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Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You by behindinfinity Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You by behindinfinity
These childish feelings
The days we laughed together happily
I hope we come to treasure them
I'll become just a little grown up
Surpassing the me that wants to be just like you
To connect to you
Right now
To reach you

lyrics from Kimi ni Todoke OP 1 by Tomofumi Tanizawa

A cosplay cinemagraph of Shouta Kazehaya and Sawako Kuronuma from the shoujo series Kimi ni Todoke by Karuho Shiina. :heart: Photographed by Sandra Dans, post-processed animated by Jin (me) *behindinfinity

I'm not usually one for shoujo series, but a friend recommended it to me because she felt I would like it. She was right; there was a lot about it that I could relate to. It gave me a new sense of appreciation for certain things in my life. And gah, the characters are just really endearing!

This is a little intermission from my previous uploads. I'm not even quite done posting the Kuroshitsuji set, hahah. Until I can finish posting the other series, here is a photo from yesterday. We were visiting a friend who lives near La Mesa Ecopark, so we went there to check the place out and try shooting there.

One of the things I wanted to try out was making cinemagraphs not quite a video clip nor an entirely animated GIF, but a little more than a regular still photo. It was a challenge, but I thoroughly enjoyed the process. :D We'll definitely do more of these in future shoots! I need more practice.

I had been considering doing something of this sort for a while, given my interest in cinematography and tinkering with animation. The closest I have come is my profile photo on the left side of my Tumblr page, but that was a video capture. I found the drive to finally try it out properly after seeing Jamie's cinemagraphs on her blog. It's purely coincidental that her Tumblr name "From Me To You" is a phrase that is also used for the english translation of the cosplay we chose to shoot Kimi ni Todoke (From Me To You, Reaching You). :) If this somehow manages to reach Ms. Jamie You are beautiful, and thank you from all of us for the inspiration! :rose:

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myrandombubble Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:) hihihihihi
oh... my..
Lutih Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh my god!
so sorry!
I wrote you to your tumblr, asking for this cosplay
and I haven't saw this!
TheEchoesOfDarkness Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Too cute~!!
nc018 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
OMG IT MOVES! lol. Anyway nice cosplay :D
nanahara666 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Who are the cosplayers?
third-realm Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job!
FranCullenBlackJ Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... This is beautiful.
xXStrawberryxMisaXx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
;_; <3
Nickk2323 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
harumin007 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
aww nice :)
ligice76 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
I love it whenever you guys cosplay together :)
isolatedbunny Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
t-this is.. heartwarming. i hope you do more kimi ni todoke cosplays! <3
aynessa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconohohoplz: Is that you as Sawako, and Miguel as Kazehaya? :> What a lovely picture! The animation makes it look like you're a passerby who just happened to glance over and see these two... Love it! :heart:
kyouya2909 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
This is beautiful
AzhaliUsagi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Lovely :la:
ElQueLlora Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oooh...! So Cool! :D
Breadness Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
w-w-why have i not fav'd this yet D:<
mariannetopacio Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gawd! This is soo cool!
AnInvalidName Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes and very romantic!
OliviaOpheliac Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011   Photographer
Wow, even animated?
Awesome cosplay, photo and location! :D
ayanekoichi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
those barb wires ruined the image... barb wires are scary... where's this place anyways, the view really looks refreshing
Darivonch421 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holographic lol
KarinMatthews Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
omg it moves!!!!!!!!!!!!
KuRoNoBaRa97 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
awww soo cutee!!!
GillianIvy Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You inspired me to take some cinegraphs as well. I put one up on DA and featured your deviation there: [link]
Infinite-Stardust Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Digital Artist
I love the atmosphere, the colours, the wind. It makes you go "Awwwwwwww". And yes I loved and enjoyed the series as well. Truly brings out the shoujo soul in me.
red-cluster Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
I love this series so much too! Looking forwards to see more photos~ *A* This is very cool.
ArtsJibon Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
The wind doesn't affect the leaves? O_O
enmitygoddess Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student
Cant.. stop.. smiling!!! I love the manga (though I didn't watch all eipsodes of the anime). I really get worked up when I see the both of you in photoshoots! :))
Seirenn Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Awesome GIF! The subject is moving but the trees doesn't. :dalove:
AngelsTale Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Digital Artist
huwaaa... ; u ;
hdo001 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you seen the movie yet? Although it doesn't show the full emotion of the series, it's quite a good take on it. I particularly love the cherry blossom scene at the beginning.

You guys make a fab Kazehaya/Sawako!

I do like this gif, but at first felt it was eery because I had no idea it was an animation! And then it moved! The stillness of the surrounding foliage really shows this quiet moment of bonding between the two characters.

Mixed feelings about the lampost being right in the middle though. If you stare at it for a bit it seems like Kazehaya and Sawako are talking to it...
licoricefactory Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
i love it! it's amazing!
Anna-Panda-Bear Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
i love this
AkaneCat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
When I saw you at Ozine I was gonna walk up and say how fitting it would be for you and Miguel to be Sawako and Kazehaya :rofl: But then I got shy and ran away :lmao:
pinkhairedsasuke Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always admired your hair! I wish to have hair like that!!! T~T
mimiguille Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
for a moment there I thought there really was a live action version of Kimi ni Todoke! gah! I love that series. Need to catch up one of these days...
TonCol Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats really cool
TopazShrine Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wowww i've been wanting to watch this drama (havent watched it though) xD ^___^ i like the actor haha :D miura san >_<
i rly like the effect there ^^ very pretty, luv the autumnal setting too :)
sorairo-days Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
When you had posted on your facebook a photo of you dressed as Sawako, I almost died. I'm sure you get this a lot, but you're seriously one of my biggest cosplay idols and you inspired me to put out my best Sawako for Anime Boston this year! Just like many, you inspired me to pursue a TTGL cosplay, but when this popped up I felt especially emotional because Kimi ni Todoke has a special place in my heart since I am able to relate to many of the characters from the series. So thank you, for that added boost of inspiration!

This deviation and your try at cinematography has truly captured the essence of Kimi ni Todoke. I cannot WAIT to see more~! <3
TheTrueSayaUchiha Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
batangbatugan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
SO will we see a full video project from y'all in the (near) future? =D
deviljinkung Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love colors of this picture.You're look like a real Sawako!
and this pic's like a real movie!very love it...and u look so cute XD
WinrUchihaNightray Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! >w< very cute! i love it!
izayalover8 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
woah! i was thinking of reading this yesterday! i wasn't sure if i should but now i do! ;)
lnterestingg Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
is that miguel ? :D like the effect, try it with other cosplays ?
88bluemelon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
saw you guys in the ozine fest cosplaying this ; 3 ; if only I had my camera then but was busy doing commissions that day ; 3 ; so sad so sad TT A TT
emi2yam2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I agree with you at the endearing part~
Such a lovely anime and you guys portrayed it amazingly here.
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kazelisa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
soooooooo coooool!!! :heart: Instant fave!
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