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Ohio Teen’s Love of Anime Inspired Her Cosmetics Business

A lot of people find anime inspirational, and for Ohio teen Bethany Pugh, it helped inspire products in her own business.

During COVID, she began a clothing company called Elogical. Later, she switched to having Elogical be a makeup company, redubbing it Elogical Cosmetics. The very first eye palette she made was called Love the Hunt, and it’s thanks to her love of Hunter x Hunter.

Hunter x Hunter was the first anime that I made a palette [for],” she remarked. “I remember watching this anime and just falling in love with it. Killua was my favorite character for a very long time. I remember the feeling of making that first eye shadow palette and how happy it made me.”

Pugh gets help from her mom. “She doesn’t really get the vibes of some of the anime,” she joked. “She’s always been really supportive, though.”

Pugh goes to conventions to sell her makeup, including the Cleveland Fan Expo and Anime Expo in Los Angeles. “There’s just something about anime that is so exciting,” she said. “It’s like magical almost.”

She also sells her cosmetics online. If you’re interested, check out her site here.

VIZ Media publishes Hunter x Hunter in English and gave this description for its first volume:

Gon might be a country boy, but he has high aspirations. Despite his Aunt Mito’s protests, Gon decides to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a legendary Hunter. The Hunter hopefuls begin their journey by storm-tossed ship, where Gon meets Leorio and Kurapika, the only other applicants who aren’t devastated by bouts of seasickness.

Having survived the terrors of the high seas, Gon and his companions now have to prove their worth in a variety of tests in order to find the elusive Exam Hall. And once they get there, will they ever leave alive…?

Source: Idea Stream


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.