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"Anzujaamu, whose real name is Sahra Altunbaş, is a former Turkish cosplayer from Ankara, Turkey. What sets her apart from her peers is not only her fan base but also her unique lifestyle. Anzu embraces her love for anime and lives her daily life as if she were a real anime girl. However, she has faced challenges due to her distinctive fashion choices.
Anzu shared her experiences, saying, 'There have been instances where people mocked me, called me crazy, and hurled insults at me because of my everyday style. It's disheartening. I'm a fairly quiet person, and even though I don't cause any discomfort to others, it's unpleasant to be bullied.'
Regarding her nickname, Anzu explained,'My nickname, Anzujaamu, means apricot jam in Japanese.It brings me joy when people refer to me as apricot.'
Anzu can be considered both famous and relatively unknown. While she may not be widely recognized in her own country compared to other Turkish cosplayers, she boasts a substantial international fan base, particularly in Asian and European countries. Anzu creates content in both English and Turkish.
Her fan base primarily stems from various online communities and forums, including 4chan, 8chan, and some similar Turkish platforms. However, Anzu is not directly associated with these communities. On boards like /int/, /pol/, and /r9k/, she has garnered a following akin to Katya Lischina. Her images are often shared as thread thumbnails or reaction images. She is frequently cited as an example in discussions highlighting the excellence of Turkish women, with many people recognizing her as exceptionally successful among globally renowned cosplayers.
Anzu has not received training in makeup or tailoring. Nonetheless, she takes charge of her makeup application and handcrafts most of her outfits, even tackling seemingly impossible designs.
Since 2018, Anzu has ceased producing content. Many speculate that she has been dealing with various mental health issues, including depression, as well as familial problems. Despite the passage of time, numerous individuals from different platforms and communities still regard her as one of the world's finest cosplayers.