisen.

Spread

On August 6th, 2011, Live Action Protest[11] forum user Tlaloc posted several YouTube embeds from the episode. Namiko Moon references have since appeared on DeviantArt[3], Tumblr[4], Meme Generator[5], and several Otaku[6][7] themed sites as well. A Facebook[13] fan page has 11,754 likes and a Twitter[16] account has 594 followers as of December 4th, 2011.

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Search Interest

Search queries for “namiko moon” peaked in August of 2011, the same month the trailer was posted to YouTube.

External Links

[1]IMDBReviews & Ratings for La rosa de Guadalupe

[2]Hazme El Chingado Favor – Cosplay: salvemos al mundo

[3]DeviantArt – Namiko Moon

[4]Tumblr – Namiko Moon

[5]Meme Generator – NAMIKO MOON

[6]Habitación Otaku – La rosa de Guadalupe: Cosplay: Salvemos al mundo.

[7]La Diaria De Daria – La Rosa de Guadalupe presenta “Cosplay: Salvemos al Mundo”

[8]Wikipedia – Telenovela

[9]Foolz.us – Animu & Mango

[10]Wikipedia – Deus ex Machina

[11]Live Action Protest – Hiroshi San & Namiko Moon

[12]Live Action Protest – About Namiko Moon

[13]Facebook – Namiko Moon

[14]DeviantArt – #NamikoMoonFanclub

[15]Milenio.com – La Rosa de Guadalupe. Ofendidos por Televisa

[16]Twitter – @NamikoMoon

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